Industrial Furnaces is a special room that provides high amounts of heat to manufacture various materials.
Since several kinds of materials are manufactured in industrial furnaces, these furnaces need to have the option of changing the heat levels when desired.
Moreover, they come in various sizes and configurations and can be broadly classified into two types, batch furnaces, and continuous furnaces.
Batch furnaces are used in small industries and continuous furnaces are used where there is a high level of manufacturing of some product.
Traditionally, these furnaces used to be filled with gas heaters, but due to their low flexibility and high maintenance cost, they were replaced with the new infrared industrial heaters.
Why Are Infrared Industrial Furnaces Used?
A furnace is typically an insulated room or chamber where certain products are kept and a high temperature is produced to obtain some desired results.
They are used in various industries like for welding and cutting, in food processing to ensure safety measures, for making chocolates and cakes in factories, in making automobile parts, and in thousands of other industries.
So in these types of industries, the heat needs to be focused on the products, and gas heaters cannot do it.
Thus industrial infrared heaters are used as the infrared energy can be directly focused on the products and since they work through electromagnetic waves, fewer amounts of energy are needed to heat the chamber.
EUROLINIA makes industrial infrared heaters that can focus and heat certain parts of the product and leave out the rest.
So you have a lot more flexibility with industrial infrared furnaces.
Various Types of Infrared Industrial Heaters
There are several types of industrial infrared heaters in the market and you will find the details of some of them below to make you understand for what purposes they can be used:
Roller Hearth Furnaces
The Roller Hearth furnaces are used in various types of automobile industries as well as in glass manufacturing units for firing inks or other materials into the glass.
They are made as a cross between batch furnaces and continuous furnaces and they have a conveyor belt that transports the parts from one section to the next after heating them.
These types of furnaces can be used to heat, fire, and also cool the parts to get the desired shape and consistency.
Shuttle Bending Furnaces
The Shuttle bending furnaces are used in several types of industries that need to bend glass to a desired form and shape.
They are used in automobile industries for making the front and backside glass of the cars, for architectural purposes like to shape a piece of glass to fit a certain space, and also in aerospace industries for creating the front shield and windows of airplanes.
Since these types of glasses need very specific heat at certain parts, infrared shuttle bending furnaces are perfect.
These furnaces have a movable floor design and the various types of materials can be placed at certain distances to attain the required amount of heat.
Continuous Bending Furnaces
In some industries, the products need to be heated continuously and on a large scale.
Thus the infrared continuous bending furnaces are used in these industries as they consist of continuous bending surfaces in multiple sections where the products pass from one section from another to be heated continuously.
In steel and metal manufacturing industries, air molecules can get inside the metal and make it weak.
Thus in these industries, infrared vacuum furnaces are used to prevent any oxidation or contamination from external elements.
These types of furnaces are used for heat treatment, annealing, and brazing of metals.