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AMBRELL INDUCTION

HEATING EQUIPMENT
Operating Manual
Easy Heat 2.4 kW Induction Heating System
DCU Asset ID
27306
Part Number
801-9309
Rev A
ECN #
060306

Start Up Screen
Easy Heat
2
Display
V4.06
22496P
EN/ES/IT

2.0 kW
Main

From Manual
From Manual

RF Power
V4.04

Material for box


Machinable H91
Temp 900C
Ceramic Wool
Fibrefax soaked in resin
Dermot Boughton Chemical Science Lab use settings
Tap no. 16 / Timer 120 seconds / Coil Frequency 278 kHz / XXX Amps
When you apply power to coil the equipment concentrates an electromagnetic
field within the coil diameter. When the metal part is put inside the coil, this
field causes internal electric currents to circulate in the part. Friction from
these currents heat the part
By turning heat on both set point (chosen for part) and output level (actual
power or current to part) are displayed. Typically the output level is higher
when the part is in the coil and reduces when part removed.
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HEATING EQUIPMENT
Operating Manual
Safety Considerations
High Temperature: Wear suitable gloves and clothing to stop direct contact
with work piece or coil. Severe burns can result from contact high
temperatures.
RF Voltages: Wear suitable gloves and clothing to stop direct contact with
work piece or coil.
Induction Burns: the energized work coil causes nearby [200mm] metals to
become heated.

DO NOT WEAR JEWELRY OR CARRY KEYS


Coil attached to Remote Heat Station (RHS) [Coil specific to heating process].
At back of RHS can change transformer settings, see manual or diagram on
wire cover. Transformer settings control power output.
Add Metal to Graphite crucible for melting size A1 dia 80 mm ht 100 mm
Add fibrefax around crucible
Place coil in Safety box and align centrally over movable base
Place crucible and fibrefax centrally inside coil
Add fibrefax around outside of coil to retain heat
Add top plate to safety box
Add a ceramic board cover over crucible during heat cycle [200 mm square]
Turn on power to chiller unit, button attached to side of unit
Check water flowing through pipes and no leaks

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HEATING EQUIPMENT
Operating Manual

Turn on power to Coil Power Supply by using button at back of unit


Front display goes through start up routine and then AC power and ready
LEDs are on.

Start up display
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Front Panel
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HEATING EQUIPMENT
Operating Manual
On start up the front display (above LHS) shows Work Process Set Point in
Amps at top LHS.
The time the heater is kept at this Set Point is shown top RHS.
Bottom LHS shows Coil Output and
bottom RHS shows Resonate Frequency of coil.
Adjust Set Point using navigation up or down arrows,
Then move > using navigation right arrow
Adjust heating cycle time period using navigation up or down arrows
To check menu use navigation buttons on touch panel Press
Page > System Options > System Status > Adjust Profiles > Heat Station >
Page > Modify Tap > Page to read tap (transformer) value Adjust using up
and down navigation buttons and then check connections at back of remote
heat station to ensure wiring agrees with Tap setting
Turn on green button to start heat cycle and view front display for any errors
and to see heat LED is on
The power output can be seen in Watts or Amps by pressing Home button
When heating cycle finished and metal is molten, raise the crucible using the
long handle lever to raise the scissor action platform, to gain access to molten
material.
Then Turned off Power to heat station and coil only
Leave Chiller on for water to continue to circulate and continue to cool coil,
thereby reducing cool down time
The Safety box can now be dismantled to allow removal of crucible from coil
and speed up cooling down time.
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HEATING EQUIPMENT
Operating Manual

Dermot Boughton Chemical Science Lab use settings


Tap no. 16 / Timer 120 seconds / Coil Frequency 278 kHz / XXX Amps
Mech Eng settings
Tap no. 7 / Timer Untimed / Coil Frequency 265 kHz / 189 Amps
Steel takes > 30 mins to turn molten
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HEATING EQUIPMENT
Operating Manual
Optimum distance of crucible to coil is 10 mm as distance doubles the power
output is reduced by a quarter
Use crucibles with high carbon / Graphite content as it produces better heating
conditions.
Coil coated in blue epoxy powder coating, which may degrade over time but
will not affect coil efficiency
Induction heating principle produces magnetic coil hysterysis and Eddy
Current field s to heat crucible and metal.
After 700C the magnetic heating effect is lost and heating produced by Eddy
Current only.
Aluminium will not heat up inside coil unless inside graphite crucible as has
low resistance about value 6 (where steel has value of 120).
Power Supply Unit
Serial No.:
EH1178
Part No.:
300C0002S
Equipment:
EH 224

Serial No.: 104386C 8010002S


Despatch: 20/02/09 Sales O/N: 6226

Remote Heater Station


Part No.:
301C0002
Serial No.: 106665C07090002
Equipment:
Easy Heat Workhead 300P
Capacitor Specification
2 x 0.33=0.66F
Pt No.: 012C0065
Despatch: Feb 08
Sales O/N: 6226
Chiller
Part No.:
Equipment:

052C0001
Flowmax 230

Created by Chris Crouch

Serial No.: 001113C07090001


Despatch: 29/02/09 Sales O/N: 6226
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