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Infrared SolutionsDownloads Online Infrared Training Course

Infrared Solutions

As the applications and demands for infrared heat are manifold, there are as many different infrared systems. Sometimes a product absorbs best the long-wave radiation of a ceramic heater, sometimes the short cycle time demands a short-wave halogen heater. If this is a surface treatment, there is a need for deep heating. Finally, surfaces are not always homogeneous and flat or may only be partially heated.

From us you get the heating solution that is best for your application. We offer short wave as well as medium and long wave infrared emitters. We work specifically with reflection and indirect radiation, integrate ventilation, even additional air heaters if the application thus becomes more efficient. You choose whether you only want to buy the platen from us or the complete system including control and heat-resistant conveyer technology. For process control, we use a Siemens control optimized for infrared heating.

Together with our partner Ceramicx Ireland, we have a team of engineers from a wide range of disciplines and work closely together with universities and scientific institutions. Decades of experience in the design and production of infrared heaters and IR systems make us the perfect partner to find a solution for your heat work.

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In the following chapter we will show you some examples of realized infrared solutions. Get an impression of the variety and gather ideas for your application. And then contact us.


Key Processes


Conveying

"Reaching a moving target"

IR heating and conveying systems "made by Ceramicx"...

  • fit into pre-determined production lines, cycle times, packaging and palletisation
  • ensure accurate and efficient line production
  • contain highest standard of engineering and process control
  • convey the best heat solutions to the target bodies / products in the right manner
Success stories

Supplying the Worlds Packaging Producers

With over 7 billion mouths needing delivery systems to guarantee food and water on a daily basis it would be a rash soul to bet against the continuing expansion of this sector.

Ceramicx's long-standing expertise in packaging manufacturing is winning the company new kinds of machine build. For more information on our latest endeavour, follow the link below.

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Case study firebird heating solutions

Heating solutions company Firebird is on an upward track: The company's expansion since foundation in 1980 now sees it selling its boilers, solar thermal systems, biomass energy systems and domestic cookers in markets as diverse as France, New Zealand, USA, Germany, UK, Scandinavia and the Middle East.

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Case study bm anlagenbau

To help BM Anlagenbau in using infrared heating technology to create innovative and weather-resistant products for the construction and building industries. These specially-treated products resist wear and tear; hold their aesthetic through the product lifetime, as well as being graffiti and vandal proof - thus extending product life and service life; reducing efflorescence and guarding against tyre abrasions, food, oil and chemical contaminations. The use of infrared heating would give the client the opportunity to cataylse the process; reduce lead times and also enhance product aesthetics and finish.

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High Speed Thermoforming

"Creating the finished package"

High Speed Thermoforming
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In-line thermoforming IR ovens and heat platens "made by Ceramicx"...

  • typically supplied as retrofit heat system for production lines making Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • average energy savings of 40% along with up to 20% productivity improvement are possible
  • pin point process control and design
  • IR based heat sources – for longevity, reliability and cost down
  • preservation and rejuvenation of expensive capital equipment
Success stories

I'll Be Linpac

The latest Linpac project is beginning to take shape at Ceramicx. Based on the excellent results from the previous project almost 2 years ago.

Ceramicx supplied Linpac with a heating system which was vastly superior to those in use, With energy savings of 40% the result speaks for itself. For more information on our new project follow the link below.

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Case study int food service packaging producer

The client required a complete upgrade on one of its main plastics thermoforming lines - manufacturing consumables for the food service industries.

The project scope included removal of the existing calrod oven and control system and the replacement of it with an efficient ceramic-based top and bottom panel heater infrared oven with integral clam style opening frame work. Ceramicx products, componentry and design input were integral to the success of the project.

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Cut Sheet Thermoforming

"Boosting quality in large plastic parts"

IR heat platens for cut-sheet thermoforming "made by Ceramicx" allows...

  • elimination of costly legacy issues with tubular and conventional heating
  • pin point process control and design
  • IR based heat sources – for longevity, reliability and cost down
  • preservation and rejuvenation of expensive capital equipment
Success stories

Keeping Automotive Moving

The Ceramicx commitment to the automotive supply industry has not gone unnoticed in recent months.

Ceramicx recently won an important order to supply a Tier 1 supplier with an Infrared thermoforming system making such products for a leading automotive OEM in the UK.

For more on our latest project follow the link below.

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Platen Specialists

Last week saw the completion of an infrared oven for a Tier One automotive supplier in Wales. Platens, our bread and butter, continue to surprise our customers with energy cost savings and a reduced carbon footprint, both vital to the everyday industrial ecosystem.

Follow the link below to see how we created this project with input from the team here at ceramicx and the customer to ensure we exceeded customer expectations.

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Ceramicx supplies big to the USA

The four men in the photo are standing in front of a Ceramicx heating oven that forms an integral part of one of the largest shuttle thermoforming machine systems in North America — possibly the largest.

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Case study santa fe custom skylights

To upgrade an ageing and energy-costing plastics thermoforming line to effective infrared based heating - while remaining well within the power constraints for the local electricity grid.

