SKF Induction Heater puts the heat on couplings in half the time

2016 February 26, 09:46 Africa

SKF South Africa, bearing and rotating technology and engineering solutions specialist, once again provided an optimum solution for a key customer by joining forces with one of its authorised distributors, Citi Bearings Vereeniging.

The customer,a  market leader in the South African steel industry, needed a bearing heater that is capable of heating couplings and approachedCiti Bearings Vereeniging for a solution.“Ourauthorised distributor recommended the SKF TIH 220m large induction heater and demonstrated a brand new unit at the customer’s site,” explains Eddie Martens, SKF Product Manager, MaPro. Recognising the induction heater’s impressive capabilities that will meet all the necessary requirements, the customer ordered the unit from Citi Bearings Vereeniging.


In addition to working to the customer’s exact needs,the TIH 220mwas also suitable for two of the company’s other sections’ requirements. The customer also reported that the induction heater has almost halved the heating time of the couplings from 2,5 hours to only 45 minutes which translates to tremendous time and cost savings.


The TIH 220m is part of SKF’s comprehensive, reliable and robust range of induction heaters that are suitable for most bearing heating applications. The unit is suited for heating bearings and solid components up to a maximum weight of 300kg and 150kg


The induction heater’s power electronics feature an advanced design that includes current and overheating control. The unit is supplied standard with two yokes allowing bearings with bore diameters from 60mm to 600mm. The heater boasts a number of features that make the unit user-friendly, easy and safe to operate. The sliding or swivel arm allows for easy and quick replacement of bearings with a large size yoke. In addition to maximising uptime, operator fatigue is also reduced. The unique SKF remote control complete with operating display and control panel further adds to easy and safe operation.

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