Wisconsin Oven Corp. shipped an electrically heated, Ferris-wheel batch oven to the aerospace industry. It will be used to cure epoxy resins and varnishes on assorted aerospace parts. The oven, which has a maximum operating temperature of 500°F, has work-chamber dimensions of 3 feet, 4 inches wide x 3 feet, 6 inches long x 3 feet, 6 inches high. When the configuration of the workload is such that it is capable of absorbing the heat, the heavy-duty unit has sufficient capability to heat 200 pounds of product to the company’s specified temperature range within two hours.
Wisconsin Oven Corp. shipped a four-zone conveyor oven to a manufacturer in the oil-and-gas industry. The electrically heated oven has the capability to heat 25 parts per hour with a heating time of 48 minutes and a cooling time of 12 minutes. Each chamber in this four-zone oven has a maximum temperature rating of 752°F (400°C) and dimensions of 1 foot, 8 inches wide x 2 feet long x 6 inches high. According to Wisconsin Oven, the oven will be used to melt a high-temperature polymer into a U-shape ring that houses electronic components.
Dave Strand was hired by Wisconsin Oven Corp. as a shop worker in 1986. In 2019, he retires as president and CEO of Thermal Product Solutions, the parent company of Wisconsin Oven. Strand dedicated 33 years to the continued growth of Wisconsin Oven, and his presence will be greatly missed by employees, customers and community partners.
Wisconsin Oven Corp. shipped five electrically heated, standard draw batch (SDB) ovens to East Carolina Metal Treating in Raleigh, N.C. The ovens, which have a maximum operating temperature of 1250°F, will be used for stress relieving. The basket dimensions of each oven are 2 feet wide x 3 feet long x 2 feet high. Guaranteed temperature uniformity of ±10°F at setpoints 300°F, 750°F and 1250°F was documented with a nine-point temperature uniformity survey in empty oven chambers under static operating conditions.
Pyradia received an order from Uni-Cast for two electric drop-bottom ovens for its T4 applications. Uni-Cast, which manufactures aluminum investment castings, is expanding its factory in Londonderry, N.H. The ovens have a temperature uniformity of +/-10°F.
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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.