NEW SEAMLESS INFRARED:
We are proud to present our newest step in the evolution of our process equipment with what we call Fostoria Seamless Infrared technology. Our engineering team developed this seamless infrared technology as a result of our continuous drive for the most uniform heating possible. The Seamless Infrared equipment is designed for industrial process heating applications which may need integrated zoning or large continuous heated areas. One of the primary applications for this equipment is for thermoforming lines for automotive interiors and exterior product.
The new Fostoria Seamless Infrared technology showcases a bent lamp configuration, which allows these heating elements to be mounted end to end for seamless heating
Fostoria Seamless Infrared Equipment Utilizes Fostoria Parabolic Reflector and Bent Lamp Technology
Fostoria’s Seamless Infrared contains a parabolic reflector (FIG. 1), which delivers infrared energy across a 130-degree pattern, with the majority of the reflected infrared in a tighter 65-degree pattern. More energy can be delivered to the product with the parabolic shape. The equipment can be used for any size product. And, with its multiple zoning capabilities, very uniform temperatures can be achieved (FIG. 2). With defined zoning, you can also create a heat profile that exactly matches the product heating requirements. The bent lamps provide instant on & off heat, which allows the product to be heated to an exact temperature with little chance of overheating.
This equipment utilizes integrated lamp support brackets for ease of lamp replacement. The advantage of this design is the lamp can be installed and held in place by the brackets, allowing both hands to be free for the electrical connection of the lamp.
For some applications, it may be necessary to double the power density due to space considerations. For these special applications, Fostoria's individual heat banks can be equipped with two heat sources to double the watt density. With higher power density you can achieve a faster heat up cycle in a smaller area. Cooling blowers are required to remove excess heat from the equipment. This is necessary to lengthen the life of the lamps and the oven equipment
INFRARED SHUTTLE TRAY WITH NEW SEAMLESS INFRARED:
This new technology can be integrated into our shuttle tray oven design. The photo below shows Seamless Infrared used for lab testing of interior and exterior automotive product, with the goal of developing heat processes that improve quality, uniformity and production time cycle.
For more information on this new technology, and the benefits of using infrared for your heating process, please contact us for the next steps in developing a technical solution for your application.