Wisconsin Oven Corp. shipped three gas-fired batch ovens to an aerospace parts manufacturer for hydrogen embrittlement relief of chrome-plated landing gear. Due to production demands, the company needed three industrial batch ovens, but limited floor space did not allow for the batch ovens to be placed side by side. Wisconsin Oven provided a customized solution that utilized stackable batch ovens to meet the production requirements within the space available.
During the hydrogen embrittlement relief process various parts will be placed on a pallet in the heat-treating oven for periods up to 24 hours. The heating will allow the hydrogen trapped in the chrome plating to be released. The ovens are independently controlled and safely secured. With a maximum temperature rating of 500°F and work chambers measuring 7 feet wide x 13 feet long x 2 feet, 6 inches high, the ovens are designed with horizontal airflow, which is ideal for products arranged on multiple tiers when heated airflow cannot be directed vertically through the product. The integrated insulated floors are rated for a 4,000-pound evenly distributed load, and there are guardrails to protect the inside of the ovens.