INFRARED HEATING, DRYING & CURING TECHNOLOGY
Infralight Pty Ltd is a leading supplier and consultant of infrared heating applications, infrared elements, infrared lamps, radiant tubes, twin tube heating quartz elements, infrared ovens. Infrared heating is commonly used in many industrial manufacturing processes: Drying and curing films, paints, inks, lacquers, adhesives, powder coating. Infrared heating is widely used to heat products on a web application such as glass laminating, removing film water, drying timber, paper. Infrared is used as localised heating for spot repair on damaged vehicles, planes, various components, plastics. From a manufacturers viewpoint Infrared heating is fast and direct with high efficiency, infrared heating offers the operator precise control with high production, low capital costs, easily installed and flexible. Downtime is negligible and servicing is quick and simple. Infralight Technology with 20 years experience in industrial furnace design, will custom design a solution based on your manufacturing criteria.
INFRARED CURING & DRYING
Infrared heat can deliver heat quickly and accurately in the area that is required, energy is not wasted and it is a highly efficient heating unit. The size of the infrared system is very small compared to normal convection and other types of heating systems. A typical near infrared dryer will be less than a meter in length compared to 10-30m for a typical convection system and at a 10th of the cost. Convection heating is extremely inefficient for fast web applications. Infralight’s twin tubes with gold reflector are made from high purity quartz. The quartz is 3mm thick and a gold coating is applied to the back of the quartz allowing 95% transmittance of infrared heat. The elements are very strong, made for industrial applications, fast switching and will last for thousands of hours of normal operation. Quartz infrared tubes are the most efficient form of infrared heating because the quartz does not absorb heat, quartz is transparent to infrared light. Metal sheathed elements or similar are not as efficient because they absorb most of the heat generated and are very slow to warm up (minutes). Quartz elements are instant.
IR TWIN TUBE LAMPS WITH GOLD REFLECTOR
Infralight Technology’s twin tube heating elements emit high intensity infrared heat. The gold reflector applied to the quartz tube directs all of the infrared heat onto the product where it is needed. No energy is wasted. Because Infrared heat is actually light and has all the properties of light, the gold coating is applied to the back of the quartz tube, reflecting all of the heat. Gold is the most reflective metal, which gives an reflective efficiency of 95%. The infrared heating systems are compact and easily installed. Most infrared heating systems are installed very quickly. There are no on-going maintenance issues and running costs are minimul. Once installed and commissioned, the unit will operate continuously for thousands of hours. The heating modules, made from stainles steel are air-cooled. Normal safety procedures are outlined in delivery instructions.
NEAR INFRARED HEATING (NIR)
Compact infrared heating devices with many advantages above other forms of heating. This mode of heating allows the user precise temperature control over the process, saving production costs and time with a much higher qulaity of production. Some of the features of a near infrared heating system include:
- No warm up time
- Fast and rapid production
- No maintenance required
- Compact systems saving on valuable floor space
- Safe and reliable
FAST RESPONSE INFRARED EMITTERS
With zero warm up time and instantly powered down with no residual heat. The advantage is the operation will save money on power as the system is only heating when product is being processed. Normal electric or gas convection systems need to be operated continuously because they have very long warm up times. Fast response quartz infrared heating elements when the power is deactivated, switch off instantly with no residual heat. If there is an emergency stop for example, machine breakdown, a switch will disconnect the power to the heating elements. The product will not be compromised and most importantly there is no risk of fire.
REPLACEMENT QUARTZ INFRARED LAMPS & HEATING ELEMENTS
Infrared heating technology is used today for fast, targeted heating in a wide range of material processes. Infralight Technology supplies a range of infrared heating lamps from the quartz twin tube heating elements with the gold reflector to the halogen single tube elements. Custom made elements up to lengths of 4 meters are possible. Infralight supplies all lamp types including short wave, fast response medium wave and medium wave heating elements. Heating elements are supplied with or without gold reflector.
Infrared heating systems can be fixed or mobile. Compact infrared heating systems from Infralight are versatile and user friendly. Made from powder coated steel with pneumatic extension, the A30 covers a wide area. Infralight’s mobile infrared heating and paint drying systems are designed from many applications including paint curing, glass, metals. The unit can be placed anywhere where direct heating is required. The most common examples are found in the motor vehicle repair industry. Ruby coated short wave heating elements with loadings up to 3kW, available in single phase. Made from sturdy powder coated steel, with pneumatic adjustment, the A30 is versatile and compact, very easy to move and very simple to operate. This unit is light, stable, and can be flat packed for delivery anywhere for easy assembly on-site.