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Induction Innovations Launches Venom™

By autotech-nic on May 11, 2016

Induction Innovations announces the launch of Venom™, the third generation of the Mini-Ductor® handheld induction heater. The 230V version will be previewed for advanced orders at Automechanika Birmingham in June and will be on sale later in 2016.

New features

As 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


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

The Venom™ will be previewed at the Automechanika Show at the NEC 7-9th June on the Sykes Pickavant stand, 9H58. Induction Innovations’ Director of Business Development, Johanna Smith, will be on hand to demonstrate the tool and answer any questions visitors may have.

For more information, call 01953 859138, or Sykes Pickavant on 01543 679900.










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