Date: Thu Aug 9 08:06:42 2007

Author: Wolfgang Rueckner

Subject: Re: Best type of iron for a solenoid

Post:
I would go for ductile iron over cast iron. -- Wolfgang



On Aug 8, 2007, at 5:50 PM, Stephen Irons wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> What's the best type of iron to use in a solenoid? I know mu metal
> (or superpermalloy) is better, but I'd like to keep the cost down
> (looking to have 4" bore). MMC has cast gray iron (ASTM A48) and
> ductile iron (ASTM A46) in this size. If it matters to you I want
> to generate a field of at least 1000 G with using about 30 amps and
> a reasonable number of turns/inch.
>
> Other suggestions?
>
> Thanks!
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