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Composite Thermoforming

"Finding the suiting heat work recipe"

Relying on "Ceramicx" means...

  • to benefit from rich experience
  • selecting and adjusting the perfect IR heat source by testing materials and 3D mapping the IR heat flux, both by means of Ceramicx Herschel test instrument
  • 3D measurements and maps of the forming process under IR heat before machine build takes place
  • custom made thermoforming ovens, each specific for particular materials and shapes

Drape Forming

"Forming and curing composites out of autoclave"

The solution: Ceramicx Vector Drape Former!

  • Siemens-controlled 28,8 kW optimised infrared system
  • Five independently controlled heating zones
  • High performance Becker vacuum system with automatic venting
  • Bed size 1400 x 1000 mm
  • Heater bed sizes and trolley options can be customized
  • Alternative to autoclave production to minimize costs and energy consumption
Success stories

Innovation – all the way through

Readers of this blog may recall our pioneering work with Belfast Metropolitan on a new kind of drape forming machine for the global composites industry.

It is exciting stuff indeed. The Ceramicx Vector Drape Former is now nearing its completion as a fully working solution for out-of-autoclave production. Our technology is ready – but is the manufacturing market place? Therein lies the rub.

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Drying and Curing

"From IR emitter to complete production lines"

Infrared Drying and Curing systems "made by Ceramicx"...

  • ensure a more lasting and quality finish to many products products in final stage production processes
  • enable complex interaction of paints, polymers and inks with substrates of plastics, metals, stone and concrete, paper and other products
  • typically involve pre-drying stages and sophisticated patterns of heat control, together with a "deeper" heat exchange and subsequent chemical/bonding reaction
Success stories

Case study firebird heating solutions

Heating solutions company Firebird is on an upward track: The company's expansion since foundation in 1980 now sees it selling its boilers, solar thermal systems, biomass energy systems and domestic cookers in markets as diverse as France, New Zealand, USA, Germany, UK, Scandinavia and the Middle East.

learn more

Case study bm anlagenbau

To help BM Anlagenbau in using infrared heating technology to create innovative and weather-resistant products for the construction and building industries. These specially-treated products resist wear and tear; hold their aesthetic through the product lifetime, as well as being graffiti and vandal proof - thus extending product life and service life; reducing efflorescence and guarding against tyre abrasions, food, oil and chemical contaminations. The use of infrared heating would give the client the opportunity to cataylse the process; reduce lead times and also enhance product aesthetics and finish.

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Welding and Adhesives

"Providing the perfect bond with IR heat"

"Ceramicx"...

  • IR heat technology is used to weld and fuse materials together, creating rock-stable joints or powerful hybrid material structures
  • can also be used inline to bond various materials together, such as plastic-to-metal or plastic-to-rubber
  • infrared heat/energy exchange is often able to produce bonding and material changes at a chemical level – outperforming the parameters of conventional heating
Success stories

Innovation drives US heat work

Our colleagues at Weco International have truly been making hay since our successful joint outing together at the record breaking NPE show in Orlando, Florida, March 2015.

Some new Weco blood has been taking the Ceramicx infrared heating message out to American industry. New clam shell infrared ovens for shrink heating, new customer testing facilities at Weco; new studies showing great savings with IR heat sources – these are all helping to galvanise US manufacturing and boost sales.

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High Temperature Furnace Ovens

"Containing high watt density in a hot box"

Tempering in IR ovens "made by Ceramicx"...

  • is ideal for manufacturing that demand high temperature or high energy performance systems
  • utilizes broadband IR radiation provided by a special ceramic background insulation with favourable emission characteristics
  • is recommended for the manufacture of toughened glass or high-value composites
Success stories

Heatwork For All Materials

With the use of our Herschel infrared test instrument, we can now implement the necessary tests on any material that you want to use. Provide us with a material and we go from the testing stage all the way through designing and producing a finished product. We do all this from the one location and this is how we guarantee quality.

For more information on one of our previous projects follow the link below.

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The Genesis Of An Industrial Oven

Our last blog post on the automotive industry technology reminded me that generic technology often needs a specific industrial setting before it can become more widespread and universal.

Our work on our unique Ceramicx clam shell IR heater, for example, would most likely not have taken place without prior and intensive heat work with Automotive Tier 1 supplier Mecalbi.

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Automotive harness technology

Ceramicx has always set great store by its relationship with 1st Tier suppliers to OEMs in a number of manufacturing sectors. The automotive industry is key in that regard and leading auto-supplier Mecalbi has become a valued Ceramicx partner, with the relationship going from strength to strength.

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Research and Development Ovens

"Exploring the right IR radiation for material and task"

IR test ovens "made by Ceramicx"...

  • can be set up to measure such process parameters as cycle times, cure, adhesion, flash off, shrinkage, forming and other material-based factors
  • base on off the shelf units that can easily be adjusted to specific research and heat work targets
  • utilize interchangeable modules for long, medium and short wave emitters
  • are also available for contract testing by the Ceramicx R&D team
Success stories

Research and Development - The Key To Success

A fundamental part of creating a new industrial oven is the time and effort we put in to ensure that the oven will be delivered to you with fail-safe and predictable performance.

