Induction Heating Guide - Introduction

What if you could heat metal parts without any physical contact, at speeds unheard off with conventional methods...with pinpoint accuracy, consistency, and up to 90% efficiency...without open flames, loud noise, or harmful fumes?

induction hardeningThis guide will show you how all of the above can be accomplished with lean, green induction heating. If you're searching for an industrial heating alternative, we'll show you exactly how this technology works and how it can benefit your manufacturing process.

No other heating method offers such an impressive combination of economy, quality,
and speed for processes such as industrial hardening, brazing, annealing, tempering, soldering, and heat staking. With the proper setup, even non-metals can be efficiently
heated. And this technology will easily fit on your manufacturing floor, eliminating the
delay and cost of off-line processing and outsourcing. Whether your process requirements dictate a benchtop heating unit for a work cell, a fully-automated production system – or something in between – there's an induction heating solution that will meet your needs.

We hope you'll use this guide to learn about induction heating and decide that this
innovative heating technology is worth further investigation for your application. You can access the entire guide through the links below, or click on the link at left to download the convenient 12-page PDF version.

What is Induction Heating?
Learn the basic theory and principles of induction heating. Watch a short video clip that demonstrates how induction heating works. Learn how the characteristics of the part – metal or plastic, magnetic or non-magnetic, thick or thin, etc. – are important factors to consider.

Alternative Sources of Heat
Learn about the principles of conduction, convection and radiation - and see how these heating principles are applied in alternative heating methods such as open flame heating, resistance heating, and furnace heating.

Advantages Of Induction Heating
Why choose induction heating over convection, radiant, open flame or another heating method? For many modern manufacturing processes, induction heating offers an attractive combination of speed, consistency and control. Here's a short summary of the major advantages that modern solid state induction heating offers for lean manufacturing.

controlled atmosphere brazingDesigning the Inductor
Learn how an inductor is designed and produced to match the parts that are being heated. Discover our new microfusion technology for inductor manufacturing.

Microfusion
GH Group has patented an innovative technology to produce multiple inductors from the
same prototype mold with exceptional durability and repeatability,

Success Stories
Learn how 3 companies have utilized induction heating technology to improve their manufacturing processes.

Frequently-Asked Questions
Steve Skewes and Dale Wilcox answer the most frequently asked questions about induction heating and GH Induction Atmospheres.

Free Parts Evaluation
Have you ever asked yourself... isn't there a better way to heat these parts? Why can't I heat my parts with more precision and consistency? Isn't there a more energy-efficient way to run this heating process? Our free parts evaluation service is designed to answer all these questions and more - before you commit to any investment!

Video Library
These informative video clips show how induction heating can be used for brazing, annealing, heat staking, and many other applications.

Glossary of Terms
Not everyone who needs an induction heating solution understands all of the technical jargon. Here we present plainly-worded definitions for induction heating terminology.

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