Infrared rays are electromagnetic waves, just like visible light.
Infrared radiation is the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that produces heat and that is generated by atoms in materials in heated condition.
IR radiation can be applied in a broad range of industrial heating processes that can be integrated seamlessly into existing production lines.
P = Cte.E.A.T
P = Radiation power IR emitter Cte = Radiation constant E = Emissivity A = Radiating surface T = Emitter temperature (to the 4th level)
The efficiency of the heating process can be influenced by tuning the IR emitter to the product that has to be heated. To do this, the emitted wave length is brought as close as possible to the one absorbed by the material.
Energy savings up to 50% are not exceptional!
A + T + R = 1
A = Absorption T = Transmission R = Reflection
The radiation which is straight and focussed can be absorbed on the material surface or deeper in the material, both on large and straight surfaces and within three dimensional objects.
In other words: only where and when necessary!
Infrared radiation has the following advantages:
heat transfer requires no intermediate medium
IR installations are compact and have a smaller footprint in the factory
IR heating systems can be built according to customer specifications
high speed of the energy transfer
enormous amounts of released energy
minimized energy losses
ecologic, silent and perfectly harmless for the environment