Infrared (IR) Seat Cover Wrinkle Relax Ovens
In-line short-wave infrared ovens for the heating and relaxing of wrinkles for automotive seating assembly. The oven is flexible and re-deployable based on adjustable IR heating elements which allow flexibility to accommodate a wide variety of seat styles while maximizing heat delivery to all critical areas of the seat surfaces. Individual heating elements are adjustable perpendicular to the seating surfaces and also rotationally to allow conformance to seat contours.
The ovens can be divided in different zones to enable independent power adjustments. The closed loop control feature includes temperature sensors to read the temperature in a specific spot on the seat and provide a feed back to control the intensity of the lamps during the heat cycle for all the zones.