Lindberg/MPH shipped two electrically heated pit furnaces to the automotive industry. The nitrogen atmosphere furnaces, which will be used to heat treat automotive parts, utilize high velocity forced convection heating systems inside an atmosphere-tight retort chamber. They have a maximum operating temperature of 1250°F (677°C) and a maximum load gross weight of 10,000 lb.
Fatal accidents involving industrial ovens and dryers are relatively rare, fortunately. Incorporating safety features can enhance operator and technician safety when working near industrial ovens and dryers.
In so many factories these days, the focus is “Safety is no accident,” and personnel well-being is prioritized more than ever. The benefits of a safety culture in an industrial setting are many: improved worker happiness and retention, reduced insurance costs and higher productivity.
Sandvik acquired privately owned Thermaltek Inc., a manufacturer of high temperature furnace systems and metallic heating elements based in Concord, N.C. Thermaltek operates out of a 42,000 ft2 facility with approximately 30 employees.
The walk-in oven has 4” thick insulated walls and an aluminized steel interior and exterior. A four-port vacuum manifold, with pressure gauge and hand valve on each port, is included on the oven, as is a solenoid valve to bleed air into the manifold and a resin trap leading to the vacuum pump.
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.
The horizontal, conveyorized gas-fired and electrically heated convection drying and curing systems are intended for applications to dry off water or cure liquid and powder coatings on products processed horizontally.
A large international manufacturer will used two walk-in ovens to heat up molds to 220°F (105°C), with each mold weighing approximately 900 lb. The ovens, supplied by Lewco Inc., contain a custom rack with five shelves capable of handling up to five molds per batch.
A multi-lane curing conveyor oven will increase production for a United States-based parts manufacturer. Shipped by International Thermal Systems, the oven has proprietary top-down airflow to ensure uniform processing of a range of steel and plastic parts.
An electrical component manufacturing company will use a batch oven for product testing and curing coatings on electronics. The Blue M clean-room oven, shipped by Thermal Product Solutions, is designed with a maximum temperature range of 60°F (15°C) above ambient to 662°F (350°C).