Select Induction Heating Supplier

Choosing the right induction heating equipment requires consideration of many different features of the equipment and aspects of the supplier. The induction heating equipment should be long-lasting and reliable, so making the right choice is critical. These are our recommendations of how to choose a supplier and how to ensure that you make the right choice:

Applications Experience: Does the supplier have extensive experience and reputable customers in the induction heating field and in the application you are interested in?

Induction Technology: Does the Induction Heating solution provide the latest advancements in power conversion technology and digital controls to ensure the highest heating precision with a long service life? Is the induction heating technology advanced, flexible and scalable?

Power Rating: How is the power rated? Many low-cost off shore competitors rate their equipment at the input power with a specific coil. The power delivered to the heated part can be 30% lower or more depending on the technology used.

Flexibility and Load matching: Does the Induction Heating system provide an easy to use matching solution for your project? Many Induction Heating systems are factory tuned to a specific application and require extensive effort to match to different applications.

Service and Support: If your systems are shipped to different parts of the world, does the supplier have global support? Does the equipment have remote diagnostics features?

Safety: Is the equipment CE or UL certified and does it meet all safety requirements?

Engineering Support: Does the supplier have a strong engineering team available to help with custom solutions and special applications?

Equipment Origin: Is the supplier a domestic manufacturer with robust and reliable local service and technical support backed by experienced service engineers? Is it an actual manufacturer or a reseller? Many vendors in the market resell product manufactured by other companies. They may provide good initial sales support but have limited post sale service and support capabilities.

Size and Efficiency: Is the equipment compact and energy efficient?

Interfaces and Usability: If you are planning to integrate the equipment into your system or on a production line,
a. Does the equipment have the necessary interfaces to connect with PC or PLC?
b. Does it have temperature control and monitoring options?
c. What is the turn-on response time (very important if short and precise heating cycles are required)?

Coil-making Capabilities and Optional Equipment: Does the supplier offer coil-making services? Do they have advanced design tools and algorithms to optimize the induction coil design? Do they offer optional equipment such as remote control panels, flexible water-cooled leads, remote heat stations, etc.?

For OEMs and System Integrators: Does the supplier offer OEM solutions, such as modules and equipment suitable for integrating into large systems or on conveyor lines?

Cost: Does the equipment offer the best value for the money considering: price, flexibility, energy efficiency, reliability, serviceability and maintainability?

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