Industrial Oven Applications

Wisconsin Oven offers a variety of custom and standard industrial ovens in batch and conveyor configurations for a range of applications including aluminum aging, composite curing, heat treating, powder coating, and more. Many of these applications require temperature uniformity and specific equipment performance. Our experienced design team will engineer your industrial oven to meet even the most stringent process requirements. 

Aluminum Aging

The process of aging is commonly described as a time-temperature-dependent change in the properties of certain alloys.

Aluminum Solution Treatment

Aluminum solution treatment occurs when an alloy is heated and held to a suitable temperature for a sufficient length of time allowing a desired constituent to enter solid solution.

Annealing

The process of annealing is commonly used for improvement of machinability; improvement of mechanical or electrical properties; or increase in stability of dimensions.

Baking

Baking is the process of heating a material surface to a low temperature in order to remove the entrained gases. This method of baking is used for finishing products with heat.

Composite Curing

Curing is a crucial component in manufacturing composite materials. Composite materials are used in high-performance products that need to be lightweight, yet strong enough to handle harsh loading conditions.

Curing

Curing a finish or adhesive onto a product occurs when heat is applied to the material, creating a chemical reaction. There are a wide range of curing applications found in a number of industries.

Drying

The use of drying ovens is an important step in many production processes. Drying helps remove moisture content from coatings and various substrates while also sterilizing a variety of lab equipment and materials.

Foundry

Foundries cast parts out of steel, aluminum, and other metals using different casting methods depending on the part production rate, the intricacy of the finished part, and the metal being cast.

Powder Coating

Powder coating is typically done through a two-step process: first the coating is applied to the part electrostatically and then the newly powdered part is cured under heat to form a hard plastic coating.

Pre-Heating

Preheating is common when heat treating is used.  Products are simply placed in the preheating oven for a designated time frame as they are being prepared for the next step in the production process.

Sand Core Dryers

Sand molds and cores are coated with a refractory wash after being formed.  The refractory wash is a water or solvent based liquid, magnesite talc or graphite solids.

Stress Relieving

Typically, metal stress relieving is a time and temperature dependent process. Depending on the metal, stress relieving temperatures can range from 300° to 1300°F, and occurs by heating a part to just below melting point after it has been machined.

Tempering

The object of tempering is to reduce the brittleness in hardened steel and to remove the internal strains caused by the sudden cooling in the quenching bath.

Thermoforming

Thermoforming creates many parts and materials that we see in our everyday lives. Some products that utilize thermoforming include disposable cups, containers, refrigerator liners, tanning beds, and vehicle interiors.

Wood Drying

Wood drying is done in a chain conveyor oven. The boards are loaded onto the conveyor and as they move through the drying oven, heated air is delivered through a fully enclosed, pressurized supply duct.