Your MHI Inc.

  • MHI Inc. is a Leader in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
  • A Leader for Energy Efficiency with Materials Design, Integration and Innovation
  • With Unsurpassed Technology Portfolio focused on Airtorch™, Radiative Products and MightSteam® Steam Technologies
  • Innovator in Nano-texture Development and Surface Engineering.  It’s Quasi-R®
  • Significant IP for Products.  Responsible Use.
  • Smart Power Focused
  • Clean Energy Manufacturer. Steam Applications. Airtorch Applications.
  • A Leader for Saving the Quality of Energy.
  • A Global Presence for Your Innovative Efforts. 
  • Scholarly References
  • Mission

October 2019

MHI’s Focus:  Massive energy-savings, ease of use improvements, zero-carbon, novel Quasi-R nano-materials and simplicity for productivity enhancements in the thermal sector.  Ahead by almost fifteen years.

What are Smart-Thermal products?

Click here for examples for saving energy, enhancing productivity, products that offer engineered simplicity, MQL, zero-carbon foot print, chemical-free anti-pest high-Q steam, environmental sustainability ..more.

The manufacturing landscape is in a flux.  There are new demands for improved energy efficiency with a rigorous environmental focus – now a key requirement from every product and process.  These new trends have impacted manufacturing operations having created the impetus for radically enhanced materials and systems –  to accommodate the changing global sustainability requirements and new customer preferences.

The key issues facing manufacturers relate to the upgrades and changes that are required for older technologies, devices and skills.  The labor skills are not always able to catch up with the entrepreneurial demands placed on every level of employee in the work-force.

Radical solutions are being sought.  The materials-world has had to rise to such new challenges with safe high performance materials often created with novel digitally driven intelligence principles. The demands of production processes that maintain innovative conditions to create wealth for future developments are also pushing the envelope of human ingenuity.   The aging of manufacturing workers, the enhanced safety concerns from even small amounts of combustion pollutants, coupled with the advent of automation are impacting this challenge.

This new landscape has has presented manufacturers like MHI Inc., with opportunities and challenges in both internal human resource management as well as  proper allocation of capital expenses in order to provide the meaningful savings for customers Our Mission reflects this effort.   Like other OEM’s, MHI Inc., finds that it must  create technologies and intelligent SmartMachines to meet new-customer needs for an optimized use of their assets.  MHI believes in energy efficiency, new ecologically friendly materials and sustainability with simplicity.

We use our decades of experience in mating advanced materials with tested sub-designs for a comprehensive systems approach.  At MHI Inc. we have made design and product-application/use as simple as possible, with a much deeper engineering focus than what is commonly used for product design.

Take for example the evolution of  furnaces.  It is now recognized that higher temperatures offer better efficiency and productivity.  The numbers are so dramatic that even  simple furnace operations now require higher temperatures for toxicity reduction issues.    Higher temperatures are possible now with newer delivery systems and energy efficient materials.  (An example of problempossible high temperature MHI solutions).

MHI also provides a considerable amount of tutorials for the thermal products sector.

MHI Inc. now offers a new dimension of manufacturing with tested ideas for energy savings for the same objective but with new designs.  We call it Simplicity.  Simplicity builds product resilience.  Cross platform application of our best practices.

One of our slogans is Bring your Designs to Life with new Steam and Plasma – for  beautiful colors and creative shapes.  We have enabled designs and improved device-use to become as simple as possible.  With The OAB®-Steam, Airtorch® products, Efficient Heating Elements like the GAXP®  and the Cascade e-Ion®-  MHI is continuously striving to improve productivity with simplicity in the following sectors. Your support helps us make thing better.  Our portfolio now includes:

Best Biomedical Technology Tool Bit Manufacture Shrink Label Technology
Making Abrasive Wheels Bending and Shaping Glass Technology Clean Microbes with steam when used properly
Save Aluminum Dross Stick Resistant Using steam or hot air for vats

Why and how are MHI devices built with high energy efficieny The use of high-grade energy almost automatically leads to many types of improved efficiencies including the use of much lower energy for an objective and much lower time of processing i.e. to a higher productivity. MHI excels in high-grade energy conversion in the hot-products sector. High temperature-energy is high-grade energy. Now Quasi-R™ MHI technology further extends the dramatic energy savings upto the Exa-Joule range.

