Three batch curing ovens will soon play a critical role in curing a coating applied to honeycomb cores used in the construction of airplanes. The batch curing ovens will be designed and manufactured by Davron Technologies, Chattanooga, Tenn. During the honeycomb manufacturing process, the cores will be loaded onto a powered custom product cart that will then proceed into the batch oven. The cart will utilize a series of dampers and blank-offs to ensure that the airflow, which follows a horizontal pattern, is directed through each of the cores. The cores will remain in the heated chamber for a predetermined amount of time until the coating is cured.
According to Davron, the customer chose them due to the company’s experience building ovens for the aerospace industry. The batch ovens will be commissioned in the first quarter of 2015.
“Our plenum airflow system and product cart provide an unequaled uniform temperature within the heated chamber and provide a consistent cure from part to part, which is paramount for this curing process,” says Jimmy Evans, vice president and general manager at Davron Technologies. “We have worked on numerous projects with this customer.”