Infrared Heating Technologies delivered 6 single and 2 double heat zone Infrared Boot Heaters TM to Delphi Automotive Steering Systems in Athens, Alabama. The Infrared Boot Heater TM is an electric infrared heater and control system designed to heat thermoplastic and polymer boots for applications requiring placement of the boots on steering assemblies, CV joints, etc. The Infrared Boot Heater TM heats and expands the boot in a matter of 4-5 seconds. This slight expansion virtually eliminates the force required to install the boot. The subsequent cooling of the boot then makes a better seal than if the boot had been forced on without the application of heat. The response from the assembly line employees that have used this product has been extremely positive. In many cases, ergonomics problems have been virtually eliminated and production has increased.
“The Infrared Boot Heater TM virtually eliminates the force required to install the boot. This reduction in force results in the elimination of the ergonomics problem associated with placing the boot on the steering assembly.” Director of Research and Development, Delphi Automotive Steering Systems.