Induction Annealing Stainless Steel Wire

Objective
Induction Annealing stainless steel wire in under 1 second with induction.

Test I

Material
Stainless steel
Rectangular wire
0.25’’ (6.35mm) Width
0.04’’(1.01mm) Thickness
3.5’’ (88.9mm)Length

Key Parameters
Power: 5 kW
Temperature: 1300°F (704°C)
Time: 1 sec

Test II

Materials
Stainless steel
Rectangular wire
0.6’’ (15.24mm) Width
0.08’’ (2.03mm) Thickness
1”  (25.4mm) Length

Key Parameters
Power: 4.76 kW
Temperature: 1300°F (704°C)
Time: 5 seconds

Results and Conclusions

The stainless steel wire was successfully annealed in 1 second. The DW-UHF-10kw induction heating power supply will the meet rate requirements for this and larger piano wires.