Composite Curing Ovens

Product details

A composite curing oven is used to cure, anneal, dry and harden synthetic and composite materials. The curing process for these composite materials frequently includes bagging and putting them under a vacuum while being cured. Each composite curing application is unique and Wisconsin Oven's experienced team designs and manufactures high performance ovens to meet each customers’ specific process requirements.

These out of autoclave (OOA) composite curing ovens are available electrically heated, gas fired, or indirect gas fired. As a standard they are designed with a combination airflow arrangement which ensures even & uniform heat distribution throughout the work chamber and provides quicker heating rates and recovery times. They are typically guaranteed and certified for ±10° at 350° F temperature uniformity but tighter tolerances and certification at other temperatures are available. Upon request, a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis can be used to optimize airflow, heat transfer, and overall oven performance.

Out of Autoclave Composite Curing Ovens

Out of Autoclave has become more popular due to its cost-effective alternative to high pressure autoclave composite curing. This technology removes the need to pressurize the entire chamber using a vacuum bag only (VBO) technology with tight requirements. Wisconsin Oven OOA industrial ovens allow you to cure various materials of complex contours, shapes and sizes all while providing fast heat up rates and cycle times, temperature uniformity, and an optimal cure.

Wisconsin Oven Premium Control System

With industry leading software from a Rockwell-based PLC, your team will work with technology specifically designed for composite processing with a user-friendly interface and powerful capabilities. Wisconsin Oven’s Premium Control System (WPCS) provides high level monitoring of variables such as temperature and vacuum, and generates detailed, user-friendly reports that meet the requirements of AMS2750. It allows control based on air temperature or part temperature, with single, or multi-zone options available, and leading, lagging, and controlled ramping. Download the WPSC brochure for more information and premium features.

 

  • ACMA logo100 Standard Sizes (Custom sizes to meet your specific process requirements are available)
  • Gas Fired, Indirect Gas Fired or Electrically Heated
  • Maximum temperature rating - 500° F
  • 650, 800, 1000° F optional temperature ratings
  • Heavy duty construction with quality components
  • Factory adjusted and tested PRIOR to shipment
  • Unprecedented & Exclusive 3 Year Warranty!

 

  • Vacuum ports, piping, & pumps
  • Pressure transducers
  • Thermocouple jack panels for monitoring chamber temperature
  • Digital programmable controllers
  • Chart recorders, data acquisition devices & systems
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis: optimize airflow, heat transfer, and overall oven performance
  • Motorized dampers for advanced heating and cooling capabilities
  • Process Timer
  • Disconnect Switch
  • Access Ports
  • E-Pack™ Oven upgrade. This optional Energy Efficient upgrade package includes thicker wall panels, higher efficiency motors, and a few other energy saving items.
  • Many other options available upon request
  • Wisconsin Oven can design the equipment to meet Mil Spec AMS2750, Boeing specification BAC5621, and NADCAP

Composite Curing: Composites are a reinforcing fiber in a polymer matrix that commonly needs to be cured to set the matrix. Many industries have realized the benefits of composites such as transportation, construction, marine, infrastructure, and aerospace. Companies in the aerospace and automotive industries are using composite materials to help make their products lighter, faster, and more fuel-efficient.

Benefits

  • Quicker Heating Rates and Recovery Times: using a high pressure recirculation blower to deliver heat through a combination airflow arrangement to ensure uniform heat distribution throughout the work chamber.
  • Excellent Temperature Uniformity & Heating Rates: Typically guaranteed and certified for ±10° at 350° F temperature uniformity prior to shipment. Tighter tolerances are also available.
  • Lower Installation & Start-Up Costs: All units are fully factory assembled, tested, adjusted, and certified PRIOR to shipment through an extensive quality inspection. 
Composite Curing Oven
Composite Curing Vacuum Piping Option
Electric Composite Curing Oven
Gas fired composite curing oven
Interior of Composite curing oven
Vacuum piping for composite curing
Vacuum piping system for composite curing oven
out of autoclave composite curing oven
uniform temperature curing oven
Composite Curing  Batch Oven
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Composite Curing Oven
Composite Curing Vacuum Piping Option
Electric Composite Curing Oven
Gas fired composite curing oven
Interior of Composite curing oven
Vacuum piping for composite curing
Vacuum piping system for composite curing oven
out of autoclave composite curing oven
uniform temperature curing oven
Composite Curing  Batch Oven