Thermal processing specialist Harper International, and Ferrite Microwave Technologies, which supplies 915 MHz industrial microwave systems, have formed a strategic relationship.

Harper will make use of FMT’s high power microwave heating technology for its gas and electric fired furnaces. FMT reportedly has several patented microwave technologies that enable improved microwave field distribution across a wide variety of materials. Harper will integrate FMT’s heating technology into its furnace systems. Since commercial microwave use requires material specific equipment, matching the engineering and design capabilities of FMT with Harper’s furnace systems will help match customers’ processing requirements, the companies say.

‘Microwave can be a highly efficient and effective solution for a range of materials including ceramic and metal powders,’ said Charles Miller, president at Harper. ‘To provide our customers with an expanded solution set via world class microwave components inside our proven furnace systems is a winning combination.’ 

This story is reprinted from material from Harper, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.