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See first hand – if microwave or RF technology can improve your production process – or if Thermex-Thermatron equipment is a better choice for your company!

Welcome to ThermaLab; a fully dedicated area on the Thermex-Thermatron manufacturing floor, filled with multiple machine types used in the microwave and RF process. These machines are working units, available to test a wide variety of materials and processes to evaluate the suitability for microwave or RF heating.

This is ideal for those companies whose process does not yet include microwave or RF technology, or companies currently using non-Thermex-Thermatron equipment. Now there is a way – at little or no cost – to test and evaluate selected products on Thermex equipment – in a realistic, manufacturing environment.

Thermex-Thermatron's ThermaLab

Apply MW & RF Technology to Your Products

Companies involved in drying or curing a product, preheating, bonding or laminating, welding or heat-sealing – are utilizing ThermaLab’s test equipment to see if their processes and productivity could be enhanced using this proven technology, with quality Thermex equipment.

Participants can accompany their products to our Louisville, Kentucky facility, or we can test products from provided specifications and report the results. Either way, our engineers assist through every step of the process. And, if the process proves beneficial and viable, we can provide specific equipment information, recommendations, and pricing for review.

We can also provide process development services; please contact us for the details. For more information, contact:

Mark Isgrigg, Director of Sales
Ph: (502) 493-1299, Ext.202

With ThermaLab, You'll Have Access to the following Equipment

Microwave Systems

100kW Microwave Generators

Common Uses:

Drying | Curing | Tempering | Baking

Applications Include:
  • Ceramics
  • Catalyst
  • Composites
  • Bulk fibrous components
  • Sand cores
  • General drying & heating of electrically non-conductive materials
  • Research & development

Radio Frequency Systems

30kW 60 Ton Hydraulic RF Presses

Possible Materials Include:

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RF Preheaters

Common Uses:

Preheating of thermosetting plastics for compression molding.

Possible Materials Include:

Phenolic | Phenol-formaldehyde (Bakelite), Urea-formaldehyde (Melamine), Polyester, Epoxy, RFGC

Applications Include:
  • Preheating and curing of polyester, urethane, epoxy, urea, silicone, synthetic rubber, and phenolic resins
  • Adhesive curing
  • SMC (Sheet Molding Composite) Bonding
  • Bulk or granular solids
  • Testing/heating studies
  • General drying

RF Batch Drying Systems

Common Uses:

Drying and curing, moisture leveling, post-baking/dehydration, preheating, testing/heating studies of bulk or granular solids, general drying, adhesive curing


Applications Include:
  • Ceramics
  • Adhesives
  • Sand
  • Preheating of very large thermoset resin parts
  • Moisture leveling of wood veneers
  • Curing synthetic rubber
  • Drying textiles
  • Cookies, crackers and biscuits

Industrial RF Web Drying Systems

Common Uses:

Drying and coating ballistic, chemical, and thermal resistant yarns and fibers.

Possible Materials Include:

Kevlar (DuPont), Nomex (DuPont), Twaron, Vectran, Aramid, Fiberglass, Rayon, Cotton

Applications Include:
  • Drying ink on paper
  • Fiber setting body armor
  • Flame retardant coatings for heat resistant garments
  • Teflon coating of yarns and various applications

Industrial RF Conveyorized Drying Systems

Common Uses:

Drying and curing, moisture leveling, adhesive curing

Applications Include:
  • Textiles
  • Ceramics
  • Cookies, crackers, and biscuits
  • Abrasives

RF Welding Platen Presses

Common Uses:

Welding and heat sealing of thermoplastic materials.

Applications Include:
  • Sealing medical bags including blood or IV cuffs
  • Air mattresses
  • Water mattresses
  • Colostomy bags
  • Enema bags
  • Waste collection bags
  • Other medical products and devices
  • Tents and tarps
  • Pool and pit liners
  • Seat cushions
  • Containment booms and barriers
  • Inflatable items (airbags, pipe plugs, recovery floats, life vests, watercraft)
  • Automotive mats, panels, and flat carpet applications
  • Packaging
  • General RF sealing

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