The newly developed VHM Hephaistos is an internationally patented system and characterised by a very high field homogeneity.
For the first time, the advantages of microwave technology have been developed successfully to an industrially mature high technology.
The high field homogeneity allows for the manufacture of high-quality CFC aircraft structures, for instance.
Reduced production costs
Shorter heating, process, and cooling times compared to conventional methods, as a result of which energy is saved.
The products only are heated by the microwave.
The furnace chamber itself is not heated and does not have to be cooled down.
Use of metal parts, e. g. conventional metal tools and feeding systems, in the microwave field
(no transparent materials are required, but can be applied of course).
Specific, volumetric heating of products
Microwaves penetrate into the material directly and heat the product. As a result, heating rates and throughput can be increased considerably.
High product quality by sufficient homogeneity of the microwave fields
Thanks to the use of thermo- electric foils additional positive effects and material characteris- tics are achieved.
Broad spectrum of use – Modular design
The systems designed extend from the laboratory up to the large scale that is needed in e. g. aircraft industry.