Infrared Pre-heat Ovens

Ceramicx design and build a wide range of industrial preheat ovens to suit applications across major industries including aerospace, defence, and FMCG. Using your bespoke specifications, each system is custom-built and configured to order using market leading infrared technology and tested by our experienced infrared heat engineers.

Product Overview

Every preheat conveyor oven or multi-zone heating system is designed and built in line with your individual process requirements and capabilities. These can include physical size and shape – in particular, pre-heat zoning if your space for a full pre-heat system is limited – temperature requirements, and power requirements and constraints. But specific process requirements, system integrations, and programmable control needs are also carefully considered.

Key Features

Every custom-built infrared preheat oven or system by Ceramicx is always designed and manufactured around the customers own processes. Material preparation can reduce further processing or waste down the line, and often the pre-heating systems are attached to, or are a part of the main heating system.

Beyond the stainless steel framework and polished aluminium reflectors, key oven and system features are all bespoke to match your requirements. And your chosen temperature and overall safety requirements are built right in.

Use of our CE approved, industry standard infrared heating elements, together with quality Siemens programmable controllers, ensures improved reliability and processing time, increased productivity, and low maintenance and running costs. Together, these enhanced capabilities give you precision control and total accuracy where you need it most, including:

Industrial Infrared Preheat Ovens

  • Annealing and Stress Relief Oven

    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.

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  • Ceramicx Modular Infrared Conveyor Oven

    Each IR oven module is attached to the next module by means of securing fittings. Side conveyors run alongside the oven modules to feed product to the entry point of conveyor oven. Each oven module has an integrated control system to control heating, air flow, and conveying operations.

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  • Enhanced Plastic Welding System Using Quartz Elements

    Using infrared heat for the first time, the medium-wave elements provide the fast, consistent, and efficient results needed for welding high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pallets.

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  • Long Wave Composite Curing Oven

    Ceramicx developed a composite curing oven, which was embedded in a robotic press cell for a variety of composite systems.

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  • MSE look to infrared to overcome system inefficiencies

    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.

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  • Pre-Heat and Main-Heat System

    These were used to produce an artificial turf type material for sports grounds in the US. There were 2 heating systems: pre-heat and main heat system to be positioned over a conveyor system.

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  • Shortwave Infrared For Pre-Heat & Curing

    In the past year, QS Group has increasingly turned to Ceramicx to manufacture shortwave custom-built pre-heat and various curing heating systems.

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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 process needs together with emergency stop
  • Bespoke electrical junction boxes positioning
  • 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

Designing Your Solution

Whatever configuration you require for your composite 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.

To ensure we exceed your expectations, as well as maintaining our own high standards and quality control, we encourage your full customer feedback. Together with our ongoing customer support – even after your system has been installed – your total satisfaction in every area is what we always set out to achieve. We continue this after sales service by providing spare elements as well as further infrared oven design and builds if you choose to expand your order with us.


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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