Thermal processing equipment uses heat to change the properties of materials. This can include anything from simple ovens and furnaces to complex heat treatment systems. Thermal processing equipment is an essential part of many industries, and it plays a vital role in the production of a wide range of materials. PI-KEM thermal processing equipment is used in variety of industries, including chemical, electronics, materials, and product manufacturing.
There are two main types of thermal processing equipment: batch and continuous. Batch equipment processes materials in set quantities, while continuous equipment processes materials on a conveyor belt or other continuous system. Batch equipment is typically used for smaller production runs and more complex processes, while continuous equipment is typically used for high-volume production runs.
Thermal processing equipment can be used to achieve a variety of goals, including:
- Changing the physical properties of materials: Thermal processing can be used to change the hardness, strength, toughness, and other physical properties of materials
- Changing the chemical properties of materials: Thermal processing can be used to change the chemical composition of materials, such as by annealing metals or curing polymers
- Removing moisture: Thermal processing can be used to remove moisture from materials, making them more stable and easier to store and transport
PI-KEM offers a wide range of thermal processing equipment, accessories and consumables to meet the needs of our customers. Our Energy Research and Material Processing team are always happy to help customers choose the right equipment for their specific needs. Our partnership with MTI allows us to provide a wide range of equipment, customisable designs, local support and expertise, and a streamlined procurement process.
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PI-KEM offers a wide range of thermal processing equipment and accessories, including:
- Ovens: Used to heat materials to a specific temperature for a set time. These come in a variety of sizes and configurations, and can be used for applications, such as baking, drying, and curing.
- Hot Plates: Used for a variety of applications, such as heating liquids, evaporating solvents, and melting solids.
- Furnaces: Typically used for higher temperatures and longer processing times. Furnaces are used for applications, including heat treating metals, annealing glass, and sintering ceramics.
- Dryers: Used to remove moisture from materials. They come in a variety of types, including rotary dryers, spray dryers, and freeze dryers.