An electrically heated conveyor oven with forced air cooling will be used by an automotive manufacturer for tempering parts. Wisconsin Oven Corp. designed, built and shipped the industrial heating equipment, which has a maximum temperature rating of 500°F (260°C).

The continuous-chain style conveyor system includes vertical pins attached to four chains. The automotive parts are loaded onto the chain conveyor and transported through the heating and cooling zones. The parts are automatically scanned while being loaded onto the conveyor, and the system validates that the correct part is being loaded. The parts automatically fall off at the oven exit and roll into a chute, where they are removed by a robot. It then gives the part a pass/fail regarding heating time and temperature.

Guaranteed temperature uniformity of ±4.5°F at 325°F (±2.5°C at 163°C) was documented by Wisconsin Oven with a temperature uniformity test. The recirculation system is designed with a top-down, bottom-up airflow configuration.

“This conveyor oven was designed with high velocity impingement air nozzles for rapid, uniform heating and optimal part results,” said Mike Grande, Wisconsin Oven’s vice president of sales.