Induction forging machines are very popular, especially the small 15 kW induction forge, which is suitable for almost all small metal parts heating applications. Many beginners know so little about induction heating equipment that they cannot buy and use it correctly. FOCO INDUCTION, as a professional induction forging machine supplier and manufacturer, we provide this complete induction forge guide for entrepreneurs who are ready to start the induction forging process.

Read the guide for induction forge to benefit from induction heating.

Prices and Options

The price of induction forging machine varies greatly depending on the combination of power and frequency.

15 kW induction forge price

The most common high frequency 15 kW induction forging machine for sale on the market usually costs between $800 and $1200, and its frequency is usually between 30 kHz and 100 kHz. Its price varies by dealer, but their quality is not much different. If you buy it directly from China or eBay, you’ll also need to pay for shipping on it, which can be an extra $50 to $100 or so. The shipping cost is not fixed, it will fluctuate over time.

We’ve noticed there are sub-$600 machines on eBay, but we wouldn’t recommend buying it. Because after our research and investigation, these machines cannot work stably for a long time. If you buy it, you’ll probably pay more to fix it in the future.

large induction forging machine

The price of large induction forging machines is more expensive, which is inevitable. A 160 kW induction forging machine can cost over $10,000 depending on its frequency.

Other costs

As we all know, when you use an induction forging machine, you should also equip it with an essential water cooling system. You can use low-cost simple water cooling system, or use industrial chiller.

  1. Water pump + water container. A high frequency 15 kW machine requires a 0.37 kW pump and a pool or tank of at least 500L. A 0.37 kW pump costs about $80 to $120. The price of a 500L plastic water tank is about $50, and you can also DIY a pool. Note that you will also need a filter for your pump if there are impurities in the water. In hot summer, the machine may need more cold water, you can increase the number of water tanks or lower the temperature of the water according to the situation.
  2. Industrial chiller. An industrial chiller capable of satisfying a 15 kW induction heating plant costs around $400 to $600.

Buying on eBay or from China?

When you look at many induction forges from e-commerce sites like eBay, you will find that they almost have similar shapes. Yes, most induction heaters for forging come from China, although they use local brands. Various dealers simply changed the color and brand of the machine. One possible potential benefit of buying from eBay is that you may receive the machine sooner. Of course, sometimes you also need to wait for the dealer to import the machine from China.

It is also a good idea to buy Induction Forge from Chinese manufacturers and suppliers. You can directly get more professional technical support and after-sales support from Chinese manufacturers. What’s more, you can get the induction forging machine at an affordable factory price, and your cost is only to wait for 2 or 3 weeks.

How to choose a machine?

The power of the common small induction forge is 15 kW, and the maximum power exceeds 200 kW. If you’re going to be heating large billets, then you might even need a machine with over 1000 kW.

You can choose high frequency 15 kWh or 25 kW induction forge when you heat small metal parts, such as blades, sickles, kitchen knives, hoes, files, awls, scissors, drills, wrenches, etc.

If you are going to heat relatively large parts, such as steel bars or iron bars with a diameter of more than 20mm, then a medium frequency induction heating machine is more suitable. Its frequency is between 1 kHz and 10 kHz, and it can heat directly on the steel rod core, with better heat penetration and fast heating speed.

induction forge for steel bars
induction forge for steel bars

A 15 kW induction forging machine with all the necessary equipment costs between $930 and $1800. You can choose the machine according to the size of the part you want to heat. But before buying, please confirm with the dealer or manufacturer that the machine is suitable. Whether buying an induction forge on eBay or from China, be sure to check with the seller how soon you can expect to receive the machine.

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Equipment List

Equipment List of 15 kW Induction Forge

  • 15 kW High Frequency Induction Heater
  • Hose clamp
  • Foot switch
  • Induction coil
  • Screw
  • Transparent water pipe
  • Signal line

Parts list you will need

  • Electric wire
  • Transparent water pipe (extended if necessary)
  • Water cooling system
  • Hose clamps (for connecting cooling system fittings)