Two fuel-fired conveyor ovens with a maximum operating temperature of 250°F (121°C) will be used by an equipment integrator for drying various parts. A multi-level, multi-conveyor design was required.

Designed and built by Lewco Inc., the ovens include a single, direct-fired natural gas heater box with a capacity of 1,500,000 BTU/hr. They are equipped with a 15,000-cfm circulation fan delivering uniform horizontal airflow throughout the workspace.

The ovens are equipped with a programmable logic controller (PLC) that incorporates temperature control, safety and motion abilities. A Eurotherm 3216 temperature controller with a redundant high limit controller provides precise temperature control and overtemperature protection. A flame safeguard provides burner sequencing, ignition and flame monitoring.

The ovens will be part of a fully automated robotic manufacturing cell.