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Assembly tool Schaeffler HEATER: Inductive heat for precise and sustainable assembly

Schaeffler expands portfolio of energy-efficient induction heating technology / New assembly tool HEATER enables uniform, controlled and careful heating of work components / HEATER as Schaeffler's first induction assembly product following the acquisition of special tool manufacturer BEGA International B.V.

Induction heating allows uniform, controlled and gentle heating of work components for safe assembly (Image: Schaeffler)Induction heating allows uniform, controlled and gentle heating of work components for safe assembly (Image: Schaeffler)

Precision, energy efficiency, safety and time saving: These benefits give induction heating an advantage over methods such as special ovens, oil baths or gas burners. Schaeffler has now launched HEATER-BASIC and HEATER-SMART, a wide range of induction heating devices that focus precisely on the respective application needs of the fitters. The HEATER range is the first launch of an induction heating product from Schaeffler since the acquisition of special tool manufacturer BEGA International B.V. as a wholly owned Schaeffler subsidiary in July 2021.

Fast, accurate and cost-effective solution for maintenance staff

The two product series HEATER-BASIC and HEATER-SMART provide fitters from various industries with a wide range of applications depending on their needs and requirements. The uniform, controlled and thus careful heating of the work components supports a consistently high assembly quality. Damage during assembly is prevented and at the same time the bearing lubrication is maintained, which significantly increases the service life of the work components. The energy-efficient heating technology reduces operating costs and working times and does not produce any by-products such as residual oil requiring disposal and unused waste heat.

Robust and smart - HEATER for every area of operation

Schaeffler's extended range of induction heating devices now includes the HEATER-BASIC and HEATER-SMART series, which have been launched on the market as table-top and floor-standing devices and can be used to heat work components weighing between 20 kilograms and 1,600 kilograms. The respective model designation provides direct information about the work component capacity and as such helps fitters to select the right device. The heating process is controlled via a particularly robust membrane keypad, which also enables convenient operation during direct work use. Especially important with large devices: These models are mobile and equipped with an ergonomic swivel arm, which makes handling much easier for the fitter.

HEATER-SMART - the intelligent ones with Delta-T control

The SMART models have a delta-T control, which allows roller bearings with a low radial clearance in particular to be heated optimally. The fitter controls two temperature sensors separately for the inner and outer ring in order to be able to heat the work component safely and without reduction of quality. The user selects the heating temperature and the maximum temperature difference on the device. This difference is continuously checked during the warm-up phase and the device reduces the power if the difference moves too quickly towards the maximum values. In addition, the models of the SMART series are able to precisely document the heating process. This is important wherever maintenance and servicing work needs to be tracked in detail at all times - for example, in particularly safety-related applications.

Continuous expansion of the assembly products

Schaeffler is further expanding its product portfolio of innovative assembly tools with the HEATER series. Following the launch of Laser-EQUILIGN2 for optimum shaft alignment in October 2021, further products from the inductive heating technology range have already been scheduled for 2022.

Schaeffler AG
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Schaeffler, HEATER, assembly tool, inductive, heat, sustainable, heating device, BEGA, maintenance

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