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Infrared Emitters protected against dust and spray

03.08.2012
A sealing system for infrared emitters developed and manufactured by Heraeus Noblelight GmbH has been granted IP65 certification by VDE Offenbach. This sealing system allows the use of infrared systems for outdoor heating processes, where it will protect against the ingress of dirt or spray water.

Infrared emitters with a protective grating and special sealing are protected against dust and spray water

Copyright Heraeus Noblelight 2012

Wire rope hoists on cranes must not freeze up in cold damp weather. Infrared emitters can protect rope hoists as well as tracks, filters and locks from icing up quickly, effectively and energy-efficiently, as the heat is transferred without contact in an easily controllable manner. This prevents the possibility of any short circuit in the system, for example by dampness penetrating a switch box.

Infrared emitters from Heraeus Noblelight are made from hard-wearing and shock-resistant quartz glass, so that they are well suited for outdoor applications. The electrical connectors for such emitters are fed into the connection box via a special seal. This system underwent many days of testing by the VDE in Offenbach in June and July and proved itself totally sealed to dust and spray, conforming with and satisfying VDE 0710 DIN40050, relating to IP65.

Heating processes Improve With Precise Matching

Industrial processes can be optimised in many ways by using infrared heating technology:

• High heat transfer capacity
• Heat transfer without contact
• High efficiency
• Efficient energy transfer by selecting the optimal IR wavelength
• Contained energy application by matching the emitter to the shape of the product

• Fast response times to optimise energy usage

Infrared heat is always used when heating processes are required to meet particular requirements in terms of place, time or quality.

Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company with more than 160 years of tradition. Our fields of competence include precious metals, materials, and technologies, sensors, biomaterials, and medical products, as well as dental products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources. With product revenues of €4.8 billion and precious metal trading revenues of €21.3 billion, as well as more than 13,300 employees in over 120 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

Heraeus Noblelight GmbH with its headquarters in Hanau and with subsidiaries in the USA, Great Britain, France, China and Australia, is one of the technology- and market-leaders in the production of specialist light sources. In 2011, Heraeus Noblelight had an annual turnover of 103 Million € and employed 731 people worldwide. The organization develops, manufactures and markets infrared and ultraviolet emitters for applications in industrial manufacture, environmental protection, medicine and cosmetics, research, development and analytical measurement techniques.

For further information, please contact:

Technical:
Heraeus Noblelight GmbH
Reinhard-Heraeus-Ring 7
D-63801 Kleinostheim
Tel +49 6181/35-8545, Fax +49 6181/35-16 8545
E-Mail hng-infrared@heraeus.com
Press:
Dr. Marie-Luise Bopp
Heraeus Noblelight GmbH,
Abteilung Marketing/Werbung
Tel +49 6181/35-8547, Fax +49 6181/35-16 8547
E-Mail marie-luise.bopp@heraeus.com

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