Heating solutions for halls from Schwank

The right heating system for every task

More than 80 years ago, company founder Günther Schwank came up with the idea of using the radiation principle of the sun to heat large buildings. Even today, our most efficient radiant heaters [bright radiators & dark radiators] work with the infrared principle. Our ceiling radiant heaters are used in industry, logistics, sports halls and workshops. Infrared radiators in smaller form on terraces and other outdoor areas.

For more efficiency and comfort, the product portfolio extends beyond radiant ceiling heating with gas: condensing technology & heat recovery, gas heat pumps, air curtains and combined heat and power units provide ideal heating solutions for halls.

Schwank heating solutions & products

Radiant ceiling heating for halls

Tube heater systems

Multi-talents in the field of radiant heaters

The Schwank dark tube heater solutions focus on efficiency, comfort and reliability. Every heating system that we plan for our customers is adapted to the individual conditions on site.

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Luminous heater systems

The most powerful radiant heating

The infrared bright radiator technology was invented at Schwank – you can still see it today. Because Schwank light emitters are characterised by the best efficiency and exhaust gas values. Seasonal energy efficiency values [ErP] of over 99% speak for an outstanding technology.

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Condensing technology & heat recovery

The Turbo for infrared ceiling heaters

Schwank condensing and heat recovery solutions help hall heating systems to become even more efficient. They can be implemented for almost all fields of application and are planned and designed individually for each customer.

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Gas heat pumps

Top quality heat pumps

Gas heat pumps from Schwank can heat and cool efficiently – and both at the same time. They combine the highly efficient energy source gas with the use of free environmental heat. Economy included. Gas heat pumps from Schwank ensure the right temperature in both winter and summer.

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Warm air units

More than radiant heating

The SchwankAir product family convinces with its robust design and proven technology. They are a great alternative wherever investment is a priority and ceiling heights are low.

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Air curtains

Expansion of the Schwank radiant heating system

The SchwankAir product family also includes the door air curtain systems as cold or hot-operated units. They are a useful addition to the Schwank ceiling radiant heaters in order to avoid unwanted air changes.

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Terrace heating

Outdoor infrared heating

They are already standard on many restaurant and café terraces: heating systems. And this trend is continuing. The number of guests who prefer to sit outside even on cool days is increasing. This is due on the one hand to the strict smoking law and on the other hand to the fact that guests want to enjoy the “holiday feeling” all year round and prefer heated outdoor zones.

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The infrared heating

From patent to the most efficient heating solution: The infrared radiators

We have copied the principle of Schwank radiant ceiling heating systems from nature. The infrared radiators have surface temperatures of up to 900 °C. No heat is emitted into the air from this heat radiation – the infrared heater only heats surfaces.

This natural method is one of the best ways to heat halls in an energy-saving and sustainable way. Because with the advantage that the heat is generated by the infrared heating exactly where it is needed, a comfortable and above all healthy room climate is created at economical conditions – by means of overhead radiant heaters with gas.

Further advantages that infrared heating offers in industry and trade are

  • fast heating up by powerful infrared radiators
  • no dust turbulence, because no air is moved
  • a warm floor
  • a uniform temperature distribution by several infrared radiators
  • infrared heaters work silently
  • lower power consumption than a warm air heater

Properties of radiant heating

Simply explained

Why are ceiling radiant heaters so efficient?

Heat rays of the Schwank infrared heating systems travel through the air in the building with nearly no losses. The rays fall on the surfaces in the building and the air is heated only indirectly. This principle helps the Schwank infrared systems to save energy costs. Scientific studies prove that a reduction of air temperature by 1°C corresponds to a reduction in energy costs by 7%.

Heating takes place where it is required

Hot air rises upwards. This effect is known as thermal stratification and is the essential reason that warm air units, for instance, operate significantly less efficiently than the Schwank infrared systems. They ensure that the expensively heated air is not fed into the common area of the employees, but rises beneath the ceiling. The heat becomes noticeable at ground level only when the majority of air in the building is heated. The Schwank heating systems work much more effectively. The heat rays travel through the air and fall on the surfaces at the ground level, where they are required. The air itself is heated only indirectly. Thermal stratification is therefore suppressed.

Preventing heat losses

The higher the temperature difference between two mediums, the stronger is their effort to offset this difference. This effect is known as transmission. This also applies to the balance between the room temperature [TA] on the one hand and the outdoor temperature [TB] on the other.

Owing to the targeted infrared radiation of the Schwank heating systems, the building envelope does not get heated unnecessarily; the difference between the temperature of the outdoor air and room air is therefore kept very low. Transmission losses are therefore minimised.

Short reaction and heating times

In contrast to central heating systems with heat transfer mediums such as water, the decentralised infrared systems by Schwank generate heat where it is required. The advantages are obvious: The transport of heat from a centralised boiler to the operation site is omitted, thereby reducing the reaction and heating times. As a result, operating times of the heating system are minimised.

No distribution and transmission losses

Transport and transmission losses arise in central heating systems due to long transport routes from the heat generators to the required site and to additional transmission stations. On the other hand, the decentralised infrared heaters by Schwank convert the used primary energy into heat directly at the required site. Losses that occur due to the transport or transmission of the generated heat are therefore completely eliminated.


Heating takes place only where it is required

The Schwank infrared systems can be used to heat sections of the building or even individual workstations. Just like light, the infrared heaters can be switched on and off without distributing the heat in the entire room. This ensures requirement-based heating depending on the building usage, shift times, or other similar factors. In this way, the solutions by Schwank actively spare operating costs since the most economical heating system is the one that is switched off.

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