A manufacturer in the aerospace industry took shipment of an electrically heated curing oven with a maximum operating temperature of 400°F. The batch oven, which was manufactured by Wisconsin Oven, has sufficient capacity to heat 8,000 lb of steel and 20,000 lb of soluble material from 80° to 350°F at an average rate of 0.1°F per minute.
A supplier of composite structures will use a 500°F, vacuum-assisted composite curing oven to manufacture parts for the aerospace industry. The electric walk-in oven, supplied by Lewco Inc., includes a top-mounted heater box with 144 kW of heat capacity.
A custom part manufacturer took delivery of a custom curing cell that includes two dual-strand chain conveyor ovens and material handling equipment with chain-driven line rollers (CDLR) and pop-up transfers. Manufactured and supplied by Lewco Inc., a single lane oven with accumulation preheats the parts and keeps them warm until the operator is ready for the filling process.
A heavy-duty walk-in oven passed the temperature uniformity requirements to meet BAC 5621 Class 1 Furnaces and Instrumentation Type D specifications. Wisconsin Oven Corp. shipped the curing oven to a composite manufacturer.
Epcon Industrial Systems was selected to build an industrial oven with two combustion chambers located on top and three guillotine doors. The large unit, which will cure airplane parts, was funded by the United States government with a comprehensive site factory acceptance test (FAT) and on-site commissioning.
Emerging developments in modern technologies — space exploration, high efficiency vehicles, aircraft manufacturing and wind power — are driving the demand for stronger and lighter materials. Composite materials are one of the best candidates to meet these “light weighting” needs.
An electrically heated walk-in oven will be used for composite curing small parts. It has the capability to heat 16,000 lb of a composite material from 70 to 350°F (21 to 177°C) within six to seven hours. The unit was shipped to a company in the technology industry.
When it comes to heating and drying needs on construction sites, a fuel-efficient system can significantly affect operating costs. The major types of heating systems are direct-fired open flame, indirect air and circulating water (hydronic). Hydronic heaters offer good fuel efficiency and do so while minimizing fire risk.