Helps to design better, more efficient induction coils and heating recipes with confidence and in a shorter time by replacing physical tests with computer simulations

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Specialized induction heating

simulation software 

Try FREE for 10 days, no credit card required

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Trusted by induction heating industry leaders:

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CENOS simulation is accurate

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CENOS simulation software accuracy is explicitly validated by our customers - industry leaders. Engineers benchmarked CENOS simulations with real-life tests and practically proved the software value for induction coil design, heating recipe optimization, energy efficiency, and coil lifetime improvements.

Actually, CENOS is the most accurate simulation software because it utilizes open-source calculation algorithms, which are absolutely transparent and accessible for everyone. The calculation algorithms were built, verified, and improved by the community of academic users from the world's top universities.

Software functionality

  • One stop software: from CAD geometry to full visualization of results and analysis

  • Desktop (on-premises) installation for Windows 7-10

  • CENOS leverages open-source tools to ensure full stack of CAD/CAE software: Salome, GetDP, ParaView

  • High-performance simulation algorithms optimized for induction heating tasks

  • Supports the use of CAD geometry files prepared by any design program (.step or .iges formats)

  • Pre-defined templates for basic workpiece and coil geometries

  • Full-stack geometry editor powered by Salome

  • Full 3D, 2D and axial symmetric simulations

  • Material database, possibility to add and save custom materials

Software functionality

  • One stop software: from CAD geometry to full visualization of results and analysis

  • Desktop (on-premises) installation for Windows 7-10

  • CENOS leverages open-source tools to ensure full stack of CAD/CAE software: Salome, GetDP, ParaView

  • High-performance simulation algorithms optimized for induction heating tasks

  • Supports the use of CAD geometry files prepared by any design program (.step or .iges formats)

  • Pre-defined templates for basic workpiece and coil geometries

  • Full-stack geometry editor powered by Salome

  • Full 3D, 2D and axial symmetric simulations

  • Material database, possibility to add and save custom materials

Simulation capabilities

  • Easy to handle rotation, scanning, movement, multi-step movement in 2D and 3D

  • Accurate materials representation: temperature dependent properties, B-H curves and magnetic saturation, heating over Curie point

  • Simulation of coils with flux concentrators (Fluxtrol and similar materials) and lamination

  • Heating and lifetime investigation of coils and flux concentrators (incl. hysteresis losses)

  • Hardening and quenching: calculation of metallurgical phases (martensite, austenite, perlite, bainite) and hardness

  • Energy and circuit data: apparent power, inductance, resistance, coupling efficiency

  • Magnetic field force (Lorenze force) acting on coil parts and a workpiece

  • MHz calculations (surface impedance method)

 

… and many more, because this is the only software specialized on induction heating with full spectrum of necessary functionality. And we are constantly working to add more value.

Data security

CENOS is a desktop software, which means it is safe by design. CENOS keeps all data at your premises, on your PC:

CAD files, materials data, all input parameters, results of simulations. It's all fully secure because data never leaves your computer.
 

We require an internet connection just to verify your software license. Connection to our license server is the only dataflow going out of your computer.

Hardware requirements

You don’t need a supercomputer to run induction heating simulations with CENOS. Intel i5 or i7 (or similar) are good enough. The faster processor you have, the faster calculation will go.


We recommend to have at least 16Gb RAM to calculate 3D cases, 32Gb is better. Actually, the more RAM you have, the bigger (more complex) 3D geometries you can simulate. Some of our customers use 128 Gb machines and that’s like for rocket-science-cases.

Return on the investment

Our customers - induction heating equipment manufacturers, coil designers, commercial heat treaters and manufacturing companies, calculate return of investment (ROI) of the software for the following benefits:

  • Coil development without physical testing - time and material saving up to 80%

  • Recipe development without wasting parts - scrap reduction up to 90%

  • Better coil and receipt design by full understanding of the process - energy saving up to 30%

  • Coil lifetime optimization predicting failures - up to 10x longer lifetime

  • More precise fit to heating/hardening specifications - energy saving up to 30%

  • Facilitation of design staff learning by failing in computer - up to 5x better and faster design from young engineers

  • Avoid performance failures and coil return - forever!

  • Ability to order 3D printed coils with confidence of their performance

  • More successful pre-sale by making customers confident in the design/service quality

  • Ability to re-use legacy induction equipment by powering R&D with computer simulation
     

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Unmatched ease-of-use

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  • frequency, current, voltage

  • heating time, cooling 

  • non-linear properties (B-H curve)

  • loss of ferromagnetic properties over Curie temp.

  • material properties and coefficients

       Get results:

  • 3D temperature and magnetic field renderings, animations, plots, and more

  • Apparent power, induced heat, and inductance are logged in the Excel file

  • use CENOS templates

  • import CAD (STEP IGES)

  • build from scratch using FREECAD OR SALOME

Learning & support

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Applications & examples

Design and simulate induction coils, induction systems and create heating recipes for:

  • Induction hardening

  • Single-shot hardening

  • Scanning hardening

  • Surface hardening

  • Tempering

  • Annealing

  • Normalizing

  • Induction brazing & soldering

  • Welding

  • Preheating for welding

  • Bonding and curing

  • Shrink fitting

  • Induction bending

  • Semiconductor crystal growth

  • ​​Induction heating of billets, bars, and strips

  • Forging

  • Metal forming

  • Preheating of injection moulds

  • Induction melting

  • Additive inductor manufacturing

  • other applications

License prices (monthly & annual lease)

CENOS Platform - a desktop software for Microsoft Windows

for academic &

non-commercial use

We expect to
share your results
with the community

Free for the academic community which has made CENOS possible

for rare users & solo projects

BASIC

€350

/ mo x 12

Unlimited use
One workstation
Monthly or annual subscription

for professional users

PROFESSIONAL

€750

/ mo x 12

per workstation

Unlimited use

Billed annually

for teams

TEAM

€1200

 

/ mo x 12

per floating license

Floating license Unlimited use

Billed annually

"We got an important coil order demonstrating a customer the hardening zone simulation in CENOS."

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"CENOS commitment and support is great. The software is exceptional help for induction coil designers!"

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"To support our customers with 100% pure 3D copper coil design, we use CENOS simulation software, since we can rely on the simulation results."