Comparing Induction Systems

Know how much power you are 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-cost induction power supply companies sell products with misleading names, numbers, and claimed power outputs. The actual heating-power output of these low-cost machines are often 5 to 10 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-cost 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-Cost 15kW Low-Cost 40kW
induction heater 5kW induction heater 5kW 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