Infrared heat for medical technology

Infrared emitters transfer heat without contact and are easy to control. As a result, they can be precisely used in sensitive processes and in clean rooms.

Infrared technology has been used for many years in the industrial manufacturing sector. It is relatively recently that this technology has been used in medical technology.
Modern infrared emitters offer much more than simply heat. A big advantage of infrared technology is that the energy is transferred by electro-magnetic radiation so that the heat is first generated in the product itself and there is no need for a contact/heat transfer medium such as air or gas. This minimises contamination and facilitates heating applications in clean rooms or under vacuum.Infrared emitters are used in processing medical goods:

• Drying granulates
• Drying special coatings, laminating or gluing nonwovens or textiles
• Activating adhesives on plasters.
• Heating processes in packaging machines for medical technology
• Forming plastics for blisters, trays, teeth protection
• Sealing bags for blood, infusions, drainage
• Deburring plastic containers
• 3D printing in medical technology

See how processes in medical technology benefit from infrared heat:

Infrared heating technology for the processing of plastics materials - welding, forming, deburring

Infrared booster for filtration materials

Infrared heat offers contact-free welding of filters and is used to shrink foil onto tubes.
Unwanted burrs on injection-moulded plastic materials can be easily melted away and removed.
Another advantage of infrared is that edges, corners and very small areas can be heated in a targeted manner, while the rest of the product or production plant remains comparatively cool.

Infrared oven prevent glass ampoules from bursting

IR oven for the tempering of glass ampoules

Glass bottles or ampoules are thermoformed, creating thermal stresses. This stress must be removed before further use so that the glasses do not burst. Relaxation is achieved by tempering, controlled heating and then slow cooling.

The newly developed MAX infrared oven makes the tempering process for glass ampoules five times faster. At the same time, it uses 90% less energy than conventional industrial furnaces.

Infrared Emitters for efficient drying and finishing of paper and non-wovens

IR for paper and nonwovens in medical technology
See how Infrared heating systems increase output for paper and nonwovens.
Our examples show an Infrared booster improving the drying step in the production of filtration materials,
and an Infrared system for the efficient drying of non-woven fabrics for medical and hygiene purpose.