The adaption of microwave heating to the rotational moulding process

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Abstract

This paper details the results from a large European Union rotomoulding research project on the adaptation and development of industrial microwave oven technology to the rotational moulding process. Following computer modelling, an industrial scale microwave oven was specifically designed, manufactured and attached to the drop-arm of a convention rotational moulding machine where extensive moulding trials were carried out. The design and development of the microwave oven and test mould, together with the savings in terms of energy efficiency and mould heating rate that were achieved are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings
Pages1274-1278
Number of pages5
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event68th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2010, ANTEC 2010 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 16 May 201020 May 2010

Conference

Conference68th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2010, ANTEC 2010
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period16/05/201020/05/2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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    McCourt, M. P., Kearns, M. P., & Hanna, P. R. (2010). The adaption of microwave heating to the rotational moulding process. In Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings (Vol. 2, pp. 1274-1278)