Induction brass annealer redux

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  1. Skunce

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    I finished my annealer and it works great! Thank you Gina and Hollywood for sharing your design. I mounted all of the components inside an old computer case and utilized some of the computer's original wiring and parts. The power supply could have been used also, but it was missing. I made the cartridge holder so that it can easily be adjusted for different length and diameter cases. I still plan to add a carrying handle to the top of the case.


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  2. Terry Altom

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    That's my intention also. Would you mind sending me a couple pics of the internal layout?
     
  3. Gina1

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    You guy's are amazing. Congrat's SKunce..... You now have a working annealer. AND you did it your way. (parts, lay out, case, etc etc.)
    Hollywood and I were glad to have started the ball rolling.

    Gina
     
  4. Skunce

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    I removed the front face of the computer case and made a new one to mount the switches, timer and volt/ammeter from 1/8" hard board. I used a push button power switch and a 10 amp relay instead of the toggle switch. I cut a hole in the top front of the case and mounted the fan to blow down onto the inductor board. I inverted the stand offs on the inductor board and mounted the coil on the underside. For the cooling system I used automotive antifreeze and distilled water for the coolant that I thinned to one part antifreeze to two parts water. I machined brass nipples to match the heat exchanger and water pump and used plumbing solder to solder them to the 1/4" copper tubing. The water pump is mounted to the top of the case and all of the cooling system components are connected with 5/16" tubing. I also machined some brass reducing bushings to connect the 1/8" and 1/4" copper tubing together. The 48 volt supply is mounted so that it vents out of the rear of the case and the voltage is also adjustable from the outside of the case.

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  5. Gina1

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    SKunce...
    Nice bringing the adjustment for the 48 volt PS outside. I was thinking about that, but did not pursue it as I had adjusted the supply where I wanted it, buttoned up.
    But, I was wondering how you did it ? Was there something I overlooked in that department? Did you extend the adjustment pot outside the PS? or are you using the remote PS sense line?
    For me, maybe a future add-on.

    Thanks

    Gina
     
  6. Skunce

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    I just mounted the power supply so that the adjustment could be reached easily from the outside of the case. Both of the power supplies are mounted so that air from the fan on top of the case blows though the supplies and out the back of the case. 20161003_201025.jpg
     
  7. Gina1

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    AhhhhhSo :)

    Nice idea mounting the coolant pump on top. Makes for a smaller foot print.

    Gina
     
  8. Terry Altom

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  9. Frog

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    Not a bad price for the pc case
    But I really don't want a free whipping it might hurt:D
     
  10. Terry Altom

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    Must have been a premonition of the future for gun enthusiast ;-)
     
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  12. Gina1

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    Hi all...
    I had a PM the other day asking how uniform the annealing was with the GinaErick annealer. The following photo is 6XC cases right after coming home from the range and annealed. Picture says it all.
    Total time for each case, running in auto-cycle was (5.4 seconds annealing + .5 sec drop time + 2.5 sec delay to load in next case for annealing). All 50 cases took less then 7 minutes.

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  13. boltfluter

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    Wow! That looks absolutely perfect. Wish I was handy with the electrical stuff.:(

    Paul
     
  14. Gina1

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    Thank you
     
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    Small auto feeder update.
     
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  16. Terry Altom

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    Started fitting components into the pc case and want to check on something. I plan to leave most of the chassis front aluminum in place. Question is whether this will cause any problems the induction coil opration?
     
  17. Gina1

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    Good question....

    Since you have your amp meter hooked up, watch the current. Only problem someone had in the GinaErick build with a front panel, was when the coil tubing went through the front panel. Even though it was insulated (through grommets) it was close enough to induce eddy currents into the front panel. This showed up in the current reading. Normal no load current is about 8.6 amps.
    His was about 10.2A and the front panel was getting warm. The fix was to cut a larger opening for the tubing.

    In your case, put it together and watch your no load current reading. Saw your video... Looking good.

    Gina
     
  18. Terry Altom

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    Thanks for this tip. By the way, I'm just starting my build. The video was by another guy, but did look good for sure. I bought a new case for mine, which is about 1/3 as stout as the 15 year old case I threw away this summer. Might be a wood build after all. But, it will get done!

    Thanks,
    Terry
     
  19. Gina1

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    Sorry taltom.. I'm losing it in my old age :oops:
     
  20. anri

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    Just made GinaErick annealer. First test with tempilaq 750F.
    I have zero experience with tempilaq. Which number is ok?

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