Aluminum Aging Batch Oven for Leading Automotive Manufacturer

Published Date: 
Monday, July 21, 2014

Wisconsin Oven Corporation announced the shipment of a gas fired walk-in batch oven to their customer in the automotive industry. The batch oven will be used for aluminum aging various automotive castings. The customer will place 6,000 pounds of steel racks with aluminum castings into the oven for aging. This aluminum age oven was purchased to meet the increasing demand for their product.

The gas fired walk-in oven has a maximum temperature rating of 572°F and a work chamber of 8’W x 8’L x 8’H. The aluminum age batch oven features guaranteed temperature uniformity (+/-10°F at 428° F) which was verified through a nine (9) point profile test prior to shipment with actual uniformity of +.3°/-7.3°F. The industrial oven utilizes combination airflow with high air changes for effective aluminum aging. Vertical lift doors are on both ends of the aluminum age oven so it can be loaded from both sides by a fork truck. This batch oven meets the Low NOx requirements for California.

“Due to increased demand for their product, it was necessary to design this batch oven with a high production capacity. At Wisconsin Oven we customize our equipment to provide the best solution to our customers’ heat processing needs.”  Tom Trueman, Application Engineer of Wisconsin Oven.

Unique features of this batch oven include:

  • A recirculation system with a 25,000 CFM @ 25 HP belt-driven blower.
  • A 1,600,000 BTU industrial air heat burner
  • Reinforced insulated floor rated for the 6,000 pound load
  • Digital data logging

This walk-in batch oven was fully factory tested and adjusted prior to shipment to help reduce installation and start-up times. This oven was installed and operational within 2 days. A 150 point Quality Assurance check list was completed to ensure the equipment met all Wisconsin Oven quality standards. The industrial batch oven is backed by Wisconsin Oven’s Exclusive and Unprecedented 5-Year WOW warranty. This warranty covers all materials for all components (less wear items).

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