Continuous ovens are heated chambers through which a conveyor belt passes. On the conveyer belt, there are products that will be treated with heat before they can move onto the next step of the manufacturing process. These ovens provide complete control over the heat and speed at which parts are processed. They are used for applications such as curing, annealing, drying, pre-heating, and more.
To help you choose the perfect oven, here are some things you should consider:
There are different heat sources available for industrial ovens, and each one has its own set of pros and cons. When choosing an oven, know the difference between gas fired and electric heated ovens. Gas fired ovens cost more money upfront, but are able to keep operating costs low. Electric heated ovens, on the other hand, cost less initially. They also need little maintenance. These ovens are the preferred choice if you need your products to heat up quickly.
This is perhaps the most important factor to consider when looking for an industrial oven. When planning your purpose, know your minimum and maximum temperature requirements. As well, know if you need your materials to cool after being heated. This extra step must be considered in the purchase of a continuous oven, since it will impact how the speed and direction of the conveyor belt.
After you have determined the heat source and temperature requirements of the industrial oven, air flow should be considered. This factor is equally important for your heat treatment process to be successful. The various materials in the oven during heating may affect the airflow inside the chamber. So, choose the right pattern accordingly.
At Eastman Manufacturing, we have a long history of manufacturing industrial ovens. We provide ready-to-ship continuous ovens, as well as customizable models to perfectly meet your specific heat treating application. If you are in need of an industrial oven, simply give us a call.