Wisconsin Oven Corporation announced the shipment of a natural gas fired two zone conveyor oven to a leading supplier of the automobile industry. The conveyor oven will be used for stress relieving automotive springs and has the design capacity to heat approximately 11,000 pounds of springs per hour.
The overall work chamber dimensions of this stress relieving oven are 11’3” wide x 24’3” long x 14’0” high. The maximum operating temperature is 650°C (1202° F) with guaranteed temperature uniformity of ±5°C at set points of 520°C (968° F) and 570° C (1058° F) to ensure the conveyor oven meets the CQI-9, 3 rd edition process Table E for stress relieving/annealing.
The gas fired conveyor oven is designed with bottom-up airflow to maximize heating rates and temperature uniformity based on the part load configuration. Profile curtains are located at both ends of the conveyor to reduce heat spill-out. The continuous belt conveyor system utilizes a variable frequency drive to provide adjustable speed control.
“For this project, temperature uniformity and airflow configuration were key elements to meeting the design capacity of heating over 11,000 pounds of parts an hour.” - Tom Trueman, Senior Application Engineer
Unique features of this stress relieving conveyor oven include:
· Temperature uniformity of ±5°C at set points of 520°C (968° F) and 570° C (1058° F)
· Programmable temperature controller with auto-tune functionality
· Digital process high limit controller and oven high limit controller
· Digital recorder with Ethernet capabilities
· Variable frequency drive provides adjustable conveyor speed
· Heavy duty flat wire belt with flights to prevent springs from rolling
This stress relieving conveyer oven was fully factory tested and adjusted prior to shipment from our facility. All safety interlocks are checked for proper operation and the equipment is operated at the normal and maximum operating temperatures. An extensive quality assurance check list was completed to ensure the equipment met all Wisconsin Oven quality standards.
About Wisconsin Oven
Wisconsin Oven Corporation has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing industrial ovens and other heating equipment since 1973. Their custom and standard industrial ovens are used for a multitude of applications including heat treating, finishing, drying, and curing. Many of the industries they serve require specific temperature uniformity and equipment performance documentation. Their experienced design team can meet even the most stringent standards for their customers’ equipment. Wisconsin Oven realizes that the success of the company depends on their Championship team of employees, which is why they have developed a company culture that recognizes and rewards employees. The goal at Wisconsin Oven is to outperform competition and provide customers with outstanding products and service.
Wisconsin Oven is owned by Thermal Product Solutions (“TPS”), a leading American manufacturer of industrial ovens, furnaces, pharmaceutical sterilizers, laboratory ovens, environmental temperature chambers, and stability test chambers. TPS provides thermal processing and test solutions for a range of industries. TPS brands include Baker Furnace, Blue M, Gruenberg, Tenney, Lindberg, Lunaire, MPH, and Wisconsin Oven. For more information on equipment solutions from TPS visit the website at www.thermalproductsolutions.com .