Are your drying results in wood processing ideal?

Production optimisation of a Homag postforming machine
Production optimisation of a Homag postforming machine
MICOR *KIR tube emitter for a Friz vertical wrapping machine
MICOR *KIR tube emitter for a Friz vertical wrapping machine

Fillers, lacquers, adhesives or paints are applied to the wood surface in a wide variety of processes during the manufacture of wood products. Achieving the best possible results in such a wide variety of coating processes demands a great deal of energy.

Especially when processing wood, drying processes must be optimally adjusted to ensure that wooden surfaces are heated as well as possible without drying out the inside of the product. We at MICOR are often called in when additional production processes are to be optimised and workflows accelerated.

MICOR *KIR technology for the optimisation of woodworking processes

The special properties of our MICOR *KIR technology enable us to heat materials, activate adhesives and save solvents in a particularly effective, yet gentle manner, while saving energy at the same time. As a result, production speeds can be sustainably optimised and energy consumption reduced – for instance on thermal laminating lines, when processing decorative papers, thin laminates (CPL, LPL) or thermoplastic films in combination with dispersion adhesive, urea-formaldehyde adhesive, polyurethane or EVA hotmelt adhesive.

To equip your woodworking machines, we supply various designs which we adapt to your existing machine concept, based on the specific application, and which can therefore be optimally integrated into existing processes.

Benefits

Our short-wave IR drying systems reduce the temperature load on print substrate materials to a minimum while water and residual solvents evaporate, the dwell time in the dryer is shortened and the amount of primer energy required is significantly reduced.

Drying of water-based and solvent-based paint within seconds

Drying of
water-based and
solvent-based paint within seconds

No preheating and cooling times

No preheating
and cooling times

Integration into existing machines saves space

Integration into
existing machines
saves space

Increase in print quality and production speed

Increase in print
quality and
production speed

Reduction of Production and energy costs

Reduction of
Production and
energy costs

Reduction of residual solvents

Reduction of
residual solvents

Infrared heat in wood processing

MICOR infrared cassettes

Our MICOR infrared cassettes are flexible drying systems precisely adapted to your application in terms of performance as well as size. They have been specially developed for the irradiation of surfaces or passing products and can be easily integrated into existing systems, such as drying hoods.

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MICOR infrared tube emitters

Our infrared tube emitters are energy-efficient, space-saving and economical systems to optimise production for a wide range of applications and processes. They concentrate the radiant energy in band form via elliptical or parabolic reflectors and are thus optimally suited for heating surfaces and lines.

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Examples of successful applications in wood processing

  • Edge heating for postforming lines
  • Optimisation of production speeds on thermal laminating lines
  • Production of chipboard and/or MDF
  • Processing of laminate, thin laminates (CPL, HPL) and thermoplastic films such as decorative films
  • Activation of hot melt glue
  • Drying of filler and stains
  • MICOR infrared tube emitters for production optimisation of all conventional wrapping machines

Make use of our process test on site

We have been your partner for over 40 years when it comes to application-specific heating and drying systems with fully integrated engineering and services.

Benefit from our efficient MICOR *SWIR simulation facilities, with which we can simulate your real production conditions and thus develop the best drying solution for you based on specific operating tests. Contact us!

 

Talk to us – we would be happy to help!

Do you have a question about infrared technology applications or about our products? Our experts would be happy to assist you.

Svenja Wettengl, Head of Service

 

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