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Mini-Ductor Praised by Tire Business Contributor

Friday, September 20, 2019

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In a January 2019 article for Tire Business, Dan Marinucci wrote how induction heating saves technicians time and money during the “crucial-but-challenging task of loosening frozen fasteners.” He’s speaking from experience – he’s personally used the Mini-Ductor® on strut and shock-absorber hardware, exhaust nuts, brake-line fittings, oxygen sensors and wheel nuts, successfully avoiding harming adjacent parts. Marinucci even consulted with an engineer who reported that a nut must reach 200 or 300 degrees hotter than the bolt or stud for seamless removal, which requires heat to be applied with extreme precision; this is something that can’t be achieved with common torches or other methods.

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How to Extend Bearing Buddy Coil Life

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Induction Heating Bearing Buddy

While mechanics, bodyshops, truck technicians, and farmers love their Mini-Ductor® Venom® and Mini-Ductor II induction heating tools, their safety and effectiveness are dependent on the state of the pre-formed coils used with them.

The Inductor® coils are vital accessories for technicians and we're often asked by customers for tips and advice on how to extend the life of our coils.

For example, the Bearing Buddy coil (available in both 41" and 96" lengths) is used to free steering and suspension parts, frozen O² sensors, remove ball joints and tie-rod ends. These coils are available in regular or long sizes.

Each coil will last several hundred uses, but avoiding abrasion and overheating, which can breach the insulation, prevents premature wear.

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Mini-Ductor Venom Wins Praise from Irish Auto Magazine

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mini-Ductor Venom Wins Praise from Irish Auto Magazine

Owner John Donnellan has a new go-to tool in his award-winning bodyshop in Oranmore, Ireland. It's the Mini-Ductor® Venom™ handheld induction heater, which he describes as "an essential piece of kit" after two months of use.

"...the Mini-Ductor Venom is an excellent tool with huge time-saving benefits," Donnellan says. "We certainly wouldn't be without it in our workshop now."

Donnellan put the Mini-Ductor to the test at the request of Autobiz magazine, an Irish trade-only magazine and website, which published its review in a recent issue.

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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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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