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Did you know how many parts of your car require infrared heat?

23.10.2017

A car should drive and look good. The car paint should shine, the windows must fit perfectly and especially the airbag has to function reliably. Infrared heat is responsible for a significant amount of these processes.

At least 200 parts of a car will benefit from infrared heat technology during its manufacturing process.

Drivers need a quiet cabin, a well-functioning heater for the winter or air-conditioning during the hot summer months, and - in case of an emergency - the airbag should open quickly. For that reason, dashboards are molded from plastic sheets, are provided with insulation and are connected to ventilation ducts and airbag shot channels.


Infrared heat for the automotive industry

Infrared emitters can solve all the heat processes needed for those operations, as they can be precisely matched to the different materials and shapes.

It is a well-known fact that infrared emitters can cure coatings efficiently. However, did you know that the right choice of emitters make a considerable difference in the process? When infrared radiation is matched perfectly to fit the coating, the curing process can be performed in a more energy-efficient way. This saves time, space and money.

Many other processes in automotive manufacturing benefit from infrared heat technology as well. Infrared radiation transfers energy without contact and generates heat exactly where it is needed in time with the process and without heating up the surroundings unnecessarily.

Take a look at Heraeus' wide range of application areas!
Are you interested in more information?

Industrial infrared drying of coatings, paints and varnishes

Infrared heat process in the glass industry

Heating and deburring plastics with infrared

Infrared welding of plastics

Infrared emitters for moulding, emossing, laminating, thermoforming

Would you like to find out more about other possible applications? Feel free to send us an email !

Heraeus Noblelight GmbH
Heraeusstr. 12-14
D-63450 Hanau

Phone +49 6181 35 8547
Fax +49 6181 35 16 8547
E-Mail: hng-info@heraeus.com

http://www.heraeus.com

Dr. Marie-Luise Bopp | Heraeus Noblelight GmbH
Further information:
https://www.heraeus.com/en/hng/the_incredible_power_of_light/photonics_based_solutions_from_ultraviolet_to_infrared.aspx

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