Our building improvements are furthering our abilities to provide this service due to the building of our laboratory and clean room, read more to see what the future holds.

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Ceramicx Centre for Infrared Innovation – C2I2

09 October, 2013 - New Ceramicx expertise available – at the Centre
This month concludes with another red letter day with the opening of the new Ceramicx Centre for Infrared Innovation – C2I2.

A finely tuned ear might pick out a subliminal robotic reference around the new name. No mistake there, since our new IR energy mapping instrument complete with ABB robot will be at the heart of the new work.

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Key Markets


Key Markets for Infrared Systems
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Key Markets – Aerospace

"On wings of innovation - The age of metal has long passed for today's aerospace industry"

Freek can provide Infrared Solutions "made by Ceramicx"...

  • typically involving composite structures, new-oven build and bespoke drying / curing technology
  • the new drape forming oven – developed with Belfast Metropolitan College – is one instance of innovation that has been spurred by work with aerospace clients
Success stories

Innovation – all the way through

Readers of this blog may recall our pioneering work with Belfast Metropolitan on a new kind of drape forming machine for the global composites industry.

It is exciting stuff indeed. The Ceramicx Vector Drape Former is now nearing its completion as a fully working solution for out-of-autoclave production. Our technology is ready – but is the manufacturing market place? Therein lies the rub.

learn more

Key Markets – Automotive

"Stronger and lighter"

Freek can provide Infrared Solutions "made by Ceramicx"...

  • for infrared forming, preforming, drying, curing, adhesive and bonding solutions for automotive companies in all major materials: plastics, glass, metal
  • preferential ovens – drape forming or thermoforming – for production of larger automotive parts
Success stories

Keeping Automotive Moving

The Ceramicx commitment to the automotive supply industry has not gone unnoticed in recent months.

Ceramicx recently won an important order to supply a Tier 1 supplier with an Infrared thermoforming system making such products for a leading automotive OEM in the UK.

For more on our latest project follow the link below.

learn more

Platen Specialists

Last week saw the completion of an infrared oven for a Tier One automotive supplier in Wales. Platens, our bread and butter, continue to surprise our customers with energy cost savings and a reduced carbon footprint, both vital to the everyday industrial ecosystem.

Follow the link below to see how we created this project with input from the team here at ceramicx and the customer to ensure we exceeded customer expectations.

learn more

Innovation in Automation

Considerable ingenuity is often required to bring the pieces of a modern automotive car together. Techniques of welding, annealing, shaping and heat forming can all play their part – from the construction of the humblest hatchback to the top of the line luxury car.

Follow the link below to see how we dealt with creating IR heat systems in order to bond leatherette materials to the interiors of automotive passenger doors.

learn more

The Genesis Of An Industrial Oven

Our last blog post on the automotive industry technology reminded me that generic technology often needs a specific industrial setting before it can become more widespread and universal.

Our work on our unique Ceramicx clam shell IR heater, for example, would most likely not have taken place without prior and intensive heat work with Automotive Tier 1 supplier Mecalbi.

learn more

Innovation – all the way through

Readers of this blog may recall our pioneering work with Belfast Metropolitan on a new kind of drape forming machine for the global composites industry.

It is exciting stuff indeed. The Ceramicx Vector Drape Former is now nearing its completion as a fully working solution for out-of-autoclave production. Our technology is ready – but is the manufacturing market place? Therein lies the rub.

learn more

Automotive harness technology

Ceramicx has always set great store by its relationship with 1st Tier suppliers to OEMs in a number of manufacturing sectors. The automotive industry is key in that regard and leading auto-supplier Mecalbi has become a valued Ceramicx partner, with the relationship going from strength to strength.

learn more

Key Markets – Packaging

"Environmental and cost-saving"

High Speed Thermoforming

Freek can provide Infrared Solutions "made by Ceramicx"...

  • for redesigning and rebuilding of packaging production systems
  • utilizing superior heat sources for packaging materials
  • providing fast turnaround and payback improvements of retrofit systems by possible reduction of energy consumption by up to 40% and increase of production by up to 20%
Success stories

I'll Be Linpac

The latest Linpac project is beginning to take shape at Ceramicx. Based on the excellent results from the previous project almost 2 years ago.

Ceramicx supplied Linpac with a heating system which was vastly superior to those in use, With energy savings of 40% the result speaks for itself. For more information on our new project follow the link below.

learn more

Supplying the Worlds Packaging Producers

With over 7 billion mouths needing delivery systems to guarantee food and water on a daily basis it would be a rash soul to bet against the continuing expansion of this sector.

Ceramicx's long-standing expertise in packaging manufacturing is winning the company new kinds of machine build. For more information on our latest endeavour, follow the link below.

learn more

Case study int food service packaging producer

The client required a complete upgrade on one of its main plastics thermoforming lines - manufacturing consumables for the food service industries.

The project scope included removal of the existing calrod oven and control system and the replacement of it with an efficient ceramic-based top and bottom panel heater infrared oven with integral clam style opening frame work. Ceramicx products, componentry and design input were integral to the success of the project.

learn more


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