thermo Heating Elements, LLC has set a precedent in the industry for continuing to develop new technologies to meet customer demands. thermo’s latest technology, the Ceramic Infrared heating element, was created in response to a need for a higher temperature heater with maximum efficiency that still maintains durability and design flexibility. These heaters are capable of transferring up to 90% of their input as radiant energy, and maximum efficiency is reached when the emitted wavelength and the absorption spectrum of the material to be heated are optimized.
Ceramic elements are used when high temperatures are required, fast responses or temperature gradients are needed or products need to be heated in certain areas in a targeted way. Typical operating temperatures range from 300°C to 700°C (572°F – 1292°F) producing infrared wavelengths ideal for caramelization of breads, warming and heating of foods, curing of coatings, and softening or welding of plastics.