Whether engine blocks, filter housings, mirrors or carpets: there is hardly any part in industrial manufacturing that does not need to be heated at least once.
The heat must be applied at precisely the right time during the process and must not impair the efficiency of the work flow. Infrared systems adapt perfectly to highly specialised processes. They heat without contact, with high power and within seconds.
Some innovative heat processes are even made possible in the first place by infrared systems.
Thanks to its versatility, infrared heat is used for coating, welding, drying and curing.
See for yourself what infrared heat can do!
Here some application examples:
- Heating bioplastics for chocolate packagings prior to thermoforming
- Controlled alloying of slide bearings with infrared emitters
- Infrared heat helps release the tension of hoses
- Heating plastics for floor coverings prior to embossing
Heating bioplastics for chocolate packagings prior to thermoforming
Plantic Technologies Ltd. has developed and patented a bioplastic made of starch from not genetically engineered corn plants. The corn starch foil is used to make trays, blisters and sorting inserts in chocolate packagings. Infrared heat helps to heat the foil prior to deep-drawing.
Controlled alloying of slide bearings with infrared emitters
In some bearings, an alloy of tin, copper and antimony helps reduce friction to improve their sliding properties. Infrared heat helps to apply the metal alloy to the base metal mould to achieve a good flow and adhesion of the alloy.
Infrared heat helps release the tension of hoses
At Leyland Trucks, a Heraeus Noblelight carbon infrared system helps provide the necessary quantities of polyamide (PA) hoses for their assembly line in Lancashire.
Heating plastics for floor coverings prior to embossing
Heraeus Noblelight carbon infrared emitters help Polyflor of Manchester emboss robust floor coverings and ensure improved quality.