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“Business optimism is sky high”

TM Induction Heating has a base in the United States of America. Recent events there have the whole world mesmerized. Time to have a chat with Rick Trichka, Vice President of Sales in the US. Not just to ask him how things are developing, but to learn how businesses...
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Specific and Flexible

High tech products require high tech production methods. For a production facility of four-wheel drive luxury automobiles one of our customers required an integrated solution for the heating of bores during assembly. Their simple and clear description of the request:...
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Robust technology for a controlled process

We visited a production facility of ZF in Lommel, Belgium. At this enormous facility, the company produces gearboxes for wind turbines. Man-sized wheels, gears, planetary gears, all components for a very high demanding application. The quality of these components is...
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CUSTOM HEATING SOLUTIONS

Do you have a unique heating application?  Look to TM Induction Heating for a fast, flexible , accurate means to apply heat. In the application pictured below,  TM was asked to meet a critical heating rate for an expected production line.  Utilizing our water cooled...
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MEET ARIE LUYENDYK AT IMTS 2016

Meet Indy 500 winner Arie Luyendyk at the Holland High Tech pavilion # E-5662   We look forward to welcoming Indy car racer Arie Luyendyk at our pavilion on September Tuesday 13th at the IMTS show in Chicago. Please use one of four opportunities to meet an exceptional...
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Roller Stock Bearing removal. Before machining the wheels of rolling stock, the bearing rings (NU and NUP) and the labyrinth rings have to be dismantled. This is important for the customer as the rings must be dismantled without damage for reuse. Solution TM: By...
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Large Gear Rim Heating – No Problem

Assemble Gear Rim Shipyard Customer Request:       A large shipyard in the Netherlands asked us to find a solution for the safe, fast, tension free heating of a gear rim (ø4000mm) prior to mounting on a winch. Solution TM:                  TM offered our low frequency...
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07/14/2016 Induction Heating System with double sensor technique Increased heating quality of metallic work pieces with a central opening and round closed form.     This article describes a newly developed method for induction heating devices.  The developed by...
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The New sureTHERM 10X

Use of a stacked yoke arrangement to efficiently heat the outer ring of a bearing prior to assembly.  The sureTHERM 10X provides continuous temperature feedback to protect the ring’s delicate heat treatment properties and ensure the correct assembly temperature...
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TM Fitting Tool Set

For a safe, precise, quick mechanical mounting of bearings, bushings, sealing rings and pulleys. This set is usable for more than 230 sizes with bores from 10 to 50mm. The TM Fitting Tool Set consists of three special aluminium impact sleeves, 33 synthetic...
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Big Heaters for Really Big Parts

The EasyTherm 500 for total heating control during Crusher Roll maintenance.  A fully customized heater, able to heat a 100 ton grinding roll up to 200°C in a controlled manner, tension free! Share on Facebook Share 2 Share on TwitterTweet Share on Google Plus Share 0...
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Bearing Production using Induction Heating

Built for a major bearing manufacturing company – TM Induction Heating supplied a complete heating solution to handle a variety of outer ring diameters all in one machine.  Now assembly of ball or roller elements are streamlined in a “Just in Time”...
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“Business optimism is sky high”

TM Induction Heating has a base in the United States of America. Recent events there have the whole world mesmerized. Time to have a chat with Rick Trichka, Vice President of Sales in the US. Not just to ask him how things are developing, but to learn how businesses in the United States are warming up to the technique of induction heating as well.

“Business optimism is sky high,” says Trichka when asked about the sentiment in the market. “Companies that we have been trying to get a hold of, now are calling us. Lots of businesses are picking up and the latest monthly job report indicates 100.000 more jobs have been created than anticipated.” Investments in crucial markets had been on hold for several years. But Trichka sees these markets, such as the automotive, mining industry, and steel are opening up and calling for quotations.

Automotive

Trichka has been with the company for over 12 years, so he has seen a bit of the market development for TM Induction Heating. “The mining industry has had it very hard, the last few years, but now we see new investments for the service industries, which is good for our business. And for the automotive business we learn that Ford and GM have decided to bring production back to the US because of anticipated tax policy changes. It is a tough market with a lot of competition and they use mainly mid frequency devices. We have had some requests from these companies and that in itself is a good sign.” The new administration has given companies a one-time waver to repatriate their money back to the US. Trichka says taxes are being brought in line with other countries which makes producing in the US more attractive.

Wind industry

“A market where TM Induction Heating equipment is really in high demand is the wind turbines industry. One of our customers, Vestas, is a market leader and they seem to be getting really busy. There is a lot of work needing done on the service side of the wind turbines industry and there we see a lot of new equipment needed. We have been quoting a lot of the bigger equipment recently.” Booming especially is the subway carriage building. “New York City transit has built the subway carts for the New York subway. They have set up a traction motor rebuild shop and concerted the entire shop. They skipped ovens and switched to our products with special as well as standard heaters. They have a lot of visitors, professional and private, admiring their standards and we get very good publicity from that.  We seem to be becoming the new household name in that market,” he smiles when stating this. “They are doing tests for others and recommend our equipment, so we are quite happy, they act as regular ambassadors.”

