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MINI DUCTOR VIDEOS FILMED AT ENGINEERING COLLEGE

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MINI DUCTOR VIDEOS FILMED AT ENGINEERING COLLEGE


PROMOTIONAL ARTICLE ON BEHALF OF INDUCTION INNOVATIONS

A local college’s automotive engineering garage facility has been used to film some of the new application videos for the Mini-Ductor® Venom™ induction heating tool. Norwich City College’s School of Engineering has an excellent garage facility and its students study a range of courses including the Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair and the BTEC Level 3 Diploma Vehicle Technology.

The new videos and photography cover a wide variety of applications to remove rusted or corroded exhaust bolts, stubborn O2 sensors, rusted suspension bolts, brake bleeder nuts and more. The photos and videos are used in step by step articles and advice guides and you can watch the videos here https://www.youtube.com/user/theinductoruk

Ian Baragwanath from The Inductor UK, the Mini-Ductor’s UK distributor said, “We’re keen to work with educational establishments, such as City College, to give the next generation of automotive technicians the chance to develop their skills and knowledge to be effective within the vehicle maintenance sector. Induction heating tools give students the opportunity to learn about the health and safety and efficiency benefits of using such innovative tools in the workshop vs conventional methods.

“The College’s garage facility was the perfect venue for shooting the new videos. The feedback we’ve received has been very good and we plan to work with other educational establishments to demonstrate the benefits of the Mini-Ductor® Venom™.”

Steven Smithurst, Lecturer at Norwich City College’s School of Engineering said, “Safety on the workshop floor when I have 15 students to supervise is paramount and the Mini-Ductor® Venom™ means that students can be left to heat components without the dangers of oxy-acetylene torches. It is a really useful tool simple to use and can be used in a number of different situations.

We carry out a lot of wheel alignments for staff members and the venom makes seized track rod ends a lot easier to free off without the danger of naked flame around driveshaft gaiters etc. The students have also used the Mini-Ductor® Venom™ on a number of exhaust components and found it really easy to use and replacement of exhausts and components a lot easier and quicker to carry out.

To find out more about the Venom, visit www.theinductor.co.uk or call 01953 859138 or email info@theinductor.co.uk

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REMOVING SUSPENSION BOLTS WITH MINI DUCTOR VENOM

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REMOVING SUSPENSION BOLTS WITH MINI DUCTOR VENOM


PROMOTIONAL ARTICLE ON BEHALF OF INDUCTION INNOVATIONS

 

 

Removing a rusted, corroded, or locked suspension bolt is often a lengthy, difficult and frustrating task, especially if using a ratchet wrench. It usually requires the application of penetrating fluid, or blasting the area with a torch – this is time consuming, can cause unwanted damage and it’s a potential risk to your safety.

However, help is at hand. The Mini-Ductor® Venom™ handheld induction heating tool heats metal parts in seconds using invisible, flameless heat.

This allows all types of adhesives bonded to metal, fasteners bonded with thread lock compound, and seized hardware to be removed and released much quicker and safer than by traditional naked flame heating.

Using a torch leads to heat being blown away from the load, wasting its energy and transferring its heat to unwanted areas. With the Mini-Ductor® Venom™ nearly all the energy pulled is applied to the load, using invisible heat, making the tool faster and more energy efficient.

Mechanics do not need to run the risk of using a torch which could damage the rubber ball joint, or the surrounding area.

The new tool improves workshop health & safety, saves time and reduces costs by being more efficient at removing rusted, corroded parts than by using a naked flame or other methods. And because the surrounding area is not damaged, the repair time is significantly reduced.

Apart from the increased safety benefits, it is estimated the use of the Venom™ can increase a garage’s part removal and repair productivity by over 50%.

How to remove a stubborn steering bolt easily with the Mini-Ductor® Venom™

Equipment needed: Heat resistant gloves, overalls, goggles and a respirator mask (if smoke will be produced from heating).

Knowledge required: A well-reviewed proficiency of the tools safety and operating instructions.

Step 1: Fit Correct Size Coil
Coils come in different diameters to suit different nut sizes.

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Step 2: Bend the Coil to fit

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Step 3: Attach Coil Using Twist Lock™
Coils lock down with one simple turn (no more thumb screws).

