Established in 1986, the Rochester, New York-based IHEA member manufactures a range of induction heating solutions. The company has steadily grown from a small startup to an organization with corporate, channel partner, and distributor locations around the world, including sales and support sites in the Netherlands and the U.K. Ambrell serves numerous markets, including automotive, aerospace, energy, forging, heat treating, medical, and semiconductor.
Ambrell’s induction heating systems range from 1 to 1,000 kW and are leveraged for a wide array of applications including brazing, soldering, annealing, heat staking, bonding, cap sealing, material testing, shrink fitting, and more. The company also manufactures innovative products such as the flexible EASYCOIL, which is ideal for heating large and oddly shaped parts, and eVIEW software for process data monitoring and logging.
As for services, THE LAB at Ambrell offers complimentary laboratory testing, which offers clients peace-of-mind before making a system purchase. Expert application engineers ensure clients’ applications will work in an optimal manner and recommend a system based on their unique requirements. In-person and virtual lab testing are available options, and clients also can simply send in their parts and receive a lab report and video. Ambrell also has a coil-fabrication shop that designs and manufactures coils for countless induction heating applications.
Ambrell, however, is probably best known for its EASYHEAT and EKOHEAT induction heating systems.
EASYHEAT (1-10 kW) systems provide a reliable, compact solution for heating parts with a quick, clean source of heat. They are ideal for repeatable, non-contact heating. The remote workhead is typically located up to 10 feet from the power supply. Equipped to operate over a broad frequency range, EASYHEAT is ideal for heating parts of many geometries and compositions with excellent power control to better than 25W resolution.
The EKOHEAT (10-1,000 kW) system with VPA technology provides versatility while delivering exceptional product performance. The control and power-delivery intelligence is standardized throughout the product line using a common set of circuit components. The same spare board set addresses all models using stored and easily transferred application attributes. All EKOHEAT VPA models are parallel resonant so generators can be more than 30 meters from the application, and each model offers true, high-resolution RF power control.
For ease of use, all systems include wide impedance RF transformers for application matching, and they are armed with an automatic scan feature that sets the appropriate initial frequency and determines the best application RF setup. True digital tuning provides accurate part heating, resulting in excellent repeatability. EKOHEAT VPA systems also offer 100 percent duty-cycle for demanding, automated processes.
Application playback and record means you can record your heat cycle (for up to five weeks) and play it back. The benefit is you can optimize your application and run it in the most efficient manner. In addition, EKOHEAT VPA systems can work together — a 250-kW system and a 125-kW system can be connected to deliver 375 kW.
Ambrell systems are backed by an industry-leading two-year warranty. Systems are manufactured at its new ISO-certified, 80,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Rochester, New York. This commitment to quality may be why feedback surveys over the previous 24 months indicated 100 percent of customers would buy from Ambrell again.
IHEA 2021 Calendar of Events
January 25–March 7
Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating
6-week online course beginning January 25, 2021
This course is designed to give the student a fundamental understanding of the mechanisms of heat transfer within an industrial furnace and the associated losses and the operation of a heating source either as fuel combustion or electricity. All concepts are derived mathematically with limited use of “rules of thumb.”
For details on IHEA events, go to www.ihea.org/events