Infrared Research & Development Ovens

For industry manufacturers in need of fast and consistent testing at their own premises, Ceramicx has the resources to build custom research and development ovens for specific materials testing – large or small.

These testing ovens allow thorough examination of how your materials respond to infrared heat sources, and how this response varies with our radiation technology. With inbuilt control systems, material temperatures are controlled by optical pyrometers – ideal for research and development projects for prototypes and high temperature testing across a range of materials.

Ceramicx research and development ovens are designed for your testing requirements. Purpose-built with a combination of elements & features, we know how infrared can be used to its best ability depending on the operational tests required from a customer.

Using this information, Ceramicx will custom-build an R&D oven to suit your material testing requirements. With the inclusion of Ceramicx industry standard or custom infrared heating elements, a purpose-built R&D oven will give you infrared heat with intuitive, precision control for testing accuracy.

Fully customised to suit your testing requirements, your bespoke stand-alone research and development oven can be built using a welded stainless steel framework together with specialist insulation for high temperature testing is required. With easy access to internal infrared heat chambers, your oven can include multiple heat zones to accommodate your chosen infrared element type.

Our engineering team will take your requirements to custom build your oven with bespoke features integral to your testing process, including complete custom controls, concentration of heat direction, remote monitoring, element failure detection, and bespoke safety features.

As a standalone R&D oven, it will give you a highly efficient and cost-effective in-house testing facility with low running costs and accurate infrared heating and control, including:

Industrial Infrared Research and Development Ovens

  • Aerospace Industrial R&D Furnace Oven

    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.

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  • Glass Forming Oven

    Ceramicx designed and built a single oven heating module for a prominent customer in the United States glass industry.

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  • Heat-Shrinking Test Unit For Automotive Sector

    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.

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  • Material Test Oven

    Ceramicx designed and built and infrared test oven system for a Chinese customer.

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  • Portable Test Oven

    Ceramicx’ new Portable Test Stand allows for quick and consistent testing of materials. Various long, medium, and short wave Infrared emitters are fitted in a modified PAS, which is easily attached to the test stand.

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  • Test Equipment for Aerospace

    The aerospace customer wanted some test equipment built to a small scale on a small budget just to see if they could get a result.

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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
  • Multiple doors for easy access to heat chamber
  • Custom safety features for your process needs together with emergency stop
  • Bespoke electrical junction boxes positioning
  • Custom venting or extraction systems
  • Full range of spare parts

Bespoke heating system and controls

  • Material testing for your process
  • Quartz elements or Quartz Halogen or Quartz Tungsten or Ceramic 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 research and development oven or 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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