A medical device manufacturer required an oven to preheat an aluminum mold for a silicone part that was to be filled and cured in the next manufacturing step. Despatch supplied a conveyor oven that met the company’s requirements.

The oven, which will be installed in an automated manufacturing cell, needed electrical interlocks and communication that were not included in the standard package. The manufacturer is able to access the electrical panels and the oven interior for maintenance without compromise.

Despatch engineers incorporated an AC belt drive and a temperature controller with a machine interface to allow the automation system to index belt motion and control temperature in the oven without human interaction. Multiple status relays were incorporated into the controls to provide feedback to the company’s PLC.