Heavy Duty Walk-In Batch Ovens to Leading Aircraft Manufacturer
Wisconsin Oven Corporation announced the shipment of two (2) natural gas fired ultimate duty walk-in batch ovens to a leading aerospace manufacturer for composite curing of aircrafts. The customer required a compact footprint for the equipment to maximize use of their available floor space. These two batch ovens were designed for side-by-side installation to minimize their footprint and use of facility floor space.
The walk-in batch ovens have a maximum operating temperature of 500°F and a work chamber of 10’W x 35’L x 10’H. The composite curing ovens feature guaranteed temperature uniformity of +/-5°F at 120°F and 210°F which was verified through a nine (9) point profile test prior to shipment. The re-circulation systems utilize combination airflow which provides both horizontal and vertical upward airflow to maximize heating rates and temperature uniformity of the product. The batch ovens are equipped with two (2) 20,000 CFM @ 15 HP belt-driven blowers. Supply air is delivered through fully adjustable boxed ducts and side-mounted along the length on each side of the work chambers.
“This customer needed the production capacity of two ovens but did not have a lot of floor space to spare. Our engineering team designed a space saving solution in which the ovens could be installed side by side to minimize the floor area used.” Gene Vetter, Senior Applications Engineer at Wisconsin Oven
Unique features of these composite curing ovens include:
- ±5° F temperature uniformity
- Direct gas fired heating system
- Thermocouple jack panels for temperature monitoring
- Vacuum ports
- Multi-point digital recorder
- Turnkey installation
- Industrial burner rated at 1,200,000 BTU
The customer added a complete turn-key installation service for the ovens. This included six (6) consecutive days of installation along with start-up and training at their facility by two (2) of our factory trained technicians for each composite curing oven. Items included in a turnkey installation are reassembly and rewiring of all the components removed for shipping, debugging and start-up of the equipment, as well as uniformity testing. Wisconsin Oven’s complete turn-key installation takes care of the entire installation from start to finish.