For evaluating RF applications, RFC has the industry’s most advanced hybrid RF/convection heating system in its testing laboratory in Millis, Massachusetts. The Macrowave™ OmniTherm™ Simulator was developed by RFC to conduct product trials and define the necessary parameters to heat or dry materials under production conditions. Through the use of this advanced hybrid RF heating system, RFC can accurately determine the scale-up requirements necessary to meet your production goals.
The Macrowave™ OmniTherm™ Simulator can apply up to 30kW of output power at an operating frequency of 40MHz. This system is a fully instrumented conveyorized heater-dryer that can apply RF and convection heat to diverse materials in a wide variety of modes.
This system permits RFC’s engineers to design Macrowave™ production heating/drying systems based on tests that simulate the passage of the material through a full-scale production system that might consist of a number of applicators in tandem, each powered by its own RF generator. Each generator/applicator section is referred to as a “zone.” It has exceptional versatility and can be configured to simulate virtually any production processing system that can utilize RF heating or drying.