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Sun May 19 2019

Induction Heating: Flux Concentrators

By Furnace Engineering

Furnace Engineering together with Fluxtrol offers induction heating solutions and specialised services such as industrial concentrators and coil design.

Fluxtrol materials are soft magnetic composites made by compacting magnetic powder metals and dielectric binders at high pressures with subsequent thermal treatment. They are used for magnetic flux control - concentrating, shielding or modifying.

Magnetic Flux Control is the process of modifying the induction coil magnetic flux using magnetic templates (magnetic flux controllers). Magnetic controllers are used to change magnetic field pattern and coil parameters, making their application relevant in the whole induction system design.

Fluxtrol flux concentrators reduce the back-path magnetic resistance and concentrate the induced power.
When applied to an inductor (or coil), Fluxtrol flux concentrators allow the heating zones to be controlled.

Key features:

  • Controlled magnetic field distribution and heat patterns
  • Increases process efficiency
  • Decreases cycle times
  • Energy efficient
  • Higher temperature resistance
  • Improved mechanical strength & machinability
  • Direct replacement of laminations and ferrites.