Multi-Zone Ovens Cure Carbon Fiber Threads
Two multi-zone ovens will be used by a company in the composites industry to cure carbon fiber threads. One of the electrically heated ovens has six zones and is rated for 482°F (250°C), and the second oven has two zones and is rated for 500°F (260°C). Guaranteed temperature uniformity of ±9°F (5°C) at their respective maximum temperature ratings was documented with a profile test for both ovens.
The curing ovens, which were designed and shipped by Wisconsin Oven, each include a wire mesh rolling filter system in each zone. The filter system is plug-mounted for ease of removal and maintenance and utilizes exterior crank handles at each zone that are used to advance the material as needed. Both units were also designed with Wisconsin Oven’s energy-efficient E-Pack upgrade, which includes thicker wall panels.