Miscellaneous Controls

Browning Convenience Meals - Infrared Heating of Oven-Ready Meals

A specially-built oven system, incorporating the latest carbon infrared technology, is helping Geest to achieve perfect browning of the toppings for a range of oven-ready meals produced at its Milton Keynes, England food factory. When Geest decided to install a new production line to produce a new range of products at Milton Keynes, it was agreed that this would be designed to include the most...

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Infrared Heaters

Activating Adhesives on Decorative Trims - Using Infrared Heating in Car Manufacture

An infrared system from Heraeus Noblelight is helping R-Tek Ltd to achieve perfect adhesion of decorative trims on the inside of motor vehicle door panels. The plastic decorative trims are normally fixed to the panels on a production line by spraying the inside of the panel with an adhesive and then applying the trim. However, when R-Tek started to experience problems with the adhesion, it was...

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Window and Door Blinds

Blind Manufacture Benefits from Infrared - A Pre-Heating System Speeds Up the Production Process

Infrared pre-heating increases running-speed An infrared pre-heating system has solved a production bottleneck problem, by allowing production line speeds to be significantly increased at the Chesham plant of Living Connections, one of the leading manufacturers of window blinds in the UK. The blinds of Living Connections are supplied to major retail store groups, DIY stores and mail order houses...

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Miscellaneous Panels

Fast Drying Color Stain on Wooden Panels - Heraeus in the Wood Industry

Medium wave infrared emitters for wood industry Saunderson's Furniture Ltd, has installed an infrared dryer to assist in the color staining and lacquering of wooden panels used in the manufacture of its wide range of high quality furniture. The Kilbirnie factory produces finished items such as hi-fi cabinets, directly from bare timber. This timber, in panel form, must be color-stained and UV...

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Infrared Heaters

Targeted Heating for Laminate Embossing - Saving Energy Using Heraeus IR Heating

By installing custom-built equipment, incorporating short wave infrared emitters on their embossing line, Cova Products of Cramlington are saving energy and improving throughput because of the application of targeted heat. Cova Products manufacture wood grain laminates for application to domestic furniture such as speaker cabinets and kitchen cupboards. Many of these PVC-based laminates are...

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Flash Dryers

Hot Foil Embossing - Infrared Increases Running-Speed

Carbon Infrared emitters increase running-speed A carbon medium wave infrared system is helping API Foils Ltd to achieve greater line running speeds and better heating control in the hot embossing of holographic foils. API Foils is a worldwide group which produces an extensive range of stamping foils used on a wide variety of products from stationery to wine labels and from flexible food...

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Flash Dryers

Drying Water-Repellent Coating - Infrared Heating on the Manufacture of Outdoor Clothing

A carbon infrared system is helping to increase production line speeds by providing pre-drying of a water repellent coating applied to a specialized fabric used in the manufacture of outdoor clothing. Moreover, its ease of control is also ensuring that there is no damage to the fabric caused by over-heating. The best outdoor clothing provides double protection to rain, as a water repellent...

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Infrared Heaters

Speeding Up the Coating of Signs

A medium wave infrared oven from Heraeus Noblelight is helping Hawes Signs to achieve significant increases in production line speed in the powder coating of aluminum and steel panels. Hawes Signs offers a comprehensive range of external and internal signs for customers ranging from high street banks to car dealerships and supermarket chains. The company's advanced manufacturing facilities...

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Infrared Heaters

Heraeus Works With Cadbury

Sealing Caramel-Filled Chocolates A carbon medium wave infrared system is allowing Cadbury Trebor Bassett Ltd to save energy and space in the manufacture of their famous Cadbury's Caramel product at their Keynsham, England factory. Cadbury's Caramel is made by filling a shaped mould with chocolate, to form a shell, chilling the chocolate to solidify it, filling the shell with the caramel filling...

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Infrared Heaters

Infrared Welding - A Beneficial Alternative to Hot Plates and Vibration Welding

About Infrared Welding For plastic parts, Infrared Welding can be a beneficial replacement for certain traditional hot-plate and vibration welding applications. The use of a controlled IR light source (heater) with accurately regulated time and temperature in a precise location allows more accurate process control on plastic assemblies. Different heat levels for varying welding conditions can be...

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