Black Composite Quartz
High Temperature Glass
Silicon Carbide
360,460 or 600
Dual Voltage

Dual Phase

Special Hardware

Blanket Type
Stud Type
Wire Leads


Infrared Panel Heaters Notes

  • The face material is used to protect the heating elements,to avoid temperature variations due to inconsistent airflow across the heating coils,and to protect personnel from an electrically live element.
  • Dual voltage and/or dual phase heaters can help to reduce inventory levels.
  • Heaters are commonly supplied with an electrical box for terminations.
  • The coil design is based on a fixed resistance element. Therefore,voltage variations will effect the heater output wattage.

IR Panel heaters are available in standard sizes that include 6" or 12" width and 6" increments in length.

But,they are also very customizable to the given machinery or application. The IR Panel Heater dimensions and construction can be catered to the system requirements. The watt density can range from 3 - 25 watts/sq. in (wsi) with the typical design and can be designed up to 60 wsi for given applications.

Generally speaking,as the watt density goes up,the life expectancy of the infrared panel goes down. Not only can the heater size be flexible,but the heating pattern can also be designed to meet the system requirements. Most applications do not require a specialty heating pattern,but some projects do require heat balancing over the given area. For small area applications,the heat balancing can be controlled within a single heater by creating multiple zones within that heater. An example of a small heating area might be 24" x 24". Zoning requirements for larger areas is accomplished by using multiple heaters over the given area. In some cases,the IR Panel heater requires compensation on one,two,or even all four edges to help with edge loss. Because of Kinetics' unique approach toward manufacturing heaters,we can offer this level of flexibility in panel heater design.

Many processes require air movement along with infrared heating in order to dry and cure a paint or coating. As industry moves away from using solvents to water as the carrying solution,the need for an infrared panel heater with combination forced airflow will continue to grow. A common approach is to provide holes through the ceramic-based board across the entire heater face. An air cavity is left behind the board to create an air distribution plenum for uniform air distribution across the heater face. Air movement is the result of heater mounted fans or remotely ducted centrifugal fans.

The IR panel heater assembly consists of a face material to transmit the infrared energy. The face material is used to protect the heating elements from the process and to protect personnel from touching an electrically live heating element.

The panel heaters can also be provided without a case as a board-only heater. Some OEM¹s already have a case design for the equipment and only require the composite heater with terminals for installation into the existing housing.

Most IR Panel heater applications require accessories in order for the heater to properly operate. Thermocouples,power supplies,and control devices are some of those common required accessories. Kinetics offers accessories that compliment the complete process