Efficiency to preserve the quality of energy is important.  MHI is working hard to reduce the amount of energy for any objective.  This is the only way to really reduce emissions.

Simplicity is fully extended to the industrial sectors.

Some examples of  new technologies and SmartMachines are discussed below for Heating, Communication, Fiber-Forming, Furnaces, Fuel Production, Clean Reactions and many more…..

Even the very high power models are simply installed and used for Process gas heaters.  We service a host of Fortune companies.

300+KW MHI Power and Temperature Control Panels
256 KW Airtorch™ with only ~1 psig pressure drop at 1300C.
The stable and low cost delivery of hot steam and hot air have greatly improved open processes. E.g.  Fuel from waste food is offered above 750 C or Vulcanization in steam or Air.
MHI’s works with our global community.  When we discover new energy savings ideas and technologies we quickly offer them to the global community.

Process Air/Gas Heaters

GTA & MVTA up to 1200°C Convective Energy
Airtorch® Gas Heaters Accurate, Low Pressure Drop, Easy Installation, Incredible Warranty. Superior Warranty.
Highly Efficient and Small Foot-print Airtorch and High Quality Steam Products
Choice of Steam Generators Choice of Pressure.
Smooth Management of Very High-power.

The Economics of Thermal Devices

The best way to increase savings and reduce emissions is to lower the power consumption and total energy use for any objective.

Lower the device power usage by just  1 kW – Save $876 per year @US 10c/KWhr (A typical US household uses 2-4 KW (power) devices at home).  Multiply this power by the hours-used for obtaining the energy-used and price-paid.

Industrial use of power is much higher  ~ 100-1000 KW are used for industrial devices specially when radiative, steam and materials processing requirements.

MHI SmartPower devices offer substantial power savings.  Click to this page for an overview.

How much do the devices cost and how to obtain the best price.

How much detail should I use to specify my device?

The best price is obtained when you purchase the closest standard equipment for your desired use.

So it is best just to specify the essentials.

For Steam: Choose the power, temperature and kg/hr water usage.  Examples on how to increase productivity? Drying, Antimicrobial and Fuel Production.

For Process Air Devices:  Chose power, and temperature.  If in-line use, specify the pressure. What are MHI SmartDevices?   Go Green with smart reactions enable by clean hot gases.

For Furnaces:  Choose the Temperature and power (based on the load).  Choose furnace makers that provide at least a one year warranty on the heating elements. How distortion free stainless steel enclosures improve life and efficiency?

For Heating Elements:  Please review economics on this page.  What is GAXP?

Items to Include

These items are now basic in a new device specification.  They are best practices and should be part of your project when specifying a device.

  • Warranty – Ask for Warranty on the Heating-Element for a Steam Generator, Hot Plate, Airtorch or Furnace.
  • Ask for Testimonials – Or look for them on the manufacturers web site.
  • Does the manufacturer provide several levels of tutorials – Online forms.
  • Online RFQ’s – Does the manufacturer provide this.
  • Prices:  Although not always comprehensive there should be an online web store with price guidance.
  • Does the manufacturer talk up energy efficiency and sustainability?  Its a good practice to ask the sales agent.
  • Does the manufacturer believe in Simplicity of design?.

What makes a device cost more?

Here is a list of items that typically may lead to an increase in the capital cost of a device.

