Proper shrink fitting extends the life of roller bearings by several times. EDDYTHERM Portable operates in the high-frequency range to heat roller bearings with an inner diameter as small as 1 inch up to an outer diameter of 6 inches and a weight of up to 20 lbs.
The workpiece is placed onto the cone shaped heating surface. The integrated time and temperature regulation capability ensures that the workpiece is heated evenly with no risk of overheating.
The EDDYTHERM 2x induction heater is suitable for heating small and medium-sized bearings or other metallic, ring-shaped workpieces up to 175 lbs. It uses the same induction principle as in transformers – its core and windings used as the primary side, but the workpiece acts as a short-circuited secondary winding, which rapidly heats up due to its great electrical resistance.
EDDYTHERM 2x controls the heating by continuously monitoring the workpiece temperature and adjusting its own heating power accordingly. This ensures that the workpiece is heated evenly and the selected temperature is achieved precisely. The crossbar itself remains cool to the touch.