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Step 4: Clean area with wire brush
Remove dirt and grease.

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Step 5: Heat the nut for 15-20 seconds
Be cautious not to overheat or turn red hot.

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Step 6: Use a selected tool to unscrew the nut.
Dispose of excessively heated hardware.

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To watch a video of this step by step guide, visit www.youtube.com/user/theinductoruk

Special Offer
For the month of February 2017 all orders for the Mini-Ductor® Venom™ will receive a free coil kit worth £125 + VAT.

Applications
Venom uses include removing/releasing the following:

• ABS sensors
• Brake bleeder nuts
• Corroded exhaust
• Fuel tank straps
• Heat treating
• Heavy undercoating’s applied over hardware
• Inline connectors
• Metal fabrication
• Manifold bolts
• O2 sensors
• Seat belt bolts
• Soft hail dents
• Steering/suspension components
• Tie rod sleeves/ends
• Truck bed bolts
• U-bolts
• Grease nipples/fittings

To order, or to find out more about the Mini-Ductor® Venom™ and its wide variety of applications, call 01953 859138, email info@theinductor.co.uk or visit http://theinductor.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=78

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HOW TO REMOVE RUSTY BRAKE BLEEDER NUTS WITH THE MINI-DUCTOR VENOM

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HOW TO REMOVE RUSTY BRAKE BLEEDER NUTS WITH THE MINI-DUCTOR VENOM


PROMO ARTICLE ON BEHALF OF INDUCTION INNOVATIONS

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The new Mini-Ductor® Venom™ induction heating tool improves workshop health & safety, saves time and reduces costs by being more efficient at removing rusted, corroded parts than by using a naked flame or other methods.

For example, corroded brake bleeder nipples are notoriously tricky to remove and it’s easy to accidentally break them off. Because of where the brake nipple is situated, using a torch is not really an option as the flame would melt the part and possibly the ball valve, with the risk of flammable brake fluid being released. Damage to the tyre, plastic trim and other ancillaries could well occur too.

The Mini-Ductor® Venomsolves the problem
The tool uses bendable coils which provide good access to the part and fit around the nipple without touching it. The coil itself doesn’t get hot. The energy is created by an electromagnetic field between the two sides of the coil which creates a friction in the molecules of the metal which causes it to get hot. There will be some residual heat passed on to the coil, but it doesn’t actually get hot itself. This is one of the major USP’s of the tool as it means that wires and other components aside the area that is being heated don’t get damaged.

The process
Heat the part for around 15 seconds, which expands the nipple, then let it cool for around 20 seconds before attempting to remove it. This process may have to be repeated 2/3 times, but be patient and don’t be too heavy handed; a few minutes of using the Venom™ will save hours of grief and extra cost if the nipple breaks.

The step by step guide can be found below, but in the first instance it’s a good idea to clean the area and remove any corrosion with a wire brush. Ensure the coil you select is a good fit for the nipple, with the appropriate angle applied.

  • Equipment needed: Heat resistant gloves, overalls, goggles and a respirator mask (if smoke will be produced from heating)
  • Knowledge required: A well-reviewed proficiency of the tools safety and operating instructions.

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Step 1: Fit Correct Size Coil

Coils come in different sizes.

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Step 2: Bend Coil to Correct Shape
Makes fitting easy.

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Step 3: Attach Coil Using Twist Lock

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Step 4: Heat the Nut for 15-20 seconds
Be cautious not to overheat or turn red hot

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Step 5: Use a selected tool to unscrew the bleeder nut.
Dispose of excessively heated hardware.

To watch a video of this step by step guide, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwG9s1b1A70

Special Offer
For the month of February 2017 all orders for the Mini-Ductor Venom will receive a free coil kit worth £125 + VAT.

To order, or to find out more about the Mini-Ductor® Venom™ and its wide variety of applications, call 01953 859138, email info@theinductor.co.uk, or visit http://www.theinductor.co.uk

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INDUCTION INNOVATIONS LAUNCHES ‘VENOM’


PROMOTIONAL ARTICLE ON BEHALF OF INDUCTION INNOVATIONS 

The Newly Designed Mini-Ductor® Induction Heater Has Real Bite

Summer 2016

Induction Innovations, Inc. announces the launch of Venom™: the third generation of the legendary Mini-Ductor® handheld induction heater. The 230V version will be released to the UK aftermarket later in 2016.

