The infrared company, Hereaus Noblelight, Duluth, Ga., has online answers for end-users’ infrared questions. Here is a sampling.
Q:Is it possible to cure/dry
large conductive components like engine blocks with infrared heating?
A:Yes. Infrared emitters with
their high transfer of energy enable surfaces to be heated more rapidly
overcoming conduction losses.
Q:Are infrared ovens noisy?
A:No. Infrared ovens have no fans
or air turbulence that cause excessive noise.
Q:Can you heat in vacuum with
A:Yes. Infrared emitters can be
used to heat components in a vacuum chamber.
Q:What happens in a
"dirty" environment when you use infrared?
A:Infrared heat is clean.
Without combustion, there is no need to recirculate air.
Q:What can you say about
adjustable control in an infrared oven?
A:It is easy to achieve
infinitely adjustable control with infrared emitters by selection of energy
densities, wavelengths and variable power levels.
Q:How about holding part
temperature in an infrared oven?
A:Holding with infrared employs
electrical controls to prevent a temperature increase or decrease, generally
from a closed-loop automatic system.
For more answers to your infrared questions, go to
Learning Infrared Via Q&A
May 10, 2011