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Heating low carbon steel

Heating low carbon steel2018-10-04T03:45:30+00:00

Heating low carbon steel

Objective

The client need for 2.5 kw induction unit at higher frequencies. The application is forging steel (12L14) using rounds from 1/4″ to 5/8″ diameter, 1″ to 3″ long. The end of these work pieces, over a length of 1/8″ to 3/4″, are heated to forging temps of approx’ly 2100 degrees and higher (bright red to yellow).

Equipment

SM-2
HS-4W

Test 1

Materials
(12L14) low carbon steel (solid) 0.57” OD, 3.03” Height

Power: 2 kW
Temperature: 2100°F (1148°C)
Time: 33 seconds

Test 2

Materials
(12L14) low carbon steel (solid) 0.22” OD, 2 “Height

Power: 2 kW
Temperature: 2100°F (1148°C)
Time: 4 seconds

Results and Conclusions:

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