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A heavy-duty cooling success story

Around a decade ago, Adrad introduced ADFUSE as a premium, aftermarket heavy duty radiator core option for industrial cooling applications. Manufactured in Australia, this superior strength radiator design has become one of Adrad’s most successful products.

Using welded bonds rather than soldered, ADFUSE bonds provide extra protection against extreme heat and stresses from thermal expansion, vibration and pressure. These stresses ordinarily cause soldered joints to fail over time, resulting in reduced life span and unnecessarily increased downtime. 

ADFUSE uses sophisticated welding robot technology to individually fuse each tube to the header, producing a much stronger bond than solder. Some radiator cores contain over 500 tubes with every tube welded at both ends. This means a single ADFUSE core can contain over 1000 individual welds. 

For extreme precision, ADFUSE uses a computer-controlled robot that is able to perform welding with an accuracy of <0.1mm, while welding each tube in less than two seconds. Additionally, ADFUSE uses solder backfill on each weld for added reinforcement. This allows the radiator to better withstand the demanding conditions in hard-working vehicles. The welded tube-to-header joins also protect against high temperature and corrosion.

ADFUSE cores are available in 5/8” and Ultra-T configurations, providing maximum strength and durability in applications where high temperatures, stress and vibration occur.

Paired with the durability of ADFUSE, these radiators boast an unbeatable combination of performance, durability and strength where demanding cooling is needed.

There is a huge demand for ADFUSE cores amongst radiator specialist workshops around Australia, with most of them being fitted into trucks. At launch, these welded radiator cores were regarded as a premium option only. After many years of proven performance, their popularity has grown so much that they now out-sell Adrad’s regular soldered industrial cores.

If you’re looking to repair or replace your truck radiator, be sure to ask your local radiator specialist about upgrading to an Adrad ADFUSE radiator core.

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