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Curing Ovens Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial curing oven manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source curing oven manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These curing oven companies can design, engineer and manufacture curing ovens to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these curing oven manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for a manufacturer of epoxy curing oven, tunneling curing oven, large curing oven.

Leading Companies:

  • Round Lake, IL 847-546-8225

    Grieve’s only business since 1949 has been to design and manufacture industrial ovens and furnaces. Use our depth of knowledge and experience when you require an oven or furnace for powder coating, curing, baking, drying, stress relieving, preheating, annealing, sterilizing, tempering, hardening or sintering. We make batch units and continuous units. To learn more about our top quality heat processing equipment, visit our website or send us an email today.

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  • Grand Rapids, MI 800-368-4768

    Weiss Envirotronics is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturer and service of environmental test chambers. A complete line of standard and custom chambers, from bench top models to full walk-in and drive-in solutions to meet any testing requirement. Not sure what you need? Let one of our applications engineers help. Weiss Envirotronics, Inc is ISO 9001 registered and A2LA accredited.

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  • Maumee, OH 800-537-8980

    Surface Combustion offers a diverse product offering for batch and continuous furnace designs for atmosphere, nonatmosphere or vacuum processing of ferrous and/or nonferrous components/materials. Surface also produces the industry's most popular endothermic and exothermic gas atmosphere generators.

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  • Grant, MI 231-834-9131

    Complete finishing systems are designed around your specific process needs and are optimized to fit within your space requirements. We specialize in producing paint systems for wet and powder coatings, while also providing comprehensive design, fabrication, installation, start-up, and training services. Our complete finishing systems consist of an overhead conveyor, pretreatment washer, dry-off oven, paint/powder booths, cure oven, and controls.

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  • De Pere, WI 920-336-9800

    The CMM Group provides custom-designed industrial dryers and ovens for a wide range of applications in single or multi-zone configurations. The CMM Group designs and builds conveyorized curing, baking and drying ovens for automated production of small-to-medium sized products. Conveyorized roll support web dryers are available in horizontal or vertical tower design and can handle thin film to heavy gauge substrates, narrow to wide, slow or fast speeds.

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  • Mansfield, TX 682-518-9002

    Walton Process Technologies is your thermal equipment and control system specialist. We are a manufacturer and retrofitter of autoclaves, pressure vessels (ASME), bonding presses, ovens and batch process controls. Our pressure vessels are used in many industries such as aerospace/composite, gas/oil, tire treads/rubber & technology. Experience and dedication to superior products & customer service have made WPT a leader in the industry.

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  • Saint-Hubert, QC 888-797-2342

    Pyradia is a leading manufacturer of industrial furnaces and ovens in North America. Our engineering capabilities enable us to deliver heat treating equipment such as drop bottom oven for aluminum heat treating as well as controlled atmosphere modular heat treating lines. We serve the Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, Heat Treating and bearings industries among others. Pyradia also has 2 additional divisions manufacturing roll-to-roll web converting equipment and dust collecting systems.

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Curing Ovens Industry Information

Curing Ovens

A curing oven is defined as a thermal processing piece of equipment that causes a chemical reaction in a product with the use of heat. Curing ovens are utilized to harden products made from rubber, plastics, and various types of metals, and are almost exclusively used in the manufacturing industry. However, curing ovens come in many varieties, and there are numerous applications within the realm of manufacturing that require their use.

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Advantages to Curing Ovens

UV curing has quite a few advantages. UV-curable inks, adhesives, and coatings serve as a beneficial alternative to materials that are solvent-based. As opposed to solvent evaporation, which creates environmental pollutants and can reduce the thickness of the coating by up to 50 percent, UV curing involves no solvents, and thus no loss of volume or thickness in the coating. In turn, UV curing grants higher productivity, reduced turnaround time, less waste, less consumption of energy, and less emission of pollutants.

Other benefits of UV curing include improvement in the physical properties of adhesives, coatings, and inks, reduced work-in-process, drastically reduced setup and cleanup labor, and less necessary floor space.

Design of Curing Ovens

Curing ovens are usually built with steel insulated panels, steel frames, and include a heating element. Curing ovens can be powered by either electricity or by natural gas, and can often be custom-designed to meet the requirements of a specific application. In addition to customization, there are specialized curing methods that fortify certain materials, such as carbon fiber material and paint.

Materials Used for Curing Ovens

Powder coating is one example of the many types of processes carried out by a curing oven. The process of powder coating involves using static electricity to apply a powdered thermoplastic resin to a surface. The powdered resin gels and forms a protective layer around the surface of a product upon exposure to the curing oven’s heat. Numerous industries use this method of curing in order to enhance the appearance of their products, such as aerospace, marine, automotive, and furniture.

Aesthetic purposes aside, various industries also utilize curing ovens to dry, preheat, and cure specific parts and components of a product. Curing ovens are used for the curing of rubber, also known as vulcanization, which involves strengthening rubber products using chemicals and heat. Other processes which can be carried out by curing ovens include temperature testing, baking, sintering, and metal finishing.

