All Industries

Experience the Excellence White over clear

All Products

All Services

Experience the Excellence White over clear

Learn

About

Experience the Excellence White over clear

1 min read

Application Insight: Heating Steel Knives

Featured Image

ScreenHunter_274 Mar. 21 11.44


A client in the food processing industry had been using an alternative method for knife heating, but wanted to consider induction because it's fast and comparatively safe. Consequently, they turned to THE LAB at Ambrell to assess the viability of their application.
 

THE LAB determined that an EASYHEAT™ 1.2 kW, 150-400 kHz induction heating system with a custom-designed single position multiple-turn helical coil would be the right solution for their application. An infrared camera was used to measure the temperature of the knife blade during the testing process.

 

With the EASYHEAT 1.2 kW power supply, it was observed that it took just over 20-25 seconds to heat the blade to 200 °F (93 °C), meeting the client’s objective. The speed of heating, induction's repeatability (same heating time and result every time), and the prospect of a safer work environment were the key benefits to the client. 

 

To read other heating application notes from THE LAB at Ambrell, visit our heating applications page.

 

More Heating Application Notes

 

Video: Free Parts Testing from the LAB at Ambrell

THE LAB at Ambrell has long offered induction heating feasibility testing, including a half-day of parts testing free of charge. This testing,...

Read More

Debonding the Rubber Coating from a Steel-Casted Water Valve

A client contacted THE LAB at Ambrell because they needed to heat a steel, rubber-coated water valve to 500 ºF (260 ºC) and debond the rubber...

Read More

Induction Heating a Steel Susceptor for Glass Cutting

 

A client needed to heat a steel susceptor in order to heat glass rods for a glass cutting application. They decided to take advantage of free...

Read More