Tube furnaces can be used for a range of thermal processes, including annealing, coating and drying. They offer much greater thermal uniformity when compared to cylindrical heaters. One manufacturer offers two types: split tube and solid tube.
Suited for applications that require clean, dry parts such as brazing, coating, soldering and plating, thermal deoilers use indirectly heated dry air to clean parts contaminated with oils or lubricants.
Use the 2019 edition of our industrial oven selection tool to compare oven manufacturers and find those experienced with your industrial heating process.
March 1, 2019
Industrial ovens cover the gamut of configurations, heating methods and manufacturing processes. With so many suppliers offering a range of designs, how do you know where to start? Use our online Equipment Overview to identify prospective suppliers for your next oven buying project.
Thermal Product Solutions shipped seven glassware drying ovens to a university based in the Midwest. The Gruenberg ovens have a maximum temperature rating of 650°F and utilize a vertical-up airflow, which maximizes heating rates and temperature uniformity of the product load.
An electrically heated oven will be used for drying small parts in a tray at a manufacturing facility. The 250°F (121°C) oven, designed and built by Grieve, has 3 kW installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular heating elements. A 300-CFM, 1/3-hp recirculating blower provides vertical airflow upward through tray to the workload.
An industrial roofing manufacturer will use a large conveyor oven rated for a maximum operating temperature of 350°F (177°C) to dry the water off a coated scrim at 200°F (93°C). The finished product is used for various roofing applications.
A Class B oven with a maximum temperature rating of 250°F (121°C) will process up to 5 gal of water per batch from 1,500 lb of metal powder. Thermal Product Solutions (TPS) shipped the Gruenberg cabinet oven to a company involved in research and development.
Whenever infrared is used to heat, predry, dry or cure continuously traveling web material — or a continuous stream of flat materials supported on a conveyor — there is a risk of a natural phenomenon referred to as the edge-cooling effect. If the material exceeds 24” in the cross-machine direction (CMD) dimension, edge cooling will occur.
The 500°F (260°C), top-loading oven can be used for applications such as drying water from racks of piston rings. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 48 x 48 x 36", and 40 KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular heating elements.