A client was introducing a new product line to the market and needed to heat magnetic steel parts, which would become cutting tools, for forging. The parts were knife blades and shears, and they needed a fast, repeatable heating process they could count on in production. Their objective was for each part to be heated in under seven seconds to 2150 ºF (1177 ºC).
They turned to THE LAB at Ambrell and took advantage of the complimentary applications testing and expertise of the expert application engineers. THE LAB recommended an Ambrell EKOHEATⓇ 135 kW, 50-150 kHz induction heating system with a single position, multiple-turn helical coil. It took just 5.5 seconds to heat the knife blade to temperature and 6 seconds to heat the shears to temperature.
Speed and precise, repeatable heating led them to induction, and THE LAB's expertise and the reliability of the EKOHEAT induction heating systems brought them to Ambrell. Visit our induction forging applications page to review more forging application notes from THE LAB at Ambrell.