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Automotive

Automotive

Accoustical Fiber Applications, Exterior & Engine Block Painting and Curing, Shrink Fitting of Engine Bores & Pistons, and more...

Printing

Printing

Coming Soon - ATD Case Study

Photovoltaic

Photovoltaic

Coming Soon - ATD Case Study

Composites

Composites

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Filtration

Filtration

Paper Filters, Microporous Filters, Pleating, Air Filters, Oil Filters, and more...

Batteries

Batteries

Drying/Curing of Coatings on Lithium Ion/Zinc Nickel/Alkaline Batteres, Heating of Battery Separators to create Uni-Directional Molecular Porosity, and more...

Glass

Glass

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Medical Devices

Medical Devices

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Green Technologies

Green Technologies

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Automotive

Industrial Infrared Heaters for the Automotive Industry

ATD's industrial infrared heaters have served a number of applications in the Automotive industry:

  • Accoustical Fabric Applications for Headliners, Door Panels, Instrument Panels, and Carpeting (interior and trunk), as well as Thermal Accoustical Insulation for Engine Compartments:  ATD's industrial infrared heaters are used pre-heat "blanks" of non-woven materials in order to activate low melt fibers prior to molding.  Our IR heaters are used in both cold and hot molding, so when the molded blank is finished it is a solid part which holds its shape and can be trimmed and perforated - typically by robotic water jet devices - in order to fit the exact application. 

  • Shrink Fitting of Engine Bores & Pistons:  Infrared can be a compelling alternative in these processes due to its speed and energy efficiency

  • For information on how industrial infrared heaters can be used for Air Filters and Oil Filters, please see our section on Filtration.

  • Replacement IR Emitters: In addition to providing heating solutions to OEMs, ATD is a source for replacement lamps for existing infrared dryers, pre-dryers, and ovens. We often assist customers in determining whether their IR lamps have failed prematurely, and what can be done to extend lamp life.

Industrial Infrared Heaters for the Battery Industry

ATD's industrial infrared heaters have served a number of applications in the Battery industry:

  • For Lithium Ion, Zinc Nickel, and Alkaline Batteries, infrared heaters are commonly used to dry and cure the coatings that turn substrates (e.g. perforated copper or aluminum) into anodes and cathodes. These paste coatings are susceptible to caking, so multi-zone heaters are required to prevent this issue from arising. Medium wave infrared heat is usually ideal.

  • Battery Separators are the thin films that separate the anode and cathode within the battery.  In order to define their uni-directional molecular porosity, they must be heated and stretched.  Infrared heaters are a perfect tool for selective heating of the two sides of the film, which helps define the one-way porosity. Because the separators are incredibly thin films, shortwave energy will often pass through or damage them, so medium wave heaters are the superior option for most of these processes.  

  • Replacement IR Emitters: In addition to providing heating solutions to OEMs, ATD is a source for replacement lamps for existing infrared dryers, pre-dryers, and ovens. We often assist customers in determining whether their IR lamps have failed prematurely, and what can be done to extend lamp life.

Battery

Industrial Infrared Heaters for the Filtration Industry

ATD's industrial infrared heaters have served a number of applications in the Filtration industry:

  • Paper Filters are manufactured with coatings that both add durability to the paper and help with the filtration process itself.  Infrared heaters are used to dry and cure these coatings, and as with most drying and curing processes, medium wave heat is often the ideal solution.

  • Micro-Porous Filters made with Non-Wovens or Cast Films also utilize coatings to enhance durability and improve filtration.  Infrared heaters are used to dry and cure these coatings, and as with most drying and curing processes, medium wave heaters are the most effective.  Filters with uni-directional flow (e.g. reverse osmosis filters) must be heated and stretched in order to define their uni-directional porosity.  When working with thin media, shortwave energy runs the risk of passing through or damaging the substrate, so medium wave heaters are the superior option for most of these processes as well.  

  • Pleating of Filters is an efficient method of maximizing surface area and improving the effectiveness of the filtration process.  Pleats need to be heat set in order to maintain their structure, and as with most thin media, medium wave heat is often the ideal solution.

  • Replacement IR Emitters: In addition to providing heating solutions to OEMs, ATD is a source for replacement lamps for existing infrared dryers, pre-dryers, and ovens. We often assist customers in determining whether their IR lamps have failed prematurely, and what can be done to extend lamp life.

Filtration

More Industries and Applications are coming soon!

In the meantime, please take advantage of our 70+ years of combined experience in process heating to find the right infrared heating solution for your needs.

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