Halogen IR Ovens- Available in Portable, Closed Batch, and Open Tunnels configurations.
The Halogen element is the most energy-efficient heat source available. It reaches full operating temperature in one second and can be used in any type of drying or forming process. Used in HalCon tunnels, they can operate in both medium-wave heat and short-wave heat and are also used to generate convection heat. These tunnels use 50% less power to operate than a gas system and are environmentally friendly with zero carbon emissions. From the manufacturing perspective, they reduce cure times which allows for higher productivity, reduce the amount of floor space needed for better facility utilization, reduce heat in the factory for a much better employee working environment, and are safer than any gas system in that the element is sealed and does not need oxygen to operate.
The TFS-HalCon tunnel uses a PLC for all tunnel operations. It has the ability to communicate with our optional PowerCarts to operate the heating program best suited for the product the PowerCart is carrying.
The TFS-HalCon tunnel can also be used with new water-based UV coatings to speed up the curing process. These UV coatings are green-certified, environmentally friendly, and offer the highest durability of any coating.
Watch how our Total Finishing Solutions TFS-HalCon (Halogen IR and Convection) Ovens force cure paint in minutes!
- Combines Halogen (Short-wave and Medium Wave) and Convection Curing
- Uses 50% Less Power Than Gas System
- Small Factory Footprint
- Converts 95% of Energy into Short Wave Infrared.
- HalCon Tunnel Communicates can with PowerCarts
- Cures parts in 50% less (minimum) time than any Convection oven!
- Works with any solvent to water-based coatings
Gas Catalytic IR vs Halogen
Warm Up: 20 Mins 0 Mins
Employee Breaks: Stays On Off
Part Activation: Stays On Sensor Activated
Line Stops: Stays On OFF/ON in 1 second
Wavelength: 2-4 Microns 2.6 Microns/ 1.1 Microns
Wave Type: Medium Wave Medium and Short Wave
Heat Rise: ~60F - 200F = 20 Minutes. ~60F - 200F = 1 Minute
Controls: % Timer, Pulse +/- 20F. Sensor Multiple per zone +/- 2F
Efficiency: 75% Energy Converted 92% Energy Converted
Emitter Cost and Life: $400 - 4 years $120/lamp - 6000-8000 Hours
Curing Coatings: Cures from surface down Cures from the Substrate Up.
WB coatings: Traps water in surface - Penetrates Paint & Vaporizes Water
Curing Powder for MDF: 2:30 to 260F 1 minute to 260F
Emitter Position: Parallel with Parts. Parallel or 45 Deg. horizontal/vertical
Interior Walls: Galvanized Aluminum Highly reflective aluminum.
*Reflects all IR rays back to part.
*Cool during operation.
Emissions: Carbon release Zero carbon release
Watch us dry Solvent Based Conversion Varnish to pass 200Lb Print Test in only 8 Minutes!
This same Lab oven can assist you in developing a cure program for any coating in our larger ovens as well.
Check out this guide to CODES from TFS
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