What Are The Advantages of Silicon Steel?

Silicon steel is an electromagnetic material with special properties, which can be used to make the iron core of electrical equipment such as generators, motors, transformers, rectifiers and relays. Its main alloying element is silicon. The higher the silicon content, the greater the resistivity and lower the conductivity, but the higher the permeability.

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Advantages of Silicon Steel

Excellent magnetic properties:

This steel has a high permeability, can effectively transfer the magnetic flux, so that it can reduce energy loss in the manufacture of electrical equipment such as motors, transformers, and improve the efficiency of the equipment.

Good electrical conductivity:

Although its resistivity has increased compared with ordinary steel, under a reasonable silicon content, it still maintains good electrical conductivity and can meet the basic needs of electrical equipment.

Low iron loss:

Its iron loss (i.e. the loss of energy generated in the magnetic field) is low, helping to reduce the operating costs of the equipment.

Easy to process and manufacture

It has good plasticity and weldability, making it easy to process and manufacture in the manufacturing process.

Good thermal stability:

It can still maintain stable magnetic properties at high temperatures, making it suitable for high temperature working environments.

Environmental protection and energy saving:

Due to its excellent magnetic properties, electrical equipment made of this steel can effectively reduce energy loss, so as to achieve the purpose of energy conservation and environmental protection.

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Applications of Silicon Steel

First, this steel plays an important role in the power industry. It is mainly used to manufacture magnetic materials in electric power equipment such as motors and transformers. It has low iron loss, can save a lot of electricity, extend the working time of the motor and transformer, and simplify the cooling system. At the same time, its high magnetic induction makes the maximum magnetic induction of the design improve, the core is small in size and light in weight, which helps to save materials, but also reduces the loss and manufacturing costs of the motor and transformer.

Secondly, this steel is also widely used in the mechanical and electrical industry. Whether it is a large generator or a small electric motor, silicon steel is one of the core materials for manufacturing them. Especially in the manufacture of micro and small motor, its punching property is particularly important.

In addition, it is widely used in the military industry. Its excellent performance makes it an important material for the manufacture of key electrical components in military equipment, thus ensuring the stability and reliability of military equipment.

In the field of household appliances, it also plays an irreplaceable role. For example, it has been widely used in the manufacture of motors and transformers for home appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, etc., ensuring the normal operation of home appliances and efficient energy consumption.

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