The patented FlexIn Heat® technology makes it possible to apply heat to a surface flexibly, quickly, efficiently and precisely.
Mobile repair case with flexible heating mat in use on a wind turbine blade
FlexIn Heat® is an innovative heating method that allows heat to be applied flexibly, fast, effectively and precisely to a surface. The technology developed includes an air-cooled induction coil that generates a uniform electromagnetic field, allowing an electrically conductive counterpart to be heated. The special production method makes it possible to create reproducible coils that can be scaled to any size.
The patented technology can be used wherever fast, effective and uniform heating is required. The first applications have already been identified in the repair of fibre-composite materials. In this case, reliable heating ensures that, following damage, a structure is able to transfer the required loads again. The FlexIn Heat® technology is also proving to be promising for the manufacture of composite components, and, in addition to reliably hardening the structure, helps to save energy in the production process. The simple implementation makes it possible to retrofit existing tools and thus apply this beneficial technology directly.
Applications and Outlook