Curing ovens deal with a wide variety of materials. Although the properties of these materials vary, they all react nearly the exact same way to the curing process. For example, resin materials, with the help of added heat and sometimes chemical additives, are strengthened during curing due to the process catalyzing the cross-linking of the resin’s polymer chains. Metal materials are prone to oxidation, or the degradation of surfaces due to prolonged exposure to oxygen. Heat curing the metal can not only help prevent oxidation, but also improve the metal’s durability and strength. If manufacturers need to cure metal in environments where oxidation must be avoided, there are specially designed vacuum ovens available that will enable manufacturers to cure metal under a strictly controlled atmospheric and chemical environment.

Methods used for the Curing Oven

A curative method that has been recently discovered and is becoming more widely utilized is curing by way of exposure to ultraviolet radiation. UV curing was originally introduced in the 1960’s, and became quickly adopted by a multitude of industries such as metal, glass, and plastic decorating, converting, electronics, telecommunications, automotive, and graphic arts.

Over the next 50 years, UV curing has grown into a multi-billion dollar worldwide industry. The UV curing process uses a photochemical reaction. In other words, UV curing uses light instead of heat. The desired material is mixed with a small percentage of photo-initiators before being exposed to ultraviolet light. The material—whether it is an adhesive, a coating, or an ink—hardens within a matter of seconds.

Applications for Curing Ovens

Today, UV curing technology has evolved to the point where manufacturers are now able to apply it to three-dimensional components. Examples include:

  • Fiberglass Composite Parts
  • Electric Motor Housings
  • Golf Balls
  • Contoured Wood Products
  • Automotive Lighting Assemblies
  • Plastic Molded Parts Such as Mobile Phone Cases

UV curing of 3-D parts is not without its challenges, however. UV curing is a “line of sight” process, meaning that every part of a given surface must be exposed to the UV radiation in order for the curing to be successful. “Shadow” areas, or any part of the object’s surface which is hidden, will not be cured. Fortunately, hybrid thermal and UV coatings are being developed that will assist manufacturers in achieving a thorough cure.



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Wisconsin Oven Manufactures Aluminum Age Oven for the Aerospace Industry

East Troy, WI – January 3, 2018-- Wisconsin Oven Corporation manufactured an indirect gas fire aluminum aging oven to an automotive and aerospace parts manufacturer. This batch oven will be used for aging aluminum exterior components for aircraft engines. The age oven, when preheated, has sufficient capability to heat 7,000 pounds of aluminum and 15,000 pounds of steel load car and fixturing (including weight of the multiple-level racks to support the stacked lip skins) from 70°F to 375°F within a 2-hour period.   The work chamber of this aluminum aging... Read More About This

Wisconsin Oven Ships Heavy Duty Walk-in Batch Ovens to Leading Aircraft Manufacturer

East Troy, WI – January 28, 2016 -- Wisconsin Oven Corporation announced the shipment of two (2) natural gas fired ultimate duty walk-in batch ovens to a leading aerospace manufacturer for composite curing of aircrafts. The customer required a compact footprint for the equipment to maximize use of their available floor space. These two batch ovens were designed for side-by-side installation to minimize their footprint and use of facility floor space.   The walk-in batch ovens have a maximum operating temperature of 500°F and a work chamber of 10’W... Read More About This

Wisconsin Oven Ships a Carousel Conveyor Oven to Leading Automotive Supplier

East Troy, WI – February 1, 2016-- Wisconsin Oven Corporation announced the shipment of a natural gas fired carousel oven used to cure urethane in molds. This carousel conveyor oven provides a single load/unload point for the operator. The industrial oven has a maximum operating temperature rating of 275° F and a carousel conveying system that is 30" wide with and outside diameter of 144". The design capability of the conveyor oven is based on holding various mold quantities and sizes on the carousel. The carousel has been designed to... Read More About This

Curing Batch Oven With Rotating Drums For Medical Industry

Monday, January 26, 2015 Wisconsin Oven Corporation announced the shipment of an electrically heated walk-in batch oven with two (2) rotating drums for post curing of injection molded silicone rubber medical parts. Typically, these parts are placed in a tray on a cart which can cause them to stick together. The use of a rotating drum during the curing process of the silicone rubber parts prevents them from sticking together and allows for a uniform cure. This rotating technique can be used on any post curing of... Read More About This

Despatch Announces Uniformity Test Results for LAC2-18 Bench-top Oven Used to Cure Adhesives

Test results on a loaded Despatch LAC2-18 benchtop oven confirm temperature uniformity for customer. The temperature range of all six thermocouples was within +/- 0.7°C which exceeded the customer's requirements. (PRWEB) January 15, 2015 Despatch ovens are known for superior temperature uniformity which is critical to consistent product quality. Uniformity is confirmed using a nine-point test conducted in an empty oven after stabilization period. A second test with product loaded should also be conducted to ensure that the oven is delivering uniform heat to all parts. A customer... Read More About This

LEWCO Utilizes Humidification System for Curing Special Coating

 When a leading company in the aerospace industry was in need of an oven to suit their unique application, they turned to the experts at LEWCO. Their application involved curing a specialty coating on composite parts while maintaining relative humidity above 50%RH. The custom walk-in oven will operate around 168°F. and will sustain temperature uniformity of +/- 10°F. throughout the workspace. Maintaining relative humidity above 50%RH created a challenge for the engineers at LEWCO as adding moisture to raise the relative humidity at elevated temperatures isn’t an easy task... Read More About This