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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

Wisconsin Oven - 2018 Year In Review

Posted: Dec 21, 2018 | Categories: History
2018 was another year of unprecedented growth here at Wisconsin Oven. The growth we experienced in 2017 led to many new employment opportunities in 2018. This continued growth allowed for the shipment of 224 pieces of equipment to companies in industries such as composites , aerospace , technology, and automotive . This equipment included a mix of custom and standard batch and conveyor ovens that were used for curing composites, treating aluminum castings, post curing refractory material, and stress relieving automotive springs. Another highlight from 2018 was the development of the Wisconsin Oven Universal Training Center (WOC-U). Dave Strand, President

Plan for Success with Proper Service of Your Industrial Oven: Installation and Training Services

Posted: Nov 29, 2018 | Categories: Preventative Maintenance
In manufacturing, capital equipment such as an industrial oven plays a vital role in part production which makes maintaining equipment essential to minimizing downtime for repairs. Many companies are not completely aware of when their equipment is ready for maintenance, upgrade, or replacement which creates risk for lost production time. Companies can plan for success in maintaining their equipment by starting with proper installation and training of staff and continuing with a regular preventative maintenance program. In the sections below, we outline the benefits of using installation and training services for your new industrial oven. Installation of Your Industrial Oven

Keeping Industrial Oven Parts on Hand is Essential to Reducing Maintenance Downtime

Posted: Oct 23, 2018 | Categories: Preventative Maintenance
Even the best equipment can fail at times. Overuse, missed service dates, occasional misuse, and other problems can bring equipment to a halt. Maintaining an adequate supply of replacement parts provides a number of benefits. Reducing downtime is perhaps the most important of these benefits. Equipment failure always leads to downtime, even if that downtime is short-lived and restricted to only one piece of equipment. Unplanned downtime is common. In fact, downtime affects about 82 percent of businesses and is the largest source of lost production time for most manufacturers, and this lost production time can lead to profit loss.