Cylindrical Heating Systems

IMS Cylindrical Heating Systems provide a unique solution which is best utilized for the continuous thermal processing of heat and shear sensitive, high viscosity, and multiphase materials that demand precise temperature control.

Planar Heating Systems

IMS Planar Heating and Drying Systems can offer a better alternative to conventional, re-circulated hot air dryers due to the best-in-class uniformity, efficiency and thermal processing they demonstrate in many industrial processes.

Cylindrical Heating Systems

Although an IMS CHS can be used for many product and process applications, including heating, cooking/gelation, pasteurization and sterilization, its specific benefits and economic advantages are best achieved when applied to heat or shear sensitive, high viscosity and multi-phase fluids.

Planar Heating Systems

An IMS Planar Heating System has advantages over conventional dryers in two areas of their design that are intrinsically inefficient: (1) pre-heating a product to evaporative temperature, and (2) removing water from products with relatively low overall moisture content.

Planar Heating Systems

An IMS Planar Heating System allows processors to improve their product cost effectiveness and quality, increase production volumes, reduce equipment footprint or floor space, and improve the manufacturing environment since the IMS PHS generates no dangerous NOx or SOx emissions. Each PHS continuously heats and/or dries a thin sheet or bed of product as it is horizontally conveyed through a rectangular heating chamber or applicator on a specially selected microwave inert plastic modular belt.  Depending on the application and material, some products are can be dried vertically without a belt.  The volumetric heating that results from the agitation of the polar molecules in the product, results in rapid, uniform heating and/or drying of the product in a fraction of the time required by a conventional dryer.  

As a result, an IMS PHS allows processors to improve their product cost effectiveness and quality, increase production volumes, reduce equipment footprint or floor space, and improve the manufacturing environment since the IMS PHS generates no dangerous NOx or SOx emissions.  These benefits may be achieved without the high installation costs, downtime, high maintenance costs and pollution often associated with conventional dryers.

Planar Heating System

Planar Heating System

Planar Heating System

Planar Heating System

Planar Heating System

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IMS is a subsidiary of Laitram, L.L.C., a privately held technology company headquartered in New Orleans, LA. Since acquisition in 2003, Laitram has enabled IMS to expand its business activities in a variety of industries, including chemicals, food processing, industrial products, nonwovens and textiles. For further details on Laitram, L.L.C., please visit its website at www.laitram.com.

IMS has located its Development and Product Test center in Morrisville, North Carolina, close to Raleigh Durham airport and the Research Triangle Park area. It is a leading designer of innovative, patented microwave systems for continuous flow manufacturing processes that require rapid and uniform heating and drying. IMS commercial operations are managed from Laitram’s corporate offices in New Orleans.

 
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