Industry Sector: UNDERLAY

This section contains information on contracts related to the underlay industry that we have undertaken with our OEM partners

If you require further information on any of the projects detailed, or if your area of interest is not yet featured on this site, please contact us


Oven Heating

Oven HeatingRequirement: Highly efficient and reliable industrial burner system

The system was developed to guarantee the level of reliability essential for long production runs

Complying with the latest self checking systems for burner systems that run continuously for periods greater than 24hrs, P series MA fully modulating burners were developed that combined the simple reliable design of the P series burner with the additional feature of fully modulating air and gas for increased efficiency. Temperature control of +/- 1°C is capable across a variety of required process temperatures due to the 40 : 1 turndown

For further information see Package Burners


Foam Pre-Gelling

Foam Pre-gellingRequirement: Specialist heat sources to pre-set the foam applied to the underlay base layer prior to entering the oven, preventing the velocity of the air from the wind boxes affecting the foam surface

Modulating high intensity gas fired infra red heaters were used to set the foam surface, accurate output control was required to prevent over or under curing of the product which would cause additional problems further down the process

For further information see Infrared Heat Systems



Belt/Product Pre-Heating

Belt Product HeatingRequirement: To design a combustion system that could increase the production speed of a rubber based underlay process line by a minimum of 10-12%

The system needed to be installed within the framework of the existing machine with minimal modifications, be totally reliable across long production runs and have a pay back time of 2-3 months

A metal fibre infrared heater was developed to pre-heat the belt and product from underneath. The emitter material was designed to withstand both mechanical and thermal shock, work reliably in very high ambient temperatures and also to burn off any debris that may fall onto the emitter face during production. The equipment satisfied all design criteria and as a result, multiple systems have now been manufactured

For further information see Infrared Heat Systems