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Tube Heater Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of tube heater manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top tube heater manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find tube heater companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture tube heaters to your companies specifications. Then contact the tube heater companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of gas tube heaters, infrared tube heaters, gas infrared tube heaters, or customized tube heaters of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Bedford, OH 800-774-4450

    Radiant Electric Heat is a manufacturer and supplier of infrared radiant heaters. Whether you are refurbishing or have a new project, we offer modern & attractive heating solutions. Our infrared products are also being used in many industrial process heating applications, as well as residential, commercial and office settings. We offer over 50 years of proven performance from our infrared heaters.

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  • Auburn Hills, MI 800-223-5335

    Our leading products offer heating solutions for industrial, recreational and commercial buildings. For more than 60 years, Solaronics, an infrared heaters supplier, has offered heaters that are the preferred choice of architects, engineers, HVAC contractors and building owners when constructing or renovating. Choose from our extensive line of products. Call today for more information!

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  • Buffalo, NY 800-828-7450

    Roberts-Gordon sells and installs infrared heating products including infrared heaters and gas infrared heaters. Roberts-Gordon introduced the first vacuum-assisted, low-intensity, gas-fired infrared heater system. Providing "Quality in Any Language™" since 1963, so call us today!

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  • Hawthorne, NJ 973-423-5220

    Custom designed infrared, convection and combination systems in vertical, horizontal and arched configurations for drying, curing, predrying, preheating, thermal bonding, fusing and sintering. We serve many industries and applications including converting, textiles, paint and powder coating.

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  • Geneva, OH 800-569-9341

    Aitken Products is a supplier of standard size and special electric infrared heaters;short and medium wavelength T-3 lamps, plus medium wavelength SF and SFA heaters. Our infrared heater products are used in the automotive, medical, plastic, printing and other industries. We also provide replacement parts.

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Tube Heaters

Tube heaters are a type of infrared heater, which are heaters that use infrared energy for heating. Infrared energy is derived from infrared heat waves, which are long electromagnetic waves that are found nearly on the visible part of this spectrum. In the case of tube heaters, this infrared energy is directed using a tube, or cylinder. Tube heaters, also known as infrared heaters or heat lamps, are very powerful and highly energy efficient. For this reason, they are typically categorized as a green heating option. In addition, they do not burn fuels and thus do not emit harmful emissions. This also makes them safer to use and be around and this also furthers their status as green heaters. Tube heaters have many, many applications in a variety of worlds. These applications include: the drying of coatings, glass processing, plastic welding, the easing of arthritic pain, the incubation or comfort heating of animals in veterinary clinics or zoos, providing warmth as space heater and providing warmth as a room heater.

A tube heater, also known as an electric infrared heater, is composed of a few key items. These include a heating element, a reflective surface and a protective shield that disallows direct contact with the source of heat. Heating elements are those components that convert electricity into heat, using the process of resistive heating. Heating elements used in tube heaters are usually made from tungsten wire, but they may be made from other alloys, particular iron alloys, carbon, aluminum or chromium. In order to create more surface area and make the electrical resistance needed to make heat, the wire heating elements are coiled. To create the aforementioned reflective and protective surface, the heating elements are surrounded by a tube made of a highly conductive material, like quartz. Additional features with which tube heaters may be equipped include: corrosion resistant materials, timing-temperature controls, overheating protection and cooling options for cryogenic purposes.

The goal of the heating element is to maximize the infrared energy that the tube heater is releasing. To advance the success of this goal, it is best that the exterior of the tube also be made of radiant emissive material. Radiant heat, which is a type of thermal radiation, is the most impactful heat source because it can travel to and be absorbed by surfaces and objects without the help of another medium, such as air molecules. This is not the case with many other heat sources. The infrared heat emitted by tube heaters can, for example, saturate liquids, solids and gases with more ease and more thoroughly than a regular convection heater. They can also penetrate them more efficiently than UV lamps, which additionally require light waves to heat objects. To diversify the applications they can serve, tube heaters may use both radiant heat and electricity. A heater like this, which can be referred to as a radiant gas heater, uses heat sources including propane flame and natural gas. Both heat sources (and others) increase the radiance that the heater emits, thus allowing the tube to be heated uniformly. Note, however, that while tube heaters can effectively and efficiently heat spaces, they cannot sustainably fight a cold draught.

Tube heaters offer many advantages to their customers, some widespread and others application-specific. For example, not only do tube heaters work efficiently, but they also provide the heat desired immediately. There is no wait because they do not require convection and therefore do not experience the traditional delay between when a heater is turned on and when the heat can begin to be felt. Another problem that convection heaters experience that tube heaters do not is the problem of pockets of cold and hot air. Convection heaters experience this because of the way that the air inside them is moved around as they heat up. In contrast, infrared heat is absorbed directly, leaving the air molecules undisturbed and thus allowing for a uniform heating pattern. Whether your application is in cooking, curing, glass heat treating, metal heating treating, plastic welding, plastic shrinking, plastic pre-heating, heating, animal care or something else, a tube heater will serve you well. When operating your tube heaters, it is important that you observe common safety precautions. Most notably, do not touch the hot bulb or element with your bare hands, as it will cause burns. Also, if your skin is exposed to high intensity short wave infrared radiation for too long or the heater is positioned too close to you, you may experience indirect thermal burns.

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