The Halogen element is the most energy efficient heat source available. It reaches full operating temperature in one second and can be used in any type of drying or forming process. Used in HalCOn Tunnels, they can operate in both medium and short wave heat and are also able to generate convection heat. These tunnels use 50% less power to operate than a gas system and are environmentally friendly with zero carbon emissions. From the manufacturing perspective, they reduce cure times--allowing for higher productivity--reduce heat in the factory for a much better employee working environment, and are safer than any gas system because the halogent elements are sealed and do not need oxygen to operate.
The HalCon tunnel uses a touch-screen PLC for all tunnel operations and has the ability to communicate with the PowerCart conveyor system to initiate the heat program best suited for the product the PowerCart is carrying. The HalCon tunnel can also be used with water-based UV coatings to speed up the cure process to an average time of 5 to 8 minutes.