A manufacturer of powertrain components put induction heating to work, using an Ambrell induction heating system to heat steel sleeves prior to insertion into aluminum engine blocks.

The Ekoheat 75 kW/10 kHz induction heating system from Ambrell uses custom-built coils, with specific coils built for both the four- and six-cylinder engine blocks. The Scottsville, N.Y. manufacturer of induction heating systems has extensive experience with steel liner preheating applications, and the powertrain components manufacturer has used Ekoheat systems in other manufacturing lines.