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Infrared ovens are multipurpose appliances that can cook food by the heat generated by energy waves. Infrared ovens are faster than conventional cooking methods and more efficient because they can do more than just cook food. Read More…

Infrared Ovens Infrared ovens are thermal processing machines that transfer heat directly to objects. In conduction and convection ovens, heat is first transferred to the air inside the oven, which is then transferred to the object for which the heating treatment is intended.
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Round Lake, IL  |  847-546-8225

Grieve’s only business since 1949 has been to design and manufacture industrial ovens and furnaces. Use our depth of knowledge and experience when you require an oven or furnace for powder coating, curing, baking, drying, stress relieving, and more.

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Grand Rapids, MI  |  800-368-4768

Weiss Envirotronics is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturer and service of environmental test chambers. A complete line of standard and custom chambers, from bench top models to full walk-in and drive-in solutions to meet any testing requirement. Not sure what you need? Let one of our applications engineers help. Weiss Envirotronics, Inc is ISO 9001 registered and A2LA accredited.

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Weiss Technik $$$

Maumee, OH  |  800-537-8980

Surface Combustion offers a diverse product offering for batch and continuous furnace designs for atmosphere, nonatmosphere or vacuum processing of ferrous and/or nonferrous components/materials. Surface also produces the industry's most popular endothermic and exothermic gas atmosphere generators.

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Grant, MI  |  231-834-9131

Complete finishing systems are designed around your specific process needs and are optimized to fit within your space requirements. We specialize in producing paint systems for wet and powder coatings, while also providing comprehensive design, fabrication, installation, start-up, and training services. Our complete finishing systems consist of an overhead conveyor, pretreatment washer, dry-off oven, paint/powder booths, cure oven, and controls.

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Quality Finishing Systems $$$

Mansfield, TX  |  682-518-9002

Walton Process Technologies is your thermal equipment and control system specialist. We are a manufacturer and retrofitter of autoclaves, pressure vessels (ASME), bonding presses, ovens and batch process controls. Our pressure vessels are used in many industries such as aerospace/composite, gas/oil, tire treads/rubber & technology. Experience and dedication to superior products & customer service have made WPT a leader in the industry.

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De Pere, WI  |  920-336-9800

The CMM Group provides custom-designed industrial dryers and ovens for a wide range of applications in single or multi-zone configurations. The CMM Group designs and builds conveyorized curing, baking and drying ovens for automated production of small-to-medium sized products. Conveyorized roll support web dryers are available in horizontal or vertical tower design and can handle thin film to heavy gauge substrates, narrow to wide, slow or fast speeds.

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Saint-Hubert, QC  |  888-797-2342

Pyradia is a leading manufacturer of industrial furnaces and ovens in North America. Our engineering capabilities enable us to deliver heat treating equipment such as drop bottom oven for aluminum heat treating as well as controlled atmosphere modular heat treating lines. We serve the Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, Heat Treating and bearings industries among others. Pyradia also has 2 additional divisions manufacturing roll-to-roll web converting equipment and dust collecting systems.

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What are Infrared Ovens?

Infrared ovens are multipurpose appliances that can cook food by the heat generated by energy waves. Infrared ovens are faster than conventional cooking methods and more efficient because they can do more than just cook food.

These ovens must be handled with care because they can reach extreme temperatures.

Infrared Oven

How Infrared Ovens Work

Infrared ovens work by converting electrical energy into radiant heat. When an object is cooked by an infrared oven, the shields and reflectors inside the appliance heat the object.

The object being cooked absorbs the energy produced by the infrared oven; for instance, when a roast is being prepared using an infrared oven, the moisture inside the roast absorbs the energy generated by the infrared.

The molecules in the roast vibrate at high speed, causing friction that creates the heat to cook the roast. When cooking food with an infrared oven, a person must not spend a long time in front of infrared emitters of high intensity. This is a precaution that must be taken when using infrared ovens.

Types of Infrared Ovens

The different types of infrared ovens include:

Electric Infrared Ovens

These types of ovens make use of electric infrared heaters for the radiation of heat into a part. They are found in different shapes and can be used for laminating, annealing, curing adhesives, thermoforming, curing powder coatings, and sintering.

Industrial Electric Oven

Electric infrared ovens are considered the fastest way of heating a part. These ovens consist of elements that can be shaped to match the profile of the workpiece. This will maximize the amount of energy available to be absorbed into the part.

Gas Catalytic Infrared Pre Gel Ovens

These types of ovens sit just in front of a convection oven. They allow the newly applied powder to gel and initiate the process of powder flow as it begins a chemical change under heat. However, they are not designed to entirely cure the powder, as this procedure is completed in the conventional oven.

Infrared Convection Combination Ovens

These ovens combine industrial furnace systems and industrial ovens to produce a combination of radiant/convective heating. They achieve this by combining infrared heating elements with recirculation blowers that are plug-style plenum.

These combination systems provide controllable, efficient, and fast electric infrared heating. They also offer uniform heating that is impingement assisted, and they also provide convection drying.

Infrared Curing Oven

These types of ovens transfer heat rapidly with radiation directly to the coating. Infrared cure ovens cure a coating much faster than convection ovens because infrared cure ovens can directly heat the part that is being coated.

Industrial Curing Oven

They also don't waste BTUs to heat the entire substrate or the surrounding environment.

Infrared Composite Furnace

These types of furnaces are used for preheating and forming carbon composites to make parts used in aerospace. They do this by preheating carbon composite material blanks before press forming.

Each furnace chamber consists of medium wave quartz tube heaters for heating the composite blank from below and above. The furnace consists of an internal stainless steel structure that supports the composite blank between lower and upper heating elements during the heat cycle.

Applications and Benefits of Infrared Ovens

The applications and benefits of infrared ovens include:

Applications of Infrared Ovens

  • Baking
  • Curing
  • Bonding
  • Burning off
  • Preheating
  • Thermoforming
  • Cooking
  • Fusion
  • Shrinking
  • Laminating
  • Drying a wide range of materials

Benefits of Infrared Ovens

  • Fast response -The infrared element provides outstanding control of the process temperature and heat output due to its low thermal mass.
  • High heating rates - The electric infrared heating element has a high source temperature. This will lead to fast heating because of high thermal transfer.
  • Controllable output - The output of electric infrared oven systems can be precisely controlled to match the process's temperature requirements.
  • Uniform heating - Better temperature uniformity is achieved by the convection heating component.
  • Clean heating - The electric heat source used by infrared heaters is environmentally clean and efficient.
  • High heating efficiencies - Input electrical power is converted to radiant heat energy, up to 88%.
  • Less noise production - Infrared ovens produce less noise due to low air movement.
  • Small size - Infrared ovens occupy less space due to their smaller size, which results from the fewer parts used to build them.
  • Less maintenance required - Due to the smaller number of parts required for building infrared ovens, they need less maintenance.

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