An induction furnace is an electrical furnace in which the heat is applied by induction heating of metal. Induction furnace capacities range from less than one kilogram to one hundred tons, and are used to melt iron and steel, copper, aluminum, and precious metals.
An advantage of induction heating is that the heat is generated within the furnace’s charge itself rather than applied by a burning fuel or other external heat source, which can be important in applications where contamination is an issue.
Operating frequencies range from utility frequency (50 or 60 Hz) to 400 kHz or higher, usually depending on the material being melted, the capacity (volume) of the furnace and the melting speed required.
Power semiconductors have various designs. MS Power makes semiconductor devices for induction furnaces in stud and disc housings.
MS Power offers a wide range of customization options based on individual customer requirements to technical parameters, connections and appearance of devices. Please contact the sales department for more info.