Key Parameters – TEST 1
Power: 6 kW
Temperature: Approximately 1350° F (732° C)
Time: Average time – 2.5 minutes
Process and Results:
For Induction braze copper coupon plate and copper rod,, EZ Flo 45 braze wire was cut into 2” lengths and placed in the interface area. In a production situation, EZ Flo 45 brazing paste is recommended. The assemblies were set up (see photographs) and heated for an average time of 2.5 minutes to flow the alloy and achieve the braze.
Due to the metal resistance differential between copper and brass, the brass bar heat preferentially. The coil designed to braze the bars to the plate section heats the rods and the heat is transferred to the plate more by conduction than induction causing the bars to initially reach temperature prior to the plate. If the materials are the same (cooper to copper or brass to brass, this is not a problem. If the bar is copper and the plate is brass there are not issues – only when the bar is brass and the plate is copper. This requires the power to be reduced to allow tie for heat transfer from the brass rod to the copper plate.