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 …

The Unique Characteristics & Advantages of RF & MW Technologies

At Thermex-Thermatron, we’ve pioneered advancements in Microwave (MW) and Radio Frequency (RF) heating technologies. Across multiple industries, both of these technologies can be credited for greater efficiency, quality, and availability of items the average person encounters. Whether you are aboard an airplane, driving a car, or administering an IV, you can thank MW and RF technology. While both technologies utilize the electromagnetic spectrum, there are …

Thermex-Thermatron Among the Ranks of Essential Medical Manufacturing Suppliers

Louisville-based microwave and radio frequency systems manufacturer, Thermex-Thermatron, is among the ranks of businesses deemed essential to the fight against COVID-19. In support of state efforts to maintain critical operations, the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is identifying industries that are of key importance.   As a business in the medical manufacturing supply chain, Thermex-Thermatron is honored to do its part by continuing to …

Thermex-Thermatron MD&M West

MD&M West 2020: RF Technology in Medical Innovation

Last month, Thermex-Thermatron was privileged to attend the annual MD&M West trade show in Anaheim, California. MD&M West is a rich opportunity for professionals in the medical device community to gather and celebrate technological innovations in the medical industry. A group from our team exhibited the Thermex-Thermatron RF Platen Press with Automatic Front Load Shuttle, RF Switch, and PLC. Cutting-Edge …

Thermex-Thermatron Automotive Industry Applications

Automotive Industry Applications

Let Thermex-Thermatron Microwave & Radio Frequency Technology Improve Your Automotive Manufacturing Process Thermex-Thermatron provides a wide range of microwave and radio frequency systems for automotive industry applications that help manufacturers produce high-quality automotive parts more efficiently. By employing Thermex products, manufacturers can make specialized automotive equipment that improves safety, comfort, and aesthetics. Easy to operate and cost-effective, Thermex-Thermatron systems give …

Thermex-Thermatron - Aerospace Industry Applications

Aerospace Industry Applications

Let Thermex-Thermatron Radio Frequency Technology Improve Your Aircraft Component Manufacturing Process Thermex-Thermatron provides a variety of radio frequency systems that help manufacturers produce high-quality products for aerospace applications more efficiently. By utilizing Thermex products, manufacturers can make specialized aerospace components that have improved safety, density, and quality. Easy to operate and cost-effective, Thermex-Thermatron systems allow manufacturers to produces the highest …

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RF System Maintenance: A Step-by-Step Guide

Nothing is more important for the proper functioning of RF welding and sealing equipment than preventive maintenance. Just as an auto owner never ignores the need for routine oil changes, preventive maintenance must be part of the ownership of RF welding and sealing equipment. Moreover, failure to properly maintain equipment could result in the delivery of faulty or sub-par products to …