Sommer Allibert (UK) are high volume manufacturers of carpets for the automotive market.
Such carpets need to be heated prior to forming and this is conventionally achieved with ceramic infra-red.
However, this is a slow and inaccurate method, so A.I.S. set about updating  the process to bring it in line with modern manufacturing methods.
The answer was found by using linear quartz shortwave infra-red with a thyristor based closed loop control package. 230kw of infra-red are zoned to give seven areas of control. Each area is regulated by a process controller for over-temperature protection, and pyrometer signals for the carpet to move to press. The system has reduced processing time by 85% and has led to a superior product.