Epcon improved its proprietary design and shipped a wicket oven to a company that will use it for its curing operations.

Long wickets are attached to the oven conveyors and act as placeholders or carriers as sheet steel parts are stacked in between them. In this application, 55-gal drum lids fall between the wickets and are conveyed through the oven within the curing window, which varies between 350 and 500°F (177 and 260°C).

Epcon has manufactured more than 100 wicket ovens for a range of applications.