June 8th, 2019

A fresh look at induction heating of tubular products: Part 1

The extensive use of metal tubing in thousands of products demands a wide range of process concepts. For example, in automotive manufacturing alone, new applications for tubing are being advanced at an expanding rate. These typically small- and medium-size tubular parts include stabilizer bars, intrusion beams, structural rails, steering columns, axles, and shock absorbers. The air conditioning and refrigeration industries and oil- and gas-transmission lines have high-pressure requirements where larger tubular products are used. In all of these applications, induction heating has proven effective.