Two custom paint-baking ovens will be used to cure a powder coating, dry paint and preheat automotive components, including complete bodies and frames. Lewco, Sandusky, Ohio, won the contract to design and build the ovens for an automotive manufacturer’s research facility.
The customer’s application required bi-parting swing doors at each end to permit pass-through processing. To reduce the ovens’ impact on the surrounding area, exhaust hoods were installed above each set of doors. Fans over the hoods automatically start to remove any fumes and heat that exit the workspace when the doors are opened.