Electrical Iron

Electrical Iron is a low carbon iron with good direct current soft magnetic properties after heat treatment. It is produced using the electric arc melting process. Other elements commonly found in low carbon irons are held as low as possible in order to provide material capable of producing good direct current soft magnetic properties. After a standard magnetic aging treatment, HC from 15 kG increases less than 6% when employing a 1562°F (850°C) forming gas initial heat treatment.

Type Analysis

  • Carbon (Maximum) 0.02
  • Phosphorus (Nominal) 0.01
  • Silicon (Nominal) 0.12
  • Nickel (Nominal) 0.08
  • Manganese (Nominal) 0.12
  • Sulfur (Nominal) 0.01
  • Iron (Nominal) Balance
  • Vanadium (Nominal) 0.04-0.10


various types of magnetic circuit core members in electromechanical relays, solenoids, magnetic pole pieces, and various other magnetic flux carrying members

Applicable Specifications

  • ASTM A848 Alloy 1





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