Induction Heating Fast Replacing Flame in Tyre and Exhaust Centres

Why are an increasing number of tyre and exhaust centres replacing flame torches with induction heating? The reasons are simple: Induction heating is extremely easy and safe to use as there is no naked flame. The speed and precision, it provides means that metal elements can be heated to high temperatures in seconds, with pinpoint accuracy. It is also a very cost-effective alternative to using a flame torch, as it reduces workshops’ insurance premiums and the running costs of using oxyacetylene gas.

GYS are pioneering the future of heating metal elements, using heat induction. For decades, getting heat to expand has been done using a flame torch, usually an oxyacetylene one, which is dangerous and imprecise. Not anymore. Heat induction is the revolutionary method of heating metal, by using electromagnetic fields. By heating the metal from the inside out heat induction is safer than a gas flame, it’s also quicker and more precise.

Traditionally when you think if heat induction, a small box with a cable attached to a nylon coil springs to mind, renowned for breaking quickly and taking a while to really do anything. Well, that’s no longer the case thanks to the developments GYS have made with the concept. No longer are you stuck with a flimsy bit of nylon trying it’s best to get a bolt hot, now you can get a variety of specifically focused induction heads, attached to some pretty powerful bits of kit. The top of the range GYS Powerduction 220LG (220 referring to the 22,000 W power) can heat up an M45 nut to glowing hot in 3 seconds! And it can heat 8mm steel in only 9 seconds and all without heating any of the surrounding areas. Thanks to liquid cooling of the head and robust electronics it can continue to do this all day long.

Along with developing incredibly powerful and reliable equipment, GYS have also worked hard to develop a variety of inductor heads that are focused for specific tasks. Heads such as the dedicated alloy wheel nut head, which heats seized wheel bolts without causing any damage to the surrounding wheel thanks to a clever polymer surround, a must have tool for anyone who’s ever had to deal with the nightmare of seized wheel bolts.

Businesses such as Protyre have recently made the switch, with a Powerduction 39LG heading to every branch in the country, siting the removal of oxyacetylene and the safety improvements that brings as a major deciding factor in their introduction of induction. Many other automotive companies have expressed an interest in the induction heating process and it is fast becoming a safer, more precise and more cost-effective way of heating metal in the car repair industry. Click here to view a video of the GYS Powerduction 39LG in action:

The GYS Powerduction range consists of 6 products; starting with the Powerduction 37LG which runs off a standard 3-pin plug and is suitable for smaller garages, and progresses up to the 220 LG, a large industrial machine requiring 3-phase power and includes a boom arm for the cabling. In-between these two ends, are machines suitable for any environment, with the 39LG being the machine of choice for Protyre due to its combination of power and manoeuvrability, being capable of comfortably tackling all the jobs they require whilst being unobtrusive within a workshop environment.

GYS has produced a 16-page guide on Induction Heating. To view a copy, please click here