FAQ - frequently asked questions
What is infrared?
The infrared light (short: IR) is named in physics electromagnetic radiation with longer wavelengths than those of visible light, extending from the nominal red edge of the visible spectrum at 1mm to 780 nm. Our special infrared STIR® thereby lies in the spectrum of 2-10 µm. (see illustration)
Is infrared dangerous?
No. The sun or fire are deemed as natural sources of infrared. The infrared ratio of the solar radiation, that reaches the ground, accounts for approx. 50%. Hence the application of infrared-radiation is absolutely harmless for human.
Is it possible to upgrade every type of oven?
It is possible to upgrade ovens, which are working on the basis of electrical energy, natural gas, heating oil or heat transfer oil. For the demounting of heating sheets or tubular heating elements please contact your oven manufacturer. They surely will support you. Our technology is especially suitable for the baking industry (rack ovens, shop ovens, deck ovens, tunnel ovens), where it is important to produce a huge quantity of products in the shortest time.
Does the functional ceramic apostatize anytime?
No, due to the special coating-process (atmospheric plasma spraying APS) a permanent endurance of the functional ceramic coating can be ensured. Even by scratching with sharp-edged objects it won’t be damaged.
Why is the backing process with STIR® quicker?
Due to the increased infrared ration (over 90%) in comparison to steel, according to the special ceramics coating of STIR® (Special Transformed InfraRed) an infrared is created witch penetrates to the core of the baking product much quicker. Thereby the starch agglutination and formation of a fine flexible crumb is completed faster. Thereby the overall baking process can be shortened.
May I clean the surface?
Yes, it is principally possible. The surface can be cleaned by compressed-air or water from hard dirt. Certainly the existing adherences will be burned by heat anyway. For the everyday cleaning process it is enough to sweep it by broom. Please do not use aggressive detergents. For the cleaning of tubular heating elements it is mostly necessary to demount them. Please contact your oven manufacturer to assure a proper demounting.