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Induction heating

 
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marmite
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:11 am    Post subject: Induction heating Reply with quote

oh hai, Im currently working on making a class for casting brass in sand molds at the school were i work, and have been looking around the net for a digital founding machine, and i saw that they worked on induction heating to be specific the machine i looked upp had these stats -
Effect: 600 watt
Hertz: 60hz

and i realised that a normal induction plate that i can buy at like walmart or mediamarkt has these stats

Effect: 500-2000 watt
Hertz: 50 Hz

so i started to think and plan on rebuilding one of those cheaper inductions plates from the store and building it into a foundery,
and what i knew the only difrence between them is that the real foundery has bigger coils around a grafit chamber where the metals can melt, while the normal plate have them alined in a circel alongs the plate,
SO, do you guys belive it would work if i toke aport the plate and re-placed the copper wires around in a cirkel it could melt brass? or do i need to change the wires into heavier copper rods?

Plase give me more information if i have missed anyting Smile
thanks
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Alan
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Joined: 29 Jan 2006
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Location: Winnipeg, MB

PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, based on the power you are quoting it sounds like it would work. But 600 watts doesn't sound like enough power to me.

Have a look at this project for some ideas if your conversion doesn't work.
http://hackedgadgets.com/2008/11/25/diy-induction-heater/
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