Our engineering and induction heating experts have compiled a list of questions frequently asked questions. This list will be updated frequently. Ask your own questions. We are happy to help.
Q: What do you mean by _(insert term or phrase to be defined here)_?
A: Please review our Glossary for commonly used words and phrases from the induction heating industry.
Q: What is the difference between induction brazing and welding?
A: Brazing is a process in which a filler metal is melted and flowed into a joint to join two or more metal items at a high temperature. Brazing differs from welding in that brazing does not involve melting of the pieces being connected. Brazing differs from soldering in that soldering is performed at a lower temperature. Explanations for additional induction heating-related terms can be found in eldec’s Glossary.
Q: Are you planning to exhibit at any upcoming tradeshows in North America?
A: Yes, please refer to our trade show calendar for details and booth numbers so you can find us at upcoming tradeshows.
Q: Do you offer installation, commissioning and training on your equipment?
A: Yes, our service department offers installation and commissioning help, as well as training at eldec’s facility in Auburn Hills, MI or at your facility upon request. Read more about eldec's installation, commissioning and training options.
Q: What information do you need from me in order to provide a quote for a heating system?
A: Five key pieces of information are needed. Read 5 Key Induction Heating System Quote Specs.
Q: Do you offer customized equipment?
A: Yes, we would be happy to sit with you and discuss your project’s specific requirements and help you with a custom induction heating system designed to meet your specific need.
Q: Do you offer process development help?
A: Of course! At eldec, we pride ourselves in helping you develop your process from optimizing coil designs to running sample parts to develop recipes for your specific process.
Q: Do you make induction coils in-house?
A: Yes, we have very talented coil makers that will carefully build your induction coils per the design requirements. We also have a talented and experienced engineering staff that will design your coil in SolidWorks.
Q: Can you repair induction heating coils and what will it cost?
A: Yes, if you would send us your coils we would be more than happy to do a physical evaluation and provide you with a quotation for the repair work. Read more about our services and expertise.
Q: Do you offer rental equipment?
A: Yes, we often have a small quantity of Generators available for rental or purchase. Read more about our options and request a current rental machine list.
Q: Can I rent a coil from you?
A: Unfortunately, no you cannot. All of our induction coils are customer made for a specific application being performed on a specific size part. We would be happy to review your application and part geometry to provide you with a quotation for the purchase of an induction coil.
Q: My induction heating system isn’t working properly. What are my service options?
A: Our service department offers on-site service where we will send one of our technicians to your facility to repair eldec generators. We would prefer, however, that you send your Generator to our facility in Auburn Hills, MI for our technicians to examine the machine and perform any necessary repairs. Read More >>
Q: Do you offer spare parts?
A: Yes, we have a full inventory of spare parts for our most recent models. Spare parts for all previous models are based upon original component manufacturers’ availability.
Q: How can I use an induction generator 200 feet in the air?
A: eldec has developed a generator that can be hoisted up or down into position. Read more about eldec's hoistable solution.
Q: What is the difference between Eldec Corp. and eldec LLC?
A: Both companies share customers in the aerospace industry and are frequently confused for one another. Read more about Eldec Corp. and eldec LLC.
Q: Why did eldec change its logo?
Q: How can shrink fitting simplify electric motor assembly?
A: A Technical Bulletin released by eldec discusses the use of induction heating for shrink fitting components of electrical motor assemblies. Since induction heat can uniformly and gently heat the outer housing of the motor without overheating any one area, shrink-fit connections are simple to assemble and disassemble. Read more.
Q: Does eldec offer process development?
A: Yes, we do. We work with you to develop a customized solution through a mutually beneficial partnership. Processes are developed using your parts to ensure results meet or exceed your process expectations. You will benefit from our years of experience with induction heating in various applications ranging from brazing and shrink fitting to curing and annealing. Read more.
Q: Is it possible to prevent part fatique fractures using induction annealing?
A: Yes, it is possible. You can read more about the process in our technical bulletin Prevent Part Fatigue Fractures Using Induction Annealing.