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Comparing Induction Systems

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Comparing Induction Systems 2017-04-07T09:06:00+00:00

Comparing Induction Systems: Know how much power are you paying for

Many customers choose Ultraflex power supplies for their ability to perform at full-power across a wide range of applications as well as for the services that Ultraflex provides.

Several low-value induction power supply companies sell products with misleading names, numbers, and claimed power outputs. The actual heating-power output of these low-value machines are often five to ten times lower than the claimed power output. To illustrate the difference, we have analyzed the performance of Ultraflex power supplies versus those of a low-value competitor, based on the published specifications of the machines.

See the comparisons below to see how Ultraflex outperforms its competitors, in terms of both machine performance and valuable service.

Models UltraFlex 15kW Ultraflex 5kW UltraFlex 2kW Low-Value 15kW Low-Value 40kW
UltraHeat W UltraHeat W UltraHeat W m1-4 m2-4
Claimed Power Output kW 15kW 5kW 2kW 15kW 40kW
Actual Power Output
Calculated across a
Wide range of coils
ring-15 ring-5 ring-2 ring2-r ring12-r
UltraFlex 15kW Ultraflex 5kW UltraFlex 2kW Low-Value 15kW Low-Value 40kW
Free Application Testing yes-1 yes-1 yes-1 no-1 no-1
Operate at Full Duty Cycle yes-1 yes-1 yes-1 no-1 no-1
Air-Cooled Power Supply no-1 yes-1 yes-1 no-1 no-1
Wide Full-Power Tuning Range yes-1 yes-1 yes-1 no-1 no-1
Easy Matching to Coils yes-1 yes-1 yes-1 no-1 no-1
Separate Frequency Tuning yes-1 yes-1 yes-1 no-1 no-1
Wide Frequency Operating Range yes-1 yes-1 yes-1 no-1 no-1
Full-Power Operation Across Applications yes-1 yes-1 yes-1 no-1 no-1
Unit rated for real power-to-load yes-1 yes-1 yes-1 no-1 no-1
Full support for Application Development yes-1 yes-1 yes-1 no-1 no-1
Purchase Equipment from Manufacturer yes-1 yes-1 yes-1 no-1 no-1
UltraFlex 15kW Ultraflex 5kW UltraFlex 2kW Low-Value 15kW Low-Value 40kW
Claimed Output 15 kW 5 kW 2 kW 15 kW 40 kW
Working Voltage 380/480 VAC 220/230 VAC 220/230 VAC 208-240 VAC 340-430 VAC
Max. Input Current 30A 26A 12A 34 A 41 A
Output Frequency 50-150 kHZ 50-250 KHz 50-250 KHz 30-80 kHz 30-80 kHz
Heating Current 280-714A 160-700A 80-350A 200-600 Amp 200-1800 A
Max. Osc. Power 280 kVA 140 kVA 15 KW
Max. Input Power 19.7 kVA 6.0 kVA 2.25 kVA 7 KW
Duty Cycle 100% 100% 100% 80% 100%
Input Power (KVA at Min Voltage) 19.7 KVA 6.0 KVA 2.6 KVA 7.1 KVA 24.1 KVA
Actual Input Power 17.7 kW 5.4 kW 2.3 kW 6.4 kW 21.7 kW
Duty Cycle 100% 100% 100% 80% 100%
Full rated input power at full duty cycle 17.7 kW 5.4 kW 2.3 kW 5.1 kW 21.7 kW
Maximum Real Power to Heat Station 15.1 kW 5.0 kW 2.0 kW 4.3 kW 18.4 kW
Peak power to coil 15.0 kW 5.0 kW 2.0 kW 4.3 kW 18.4 kW
Average Power Smaller Coils 15.0 kW 5.0 kW 2.0 kW 1.2 kW 7.9 kW
Average Power Medium Coils 15.0 kW 5.0 kW 2.0 kW 2.8 kW 18.4 kW
Average Power Larger Coils 15.0 kW 5.0 kW 2.0 kW 1.5 kW 9.9 kW
Average Power Wide range of coils 15.0 kW 5.0 kW 2.0 kW 2.0 kW 12.1 kW
Actual Power vs. Claimed Power 100% 100% 100% 13.3% 30.2%