Coil failures pt 14: SPLIT-RETURN INDUCTORS
March 18th, 2010
The main considerations when choosing an inductor style are the shape of the part, the desired heat-treat pattern, and the material handling to be used for production (i.e., how the part is moved into the coil or the coil indexes into the part, whether rotation of the part is required, or how is the part transferred after heat treatment). Over the years, induction practitioners have established a family of special or specialty inductors. Common names have been coined to describe their appearance or function, such as pancake, channel, hairpin, split-return, and butterfly inductors.