A development focus
Infrared heating is widely used today. This was not always the case. The developers of "Bleun", in front Dietmar Loewe, developed the first concepts and brought up to the patent. He was it also, who placed the first heating plates on the market.
Thus the creativity in our house however was not to end, but many other products were developed and implemented on the basis of "Infrared".
Check out below our range of photo, to get a little insight into our constructives.
Bild 1: Infrared heaters
Our actual start began with infrared heaters, which due to their design showed a very high degree of efficiency, but they were very expensive in the production.
Bild 2: Painted infrared hotplate
In contrast to heaters, infrared plates were much cheaper to manufacture. The most diverse types were developed by us and a part of them was produced by us, although the energy efficiency was slightly worse, the infrared plates are more favorable in questions "costs / benefits".
Bild 3: Infrared plates after powder coating on cooling, at Bangkok (Thailand).
Here "Bleun" deviated briefly from the concept "research and development" and produced itself, in order to bring the first heating plates on the market.
Bild 4: Heating plate back
The production of heating panels in Germany soon turned out to be very uneconomical and new locations were being sought.
Bild 5: Infrared panels for room heating, in production.
A partner in Thailand was quickly found to be able to produce infrared panels and accessories, much cheaper.
Bild 6: Color design of the infrared plates.
Color coating and design of the infrared plates can be adapted to customer requirements. The infrared plates were powdercoated with the motifs: sandstone and black marble.
Bild 7: Infrared heating for chairs
Soon further requirements were placed on the developers, the new technology should move into the everyday life of the people.
Bild 8: Heated chair as a prototype.
A further idea was to install long-wave infrared heaters, for the health and wellness area, in sunbeds, chairs and tables.
Bild 9: Rocking chair as a well-being object.
Experiments were made with different models to cover different tastes.
Bild 10: Heating plate under the chair.
During the exploration phase, various concepts had to be tested to adapt the heating panels to the respective chair shapes.
Bild 11: Table with built-in infrared heaters for outside and inside.
Not only chair and lounger concepts were considered, but also tables for different applications.
Bild 12: Light terrasse chair.
This terrace chair also found its way into the production.
Bild 13: Fun with a chair equipped with an infrared heater.
Also this prototype, developed by us, found his lover.
Bild 14: On the Berlin wall (Eastside Gallery).
This infra-red chair, with its feel-good factor, found everywhere its followers (lovers), also here: the remains of the Berlin wall.
Bild 15: Test of infrared heaters for food in live mode.
Other topics were occupied, such as the uneconomic warming of food in the catering industry, which was significantly more cost-effective with infrared heaters.
Bild 16: Extensive tests in a Thai hotel company.
Tests in a hotel have proven that the keeping of food with infrared can save enormous costs, unlike conventional methods.
Bild 17: Conventional food warmer.
Also in the area with the traditional, alcoholic, food heaters, we pushed forward with our concept "infrared", were not only to achieve better energy results, also the playing with open fire and the odor removal away.
Bild 18: Infrared-powered food warmer (Prototype).
In the end, we produced a prototype, which served as a basis for further research and market analysis.
Bild 19: A hot water heater (boiler, storage) equipped with an infrared heating system.
Some boiler prototypes have been developed to produce hot water with infrared heaters. This application proved to be much more efficient.
Bild 20: A wash dryer equipped with a infrared heater.
A much better efficiency was achieved with a condensation wash dryer (standard model), by the conversion with an infrared heating.
Bild 21: : The scheme infrared heating and the condensation principle.
It was important to check whether the condensation technology (method) using infrared heat is the same as in normal heating.
Bild 22: Packing freshener, commercially available absorber refrigerator for tests.
In another field experiment with infrared radiation, this time it was about cold, which should be generated with long-wave infrared light.
An absorber refrigerator retrofitted to operate with long-wave infrared light as a heater provided the same cooling results but with much less energy.
Bild 23: The absorber refrigerator without protective back wall.
For this absorber refrigerator, a standard appliance, as can be found in many hotels or on camp sites, the energy consumption is to be reduced by half.
Bild 24: A first look inside the device ...
Critical aspects had to be taken into account during the development: for example, whether the device offered sufficient space for the conversion.
Bild 25: and also a second look into the device ...
gave us the hope of saving at least a third of the energy consumption values stated.
Bild 26: The absorber unit after the conversion.
The given space in this absorber refrigerator was not sufficient to fully integrate the newly developed infrared heating system.
Bild 27: The device on a first test.
Despite all the adversities that can be avoided in the next experiments, a considerable energy saving was achieved in the first experiment, as our measurements proved. There is potential upwards (or downwards).