Infrared heat sources for heating and industrial processing
Victory infrared lamps are naturally a key component of heater fittings, but they are also important in many industrial manufacturing processes, such as PET manufacture, curing of coatings, forming of plastics, annealing, plastic welding, and print drying. In these applications, infrared heat sources are far more efficient than convection ovens or contact heating.
Efficiency is achieved by matching the wavelength of the infrared heater to the absorption characteristics of the material and broadly IR heat sources are categorised Short, Medium or Long wave. Additionally, Victory lamps have a range of finishes to suit their application. These include:
Clear The standard IR lamp; a bare, uncoated lamp, that optimises infrared output. Also emits warm white light.
Rosegold Victory’s special coating formula means these lamps emit las red light than standard low glare lamps.
Gold A dichroic coating reduces glare and has a gold appearance when switched off.
Jacketed A quartz sleeve is applied to the lamp for additional safety. They are ideal for catering purposes.
Neutral Density A neutral density sleeve is applied to the lamp, reducing glare. These lamps look orange when lit and are often used in churches.
Reflector These lamps have a white ceramic coating allowing the majority of the heat to be projected forward.
Ruby A ruby jacket is applied to the lamp which cuts down glare. They are ideal for comfort heating, such as outdoor terraces and eating areas.
Satin These lamps have a frosted finish, reducing glare.
Vertical These must be used when lamps need to be lit in a vertical position e.g. paint drying.
PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) These are used as part of the PET plastic container manufacturing process e.g. plastic bottles.
Contour (Victory Contour IR heaters can be shaped to match the requirements of the production process so heat is targeted exactly where it is needed.
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Victory also has a range of long wave infrared ceramic heating elements. With a less intense heat than short wave infrared, they can be used where low level or space-restricted instant heat may be required or where heat is required without light.