To improve temperature uniformity and reduce cycle times, a plastics manufacturer purchased two annealing batch ovens. Supplied by International Thermal Systems, the ovens were designed with a proprietary airflow pattern to ensure uniform processing of the range of plastic parts processes at the facility.
An electrically heated top-flow conveyor oven will be used by a global manufacturer in the machinery industry to cure “CPIG” material on plastic housings for electronic components. Designed and supplied by Wisconsin Oven Corp., the oven has a maximum operating temperature of 392°F (200°C) and includes a continuous chain-style conveyor system.
A petrochemical company, as part of its manufacturing process, will utilize four steam-heated drum cabinets to heat material to 200°F (93°C) prior to mixing and blending with other ingredients. Supplied by Lewco Inc., each cabinet can hold up to 32 55-gallon drums and is heated using live steam.
Gas-heated walk-in oven is used for bonding composite materials inside molds. Workspace dimensions of the No. 950 measure 10 x 20 x 8’ with 700,000 BTU/hr installed in a modulating natural gas burner to provide heat.
A 350°F (177°C) modified shelf oven is being used for preheating bulk friction material in trays. The unit, manufactured and delivered by Grieve Corp., Round Lake, Ill., includes all safety equipment required by NFPA 86 for gas-heated equipment.
Grant Instruments needed to monitor its thermal curing production line ordered a portable oven temperature datalogger. Large batches of metal alloys were cured for hours in three continuously running ovens. The datalogger, which was supplied by CAS Dataloggers, needed to connect to Type K thermocouples and had to have a resilient thermal barrier.
Dave Strand was hired by Wisconsin Oven Corp. as a shop worker in 1986. In 2019, he retires as president and CEO of Thermal Product Solutions, the parent company of Wisconsin Oven. Strand dedicated 33 years to the continued growth of Wisconsin Oven, and his presence will be greatly missed by employees, customers and community partners.
Blue M industrial ovens have temperature ranges of 27°F (15°C) above ambient to 662°F (350°C). They are designed with semi-perforated walls that allow for tuning of the oven airflow to maximize heating rates and uniformity.