A 350°F (177°C) shelf oven, manufactured by Grieve, is being used by a manufacturer for storing bottles of powder in a free-standing rack at its facility. A 1,000-cfm, 1-hp recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow to the workload, and 18 kW are installed in Nichrome wire heating elements.
A forging company will use a natural-gas-fired belt conveyor oven to preheat aluminum billets. Manufactured by Wisconsin Oven Corp., the unit has sufficient capability to heat 3,000 lb per hour of aluminum from 70 to 950°F as long as the workload is configured in a manner that is capable of absorbing the heat that is generated within the time available.
HJF, a Korean supplier of meat and sauces, invested in cooking equipment manufactured by Belgium’s Infrabaker International. The industrial oven was purchased to meet demand for grilled chicken breast.
A truck-in oven with a maximum temperature rating of 650°F will be used to test parts used for downhole drilling in the oil-and-gas industry. The Gruenberg oven is constructed from a structural steel frame that supports the 304 stainless steel chamber liner and the exterior sheet metal. All interconnecting struts are noncontinuous, which keeps the exterior cool.
Two automatic drawer ovens have been designed to process drill pipes and drill cores for oilfield equipment. The equipment allows 30’ long parts to be loaded on the drawers via overhead crane for preheating.
Line of PTC top-loading ovens includes a 48 ft3 oven designed and used for burn-in, qualification testing and calibration of down-hole drilling instruments. While the oven is designed to stand up to oilfield conditions, it also can be used for other applications that require a long narrow chamber.
A textile manufacturer ordered eight walk-in ovens that will be used to preheat spinnerets so polymers will not stick as they are extruded through the tool. The heavy metal spinnerets weigh about 40 lb and are heated to 600°F before use. Drawers were added to the ovens to allow tools to be easily removed when needed and placed back in the oven when they cool.
An automotive supplier will use a two-zone conveyor oven to stress relieve automotive springs. The natural-gas-fired unit, supplied by Wisconsin Oven Corp., has the design capacity to heat approximately 11,000 lb of springs per hour.