Drying consists of providing heat to accelerate evaporation of volatile organic compounds present in an item. For example the ones present in water, solvents in paints, etc.
Drying is a process used in the manufacture of a wide range of products. The fields where we can apply induction are those that require direct or indirect heating through a metallic element.
- Direct: automotive disc brakes
- Indirect: drying of paper
There are several methods to achieve the drying process, such as microwave, infrared and electrical resistance. However induction offers a number of advantages over these methods.
Induction heating advantages:
- Energy saving
- Reduced processing time
- Temperature control
- Localized heating
- Possibility of integration into production lines
- No contact
- Improved working environment
Industries related to this process are automotive, industrial applications, oil and gas.