East Troy, WI (PRWEB) June 24, 2014
Wisconsin Oven Corporation announced the shipment of three (3) heavy duty walk-in batch ovens to a manufacturer of aluminum automotive bumpers. The batch ovens are used for precipitation heat treating (aluminum aging) of aluminum automotive bumpers and are designed to heat 10,000 pounds of aluminum per batch. This production capability was required by the customer to keep up with increased order and demand. This customer had ordered three (3) aluminum aging ovens from Wisconsin Oven prior to this order, so their total production line consists of 6 ovens.
The gas-fired walk-in ovens have maximum temperature ratings of 500°F and work chambers of 8’W x 12’L x 10’H. The customer requested a temperature uniformity survey of +/-10°F at set points 250°F and 500°F. The customer does work for several large automotive companies and is required to follow the automotive specification CQI-9 with this equipment when aging the aluminum bumpers. Wisconsin Oven performed the temperature uniformity testing by measuring 20 points inside the oven chamber per AMS270E for Class 2 Ovens with instrumentation type D at the set points prior to shipment and at the customer’s facility after installation was completed.
Due to the shape and loading orientation of the aluminum bumpers, the aluminum aging ovens were designed with horizontal style airflow to give them the best product results. Horizontal air flow is ideal for products arranged on multiple tiers when heated airflow cannot be directed vertically through the product such as this application. The adjustable ductwork can be set for optimum air flow efficiencies. The customer also purchased Wisconsin Oven services (we offer varying levels). Initially on the original three (3) ovens purchased, they required “turn-key installation,” but with the last three (3) ovens they felt comfortable installing the equipment themselves and only requested our “installation verification” service which saved some costs from the original ovens but maintained full confidence as our factory technician inspected the equipment prior to any use. With this service, Wisconsin Oven provides a service technician to verify the equipment was installed correctly at the customer’s facility.
“At Wisconsin Oven, we believe in building relationships with our customers. We work with our customers to find the best solutions to their equipment needs. This order is just one example of many successful customer relationships that we have nurtured and built over the years,” said Doug Christiansen, Application Engineer of Wisconsin Oven.
Unique features of these aluminum aging batch ovens:
These walk-in ovens were 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. The heavy duty batch oven is backed by Wisconsin Oven’s Exclusive and Unprecedented 5-Year WOW™ warranty. This warranty covers all materials for all components (less wear items).
About Wisconsin Oven Corporation
Wisconsin Oven Corporation has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing industrial ovens and other heating equipment since 1973. Their custom and standard industrial ovens are used for a multitude of applications including heat treating, finishing, drying, and curing. Many of the industries they serve require specific temperature uniformity and equipment performance documentation. Their experienced design team is able to meet even the most stringent standards for their customers’ equipment. Wisconsin Oven realizes that the success of the company depends on their Championship team of employees, which is why they have developed a company culture that recognizes and rewards employees. The goal at Wisconsin Oven is to outperform competition and provide customers with outstanding products and service.