Braze was successful in both braze joints in under 30 seconds using a UPT W10 Power Supply and HS-8 Heat Station. One braze alloy ring was used for each braze. Additional rings can be inserted if a stronger braze is required. Each braze was done with the corrugated tubing positioned under the pipe or cap to allow the alloy to flow towards the corrugated tubing.
Brazing can be done by inserting smaller diameter brazing alloy rings into the grooves of the corrugated tubing. This method was not demonstrated because the provided alloy was too thick and hard to form to allow proper clearance when trying to wrap the alloy over the corrugated tubing.
Brazing can be also performed by feeding the brazing alloy into the outside joint of the two parts, though this creates a longer process time. An IR temperature control system is recommended to prevent overheating and possible damage of parts if manual feeding of alloy is desired.
Induction heating provides:
- Strong durable joints
- Selective and precise heat zone, resulting in less part distortion and joint stress
- Less oxidation
- Faster heating cycles
- More consistent results and suitability for large volume production, without the need for batch processing