Induction bearing heater
SURETHERM 10X Bearing Heater: Photo courtesy of JetTech Mechanical LLC
  1. Fast and Efficient Heating: Induction bearing heaters such as SURETHERM offer safe, rapid, and efficient heating, significantly reducing the time required to heat bearings compared with traditional methods. This efficiency enhances productivity by minimizing downtime during installation or replacement procedures.
  2. Precise Temperature Control: Induction heating provides precise temperature control, ensuring that bearings are heated uniformly and accurately. This is crucial for preventing overheating or uneven expansion and preventing structural stresses in the bearing that can lead to damage or compromised performance of the bearing. Precision heating is accomplished by using two temperature probes to ensure both the inner diameter (ID) and outer diameter (OD) heat evenly.
  3. Consistent and Uniform Heating: Induction bearing heaters deliver uniform heating across the entire bearing, avoiding localized hotspots. As mentioned above, uniformity in heating is essential for achieving stress-free expansion and fit during installation or removal, promoting the longevity and reliability of the bearing.
  4. Safety and Cleanliness: Induction heating is a clean and safe method that doesn’t involve open flames, hot surfaces, or direct contact with heating elements. This eliminates the risk of burns and workplace hazards, providing a safer environment for maintenance personnel. Regardless of the heating method, proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is always required when dealing with hot bearings.
  5. Versatility and Adaptability: Induction heaters for bearings are versatile tools suitable for various bearing sizes and types as well as other workpieces such as gearwheels, pulleys, couplings, and bushings. Their adaptability makes them valuable for a wide range of industries, accommodating diverse heating applications. The flexibility of induction heating technology allows for efficient heating of different workpiece materials and geometries, making it a versatile solution for maintenance tasks.

Download Basics of Induction Heating to learn the basic principle behind induction heating, the diverse range of applications and advantages, and the different types of equipment you can use to reach your goals.

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by Ana Maria Delgado, CRL