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Which Induction Heater Do I Need?

Alicia Hawkins - Monday, June 26, 2017

What Induction Heater Do I Need?

Induction heaters use magnetic flux to quickly heat ferrous metal and some aluminum parts, but which one is right for your application?

Our portable induction heater, the Mini-Ductor® Venom™, uses 1,000 watts of power, so when do you need 2,000 watts of power provided by the Inductor® Series?

To answer these questions, we've developed this handy guide to give you clarity.

Induction Heating Applications

The entire line of induction heaters from Induction Innovations® is ideal for removing parts that are corroded, rusted on, stuck on with adhesives or threadlock compound, or are otherwise seized. Some examples:

Other Induction Heating Applications

The thickness and type of ferrous metal determines how much wattage is needed to heat it red-hot. For removing parts in the applications below, more than 2,000 watts may be needed unless it's a small part:

  • Aerospace
  • Construction
  • Marine
  • Military
  • Rail

Additionally, induction heating can be used to harden automotive parts to decrease wear and increase their lifespan. It can also be used to expand bearings so they can be mounted on an axle or other type of rod. These applications require either a service, hot plate or more sophisticated induction heating equipment.

Next Steps

If you need to remove ferrous metal parts and still aren't sure what you need, contact us and we'll point you in the right direction.

Contact us to learn more about which induction heater is right for you


Induction Innovastions, Inc.

U.S. patents: 6670590 and 6563096 apply to all products; D707,804 and D728,086 apply to handheld, inline induction heaters; patent pending for the Mini-Ductor 12V (MD-500)
European Patent Office (EPO): patent 002076372-0001 applies to all handheld, inline induction heaters; patent pending for the Mini-Ductor 220V (MD-800) and Mini-Ductor 12V (MD-500)
Australia patent: 343968 applies to all handheld, inline induction heaters