Infrared Predryers & Preheat Systems
Radiation heat transfer is particularly effective for preheating and predrying applications. A Glenro infrared preheat system or predryer can substantially increase product throughput particularly when available space and other resources are limited.
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With textile finishing applications, as an example, infrared energy improperly applied can adversely affect the resultant hand of the fabric. How much is too much? Work with us to discover sensible technical and economical answers when considering the addition of this technology.
Textile Fabric Predryer prior to Tenter Range
This two pass textile fabric electric infrared predryer was designed to directly replace a traditional, slow-response, ceramic face gas infrared textile fabric predryer. The installation increased line speeds and product revenue. Reduced exhaust air volumes and feedback temperature control improved the overall operating efficiency and reliability of the process.
Elastic Fabric Predryer prior to Steam Cans
This predryer eliminated unwanted dye migration and improved final product color by supplementing the performance of an existing steam can finishing range.
Controlled exhaust, feedback temperature control across the width of the product and protection on line stops boosted overall operating efficiencies.
Infrared Preheat Systems
Fabric Preheater prior to Fusing Oven
The pictured infrared preheat system preheated fabric prior to being saturated with a PVC coating. Preheating reduced residual moisture in the fabric and raised the product temperature to a uniform level resulting in a more uniform coating application and thus, a more uniform finished product exiting the conventional fusing oven.
Laminate Preheater prior to Embossing
Preheating prior to embossing with electric infrared is a long-standing Glenro Proven Solutions®. This system was designed to preheat a carpet/foam/vinyl backed laminate prior to embossing.