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Infrared Welding is the process of joining plastic components with the use of electric quartz glass infrared emitters. It is a complex assembly method that requires a delicate balance of machine capabilities such as accurately regulated parameters including time, temperature and tool positioning.

Infrared Heaters
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Benefits Of InfraRed Heat Welding

  • No restriction on contour parting lines
  • Part mismatch not a concern as light can be adjusted to match the molding process
  • Parts are never physically touched by the heating elements, therefore sealing surfaces are always more consistent
  • Able to hold tighter part dimension tolerances
  • Lower injection tool costs due to joint design
  • Enables assembly of components inside housing prior to welding
  • Controlled infrared heat source, multiple temperatures on same fixture
  • Lower energy costs, Instant heat on / off
  • Set up and changeover tooling faster than hot plate welding
  • Proprietary IR source from Emitted Energy
  • Heating is precisely targeted to the components
  • No backup tooling required
  • No part sticking as this is a non-contact process
  • Hermetic sealing of the parts
  • Machines are capable of running multiple tools with quick changeover

Cost Advantages 

  • Creates value for future designs by offering greater design flexibility
  • Reduce injection tooling costs
  • No cost to convert present design to IR welding
  • Improved part quality
  • Improves supplier ability to respond quickly tocustomer needs
  • Reduce overall costs on every program
  • Reduce energy costs significantly