Thursday, September 1, 2016

Greetings Fluxeonians!


It's time to get off the benches--Fluxeon is having a 10% off sale through Labor day!  The discount is on the entire order.  Use "SEPT" in the coupon code box during checkout.

PLUS! if you are U.S. military, active or retired, our 10% military discount will be boosted to 20% through the end of Labor Day.  use "military" in the coupon code box.

(you can only use one coupon)

Thank you for your business!


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Summer 2016 Newsletter

Greetings, Fluxeonians!  This is your 2016 Summer Newsletter...just a little bit late, with fall right around the corner. :)

But speaking of late... we have garnered quite a reputation for taking a looooong time to fill orders.  Well, those days are now in the past!  Current order fulfillment is 3-5 days, but many orders will ship out same-day.

Fluxeon Store

Annie went through another upgrade.  We're on rev. 1.9 right now.  What's new?

  • Annie got SiC.  And that cured her!
    • Silicon Carbide is the dream material for semiconductors.  While much more costly than it's older sibling, silicon, it gives huge payback:
      • Reduced waste heat, which translates directly to increased duty-cycle.  We're still testing in order to get a firm number, but with certainty we have passed 65% (from 30%). 
      • Larger SOA (safe operating area).  Silicon Carbide can operate a much higher temperatures, up to 175C.  This makes the transistors much more resilient.
    • The cure is not inexpensive.  SiC can be more than 10X the cost of silicon.  We are NOT increasing the price of Annie to make up for it!
  • Annie now has a beefier transformer and larger fan
    • With the increased duty-cycle, we needed to also up-rate the transformer.  
    • The internal fan we previously used became inadequate.  so we switched to a 10,000 rpm, 28mm fan, replacing the 20mm 6000rpm.  It makes a little more noise, but we're looking into a fan with a magnetically levitated shaft (MagLev) instead of the normal bearings.


Garett Churchill, CEO

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Welcome to the Fluxeon Blog!  Here you will find a lot of information about using our induction heaters, troubleshooting, help with coil design, and more.

Also, News, Announcements and other interesting topics related to induction heating will be here.

Stay tuned for content!  It's coming....

Garett Churchill