HIGH QUALITY METAL
As part of the quality philosophy we stand for, investing in higher quality metal is the most important element when producing our heating equipment.
Using boiler sheet metal P265GH is the cornerstone of the IKOS quality commitment to our partners. The type of sheet metal we work with has more than double the cost of normal sheet metal.
We believe that providing our partners with products that will not corrode or deform is the minimum required standard, this is why we choose it.
CUTTING, BENDING AND WELDING
After the metal, the next step is to shape it, cutting, bending and welding. Technology matters in these processes and having the latest technology available in the industry surely makes the difference. The precision of the fitting and welding can make a huge impact on the body structure of the fireplace integrity and durability. For example using a combination of robotic welding and holding jigs ensures that there is a consistency in the position and strength of the metal connections.
Our painting line includes a de-greasing and pre-treatment process by Chemetall©. This process uses nanotechnology to apply a seven-step anti-corrosive treatment that improves the stability of the later applied paint, either it is powder or high temperature liquid paint. The final result is greater protection for the metal and also an excellent finishing.
HIGH TEMPERATURE PAINTING
The Senotherm UHT 1159 paint, made by the German company Weilburger, is the industry leader in high temperature paint technology. Beyond its high temperature and mechanical resistance, of up to 600oC, UHT1159 paint does not release smells or fumes when the fireplace is put to use for the first time. At IKOS we give importance to every aspect of the interaction of the final user with our products.
Neoceram glass is a product of Nippon Electric Glass, from Japan. Neoceram is a ceramic glass with high temperature resistance properties of up to 750oC. With over 100 years of experience, Nippon is at the industry forefront in regards to quality and finishing.
Maintenance and servicing of the fireplace often require some parts to be serviced by fastening and unfastening screws, it is common that after being exposed to intense heat screws and fasteners can become corroded over time. All IKOS products use passivated screws and fasteners that protect from such corrosion ensuring that service and maintenance can be easily performed for many years.
Fergas is a Swedish company with more than 65 years of experience in manufacturing of ventilators. Their advanced technology production processes result in a reliable and balanced ventilator. Low consumption and silence is also a benefit of this ventilators and makes them ideal for use in inserts.
Deflectors are very often made out of metal, this results in a part of the fireplace being exposed directly over the flame. In many cases, this means the deflector must be replaced after only one or two seasons of use, with a cost of the actual deflector but also the service cost. IKOS uses for all INTRA and INTRA S models, a deflector made from SKAMOLEX GOLD which is a highly resistant material with increased strength and durability.