Industrial Infrared Heating Solutions
Drawing on a wealth of in-house knowledge and experience in application engineering and heatwork development, each oven is built to precise customer requirements. Each oven or system can be produced to sit within any existing frameworks or as complete, standalone systems capable of integrating into other machinery.
The choice of short, medium, or long wavelengths for any custom oven or heating system will be dependant on your chosen application process. The installed power is always specified to our rule of ‘as much as necessary, as little as possible’.
We also keep the entire infrared process under one roof. That way, we’re able to give you an end to end service that takes care of your own unique oven, from modular, precision solutions to custom-built, high temperature ovens for specialist testing.
These case studies are examples of what we have done in the past to give you a better idea of what we can do for you. See our Infrared Solutions Case Studies Guide also.
42kW Curing OvenLearn more
Ceramicx designed and built a 42 kW long-wave tunnel oven for a USA based electronics customer which was supplied in two sections. The infrared oven system was curved to ensure optimal and uniform heating of the customers material.
Aerospace Industrial R&D Furnace OvenLearn more
Weco International, our business partner in the United States introduced us to the client, a private aerospace manufacturer that provides spaceflight services. The client needed a heating system that could replicate the conditions of atmospheric re-entry in a controlled setting.
Annealing and Stress Relief OvenLearn more
The conveyor length was specified by the customer but Ceramicx chose the belt material and specification that was heat resistant. Perforated aluminium was used for the back cover to allow ventilation in the wiring area.
Bonding Automotive InteriorsLearn more
One of the biggest US automotive companies were looking for a more automated solution to their production process. Their Tier 1 supplier made contact with our business partner in the United States, Weco International.
Case Study: Carbon Fiber Heating System For AerospaceLearn more
As an independent, national centre for the world-class design and manufacture of composites, our client’s testing production capabilities were already meeting multi-sector demands.
Ceramic Infrared Heating System for PVC PipesLearn more
Ceramicx combined all the customer’s variances and produced one heating system that could work on all the variations of PVC pipe.
Clamshell OvenLearn more
The clamshell shape was ideal for curing the outside layer of a synthetic material used in the drinks industry.
Clamshell Pipe Infrared Heating SystemLearn more
Ceramicx designed and built this clamshell shape heating system for a customer of one of our Danish distributers. The purpose of the shape was to heat the outside of Polypropylene pipes up to diameter of 400mm.
Composite Pre-Heat OvenLearn more
A UK based company specialising in the coating and laminating of complex textiles, and cutting of carbon composite materials, had issues with processing their materials which due to their nature needed very accurate control.
Cut-Sheet Thermoforming OvenLearn more
A UK based Tier 1 automotive supplier were having some productivity issues. Specifically, they were looking for uniformity of heat to ensure repeatability and consistency of product. They wanted to upgrade their current infrared heating system which consisted of large upper and lower panels.
Drying System for Concrete PipesLearn more
Friedr-Freek and Ceramicx collaborated on the design. The decision was to provide the customer with an overall octagonal shape in stainless steel frame, with the ceramic infrared heaters facing out to the heat internal section of the pipe.
Four Column Vertical Curing SystemLearn more
To heat four separate, composite parts, vertical heater columns were fitted with 22 infrared emitters and 3 pyrometers for precise, non-contact temperature measurement at 1” increments along the material.
Glass Forming OvenLearn more
Ceramicx designed and built a single oven heating module for a prominent customer in the United States glass industry.
Halogen Infrared Heating SectorsLearn more
Short lead times for customers is one of the many perks of this process we pride ourselves on. These units were designed for a Norwegian customer for the offshore construction industry.
Heat-Shrinking Test Unit For Automotive SectorLearn more
To improve an inefficient and slow manual system, Ceramicx were given the green light to design and build a standalone, multi-zone, infrared heating test unit. Using a series of SFEH 600W ceramic infrared heating elements, the system is custom-designed to give a faster process, with more efficiency and consistency in the heat-shrinking of plastic and textile cloth wrapping for rigid rubber tubing.
Heatshrink Clamshell ApplicationLearn more
With two infrared heat solutions needed, both had strict specifications in terms of power, temperature, dimensions, and reliability, and both were developed using our infrared quartz heating elements. The clamshell shape was a natural consideration and Ceramicx worked on this using quartz infrared elements components.
In-Line Thermoforming Oven SolutionLearn more
The UK based company called Linpac Packaging provides rigid and flexible packaging solutions to customers around the world. They approached Ceramicx to design and build a new heating system that could integrate into their current machine.
Infrared Heating Panel Replacement OvenLearn more
We proposed two designs to the company. One with ceramic elements and one with quartz elements. The customer decided to go with the option of using our full quartz element heaters, to best match the previous panels in power and size.
Inline Material Processing OvenLearn more
The infrared oven was designed with 4 zones evenly spread throughout which allowed the heat to be evenly spread throughout the material giving an end result of a high quality material finish. Each zone was capable of being controlled to within 2°C of the specified setpoint which allowed for a fast heat up time and extremely accurate setpoint control.
Internal Curing of Aircraft StringersLearn more
Ceramicx have developed a novel heating system for the curing of thermoset resins in the manufacture of composite aircraft stringers.
Lightweight Drying System For Food ManufacturersLearn more
Opting for Ceramicx 1000W, square flat solid elements (SFSE), these perfectly suited the application. The system had several custom design requests, including a non-standard, smaller frame, lighter grade steel to reduce the system’s overall weight, and an open back for airflow when in use.
Long Wave Composite Curing OvenLearn more
Ceramicx developed a composite curing oven, which was embedded in a robotic press cell for a variety of composite systems.
Material Test OvenLearn more
Ceramicx designed and built and infrared test oven system for a Chinese customer.
MSE look to infrared to overcome system inefficienciesLearn more
A key part of our recommendation was that their state-of-the-art machinery should be fitted with arrays of industry standard ceramic, square hollow elements (SFEH). With a flat body, these particular elements have a much shorter heat up time, increased energy efficiency, and have the ability to produce a diffused, radiant output-to-target distance.