Harper International, Buffalo, New York, USA, has formed a strategic partnership with Ferrite Microwave Technologies (FMT), Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, a provider of 915 MHz industrial microwave systems. Through the partnership, Harper will utilise FMT’s high power microwave heating technology to complement its own product portfolio of traditional gas and electrically fired furnaces. According to Harper, this will equip its customers with access to a broader range of options and expertise.
FMT has patented several microwave technologies enabling advanced microwave field distribution across a wide variety of materials, some of which will now be integrated into Harper’s furnace systems. As commercial microwave use requires material specific equipment, Harper has expressed its hope that matching the engineering and design capabilities of FMT with Harper’s furnace systems will provide customers with a distinct advantage for their unique processing requirements.
Charles Miller, President at Harper, stated, “Our cooperation with FMT is aligned with our commitment to provide customers with the ideal thermal processing method for their material production. Microwave can be a highly efficient and effective solution for a range of materials including ceramic and metal powders. To provide our customers with an expanded solution set via world class microwave components inside our proven furnace systems is a winning combination.”
Peter Tibbetts, CEO of Ferrite Microwave Technologies, added, “Teaming up with Harper gives us access to material processing capabilities and expertise that will enable us to solve more complex heating problems for our customers. At FMT, we constantly strive to advance the science of industrial microwave processing. Partnerships with industry leaders like Harper open up new avenues of advancement that are very exciting.”