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Wisconsin Oven ships heavy duty walk-in ovens to Chinese auto parts maker

October 11, 2017
Source: ASM International

Wisconsin Oven Corp., East Troy, Wis., has shipped two natural-gas direct-fired heavy-duty walk-in series ovens to a manufacturer of automotive parts in China. The industrial ovens will be used to bake out phenolic resin from automotive brake components. These ovens are a duplicate of a previous order from this customer.

The work chambers are 6 x 13 x 8.5 feet, and the maximum temperature rating is 500°F. Both batch ovens have temperature uniformity of ±9°F at 450°F, which was proven by a fifteen point test.

The oven bodies are constructed with tongue and groove panel assemblies featuring patented high-efficiency panel seams, enabling 25% better insulating efficiency. The ovens feature combination airflow, which provides both horizontal and vertical upward airflow, thus maximizing heating rates and temperature uniformity.

"We ship equipment around the world, so we created a unique split-line design that allows us to break down fully assembled equipment into sections that are easily reassembled on site," says Jim Lucas, Senior Sales Engineer. "These ovens were being shipped in sea containers, so we utilized both vertical and horizontal split lines."-

The ovens were fully factory tested and adjusted prior to shipment. All safety interlocks were checked for proper operation and the equipment was operated at the normal and maximum operating temperatures. An extensive quality assurance check list was completed to ensure the equipment met all Wisconsin Oven quality standards.



Subject Classifications

Industries and Applications | Automobiles and Ground Transportation

Materials Processing and Treatment | Heat Treating

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