Curing ovens for the powder coating industry
An example of an Industrial oven is the curing oven that is used for powder coating. The more popular option is the industrial convection oven but another new technology has been introduced in infrared ovens that can provide a rapid increase in oven temperature through radiant heating. In the convection oven, hot air is circulated inside the enclosed space of the chamber to provide the required temperature to cure powder coated parts or components. When the parts are carried inside the convection oven, they immediately absorb the heat and are held at this temperature for a specific amount of time until it produces a hard coat for corrosion resistance and aesthetic appeal.
Industrial oven for artificial aging of metal
Artificial ageing in metals can be achieved through an Industrial oven where metal is treated at an accelerated temperature to speed up the changes in the metal alloy. Instead of waiting for natural aging to occur, artificial aging will bring the metal surface to the required texture and color for fabrication or metallurgy. The aging process is usually an extension of heat treatment that allows manufacturers to have machine-ready metals available for distribution to fabricators and machinists.
Industrial oven for annealing
Annealing is a heat treatment process wherein metal is heated to a specific temperature and then allowed to cool down slowly. The objective of annealing is to soften metal so that it can be cut and shaped more easily. When pressure is applied, the metal can be bent without any difficulty. Metal can be fully annealed for forgings and castings but after cold working metal will normally have increased hardness with less ductility. In order to improve the characteristics of ductility, metal is process annealed.
Clean room applications of Industrial oven
Clean room ovens are designed to comply with the requirements for a clean room process. Industrial ovens for clean room applications come in various sizes and configurations to meet specific temperature and cycle requirements. Clean room ovens are typically used in the healthcare industry as well as the medical device market.
Criteria in the selection for industrial ovens
The first question when you are choosing an Industrial oven is the kind of application. There are ovens that can deliver desirable and consistent results but this will depend on the size of the product or parts, temperature requirements, airflow and special processing needs. Cost is also a factor because there are industrial ovens that require a high initial capital investment. It is also important to determine available energy sources like electricity, natural gas, LPG or radiant heat. Choosing the right industrial oven including its necessary features is critical to remain competitive in the market.