A pyrometer-controlled, custom-built infrared oven is helping to ensure perfect adhesion of a rear spoiler fitted to the new Jaguar XJ during production. At the same time, a smaller associated oven is being used to facilitate the fixing of two rear boot badges.
The rear spoilers are supplied to the production line complete with an integral adhesive strip. The adhesive manufacturer recommends that the strip is heated prior to fitting, so that the adhesive can flow. Having already used infrared systems to assist in the fitting of various components on the S-Type, notably in the fitting of aluminium trims, Jaguar engineers decided to ask Heraeus to design a pre-heating system for this particular application.