Wisconsin Oven Corp. (East Troy, Wis., USA) is emphasizing its line of electrically heated, gas-fired and indirect gas-fired composite curing batch ovens. Wisconsin Oven says its ovens offer several advantages in composite curing applications:
- Quick heating rates and recovery times: Each oven features a high-pressure recirculation blower, which includes fully enclosed and pressurized supply ducts. It's designed for combination airflow arrangement, which is said to ensure even and uniform heat distribution throughout the work chamber, even with varying loads.
- Consistent temperature certification: Composite curing ovens are typically guaranteed and certified for ±10° at 350°F temperature uniformity. Tighter tolerances and certification at other temperatures are available. Equipment is completely tested prior to shipment and must pass a 154-point quality inspection prior to shipment.
- Energy efficiency: Ovens are available with the E-Pack Oven upgrade. This optional upgrade package includes thicker wall panels, higher efficiency motors and other energy-saving features.
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