Application of Automatic Resonant Frequency Tuning Circuit to Induction Heating System

Koki Kamaeguchi, Kazuhiro Umetani, Eiji Hiraki

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Abstract

Induction heating is the technique that heats the conductive material by high frequency large AC magnetic field. For efficient generation of the AC magnetic field, induction heating technique commonly utilizes the resonance between the heating coil and the resonating capacitor. The resonance is generally excited by applying the AC voltage of the resonant frequency. However, the resonant frequency is unstable because this frequency is susceptible to the disposition of the material to be heated. As a result, high efficiency high power induction heating system often suffers from unstable operation. This paper addresses this problem by proposing application of a simple automatic resonant frequency tuning circuit to the induction heating. This circuit can automatically achieve equivalent adjustment of the resonance frequency at the operating frequency without special control or the circuit sensing. In addition, this paper elucidated the control method of this tuning circuit to achieve the soft-switching operation in both of the inverter that drives the heating coil and the tuning circuit itself. The experiment revealed successful stabilization of the resonant frequency as well as satisfaction of the soft-switching condition both of the inverter and the tuning circuit, supporting effectiveness of the tuning circuit for induction heating.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 20th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2018 ECCE Europe
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9789075815283
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 30
Externally publishedYes
Event20th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2018 ECCE Europe - Riga, Latvia
Duration: 2018 Sep 172018 Sep 21

Publication series

Name2018 20th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2018 ECCE Europe

Conference

Conference20th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2018 ECCE Europe
CountryLatvia
CityRiga
Period18/9/1718/9/21

Keywords

  • Autotuning
  • Control methods for electrical systems
  • Induction heating
  • Soft switching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Kamaeguchi, K., Umetani, K., & Hiraki, E. (2018). Application of Automatic Resonant Frequency Tuning Circuit to Induction Heating System. In 2018 20th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2018 ECCE Europe [8515340] (2018 20th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2018 ECCE Europe). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..