Process Development and Testing

Glenro has been working with manufacturers since 1958 to face process heating challenges together by welcoming them to our pilot testing facilities. Glenro commits its personnel and its facilities to developing sensible and useful process information that creatively satisfies new market and product manufacturing demands.

Testing a process and products with Glenro comes with great benefit. Equipment designed and purchased as a result of product testing in our facilities can be supported with a performance guarantee in accordance with the specifications that define the expected performance of the new equipment installation. We consider this approach a win-win situation because we can rest assured that our equipment will perform after conducting and witnessing successful trial results and our customers can be confident that they have minimized the risk of their investment. The results of product testing with Glenro provide the required information to successfully scale the pilot line performance to fit the production criteria our customers specify.

Engineering Services

Glenro, Inc. is pleased to offer the following engineering and research services to assist customers in product and process development.

Feasibility Check

Quickly demonstrate potential benefits of heat transfer equipment or to determine process feasibility and whether additional testing is warranted. No fees are associated with these quick studies.

Process Investigation

Study a process in depth involving investigation of various factors to determine optimum process conditions. Copies of test data and summarizing report will be submitted. Minimum Duration: 1 Day

Engineering Development

Investigate and develop new methods of heat processing or to custom design specialized equipment requiring knowledge of heat transfer technology.

Minimum Duration: 1 Day

In-Plant Testing

Conduct a test in the customer’s plant under supervision of Glenro personnel. Per Diem rates apply, in addition to reasonable travel and living expenses.

Process Control

Successful manufacturing demands reliable and repeatable process control. One aspect of testing at Glenro is to determine the type of temperature and power control equipment that best fits the performance criteria you desire.

Coating Application Control

Line Speed Control

Product Temperature Measurement & Feedback Control

Heater Temperature Measurement & Feedback Control

Air Temperature Measurement & Feedback Control

Zone Control In Machine Direction

Zone Control Across Machine Direction

Process Heating Technologies

The testing facilities are designed to demonstrate different ways of applying energy to a product through radiant, convective, or conductive heat transfer, or through multiple transfer modalities. The flexibility of the equipment enables our engineers to be tremendously creative in developing solutions to meet the specifications of the end product.

Contact us at or 1-800-GLENRO1 to schedule your testing today