For more than 80 years, Ferro Techniek has been leading the way with our specialist skills in porcelain enamelling.
From the HQ in The Netherlands, we are world leaders in thick film heating elements printed on metal substrates. These heating elements have extreme power densities and low mass, whilst being strong and reliable.
Ferro Techniek is part of the Otter Group with manufacturing facilities for the thick film heating elements and assemblies at Ferro Electronics in Budapest and in the combined Ferro & Otter factory in Southern China.
Ferro Techniek thick film heaters have many distinct advantages. High power density combined with a low thermal mass and the Ferro EFAST system results in an ultra-responsive and reliable heat source. Instant heat eliminates the need for a standby mode in an espresso maker. Ferro heaters are environmental friendly.
Flow Through Heating
To optimise heat transfer from the Ferro heating element, the water is pumped through a channel circulating it over the full element surface. Depending upon the water speed and the wattage this will provide a flow of 93 degC water in seconds for espresso making or a lower specified temperature for a special tea. Using the same FTH & lower water speed it will create steam for heating & frothing milk.
Due to the responsive nature the Ferro FTH will eliminate the need for standby time or storing hot water, improving the energy efficiency of your application.
Ferro Techniek offers services to a wide range of markets and industries, such as:
Ferro Techniek is successful at applying the benefits of thick film heating to a wide variety of domestic appliances. This may be to reduce energy consumption, or to give high power and speed with accurate control and no burning.
The products for the domestic appliance market range from heating elements to full sub-assemblies with temperature control devices.
The low mass and strong dielectric of Ferro Techniek’s thick film heaters give a unique advantage for the automotive sector. In-particular for Electric Vehicles where it is important to be light and efficient, to heat the battery & the cabin, using high voltage DC.
We do not have standard products, each project is customer specific.
The latest news from Ferro Techniek and the Otter Group
Release of the Flow Through Heater XL
Following the success of the Flow Through Heater MKII Ferro Techniek has launched the FTH XL. This new Flow Through Heater that is also based on thick film technology has a max power of 3400W at 230V. The FTH XL is an instant heater that is able to handle high flow rates at a low back pressure because of its bigger channel size. Energy efficiency is key. There is strong interest from pharmaceutical companies, vending machine manufacturers and the medical device industry. All materials are FDA compliant!