Infragas has been providing innovative and safe thermal solutions for over 50 years, which has helped them establish themselves as a reliable and trusted partner for businesses looking for one-of-a-kind thermal solutions. One of their most sought-after products is their infrared coating and infrared systems for surface treatments.
Infrared coating is a technology that involves the use of infrared rays to cure coatings on various surfaces. Infrared radiation is a form of energy transmission that uses electromagnetic waves to transfer heat energy to the target surface. The waves are not absorbed by the air, which means that they do not heat the volumes and only transform into heat when they are absorbed by an object exposed to them. This working principle enables Infragas to obtain notable energy savings and high-quality treatments in a short time.
High Power Density
The infrared systems for surface treatments offered by Infragas are capable of producing high power density, which means that they have an incredible capacity to transform energy into heat with cost and time savings. In addition, Infragas’ infrared systems emit different wavelengths of infrared energy by modulating the catalytic surface temperature. This makes their systems suitable for different applications, considering that they have medium to long wavelengths.
Infrared energy is divided into three categories based on their wavelengths, which are measured in micron. The three categories are short waves, medium waves, and long waves. Short waves range from 0.8µm to 2µm and have the tendency to pass through matter by heating the inside part of the bodies and not the surface. Medium waves, on the other hand, reach the exposed objects to be treated without penetrating them, which makes them suitable for liquid and powder paint curing, multiple drying processes on different substrates such as metal, fabrics, wood, glass, and many others. Long waves have a low penetration capacity, which makes them particularly useful in treatments where a slight heat penetration is desired or in the presence of items with high thermal sensitivity such as plastic, wood, and food products.
The effectiveness and speed of the process depend on choosing the right source of emission. Infragas radiant heaters emit a range of electromagnetic waves whose length is perfectly absorbed. In the powder coating sector, for example, infrared energy is absorbed in the polymerization phase, while in treatments with traditional paints, Infragas wavelength enables the rapid evaporation of water and solvents and a high quality finish without generating thermal stress in the treated substrate.
Radiant High Temperature
In addition, Infragas’ RHT units emit infrared short wavelengths and are specifically designed for thermal processes that require high temperature, such as mold heating or quick thermal processes such as powder melting on metal items.
The advantages of using Infragas’ infrared coating and infrared systems for surface treatments are numerous. First of all, they offer notable energy savings, which reduces costs and makes the process more environmentally friendly. Secondly, the high power density of Infragas’ systems enables high-quality treatments in a short time, which improves productivity and efficiency. Thirdly, Infragas’ infrared systems emit different wavelengths of infrared energy, making them suitable for different applications, which makes them a versatile and effective solution for businesses of all sizes.
Features and Benefits
Let’s explore these benefits in greater depth.
One of the key benefits of Infragas infrared systems is their efficiency and speed. Infrared radiation is able to penetrate deep into the material being treated, allowing for rapid and effective heating. This can save businesses both time and money in their surface treatment processes, as they can complete treatments more quickly and with less energy consumption.
In addition to their efficiency, Infragas infrared systems are also known for their precision. Because the radiation can be controlled and directed with great accuracy, it is possible to achieve a very precise and consistent level of heating across the surface being treated. This is especially important in applications where exact temperatures are critical, such as in the aerospace or automotive industries.
Another advantage of Infragas infrared systems is their versatility. Because they can emit different wavelengths of radiation, they are well-suited for a wide range of surface treatment applications. For example, they can be used for drying, curing, sintering, and annealing of various materials, including metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites.
Furthermore, Infragas infrared systems are environmentally friendly. They emit no harmful pollutants or greenhouse gasses, making them a safe and sustainable choice for businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint.
In terms of specific applications, Infragas infrared coating is particularly well-suited for powder coating. Powder coating is a popular surface treatment method that involves the application of a dry powder to a surface, which is then cured through a heating process. Infragas infrared systems are able to quickly and efficiently cure the powder coating, resulting in a durable and long-lasting finish.
In addition to powder coating, Infragas infrared systems can be used for a wide range of other surface treatments. For example, they are commonly used for the drying of paints, inks, and coatings, as well as for the curing of adhesives and resins.
Infragas also offers a range of customized solutions for specific surface treatment applications. They work closely with businesses to understand their unique requirements and develop tailored infrared systems that meet their unique needs.
The ultimate thermal solution
In summary, Infragas infrared coating and systems for surface treatments offer a range of benefits, including efficiency, precision, versatility, environmental friendliness, and customization. They are well-suited for a wide range of applications, from powder coating to heat treatment of large steel components and curing of composite materials. By partnering with Infragas, businesses can accelerate their company and take their operations to the next level. When it comes to thermal solutions, Infragas knows how to get the job done.