An industrial oven is an enclosed structure with chambers and tunnels that heat parts and products at temperatures usually over 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. When you are thinking of purchasing one, the basic components you are looking for are airflow, temperatures, heating capacity, and energy consumption. There are a number of different kinds of industrial curing and batch ovens to select from.

Batch Ovens

Batch ovens are designed to process a large number of products. This is an oven that heats high volumes of products and provides for batches of items to be heated through the use of heating carts. They are most commonly used when various temperature needs and cycles to heat, dry, sterilize, and age-specific items.

The advantages to these ovens are that they are flexible and versatile across multiple industries. They are useful and functional at all stages of production and can be used early in the material’s preparation process. They are considered to be reliable at every stage. They are easy to use across multiple operations.

Curing Oven

A curing oven is an oven that launches a chemical reaction to heat a product at a specific temperature. These ovens are common in powder coating processes and manufacturing facilities. Once a specific material reaches a determined temperature, a chemical reaction is triggered to secure the curing process. 

The primary function of a curing oven is to secure coatings and adhesives. When selecting curing ovens, sticker price should be considered with maintenance costs. Lower-priced models may cost more in the long run.

Some manufacturers will run testing before they ship the product. Look for a provider that will also install the oven for you, and provide maintenance in their services.

Drying Oven

A drying oven at the industrial level will dry and remove moisture from products to rid them of any level of moisture. They are often found in paint shops or used for drying painted products, however, they are common in pharmaceutical manufacturing, and many commercial operations.

The process for drying ovens includes heating the products first to pull out the moisture, followed by leaving it at a certain temperature for a selected period of time. The oven then ventilates to decrease the possibility of more moisture seeping in.

Perform Your Research

When you are determining purchases of industrial ovens, examine all factors that go into the initial and ongoing costs. Do your research on energy costs and voltage in your facility and factor that into your budget when you are selecting industrial ovens.