New generation of Betex low frequency induction heaters

At this year’s Hannover Messe, Bega Special Tools will introduce a new generation of low-frequency induction heaters. These are used for controlled heating of bearings, gears and other machine parts. Using smart processor technology, they provide better control over a stress-free, controlled heating process. A log function allows the heating process to be recorded.

Click Image to Enlarge
Pic 1 Betex SLF

Betex low frequency induction heaters of the Smart Series (SLF).

Correct assembly of a bearing is one of the critical processes that affect the bearing’s lifespan. The requirement of correct installation is becoming ever more important, especially for very expensive bearings or for bearings in hard-to-reach locations. With the introduction of its new series, Bega meets the industry’s demand for greater control over the heating and assembly process. Two series have been developed: the Basic Series and the Smart Series.

The Basic Series replaces part of the current Betex range. These heaters are controlled using a simple keyboard and have a single temperature sensor. Heating can take place in time or temperature mode. Smart electronics ensure ideal heating and efficient use of power.

The Smart Series is used where a greater degree of control over the heating process is needed. These heaters have a modern, easy-to-use touchscreen. The heating process is visualised in the form of a clear graph. Data can be saved and externally documented via a USB connection. A double temperature (Delta T) measurement provides full control over the temperature progress. The operator can now exactly determine the rate at which a bearing is heated. The decisive factor here is not so much the speed at which the bearing reaches its target temperature as the prevention of stress that can result from rapid heating and can damage the bearing.

Induction heating is a sustainable form of heating. It replaces old methods, such as ovens, oil baths and open fires, which use much more energy as well as causing pollution and safety risks. The robust Betex heaters are designed for intensive and industrial use. They are made from recyclable materials and use induction technology, which makes them very energy efficient.

Asset Management | 15.3.2019

Latest articles

Wärtsilä software will enable a new Simulation Centre to meet needs of cruise, ferry and superyacht clients

The technology group Wärtsilä is to supply and configure the software solutions for a new, state-of-the-art, purpose built simulation centre.

R&D | 20.5.2019

Safe chemical storage is essential for safety, health and business prosperity

Many industries use and store dangerous chemicals, and the chemical waste produced. Storing these substances safely is essential to protect workers’ health, the environment, and the public from the effects of potential chemical spills and gas emissions. In this article the European Union information agency for occupational safety and health, EU-OSHA, gives tips on how to keep workers safe and healthy.

HSE | 16.5.2019

Safe and sustainable airport maintenance with tractors

Robotic vacuum cleaners and lawnmowers are already a reality, but can the same idea be applied to a 7-ton machine clearing an airstrip from snow? Valtra and Nokian Tyres partnered up with three other Finnish companies for a joint proof-of-concept project at the European Union’s northernmost airport. 

Applications | 15.5.2019

Maintenance Performance and its Measurements

Maintenance performance can be difficult to measure.  But, measurements drive behavior and it is therefore important to think through what to measure.  The measurement should be designed in order to achieve the following:

Asset Management | 25.4.2019

Implementing RCM? 5 Mistakes You Need to Avoid

If you are considering to employ  RCM analysis  at your facility, it means you have recognized the need for a change in your maintenance strategies. Reliability-centered maintenance is an excellent way to keep your plant or machinery up and running by helping you choose the optimal maintenance strategy for all of your important assets. 

Cmms | 19.3.2019

Save Energy in Steam and Condensate Systems

The oldest paper mill still operating in Germany detects defective steam traps with digital ultrasonic testing technology

Partner Articles | 15.3.2019

Time to Invest in Europe’s Water Infrastructure

THE WATER AND SANITATION sector is an important part of the European economy. It represents more than 500,000 people directly employed in water and sewerage companies, operating thousands of facilities and several million kilometres of networks.

Editorial | 14.3.2019

Maintenance: A Necessary and Important Function in the Future

Euromaintenance 2016 will take place in Athens at the end of May. It is the ideal moment to reflect on maintenance in a European context. Euromaintenance is known as the summit for all involved in maintenance across Europe, it’s the place to be. The conference, with the support of the EFNMS, is the only commercially independent conference covering the topics we deal with in the maintenance world.

EFNMS | 20.5.2016