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The Growth of Composites

Posted: Sep 18, 2019
While they compete with steel, aluminum and other traditional materials for market share, composites are gaining traction worldwide. In fact, composites have enjoyed their ninth consecutive year of growth, according to Composites Manufacturing’s 2019 State of the Industry Report , and it presents significant opportunities in a number of markets. Growth in the composites industry is likely to continue. The global composites market size will reach an estimated $130.8 billion by 2024 and grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.8 percent during that time, according to a report by Grand View Research, Inc . A number of

Extend the Life of Your Industrial Oven with Refurbishing Services

Posted: Aug 29, 2019
Industrial ovens may run flawlessly for decades with nothing but routine maintenance, but even with the sturdiest equipment there comes a time when replacement or refurbishment is needed. Industrial ovens have a limited number of moving parts, such as combustion blowers, fans, conveyor drives and belts, which makes them one of the most durable and reliable pieces of equipment at your facility. Routine maintenance is key to preventing downtime from the failure of wear and tear parts while refurbishing your industrial oven can improve the overall performance and extend its service life. Why Refurbish Your Industrial Oven? Manufacturers decide to

The Importance of Temperature Uniformity in an Industrial Oven

Posted: Jul 30, 2019
Applications Temperature uniformity is a key consideration for industrial oven applications. The term temperature uniformity refers to the consistency of the temperature within the oven chamber. To verify uniformity, profile testing with thermocouples is performed at different points throughout the chamber. The test is often repeated at multiple temperatures. Many factors may affect the temperature uniformity within an industrial oven. If the oven is not properly insulated, heat loss may occur through the areas in the walls. Door seals are important to ensure that cold are does not enter the oven through open gaps. Insufficient mixing of fresh air with

Your Powder Coating Questions Answered

Posted: May 10, 2019
The Basics of Powder Coating What is powder coating? Powder coating is a fine powder made of epoxy, polyester, polyurethane, or nylon that is electrostatically applied to a metal or other material. Upon heating, the material crosslinks, and forms a durable, hard coating. Epoxy and polyester coatings offer a good, uniform appearance. Polyurethane powders provide a decorative and protective coating suitable for exterior use. Nylon is primarily used as a protective coating. How does powder coating work? Powder coating starts with a variety of substances being melted, mixed, cooled, and ground into a uniform powder, similar to the consistency of

Why Sand Casting is Still an Effective Method Today

Posted: Apr 18, 2019
Sand casting is a method that has been used for thousands of years and remains one of the most versatile and widely used methods for casting metal today. Sand casting is the process of pouring molten metal into a form made from condensed sand. The sand mold holds the metal’s shape as the metal cools. Once the metal is cooled the manufacturer separates the mold to reveal the shaped metal below, destroying the sand casting in the process. This basic process has not changed considerably over time, but there have been advances throughout the years in the technology used for

Plan for Success with Proper Service of Your Industrial Oven: Part 2

Posted: Mar 15, 2019 | Categories: Preventative Maintenance
Preventive Maintenance for Your Industrial Oven – Why is it important? The Why factors into this process as much as the How . There are long term benefits and savings by utilizing a Preventative Maintenance program. These benefits include: Improved System Reliability with Decreased Downtime Better Spare Parts Inventory Management with Decreased Cost of Replacement More Consistent Quality Improved Energy Efficiency and a Safer Work Environment Higher Customer Satisfaction, Retention, and Increased Profitability There are parts on your industrial oven that may need cleaning, adjusting, repair or replacement over time and knowing/predicting those occurrences can save you money along with

Plan for Success with Preventative Maintenance for Your Industrial Oven: Part 1

Posted: Feb 19, 2019 | Categories: Preventative Maintenance
Preventive Maintenance Wear and tear on equipment happens in the busy world of manufacturing and can lead to equipment failure and costly downtime if a scheduled maintenance program is not in place. The cost of repairing equipment may not seem like much on the surface. Even at $200 per hour, a full day of repairs would only cost the company $1,600. But the true downtime costs can add up quickly when factoring in labor costs and production downtime. As Frain Industries points out , a food packaging line will cost $35 for every minute it is stopped. For larger or

Looking Forward to 2019

Posted: Jan 24, 2019 | Categories: History
After experiencing yet another year of growth in 2018, Wisconsin Oven Corporation is looking forward to another exciting year in 2019! We are also looking forward to bringing you more informative blogs in 2019 that showcase not only how our industrial ovens are used but also maintenance, performance, and buying tips. Last year we focused on how our industrial ovens play a role in everyday life. In case you missed it, we featured topics such as how the springs in your mattress are tempered in an industrial oven, how wrinkle-free shirts save you time in the morning thanks to a