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See How Induction Heating Solves Repair Problems & Pays for Itself at SEMA 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

See How Induction Heating Solves Repair Problems & Pays for Itself at SEMA 2017

Visit us in booth #11009 in the Collision Section at SEMA 2017 to see how we solve a wide variety of automotive repair issues with induction heating equipment that pays for itself in less than a year (often in 3-6 months).

Repair issues include releasing seized/corroded parts, repair dents and removing glass without having to sub-contract it out, with the PTEN award-winning Mini-Ductor Venom portable induction heater and Inductor® Lite 2,400W induction heater.

Mini-Ductor Venom

Induction Innovations Mini-Ductor Venom

Venom is the third generation of the legendary Mini-Ductor handheld induction heater and has won a PTEN Innovation Award.

Venom generates Invisible Heat® to release ferrous and some non-ferrous metals from corrosion and thread lock compounds without the dangers of open flame and up to 90% faster – 3/4" nuts are turned red hot in seconds.

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2017 SEMA Mini-Ductor Show Specials

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How to Remove Recessed Lug Nuts

Monday, November 28, 2016

How to Remove Recessed Lug Nuts

Do you need to remove recessed lug nuts that you can't remove with a lug wrench and breaker bar?

Until now, mechanics and others have had to turn to the torch or freezing these lug nuts and breaking them with a hammer and chisel – risking damage to the wheel stud, rim and the wheel itself. Induction heating can get the job done, but what happens when there's not enough room for the coil to fit around the lug nut?

With the Mini-Ductor Series and our new thin wall coil, removing recessed lug nuts with induction heating has never been easier, faster and safer.

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Mini-Ductor Venom at Automechanika 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Mini-Ductor Venom at Automechanika 2016

Though we're battling a bit of jetlag, we had another great show at Automechanika 2016 in Frankfurt. Here's a recap of the show with a few updates on the future of both the Mini-Ductor® Venom and the Pro-Max® Series of induction heating equipment.

Mini-Ductor Venom

Our new Mini-Ductor Venom portable induction heater was shown in the booths of our new partner Gys (France) and by our long-standing partners Sykes Pickavant (UK), Cebotech (Germany) and Snap-On (US, Canada, Europe).

Visitors to our partner booths were particularly impressed with the many new features of Venom:

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Resellers: What You Should Know about the Mini-Ductor Venom

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Resellers: What You Should Know about the Mini-Ductor Venom

What Is Venom & Why Is It So Popular?

Riding the success of the market leading Mini-Ductor® portal induction heating tool series, the innovative new Mini-Ductor Venom™ features several innovations for mechanics:

  • Angled, lightweight ergonomic design
  • Convenient Coil Twist Lock™ (no thumb screws)
  • LED usage indicator
  • Fault override delay
  • Thermal cooling enhancements

All of the above, combined with our decades of experience, combines to make the most effective and efficient induction portable heating tool in the automotive repair market. Venom is also useful to repair CNC machines, and removing small parts that are corroded or seized for agricultural, marine, rail, aerospace, and military equipment.

The launch of Venom will generate inquiries from your customers, so here are our top 3 tips for how to sell our new product effectively.

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Induction Heating & Ferrous vs. Non-Ferrous Metal

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Induction Heating & Ferrous vs. Non-Ferrous Metal

We get many questions about whether or not induction heating is useful for different applications, like brazing copper. Copper is a non-ferrous metal and induction heat only works on ferrous metals, so brazing copper is not a good application for the Mini-Ductor® or Inductor® Series of induction heating products but they are ideal for removing lug and wheel nuts because they are made of steel, a ferrous metal.

Below is a review of the properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

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Resellers: Boosting Induction Heating Sales through Demos

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Induction Heating: Boosting Sales through Demos

When supplying an induction heating tool like the Mini-Ductor, it's important for a reseller, distributor, warehouse, or jobber to have a demonstration unit and spare coils on hand. Many are reluctant to do so because there is no resale value on a product that has been used for demos. However, the amount of interest that can be generated from showing a mechanic the tool, and letting them try it themselves, out-weighs the expense of using one as a demo unit making it an investment.

Demonstrations should last between 20 and 30 minutes, which is the optimum time to get the message across sensibly without miss-selling anything.

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The Case Against Oxygen-Acetylene Torches & Welders

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

The Case Against Oxygen-Acetylene Torches & Welders

There's no getting away from the fact that adhering to health and safety rules is a key part of your garage or auto body shop.

Hazards of Oxygen-Acetylene

One potentially hazardous practice is the use of oxygen-acetylene (oxygen fuel) torches and welders, which have been under scrutiny for some time.

The risks of fire and explosion hazards from using oxy-acetylene for welding and cutting are well documented by OSHA. Acetylene is an extremely flammable gas, is unstable and has a tendency to pollute by emitting toxic fumes.

The use of a naked flame and torches in a confined space vastly increases the consequential fire risk – plastics, wiring, trim, etc. around the part to be removed can catch fire, causing potentially costly damage. For example, replacing damaged wiring can be very expensive, and if unnoticed could potentially put drivers at risk too.

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Save Time, Parts and Increase Profits and Safety: Garage Wire

Friday, February 19, 2016

Freeing off rusted, corroded or thread locked vehicle nuts and other parts, which are often found in inaccessible areas, takes up a lot of time. Not only is it frustrating, but it's inefficient. If you're using an oxy-acetylene torch, the process is potentially hazardous and you run the risk of damaging the area around the part you're trying to remove, which can prove costly. Read More

New Induction Heating Tool Makes Tricky Mobile Repairs Easier

Friday, September 11, 2015

Mini-Ductor Portable 12V Indution HeaterTime spent outside of fully equipped workshops is often a challenge to engineers/technicians and is often fraught with issues such as safety (example roadside breakdown). Also, the range of tools in a repairer’s vehicle can limit mobile repair capability.

Reducing precious time used when struggling to free off components in this environment is paramount, so a truly portable and compact product that can save such time is a very handy proposition for all mobile spanner turners regardless of their specific trade.

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Oxygen Fuel (Oxy-Acetylene) Risks & Alternatives

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Oxygen Fuel Acetylene Torch Risks & AlternativesFlames can be the cause of many accidents in the workshop, but what are the realistic alternatives to using a naked, oxygen fuel (oxygen-acetylene) flame? With health and safety such a key part of workshop life, the use of induction heating tools is one alternative that can provide peace of mind, lower insurance rates and increase profits.

Using Oxygen Fuel Is Risky

Oxygen fuel welders have been under scrutiny for some time. The risks of fire and explosion hazards from using oxygen fuel and acetylene for welding, cutting are well documented by OSHA.

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Induction Innovations, Inc.

U.S. patents: 10,349,470, 6670590 and 6563096 apply to all products; D841,788, D707,804 and D728,086 apply to handheld, inline induction heaters;
European Patent Office (EPO): patent 002076372-0001 applies to all handheld, inline induction heaters