Industrial Curing Oven
In Malaysia, industrial oven is commonly sought after for drying purposes. However, as the awareness on the importance of curing increases, the market is now stacked with different types of curing ovens.
Curing is essential in many production lines, simply owing to the fact that it enhances the strength of parts or components and thus prolongs the lifespan of the items. The situation is made possible when a curing oven generates heat to allow the occurrence of thermal cross-linking. The bonding of polymer chains during the heating process complements the powder coating, wet paint coating, or electro-deposition (ED) coating involved.
GSE has various types of industrial curing ovens, each specifically made to cater to a particular material type. For instance, the batch oven for catheters is meant for drying or water removal whereas the conveyorized oven cures automotive parts at surface finishing system.
The numerous industrial curing ovens in GSE enable us to serve a multitude of industries which include, but are not limited to, the aircraft industry for heat exchanger and toilet equipment production; the medical field for catheter and medical glove manufacturing; automotive industry for the making of drive shaft, rim wheel, and condenser.
As revealed earlier in the third paragraph, there are two different designs of industrial oven offered by GSE – batch oven and conveyorised oven. The former, also known as cabinet or walk-in oven, is comparable less efficient as the presence of conveyor belt in the latter eases the moving of parts on and off the assembly lines.
Regardless of the design, all the industrial curing ovens from GSE are developed with great emphasis on energy efficiency to minimising heat loss while allowing even heat distribution. The options of heating medium cover electrical heater, gas burner, UV (Ultraviolet) system, steam, and hot water. In the case of UV system, the right type of UV light chosen can give instant curing to the paint. In terms of heating temperature and duration, the figures change based on the type of coating but the most common curing process takes place at 60-250 degree Celsius for 10-60 minute.