Horizontal Spindle Conveyor Oven Cures Photos on Coffee Mugs

Aug 17, 2010

Wisconsin Oven designed and manufactured an electrically heated horizontal conveyor oven for curing photo transfers on coffee mugs, tumblers, glasses, and other related products. The ceramic cups will be loaded on 10” high spindles and conveyed through the oven for the curing process. The customer’s average delivery time is less than 24 hours from when an order is placed so a high production rate is necessary. When preheated, the oven is capable of heating 3,840 ceramic cups per hour at a conveyor speed of 4’ per minute.

The oven chamber is 4’0” wide x 30’0” long x 1’0”. The maximum temperature rating is 500° F with a normal operating temperature of 450° F. The conveyor system consists of 6 lanes of spindles placed on 6” centers with the maximum capacity of 8 lanes of spindles. The load extension is 4’0” and the unload extension is 6’0” long. The conveyor system also includes 4 emergency stop buttons and a proximity sensor with an audible alarm in the event the conveyor unexpectedly stops.

The heating system features incoloy sheathed heating elements, for a total of 312kW heat input with SCR power control. The recirculation system has a 24,000 CFM @ 20 HP blower and utilizes top-down airflow with adjustable louvers for optimum air flow efficiencies. The louvers deliver air over the full width and length of the heating chamber. The UL labeled and certified NEMA 12 control enclosure includes IEC style motor starters, push buttons, and pilot lights. The temperature is controlled by a Honeywell UDC2500 digital indicating controller.

For further details on this equipment, or if you would like to work with us on another application, contact our sales office at (262) 642-3938, or by email at sales@wisoven.com. For additional information on our Horizontal Spindle Conveyor Ovens or to request a quote, visit our website at /scs.htm.