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Heating
Cooling
Temperature control

We know all about heat. You can totally rely on our expert knowledge. For more than thirty years now. Our electric heating plates and combined heating plates are always specially tailored and individually adapted to your needs. Designed for use in craft workshops or in series production. No heating plate is too small for us, none too large. Busse heating plates consist of an aluminium heating plate and an insulating pressure plate, which we design and produce in consistently high quality in our factory in Espelkamp.

We can handle cold just as well as heat. The production of cooling plates, like the production of heating plates, calls for the utmost precision. This is because the circulation of media such as thermal oil or water inside the plate must achieve very precise temperatures on the surface of the cooling plate. You can find more information in our Products section.

Controlling the temperature, i.e. moderating heat or cold by means of liquid carriers or steam, is the focus here. A permanent temperature exchange takes place within the plate through circulation. Ideal in the case of changing loads and material sizes. The pipe systems within the plate are made of aluminium, copper or steel. The core is the welded continuous heating element, through which either steam or liquids such as thermal oil and water are carefully circulated and provide for even, degree-precise temperature distribution over the surface of the plate.

Highlights

Rethinking energy concepts
We are on site ++Fair dates 2023++
Unique for HYMER
Heating plates for bonding technology
Flexibility for Valhalla Ski
Process technology for carbon rims

The energy transition poses major challenges for the manufacturing industry. Fossil fuels must be replaced by renewable energies in the long term. Existing heat transfer media can simply be heated electrically instead of using gas.
But let’s be honest with ourselves: what’s the point if you can switch the process completely to electric heating?

Switching from gas-fired ovens to electric heating in your industrial operation can have several advantages:

  1. Environmentally friendly: Electric heating can be more environmentally friendly, especially if the electricity comes from renewable energy sources such as wind or solar energy. Compared to gas-fuelled stoves, electric heating does not cause any direct emissions of greenhouse gases such as CO2.
  2. Lower emission costs: Depending on the location and applicable environmental legislation, gas-fuelled stoves can be associated with higher emission costs, e.g. through the purchase of emission certificates or fines for exceeding emission limits. Switching to electric heating could reduce these costs.
  3. Flexibility and control: Electric heating often offers more precise and flexible temperature control than gas-fuelled systems. This allows for finer tuning of process parameters and can improve the quality and consistency of manufactured products.
  4. Lower maintenance costs: Electric heating systems often require less maintenance and are less prone to wear and tear and breakdowns than gas-fuelled stoves. This can lead to lower operating and maintenance costs.
  5. Energy efficiency: Modern electric heating technologies can be more energy efficient than gas-fuelled systems. By using efficient electric heating elements and optimising the process control, energy costs can be reduced and the overall efficiency of the system improved.

However, before considering such a switch, it is important to carry out a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis to ensure that the benefits justify the investment costs and potential operational changes. You should also consider the availability of electricity, the capacity of your electricity grid and possible infrastructural adjustments that may be required for the switch.

Meet, talk, share! We look forward to seeing you.

In May 2023, it will be that time again: More than four years have passed since the last LIGNA and the anticipation of seeing the entire woodworking industry again is palpable. Come and meet us in Hannover from 15.05. to 19.05.2023. You will find us in hall 12 at booth E02.

We also have a premiere to announce: For the first time, we want to give a wider audience the opportunity to get to know us and our products in person. At the Hannover Messe from 17.04. to 21.04.2023 we will be available for questions and discussions in Hall 05, Stand E30.

HANNOVER MESSE
HANNOVER MESSE is the world’s leading trade fair for industry. Its main theme, “Industrial Transformation – Making the Difference”, combines the exhibition areas Automation, Motion & Drives, Digital Ecosystems, Energy Solutions, Engineered Parts & Solutions, Future Hub, Compressed Air & Vacuum and Global Business & Markets. Top topics include decarbonization, Industry 4.0, IT security, artificial intelligence and machine learning, circular economy, Logistics 4.0, and hydrogen and fuel cells. Conferences and forums complement the program. The next edition will be hosted in Hannover, Germany, from April 17-21. The partner country in 2023 is Indonesia.

 

LIGNA
The world’s leading trade fair for the woodworking and wood processing industry is jointly organized by Deutsche Messe and VDMA Woodworking Machinery. It showcases the complete range of products and services for the primary and secondary industries: tools, machinery and equipment for individual and series production, surface technology, wood-based materials production, sawmill technology, energy from wood, machine components and automation technology, as well as machinery and equipment for forestry, log and sawn timber production.

 

Unique in Germany: we manufacture the largest aluminium loading trays especially for HYMER.

In brief:

  • Joint-free loading trays measuring 9.2 x 2.8 metres
  • Developed for the PU foaming of walls, roofs and stern sections for caravans and motorhomes
  • Elaborate construction under high quality standards

Motorhomes in the premium segment have to meet the highest standards of comfort and workmanship – this is especially true for the exterior walls of the vehicles. We realised a superlative project for our customer HYMER: we manufactured aluminium loading trays in the impressive dimensions of 9.2 x 2.8 metres.
Our trays are used in loading systems for foaming motorhome walls with polyurethane (PU) foam. Thanks to the new solution from Busse of a joint-free tray, HYMER is able to improve what is already a high-quality production. This is because the new Busse trays completely eliminate the gap at the joint and enable the production of higher-quality wall segments.
But we wouldn’t be Busse if we couldn’t also produce aluminium heating plates in these dimensions.

We manufacture individual heating and cooling plates for bonding technology.

In brief:

  • Advanced heating and cooling plates for precise temperature control
  • Metal press tools for various industrial applications
  • Realisation of heating plates in particularly large dimensions

Customised and not off the peg. Our innovative product portfolio for bonding technology includes reliable and high-precision one-off products. The focus is on efficient heating and cooling plates in compact sandwich design that can be equipped with individual heating systems. We manufacture these heating plates in all sizes. In XXL format too – always technically designed for the respective application and the required temperature range.
We also develop and manufacture tools for machining and moulding various materials including veneers, felt and composite materials in all dimensions. Give us a challenge – no project is too small or too big for us!

Heating plates for premium skis: Valhalla Ski relies on Busse technology for sublimation

In brief:

  • Customised aluminium heating plate for sublimation press
  • Heating plate optimises production of freeride skis
  • Precise temperature regulation possible

Flexibility at all levels: Valhalla Ski produces high-quality skis mainly by hand. The company makes no compromises when it comes to the quality of its skis. The demands on the heating plates integrated in the sublimation press are therefore correspondingly high: an optimal production result can only be ensured by a pressure resistance of up to 0.55 Newton per square millimetre, temperatures of up to 200° Celsius, a temperature distribution over the entire surface, and rapid heating. Especially for Valhalla Ski, we manufactured a customised, adjustable aluminium heating plate that not only allows precise control in continuous operation, but also ensures optimal temperature distribution without temperature fluctuations.

CAD model of the heating-cooling unit

The task
The customer is a manufacturer of carbon rims and was not satisfied with the performance of the silicone heating mat that was previously used. An additional cooling process was to be implemented in addition to the existing heating process. To this end, the electric heating was converted to operation with a water temperature control unit up to 140 °C.

The solution
The plate contour requested by the customer did not allow much room for cooling channels. For this reason, piping was not used and the cooling was milled directly into the aluminium plate.

The result
The construction chosen has resulted in a very large pipe cross-section. This cross-section allows high flow rates and a correspondingly high level of system efficiency.