Press Release Summary:
Designed for open-air brazing and soldering in lean manufacturing environment, AB-1 occupies 5 x 6 ft footprint and includes 4- or 6-position indexing table. It can be configured with up to 3 brazing stations as well as robotic part loading and unloading. Front panel start/stop push buttons place system in PLC-controlled auto run mode, with full manual control available for process development. Typical brazing cycle times are under 20 sec/part and can be as fast as 3 sec/part.
Original Press Release:
New Induction Heating System for Automated Industrial Brazing
July 20, 2006: Rochester, NY - Induction Atmospheres has developed an efficient new induction heating system designed for automated industrial brazing and soldering. With a compact 5'x6' footprint, the Model AB-1 is designed for open-air brazing in a lean manufacturing environment.
The AB-1 is equipped with energy-efficient induction heating power supplies and a four- or six-position indexing table for easy loading and unloading. The system can be configured with up to three brazing stations (depending on process requirements) as well as robotic part loading and unloading. Brazing cycle times are typically less than 20 seconds per part, as fast as three seconds per part or 4800 parts per hour. Front panel start/stop push buttons place the system in a PLC-controlled auto run mode with full manual control available for process development. The unit is completely self-contained with a built-in water-to-air heat exchanger.
"This new brazing system will truly facilitate continuous flow manufacturing", said IA President Steve Skewes. "With the AB-1, our customers can move their brazing process away from a centralized work area, directly into the manufacturing cell."
Founded in 2002, Induction Atmospheres is an independently-owned system integrator with extensive laboratory facilities, engineering expertise, full in-house machining and manufacturing capabilities. Clients such as General Electric, NASA, General Motors, Boston Scientific, Lufthansa Technik and Siemens have purchased IA turnkey heating systems for industrial brazing, welding, hardening and general-purpose induction heating applications. The company is headquartered in Rochester NY. For more information, please call 585.368.2120 or visit the IA website at www.inductionatmospheres.com.
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