After spending two years as a retail sales associate and five years handling industrial equipment telephone support calls, it became abundantly clear that the experience one creates for their customer can be even more important than having the fast/easy solution.
Epcon Industrial Systems received an order to build an industrial oven for the aerospace industry. The oven, which has two combustion chambers located on top and three guillotine doors, will be used to process airplane parts. It is approximately 15 feet wide x 15 feet high x 40 feet long. Each 20-foot section of the oven can operate independently or as a single unit, providing flexibility in the line. This is a turnkey project funded by the U.S. government and includes a comprehensive site FAT (factory acceptance test) and on-site commissioning.
Lucifer Furnaces supplied several convection ovens to a manufacturer of small medical parts in the southern U.S. The ovens all have a work-chamber size of 9 inches high x 9 inches wide x 18 inches long and heat to 1200°F. Uniformity is achieved with recirculating airflow. A rear-mounted, heavy-duty fan directs air alongside wall heating elements and then through the work zone. Parts are protected from the heating elements with a 16-gauge stainless steel liner.
Wisconsin Oven Corp. shipped an electrically heated horizontal-quench solution-treat system to an aerospace-industry supplier. The system has a maximum oven operating temperature of 1200°F and work-zone dimensions measuring 5 feet, 4 inches wide x 5 feet, 6 inches long x 5 feet, 4 inches high (above the rollers). It was designed to heat a 565-pound gross load, consisting of a mixture of aluminum and steel, to 1000°F, provide a soak at temperature and then quickly move the load into a quench tank.
Aluminum manufactured products of various sizes have been steadily replacing steel in industrial designs such as automobiles, airplanes, appliances and many more applications due to the light weight and flexibility of aluminum.
Wisconsin Oven Corp. shipped a natural-gas-fired belt conveyor oven to a forging company that will use it to preheat aluminum billets. The oven has sufficient capability to heat 3,000 pounds per hour of aluminum from 70-950°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. The conveyor system utilizes a stainless steel flat wire belt, and a variable-frequency drive provides adjustable speed control.
Wisconsin Oven Corp. shipped a stress-relieving oven to a company in the technology industry. The natural-gas-fired oven will be used for stress relieving fabricated steel tanks. With a maximum operating temperature of 1250°F and work-chamber dimensions of 10 feet, 1 inch wide x 7 feet, 6 inches long x 6 feet, 8 inches high, the batch unit has the capacity to heat 6,060 pounds of steel from 70° to 1130°F in approximately 120 minutes.
Wisconsin Oven Corp. is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2018. The East Troy, Wis.-based company has been designing, engineering and manufacturing industrial ovens and other heating equipment since 1973.
In multiple-burner installations on industrial ovens and furnaces, pulse-firing techniques can improve temperature uniformity, reduce emissions and cut overall fuel costs. Is it right for your process?
Wisconsin Oven Corp. shipped six propane-gas-fired, enhanced-duty walk-in ovens to a material-testing laboratory. The batch ovens, which will be used for hydrogen embrittlement relief of various parts, have a maximum operating temperature of 500°F and work-chamber dimensions of 8 feet wide x 4 feet long x 4 feet high. They were designed with the capacity to heat 1,020 pounds of steel and 220 pounds of a load cart from 70°F to 480°F within 60 minutes when loaded.
The March 2019 issue of Industrial Heating includes an editorial piece on the most viewed heat and corrosion resistant materials articles. Other features include "The Intersection of 3D Printing and Machine Learning", "Generating Hydrogen for Thermal Processing and Coatings", and much more.