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Infrared Heating for Industry

There are many methods of generating heat for industrial processes; each has its advantages. But infrared heating has proven to be the most advanced, efficient and cost-effective method of all. infrared heater That's why manufacturers worldwide are turning to infrared heating ovens for their process needs. Whether it's a new system or a retrofit, an infrared heater from Heraeus Noblelight is often the ideal means of applying heat to solve industrial challenges.

Industrial heaters from Heraeus Noblelight cover the spectrum of applications. All styles of Heraeus quartz heaters are available in both stock and OEM configurations. Heraeus Noblelight IR applications for industry and manufacturing include automotive, digital printing, food, glass, metal, paper, plastics, textile, vacuum, web process, converting, wood and many others.

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Industrial Infrared Ovens

Infrared heater and heating systems -- industrial infrared ovens -- from Heraeus Noblelight provide solutions to challenges in curing, drying and other applications.

Our electric IR emitters and ovens feature heat lamps designed to meet the specific requirements of each application. Innovative infared emitter lamp technology targets heat exactly where it is needed, providing high levels of efficiency to the process.

Our heater infrared product line includes custom and modular systems using these and other technologies:

  • Short Wave Twin Tube
  • Short Wave Single Tube NIR
  • Fast Response Medium Wave
  • Medium Wave Lamps Infrared
  • Carbon Heater Infrared
  • Hybrid Carbon/Shortwave
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Industries Using IR

Today's industries can enjoy significant savings in cost and efficiency through use of IR heat from Heraeus Noblelight. Below are just a few of the industries that put infrared heaters and quartz heaters to effective use.

  • Appliance Manufacture
  • Automotive Industry
  • Carpet/Flooring Manufacture
  • Glass Manufacturing
  • Metals Fabrication
  • Roofing
  • Textiles
  • Wood Products
  • Converting
  • Food
  • Packaging
  • Paper
  • Powdercoating
  • Web Processing
  • Plastic Welding
  • Plastic Heat Staking
  • Digital Printing
  • Flexo Printing
  • Photovoltaics
  • Semiconductors
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Featured Infrared Application

Softening Paint on Steel Sheets Prior to Rollforming A manufacturer of rollformed steel sheets had used a gas-heated air oven to soften paint on PE-coated sheets, but wanted greater control over the process. The solution was a shortwave conveyorized infrared oven from Heraeus Noblelight. Heaters are activated by photocells that sense the product; IR power is regulated and switchable in zones depending on desired line speed and product thickness.

What's more, the infrared heater has practical, effective and efficient uses in many processes throughout industry. Infra-red can be used to heat: metal, plastic, textiles, rubber, glass and wood are a few of the materials that can benefit from infared heaters. Drying with IR can reduce moisture and help dry coatings. The curing process uses infrared quartz heaters for plastic, metal, glass, ceramics and other materials. Adhesives can be activated using infrared. And specialized uses like ultrapure water and vacuum often benefit from a Heraeus infrared heater.

IR technology is often ideal when applied to processes like activating, curing, drying, fixation, foaming, glueing, laminating, melting, preheating, shrinking, soldering, sterilizing and tempering. That's merely a partial list; if your application isn't among these, the applications experts at Heraeus Noblelight can still work with you to develop a solution to your process challenges.

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Featured Infrared Video

Click the image for a 1:24-long (1.1mb) video illustrating IR welding of glass-filled polypropylene (PP).

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Primer: The Basics of IR

  • Heat transfer is simple -- it requires no contact with the material and no intermediate medium such as air or water.
  • IR heaters transmit high power -- even irregularly-shaped items heat in seconds.
  • The heating process fits in easily with the manufacturing process -- by appropriate choice of heater or heater module, an infrared heater can match the process speed.
Quartz glass IR lamps provide a superior alternative to other heating sources (such as steam, hot air, ceramic emitters, gas or metal heaters) because infrared has the unique ability to transfer large amounts of energy (heat) quickly, and IR lamps can precisely target that heat while specifically matching the needs of the process.

All these advantages can add up to reduced energy consumption, higher line speed/throughput, smaller footprint and overall enhanced heating performance.

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Understanding Infrared Heating

Understanding Infrared Heating

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This popular, informative and essential booklet covers how-and-why of infrared heat technology and infared heaters; it explains the engineering aspects of radiation theory in terms everyone can understand, yet provides useful information for the more technically-minded. The basic of the infrared heater, workpiece characteristics, process control, temperature measurement and control: they're all covered. And it's FREE.

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Every month, Heraeus Noblelight publishes the online newsletter, Application Notes for Infrared Heating. This FREE newsletter spotlights succesful industrial applications of process heat using infrared heaters and infrared technology. It's short, to the point, and full of practical examples. Subscription is FREE. To sign up, click HERE.

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