BREAKING NEWS: Microwave Techniques announces acquisition of Industrial Microwave Systems’ (IMS) IP and Assets

Cylindrical Heating Systems

IMS Cylindrical Heating Systems provide a unique solution which is best utilized for the continuous thermal processing of pumpable 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.

Industrial Microwave Systems

With top-of-the-line materials, cutting-edge production technologies, a highly qualified team, and a multitude of services, we guarantee complete satisfaction.

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Why Choose Industrial Microwave Systems?
Industrial Microwave Systems has four major competitive advantages to provide cost effective solutions that overcome the issues with commercial microwave systems, as well as the disadvantages that result with conventional hot surface heating and drying systems.

Unique Design Technology

  • IMS has developed and patented designs for applying power to achieve rapid uniform microwave heating for continuous Planar (on a belt through a tunnel) and Cylindrical (pumpable fluids through a pipe) processes on a production scale.
  • Standard modularized system designs are available using either 915 or 2450 MHz. The optimum economic choice is determined by the customer’s equipment footprint and process specifications. Upon request, IMS can provide customized non-standard designs for specific process applications.
  • IMS uses state-of-the-art Microwave Studio computer simulations to optimize microwave system designs prior to product testing and manufacturing of the system.

Extensive Applications Knowledge

  • With more than 19 year’s experience of processing webs of fabric, sheets of paper, strands of foam, conveyed beds of material, pumpable chemicals, biomaterials, food products, etc., there is a high probability that IMS can immediately provide a cost-effective and efficient solution to your heating, drying, bonding, curing, reacting, cooking, pasteurizing, or sterilizing problem.
  • From this database, IMS has developed a portfolio of Economic Value Analyses that can be tailored to your specific application and process requirements.
  • If your product is new, IMS can offer a variety of options for its Development and Testing with both Planar and Cylindrical heating technologies.  In addition to computer model simulations, IMS can provide in-house product trials, technical support for third party test facilities and customer rental equipment.

Industry Recognition

  • Unique design technology and extensive applications knowledge have little technical or commercial value if they are not beneficial to and recognized by the industries and processors that use them.
  • IMS is fortunate to have been recognized for its contributions to the advancement of thermal process technology and its use for the production of new and improved products that were previously unobtainable.
  • For further details, see Third Party Awards.

Trusted Commercial Support

  • Since 2021, IMS has been a subsidiary of Microwave Techniques, LLC, a privately held technology company headquartered in Gorham, ME.


IMS is a subsidiary of Microwave Techniques, LLC, a privately held microwave technology company headquartered in Gorham, Maine. Microwave Techniques, LLC, has two primary business divisions: components and systems. The components division is based in Gorham, ME and the systems division is based in Nashua, NH. For further details on Microwave Techniques, LLC, please visit its website at

IMS has located its Development and Product Test center in Garner, 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 Microwave Techniques corporate offices in Maine and New Hampshire.