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The Complete Radio Frequency Guide

Throughout the course of more than 80 years, Thermex-Thermatron has helped manufacture some of the most advanced industrial radio frequency (RF) and microwave (MW) systems for dielectric heating across the world. Compliant industrial RF to MW heating equipment manufacturing and use serve vital applications in aerospace, defense, and beyond. To help your team improve safety and efficiency, our seasoned experts …

Thermex-Thermatron — Top 5 Reasons RF Buffer Materials Are Not Working

Top 5 Reasons Your RF Buffer Materials Aren’t Working

Whether designing, engineering, manufacturing, or servicing, Thermex-Thermatron has worked on many of the world’s leading, most advanced Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave (MW) Systems. Understanding the properties of RF buffer materials is key to manufacturing well-made, lasting products. Following over 80 years of firsthand experience, here are five critical tips: discover the impacts of using the right RF buffer materials …

Thermex-Thermatron - Modern Medical Manufacturing

Dielectric Heating Technology Designs Create Modern Medical Manufacturing Solutions

Since 1939, Thermex-Thermatron has led the development and manufacturing of industrial microwave (MW), radio frequency (RF), and thermal heating equipment. Working with global manufacturers, Thermex-Thermatron provides dielectric heating industry insights from its RF and MW heating technology experience. The company’s specialized design and engineering services as well as heat sealing systems for thermoplastic materials have shaped many medical manufacturing solutions …

Thermex-Thermatron Systems Acquires Florida-Based JTE Machines

Thermex-Thermatron Systems (“Thermex”) strengthens its position as the leader in the radio frequency (RF) and microwave (MW) technology arena with the acquisition of Jacksonville, Florida-based JTE Machines. Thermex-Thermatron is a proven industry force in manufacturing high-power industrial RF and MW Systems for heating dielectric materials. JTE’s position as an innovative engineering, design, and automation firm for RF and other forms …

Thermex Thermatron - Polyolefins in RF Welding Are Transforming the Medical Industry

Answering the Call of the Medical Industry: Making Reliable Equipment to Leverage Polyolefins in RF Welding

For over 80 years, Thermex-Thermatron has illuminated the path in exploring two massive fields: radio frequency (RF) and microwave (MW) technology. Knowing the background of RF welding — what it takes to secure precision welding — has helped steer the evolution of the medical products we use today. Here’s how an innovative, low-cost, and stellar-performing plastic called polyolefin is revolutionizing …

Top 10 Rules to Optimize RF Heat Sealing Dies

Thermex-Thermatron has accumulated over 80 years of industrial experience as a leader and innovator in the radio frequency (RF) and microwave (MW) technology arena. On the production floor, a combination of the right equipment and the right practices will yield efficiency, accuracy, and safety. Here are 10 crucial pointers condensing a wealth of insights, teaching you how you can obtain …

Why Magnetrons Fail & How to Address It

No component is more critical to an industrial microwave system than the magnetron. As magnetrons are also complex, they are subject to failure from a variety of causes. Operators may guard against magnetron failure by understanding those vulnerabilities. By addressing the potential risk, you can intelligently address it and, in doing so, lower maintenance costs and reduce downtime expenses. Three …

Understanding & Identifying RF Breakdown in Dielectric Materials

The application of radio frequency (i.e. RF) heating may lead to breakdown in dielectric materials. This can be problematic in a production setting, as it can have detrimental effects on equipment and processes. That is why it is important to be able to understand and identify RF breakdown in dielectric materials, also referred to as “arcing.”   Stages of Arcing  Arcing …

Tempering Frozen Food With Microwave Heat

For many production processes, incoming raw material is frozen in thick blocks and stored at -10° to +15°F until they are ready to use. In order to use these materials, they must be first tempered and secondly diced, sliced, or separated into smaller pieces. Paying attention to the tempering step is important because it helps prevent damage to the product. This delicate step …

Optimizing RF Welder Performance

Radio Frequency (RF) welding and sealing systems are an efficient and reliable resource for strengthening industrial manufacturing processes. However, for those just getting started with this machinery, it can be intimidating. Dielectric heating properties and sophisticated electrical controls take time and practice to master. Studying the RF heating process will help operators optimize RF welder performance, work with confidence, and …