Induction brazing of multiple in line aluminum T joints for less than 10 seconds each and brazing an aluminum fitting into an aluminum tube 1.25″ (32mm).
The application is about brazing of an aluminum tube assembly consisting of two parallel tubes with outer diameter of 1.25″ (32mm), wall thickness 0.08″ (2mm) and length between 31.4″ (0.8m) to 86.6″ (2.2m). These tubes are connected in a ladder shape to smaller tubes with outer diameter of 0.7″(18mm), wall thickness 0.05″ (1.5mm) and length. The small tubes have 1.57″ (40mm) distance between each of the smaller tubes.
The application has two types of joints to be made:
Joint 1: “T”-shape joint – between the bigger tube and the smaller tubes.
Joint 2: Joint to braze both ends of the bigger tubes with an aluminum fitting.
The customer has a mechanical assembly made for the joints. The requirements are the coil to be static and the whole mechanical assembly has stepping movement to make the T-shape joints. The fitting joints are made afterwards.
During the process, the bigger tubes are in a horizontal position while the smaller ones are vertical.
Our initial information was that access for brazing is allowed only from the side.
Joint 1: The recommended equipment for joint 1 is the M-25kW. A channel coil is recommended to help heat up 2 or 3 joints at the same time and temperature control to help maintain the appropriate temperature for the completion of the joints.
Joint 2: The recommended equipment for joint 2 is the SM-5kW.
Al tubes Ø 1.25″ (32mm) and Ø 0.7″(18mm)