A new standard bench-top BETEX 22 ESD induction heater from Quality Bearings & Components has been announced. The heaters are designed for heating bearings, pulleys, couplings, rings, etc. so that they can easily be mounted in maintenance (MRO) and/or production (OEM) applications. The built-in LED display makes this unit very easy to use. Digital electronics ensure optimum control during the heating process. The controller automatically regulates the most efficient use of power to ensure even and rapid heating. The BETEX 22 ESD is the smallest standard model of a wide range of 12 induction heaters in both standard and turbo types.
Identified as the TB-280620S, this 3.6 kVA bench-top heater will accept components with a minimum ID of 15 mm (.59″) and a maximum OD of 340 mm (13.38″), plus a maximum width of 150 mm (5.91″). The maximum bearing weight of the component to be heated is 40 kg (88 lbs.). Various accessories are available.
A short video of a similar Betex induction heater can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPpUeMdJD8g&feature=relmfu. The video shows horizontal and vertical positioning of bearings on a Turbo bench-top model.
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