If your business is contingent on specialized manufacturing processes then the use of a standard spec conveyor oven is not recommended.
Modern manufacturing requires the employment of custom ovens that are designed to satisfy both product and process-specific requirements.
This is where it’s critical to provide the manufacturer with all the necessary information to create the most suitable oven for a certain application. With that in mind, here are the most essential criteria when designing and manufacturing conveyor ovens.
The various types of heating sources are electric, gas, LPG, and infrared. Conveyor ovens can be designed to use a combination of electric and gas sources. Either way, your facility has to be able to accommodate any of the heating sources you prefer.
This refers to the minimum and maximum heating temperatures that the oven can work with. It entails identifying and specifying the temperature that the material should be heated to. No matter the case, you’ll be requiring multiple heat zones - the manufacturer should handle this and equip your oven with the right controls to regulate each zone as you see fit.
Airflow is a vital requirement in such ovens as it hastens time-to-temperature processing, attains uniform temperature distribution inside the heating chamber, and transfers heat to parts with minimal energy waste.
This refers to details pertaining to the time your material needs to be heated as well as when it needs to be cooled or re-heated as necessary.
There are plenty of conveyor systems that can be designed, traditional variants consist of a belt that is fabricated from a whole range of materials depending on the product being conveyed. There are also those that can work on a diagonal slant or spiral.
In order to provide you the best heat treatment equipment your application needs you have to be familiar with the essential dimensions of your product, including weight, orientation, shape, dimensions, flammability, etc.