Infrared Clamshell Oven

For consistency and accuracy in low or high temperature heat, a Ceramicx-designed and built custom infrared clamshell oven or heating system can provide the effective energy and heat transfer needed for drying and curing applications, such as heat-shrink for tubing. Every infrared clamshell oven or multi-zone heating system is designed around your processes and production requirements.

The mechanical construction of a clamshell means the entire surface area of a product can be equally heated. Looking at precision temperature demands of up to 1560°C to suit your materials, and any power requirements or constraints – even taking its physical size into consideration if your space is limited. With the latest infrared heatwork technology, every clamshell oven is a bespoke heating solution prepared for consistent product quality.

Ceramicx has the knowledge and expertise to design and build state of the art infrared clamshell ovens for 360° precision heat for a diverse range of sectors and applications. From the smaller end of the heatwork spectrum, right up to large industrial scale, giving you greater access for maintenance and control of the system.

Custom-built to order, infrared clamshell ovens and heating systems are configured to ensure, and maximise, 360° uniform heating of your material. Bespoke components, including the stainless steel framework and integrated polished aluminium reflectors, are designed to meet your requirements with precision temperature control and safety features built in.

Together with fully integrated programmable controllers for precision temperature control, bespoke arrays of energy-efficient Ceramicx CE approved, industry standard infrared ceramic, quartz, or quartz tungsten/quartz halogen tube heater elements can be horizontally or vertically mounted for greater heatwork potential.

Whatever your process or application, a bespoke infrared clamshell system will add value to your production output as well as improved reliability and processing time with low maintenance and running costs.

Industrial Infrared Clamshell Ovens

  • 42kW Curing Oven

    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.

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    Clamshell Oven

    The clamshell shape was ideal for curing the outside layer of a synthetic material used in the drinks industry.

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  • Clamshell Pipe Infrared Heating System

    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.

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  • Mecalbi Infrared Clam Shell Oven

    Contract Manufacturing: Heatshrink Application

    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.

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Bespoke manufacture, design, and build

  • Mounting brackets and wheels for easy lifting and moving
  • Extra structural protection and features for easy shipping and partial re-assembly
  • Specialist insulation, steel meshing, rotary wheels, and viewing windows
  • Removable, perforated steel backing for access
  • Multiple doors for easy access to heat chamber
  • Custom safety features for your processes together with emergency stop
  • Bespoke electrical junction boxes positioning
  • System networking capabilities for increased production data
  • Full range of spare parts

Bespoke heating system and controls

  • Material testing for your process
  • Ceramic or Quartz elements or Quartz Halogen or Quartz Tungsten tube heaters to suit
  • Modified Fast IR and Modular IRs
  • Upper, lower, and vertical heating panel systems with adjustable height
  • Custom heater geometry and multi-zoning with concentration of heat direction
  • Custom distance and heater array
  • Remote monitoring capabilities
  • Complete individual custom programme control or modular system
  • Element failure detection option
  • Precision heating tolerance in °C/ºF

Whatever configuration you require for your infrared clamshell heating system, our specialist heat engineers will custom design and build a complete and bespoke infrared heating system to your specifications. Our full ‘Project Completion’ approach gives you a comprehensive end to end service that keeps you updated through every stage of the process.

After your initial enquiry and our detailed proposal, we can provide detailed photos of progress if required – from materials testing and R&D to the functional design specification (FDS) and 3D CAD/CAM design, to product testing and final manufacture.

Solution Testing

This is your system, designed and built by us to your specifications and we undertake detailed and thorough system testing at every stage. Our ceramic and quartz infrared heating elements have detailed end of line test results and performance data to confirm correct operation.


At Ceramicx, we have the in-house capabilities to build custom industrial infrared ovens and heating solutions to almost any design and specification. Whatever your requirements, we’ll give you the clarity and advice you need to design and build a high quality, infrared heating solution that meets your needs.

Call our technical team today on +353 28 37510 or email on [email protected]. We’ll be more than happy to discuss potential solutions and answer all your questions so you can make an informed decision.

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