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Selecting Among the Different Configurations of Conveyor Ovens

Selecting Among the Different Configurations of Conveyor Ovens

Most thermal processing industries make use of conveyor ovens due to the specific benefits they provide. They allow products or components to be moved for different operations. Also known as continuous ovens, conveyor ovens can be used for heating, curing and drying. Their chambers are strategically placed to allow products undergo various processes. They are very durable and highly functional, making the process efficient and product quality consistent.


Using conveyor ovens also minimizes the manpower needed because once the components have been loaded at one end, one can simply take out the final product at the other.


These ovens can come in various configurations and it is crucial to know which option works best for your enterprise prior to investing. 


The conveyor system can be designed to meet your specific applications, whether you need a horizontal or vertical movement of products in your assembly line. The most commonly used are horizontal conveyor ovens, which are ideal in the industries like food processing, powder curing, drying and stress relieving. The ovens can also be configured with a system that uses hooks for products that have to be suspended off the surface.


The overhead system is perfect for bigger products or those with unusual shapes, like those used in automotive interior parts. In an inclined conveyor system, products are transported in an angle, making it great for components that have to be moved to an upper level before sliding them to the oven. If you have a facility with a limited space for thermal processing, a spiral conveyor system may well be the best option.   


To further make the conveyor ovens more efficient and productive, there are several factors that have to be considered. These can include the design: whether you need a purely continuous oven or an indexing oven with a stop and go system. You should also consider the energy source, be it electric, natural gas, LPG or infrared energy. You should also keep in mind the range of temperatures needed to heat the product and its heating and cooling profile.


Airflow management is also necessary to ensure temperature uniformity throughout the oven. As a trusted and well-established manufacturer, Eastman Manufacturing has the right expertise and tools to make your process more productive, speedy and safe. Our range of conveyor ovens includes fully customized options according to your requirements.


We can help you assess your needs and help you identify the specific factors to design and manufacture the best conveying solution for your company.  Call us today to book a consultation or request a quote!