Induction heating Steel applications

Rapid heating of steel rods with a diameter of 40mm. The steel rod with a length of 85mm was rapidly heated to 1050°C in 6 seconds. Steel rod heating tests were carried out at the FOCO plant.

Heating equipment

We used a 160kW induction heater for our heating tests. The induction coil is protected by a high temperature resistant silicon carbide tube between the induction coil and the steel rod.

Heating process

  1. Place the silicon carbide tube inside the induction coil.
  2. Insert the steel rod into the silicon carbide tube.
  3. Induction heating for 6 seconds.
  4. Take out the steel rod.

Test results
A 160kW induction heating machine successfully heated a steel rod with a diameter of 40mm to 1050°C in 6 seconds. Induction heating acts directly on the steel rod, and the steel rod heats up rapidly. Compared to traditional furnaces, induction heating systems are faster and more efficient. Combined with industrial automation equipment, we can automate various heating processes, including billet heating, steel bar end heating, and copper bar heating.

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