Rebuild shops

Another strong market Trichka sees for induction heating equipment is the Electric Motor Rebuild shops. “Quality is very important for this specific application. They have seen that our equipment is very reliable and robust. The heating is of a constant high quality and very securely controlled. This means a very low risk of damaging parts and a very predictable result of their activities. And from every new business we see immediate spin-off occurring. But because we have a dealer network, I sometimes do not even know for what specific applications our heaters are being used. Luckily all our dealers are well very knowledgeable so we don’t have to worry.”

Trichka says huge infrastructure projects are coming up. “These are now being taken on in public and private partnerships. People and companies have a restored faith in our economy and all in all we see a real boost for business. I am very pleased!”

Specific and Flexible

High tech products require high tech production methods. For a production facility of four-wheel drive luxury automobiles one of our customers required an integrated solution for the heating of bores during assembly. Their simple and clear description of the request: “We want a gradual, uniform, quick and silent heating method for our gears and synchro groups.”

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Robust technology for a controlled process

We visited a production facility of ZF in Lommel, Belgium. At this enormous facility, the company produces gearboxes for wind turbines. Man-sized wheels, gears, planetary gears, all components for a very high demanding application. The quality of these components is vital, more so here than in many other industries. Recall operations or failure are unthinkable read more…

CUSTOM HEATING SOLUTIONS

Do you have a unique heating application?  Look to TM Induction Heating for a fast, flexible , accurate means to apply heat. In the application pictured below,  TM was asked to meet a critical heating rate for an expected production line.  Utilizing our water cooled EasyHeat 35KW Induction Heating System with a custom made coil, we met the target with excess capacity for future time reductions.  The system operates 3 shift per day and has been in service for 3+ years requiring only minor maintenance.

If you are using large ovens, torches, baths or other methods, please let us present you with the latest in heating technology.

TM Induction Heating Large Induction Heater Onsite

Large Commercial Industrial Induction Heater

MEET ARIE LUYENDYK AT IMTS 2016

Meet Indy 500 winner Arie Luyendyk at the Holland High Tech pavilion # E-5662  

We look forward to welcoming Indy car racer Arie Luyendyk at our pavilion on September Tuesday 13th at the IMTS show in Chicago. Please use one of four opportunities to meet an exceptional sportsman and find out more about the Dutch companies present at IMTS 2016.

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About:
Luyendyk was an Indy car star for nearly two decades, earning CART and Indianapolis 500 rookie of the year honors in 1985. He won seven races, including the 1990 and 1997 Indianapolis 500s. The “Flying Dutchman” still holds the Indianapolis Motor Speedway one- and four-lap track speed records set in 1996. He was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2014. In recent years, Luyendyk has served as an INDYCAR pace car driver. Nowadays, he is active as a race steward for IndyCar.

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Meet the Dutch Manufacturing Industry
The Dutch high-tech systems and materials sector offers pragmatic solutions for technological challenges in the areas of health and well being, security, renewable energy, mobility and climate change. These solutions that are primarily found in cross-overs in technology and collaboration. Companies and knowledge institutes in the high tech sector are renowned for their technological excellence and are among the world’s best in their market segments and niches.
The Koninklijke Metaalunie and the Netherlands Consulate General in Chicago present a Dutch business delegation with broad expertise in the field of automation, control systems to monitor processes, computer technologies, high precision technologies, new industrial platform technologies (e.g., composite materials) etc. The Dutch pavilion is the place to meet your new business partner.The following Dutch companies are present in the pavilion:
Bemet International BV – BetechDutch Diamond Technologies BV – Elcee GroupMachinefabriek Amersfoort Movexx – Pcendmill.com – Scherpenzeel Metaalbewerkingsbedrijf – TM Techniek

Program September, Tuesday 13th:
Arie Luyendyk will relate his experience in professional sports to the requirements for outperforming in entrepreneurship and technology. There will be four sessions of 45 minutes at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm, each followed by a signing session.

4 pm – 5 pm: Dutch Happy Hour

 

 

 

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Roller Stock Bearing removal.

Before machining the wheels of rolling stock, the bearing rings (NU and NUP) and the labyrinth rings have to be dismantled. This is important for the customer as the rings must be dismantled without damage for reuse.

Solution TM: By sliding an induction coil over the inner ring or labyrinth ring and connecting it to a mid-frequency generator, we are able to heat only the inner ring while the shaft stays cool. After heating it is easy to slide the ring and coil from the shaft.          

Advantage: Inner ring can be used again, no damage or overheating.

                   Induction coil is relative light and easy to handle.

    A continuously “Temperature Controlled” heating and dismounting process, no chance of overheating the ring or shaft

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