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What is an induction heating coil?
Last Updated: 23rd June, 2020
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Similarly, how does an induction heating coil work?
An induction heater consists of an electromagnet and an electronic oscillator that passes a high-frequency alternating current (AC) through the electromagnet. The rapidly alternating magnetic field penetrates the object, generating electric currents inside the conductor, called eddy currents.
Similarly, what is induction heating used for? Induction heating is a process which is used to bond, harden or soften metals or other conductive materials. For many modern manufacturing processes, induction heating offers an attractive combination of speed, consistency and control.
In respect to this, do induction coils get hot?
Induction coils are water-cooled copper conductors made of copper tubing that is readily formed into the shape of the coil for the induction heating process. Induction heating coils are cold and do not themselves get hot when water is flowing through them.
What materials can be used for induction heating?
It does not contact the work piece, and the heat is only produced by the induced current transmitted through the work piece. The material used to make the work piece can be a metal such as copper, aluminum, steel, or brass. It can also be a semiconductor such as graphite, carbon or silicon carbide.