Composite Parts Manufacturer Orders Curing Oven
A supplier of composite structures will use a 500°F, vacuum-assisted composite curing oven to manufacture parts for the aerospace industry.
The electric walk-in oven, supplied by Lewco Inc., includes a top-mounted heater box with 144 kW of heat capacity. It is equipped with two 20,000-cfm circulation fans delivering dual airflow and providing uniform heat throughout the workspace. The airflow volume of the oven is designed to meet strict temperature uniformity requirements. The oven achieves better than ±5°F at maximum temperature, according to Lewco.
Also included are six vacuum ports, six vacuum transducer ports, 12 type J thermocouples and an integral vacuum pump. With flammable volatiles present in the workspace, the oven is designed to meet NFPA 86 Class A standards.