Steel Die Induction Heating
Steel die induction heating in a thermal process of an enclosed powder
Objective : A steel die is heated with induction in a thermal process of an enclosed powder
Material: Steel die with a compressed powder solid inside
Temperature: 400 ºC (750 ºF)
Frequency: 22 kHz
Induction Heating Equipment: DW-MF-70kW/30kHz induction heating system, equipped with a remote workhead containing one 53μF capacitor
– An induction heating coil designed and developed specifically for this application.
Process Induction Heating is evaluated to replace an oven/batch process.
Advantages include reduced heating/cooling ramp times and floor space requirements.
A nine-turn helical induction heating coil is used to heat the steel die while temperature of the die is monitored with a thermocouple. Die heating soak time is one hour.
Results/Benefits Induction heating provides:
– heat generated within the part, saving energy and time
– easy integration with a press
– anticipated process energy savings
– greatly reduced footprint compared with oven, batch, carts
– precise controllable heat
– rapid ramp-up and cool-down times
– automatic ramp and soak capability