Composite Curing Batch Oven for the University of South Carolina

Published Date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wisconsin Oven Corporation announced the shipment of a composite curing batch oven to the McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research at the University of South Carolina. The composite curing oven will be used by university faculty, students and industry partners to support education and research efforts as part of the McNAIR Center’s Advanced Composite Manufacturing Laboratory – an industrial scale applied  R &D facility. With a maximum operating temperature of 800°F, the oven will allow students to process and develop new higher temperature materials as they hit the market.

The electrically heated walk-in oven has a maximum temperature rating of 800°F and a work chamber of 6’W x 10’L x 6’H. The batch oven features guaranteed temperature uniformity (+/-10°F at 600° F) which was verified through a nine (9) point profile test prior to shipment. The recirculation system utilized a 10,800 CFM @ 10 HP plug mounted blower and combination airflow to maximize heating rates and temperature uniformity of the product.

“Research facilities, such as the McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research, play an important role in developing advanced composite materials, educating engineers and driving continued growth of composite use in the Aerospace industry.”  Martin Keaney, McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research

Unique features of this composite curing oven include:

  • Viewing window in door with interior light
  • Eurotherm 3504 programmable control
  • Eurotherm Versadac to record part temperatures and vacuum pressure
  • Twelve position thermocouple jack panel
  • Vacuum manifold with four (4) interior stubs and transducers
  • Carbon steel roll in cart with removable push bar
  • Reinforced insulated 4” thick floor
  • 108 Kilowatts heat input with SSR Control

This walk-in oven was fully factory tested and adjusted prior to shipment to help reduce installation and start-up times. A 150 point Quality Assurance check list was completed to ensure the equipment met all Wisconsin Oven quality standards. The composite curing batch oven is backed by Wisconsin Oven’s Exclusive and Unprecedented 3-Year WOW warranty. This warranty covers all materials for all components (less wear items).  

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 is able to 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 custom industrial ovens used for heat treating, finishing, drying, curing, manufacturing automation and process control. TPS is a global leader in thermal processing products and test solutions with brands including BlueM, Gruenberg, Tenney, Lindberg, MPH and Wisconsin Oven. For more information on equipment solutions from TPS visit the website at www.thermalproductsolutions.com.

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