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Has Your Product or Process Changed? Modify Your Industrial Oven to Improve Performance, Add Enhanced Capabilities, and Meet New Requirements

Posted: Sep 11, 2020
Businesses are ever changing and evolving so it is likely that one day your production process or customer requirements will change. You may have an industrial oven at your facility that was purchased for a specific manufacturing process which has changed or even for a product that has been discontinued. If you find that your industrial oven isn’t quite the right design anymore for your new manufacturing needs or is in need of an upgrade to enhance performance an aftermarket modification may be the perfect solution for you. Benefits of an Industrial Oven Modification There are many benefits to updating

5 Ways to Minimize Energy Costs for Your Industrial Oven

Posted: Jul 23, 2020
Energy usage is a hot topic in the manufacturing world. Production processes and plants utilize machines and equipment that can require a large amount of energy to operate and lead to significant utility costs. Options for reducing energy costs within manufacturing facilities, equipment, and processes are critical to maximizing profitability. Numerous manufacturing processes require the use of an industrial oven and with proper planning there are several ways to minimize energy costs when it is in use. More Insulation Consider adding 1" or 2" of additional insulation to your oven walls. Additional insulation will make the oven more efficient, is

IoT Technology Provides Manufacturing with a Connected Experience

Posted: Jun 17, 2020
Technology evolves and advances at an exponential rate. Over the last several years, new technology has provided more and more connectivity between devices and applications. Commonly referred to as IoT (Internet of Things) technology, consumers utilize an array of devices, household appliances, and equipment that provide a connected experience. From smartphones to virtual assistants, touchscreen refrigerators to interconnected home management systems, these products have changed the way people interact and connect. Consumer based products are not the only ones moving towards IoT connectivity, the industrial world is also seeing an increased focus on this type of technology to improve productivity

Tough as Nails: The Tempering Process and Products You Use

Posted: Jan 27, 2020
We don’t often question if our drill bits are hard enough for the job or if our mattress springs are going to hold us up - we just expect them to work when we use them. But what makes a drill bit hard enough to drill through wood and other surfaces without breaking? The heat treating process known as tempering is one of the steps that makes this possible. What is Tempering? In short, tempering is a heat treatment that increases the toughness of certain metals, namely iron-based alloys. The steel is heated to just under a specific temperature (known

Wisconsin Oven 2019 Year in Review

Posted: Dec 31, 2019
During 2019, Wisconsin Oven shipped ovens to manufacturers in a number of industries, including oil and gas, automotive, composites, aerospace, technology, and many more. Our employees also participated in a number of community events. As the year comes to a close, we would like to take a moment to look back at the last 12 months and all the things that our employees and equipment have been a part of. Automotive Industry A Dual Chamber Die Heating Furnace was shipped to a manufacturer in the automotive industry for preheating dies. Another manufacturer in the automotive industry received Pre-Heating Batch Ovens

The Use of Industrial Ovens in the Military and Defense Industry

Posted: Nov 11, 2019
On Veteran’s Day and every other day of the year, Wisconsin Oven recognizes and appreciates the role our military veterans play in protecting the nation’s freedom. Wisconsin Oven has had the privilege of supplying the military and defense industry with industrial ovens used for the manufacturing of gear, ground vehicles, aircrafts, weaponry, and equipment. These items require a variety of processes performed in an industrial oven such as drying, curing, and heat-treating applications to improve their strength, performance, and reliability. Heat Treating For Military Products Heat treating processes are used to manufacture military-grade metal components and equipment. Depending on the

Driving Manufacturing Forward with Manufacturing Month

Posted: Oct 25, 2019
Wisconsin Oven is proud to be celebrating manufacturing this month along with other manufacturers in the state. Manufacturing is Wisconsin’s number one industry, employing more than 470,000 people and creating almost $60 billion in economic output according to Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. During the month of October, Wisconsin manufacturers take the opportunity to inspire younger generations to pursue careers in manufacturing and engineering by inviting students, parents, teachers and community leaders inside their organizations to see the many opportunities manufacturing jobs can bring. Their common goal is to spark interest, inspire growth, and further the development of manufacturing across the

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 factors, such