Electric Infrared is particularly suited for heating sheet plastic prior to forming. For many systems, products that are less that 0.25" in thickness can be successfully raised to forming temperature with heaters on one side only. On thicker material, two sided heating is recommended.
Zone control is especially important to heat areas of the sheet that will have larger bend depths so as not to distort the flatter areas. Casso-Solar Technologies flat panel heaters such as the Type FB and Type C are particularly suited for block zone control.
On continuous forming systems, Casso-Solar's Unitube and V-Series are also candidates.
Systems can be provided with complete enclosures, conveyors and PLC recipe driver control systems.