Infrared Heating Technologies designed and built three Infrared Cure Oven And Cooling Tunnel Systems for a large automotive supply manufacturer. The application is heat curing and cooling brake pads (curing of exothermic friction material after pressing). The largest of the three systems has a maximum production throughput in excess of 1,000 brake pads per hour.
Left:Infrared conveyor and cooling tunnel system features two conveyor belts. The top conveyor belt carries brake pad parts through the multiple infrared heat zones thus curing the friction material. The parts are then transferred to the bottom tier conveyor where they are carried through the cooling tunnel. The fast, controllable infrared heating and the double tier design dramatically reduced the overall space requirement of the process, while increasing process and flow control.