Wisconsin Oven Corp. delivers composite curing batch oven to University of South Carolina

With a maximum operating temperature of 800°F, the oven will allow students to process and develop new higher temperature materials as they hit the market.

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Wisconsin Oven Corp. (East Troy, WI, US) has shipped a composite curing batch oven to the McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research at the University of South Carolina. The university and industry partners will use the composite curing oven to support the education and research efforts as part of the McNAIR Center’s Advanced Composite Manufacturing Laboratory, an industrial scale applied R&D facility. With a maximum operating temperature of 800°F, the oven will allow students to process and develop new higher temperature materials as they hit the market.

The electrically heated walk-in oven has a maximum temperature rating of 800°F and a work chamber of 6’W x 10’L x 6’H. The batch oven features guaranteed temperature uniformity (+/-10°F at 600° F) which was verified through a nine point profile test prior to shipment. The recirculation system utilized a 10,800 CFM @10 HP plug mounted blower and combination airflow to maximize heating rates and temperature uniformity of the product.

Features of this composite curing oven include: viewing window in door with interior light
; Eurotherm 3504 programmable control; 
Eurotherm Versadac to record part temperatures and vacuum pressure; twelve position thermocouple jack panel
; vacuum manifold with four interior stubs and transducers; 
carbon steel roll in cart with removable push bar
; reinforced insulated 4” thick floor
; and 108 Kilowatts heat input with SSR control.

This walk-in oven was fully factory tested and adjusted prior to shipment to help reduce installation and start-up times. A 150 point quality assurance check list was completed to ensure the equipment met all Wisconsin Oven quality standards.