New Features

Venom w Blue flame shirt 2As with its predecessor the Mini-Ductor® II, Venom™ generates Invisible Heat® to release ferrous and some non-ferrous metals from corrosion and thread lock compounds without the dangers of open flame and up to 90% faster – ¾” nuts are turned red hot in less than 15 seconds.

Venom™ also includes the following enhancements over the Mini-Ductor® II:

  1. Angled Design with Trigger: Venom’s lightweight, ergonomic design allows for induction heat to access hard to reach places more easily
  2. Coil Twist Lock: coils now lock down with one simple turn (no more thumb screws) and Venom™ works with all Mini-Ductor coils
  3. LED Usage Indicator: a Red LED will light under fault conditions and Green LED lights while the trigger is active and the tool is heating properly
  4. Fault Override Delay: any event that causes the Red LED to illuminate will protect the tool by starting a three second lock out
  5. Fan Operation Enhancements: the fan continues to run after the trigger is released to aid in thermal cycle time reduction, and will stay powered when the thermal switch opens to aid in cooling the tool
  6. User Controlled LED Switch: as long as the tool is powered and the internal power supply is operating, the LED will remain lit when the switch is on
  7. Two Year Limited Warranty: Venom™ has a two year parts and labour warranty

Kit Contents

The Mini-Ductor® Venom™ includes the following:

  • Mini-Ductor® Venom™ handheld induction heater
  • 3 basic coils: (1) 7/8″ Preformed Coil, (1) U-Form Coil and (1) Bearing Buddy Coil
  • Rugged plastic carrying case
  • Operator manual
  • 2-year warranty that covers parts and labor

Applications

Venom uses include removing/releasing the following:

    • ABS sensors
    • Brake bleeder nuts
    • Corroded exhaust
    • Fuel tank straps
    • Heat treating
    • Heavy undercoatings applied over hardware
    • Inline connectors
    • Metal fabrication
    • Manifold bolts
    • O2 sensors
    • Seat belt bolts
    • Soft hail dents
    • Steering/suspension components
    • Tie rod sleeves/ends
    • Truck bed bolts
    • U-bolts
    • Zirk fittings
Oxy-Acetylene risks Induction Heating health and safety benefits
High risk of fire, explosion and can emit toxic fumes. Induction heating is a safer, more reliable, flameless heat
Created by high frequency magnetic fields, which heat ferrous metals. NB. The operator does need to take precautions, such as not wearing any metallic items and wearing heat resistant gloves for removing parts from heated surfaces.
Plastics, wiring, trim etc. around the part to be removed can catch fire, causing potentially costly damage. Naked flames and traditional tools cannot access hard to reach corroded nuts and other parts. Reduces collateral damage
The flameless heat is localised on the part and not the surrounding area. To cope with a variety of heating needs, different types of bendable coils can be attached to the unit to fit the problem part and these can be usefully shaped to fit into hard to reach crevices and tight spots. The Inductor does not heat rubber, plastic or glass.
Garages & workshops who use Oxy-Acetylene have, on average, 10-30% high insurance premiums than those who do not. Reduced running costs
Insurance premiums are lower if induction heating is used on site.
Traditional cutting and heating tools take time to work, reducing garage productivity Increased productivity & profits
Induction heat works fast (using the coil, a ¾” nut is heated red hot in 15 seconds). The heat expands the nut and breaks down any corrosion. This helps increase a garage’s productivity by around 50% and, because downtime is minimised, parts can be re-used.

A New Evolution of Induction Heating

“Venom™ is a new evolution of the Mini-Ductor® Series, which has been the leading hand-held induction heater on the market since it was launched in 2004,” said Tom Gough, President of Induction Innovations. “Venom’s feature set allows users to repair vehicles and equipment faster, safer and more profitably, and to salvage parts normally discarded.”

For more information call The Inductor UK on 01953 859138, or Sykes Pickavant on 01543 679900, email info@theinductor.co.uk visit www.theinductor.co.uk

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