  • Short Time-Frame – The faster you need it; the more people will need to work on your order to make the deadline.   More people equals more money.
  • Customization– Customization could be great but highly costly.   Please be aware that the more items built from scratch, the more the cost.
  • Spreading out payments:  Paperwork from your end could take time – sometimes even compared to the build out.  Manufacturers routinely depend on being paid on time.  The best prices are given when prepayment is made.
  • Integration to 3rd Party Tools:  Choose a manufacturer that provides their own data acquisition system.  Third part tools can cost money and time to integrate.

Will I get my money back.  What is my ROI?

When choosing a product ask for typical Return On Investment Calculations if you will use it to generate revenue.

More:

  • Check for Testimonials and Reviews.  A good manufacturer will always post these
  • Is the repair policy sound,  affordable and useful.  Machines will break down – maintenance is typically 10% of the initial purchase.  Buyer should check if the manufacturer offers a comprehensive policy like the NeverDown(TM) policies.
  • It does not hurt if the company that you are dealing-with is at least two decades in existence with continuous testimonials.
  • Did the manufacturer or seller provide the quote in a timely manner. If not, it could be a symptom of  downstream delays.  There are exceptions but buyer beware.

Summary: There is obviously no one answer to how to choose your best thermal device.  The above are some guidelines that refer to good practices.  Now include some Green Practices and obtain more benefits-

Some Benefits Of Going Green and even Blue In Manufacturing?

Attracting  buyers and as away to do more business is a benefit of sustainability. How can MHI help?  MHI technologies offer the potential to:

Reduce Costs

Energy use reduction can substantially reduce long-term electrical costs. Reducing water usage and cutting down on material-waste disposal  can also add up to big savings over time.

Enhance Brand Image

Establishing your company as a voice for environmental responsibility can possibly lift the perception of your company and play a vital role in the success of your business overall.

Attract Committed Employees

One of the best ways to appeal to the next generation of workers is to demonstrate a commitment to the environment.

Furnaces

Robust Radiator™ RR, GRR and Scalable Modules Range of Power/Temperature Capability
NoAge™ Enhanced Silicon Carbide Class Leading Longevity

The smallest Microheaters made by MHI are the four below.

  1. The spiral https://mhi-inc.com/product/gaxp-1-spiral-microheater-for-vertical-use/
  2. The linear microheater https://mhi-inc.com/product/s12-200-1500-microheater/
  3. https://mhi-inc.com/product/gen2-heatpad%c2%99-with-1-diameter-hot-zone/
  4. Microtube. https://mhi-inc.com/product/microtube-gaxp-heat-12mm/

The GiantHeater Revolution with GAXP

https://mhi-inc.com/microheaters/ Giant Heaters reach meters in length

Steam- the new insta-steam revolution.

Applications of Steam Generators:   From Drying Animicrobial and Waste to Energy – Steam has many advantages e.g.  reducing the amount of landfill dumping,  reducing the amount of greenhouse-gas emissions and pollution, as well as reducing dependence on non-renewable fossil fuels.

HGA-M Models High Throughput On-demand

Energy Savings: Why Should We Be Concerned With the Quality of Energy Conservation?

Basic Thermodynamics.

All about steam action.

If one burns fossil fuel, the best efficiency is ~50-85% for achieving a work objective. With electric energy, efficiency for an objective can be closer to 100% during conversion.  Sunlight to direct electrical work is ~35-44%.

How much energy does the world use?

For a quick review of thermodynamics- https://mhi-inc.com/Converter/watt_calculator.htm and learn about the many temperature and energy scales!

 Pounds (lb) Weight of Carbon Dioxide per One Million BTU (293 KWhr) of Burn with Different Processes.

The approximate price of this much amount of energy used is US$30.  A typical US home monthly electric bill is also in this order. 

Note for comparison that the average human exhales about 2-3 pounds of carbon dioxide on an average day (about 15- 20 lbs a week) because human activity averages at about 100 Watts or 0.36 BTU/hr of power usage (energy burn rate).

Diesel fuel /heating oil

161.3

Gasoline

157.2

Propane

139.0

Natural gas

117.0

E-Ion,  Plasma, HGA or OAB® steam at device  0.0