Cut Sheet Thermoforming

Ceramicx supplied a British thermoforming customer with a solution for its sheet material. The heating system was developed and customised to their material, temperature and power requirements. The single sided industrial oven was fully integrated into their production line and allowed for the customer’s material to be heated uniformly, consistently and repeatably prior to the forming process occurring.

The radiant oven was controlled by a Siemens PLC/HMI with a Hetronik HC500 power output module. As standard, the frame was a made from stainless steel with Ceramicx proprietary reflectors employed to increase the infrared heating efficiency of the oven.


Oven Type: Infrared Heating Field Total Power: 124.5kW
Power Supply: 3 x 400V + N + PE Maximum Current/Phase: 200A
Maximum Operating Temp:
250°C (Element Temperature)
Upper Platen Element Type: Long Wave Ceramic model HTE
Lower Platen Element Type: Long Wave Ceramic model HTE Total Heating Power: 124kW
Control channels: 36 Control type:

36 zone closed loop control with T/C k feedback

Controller: Siemens S7 1500 Control interface: Siemens TP 1200 HMI
Power control: Burst fire (triac half sine wave switching) Control feedback: Type K thermocouples integrated into ceramic element
Sheet temperature monitoring: N/A Air temperature monitoring: N/A
Opening mechanism: N/A Footprint: 2.08m x 1.80m
Oven length (entry to exit): 2.08m Approvals: CE
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