Indexing conveyor oven
The DTI-1213 preheats composite material blanks, prior to press forming, for a Tier 1 automotive supplier.
The DTI-1213 indexing conveyor oven enables Davron's customer to process a part in a cycle time of 50 seconds. The DTI-1213 features two heated positions inside the oven chamber. The heating system consists of four sets of nine infrared panels. Each IR panel has independent temperature control to allow for variation of heating across the entire surface of the product. The maximum operating temperature of the system is 400ᴼC (752ᴼF). The overall system includes one load position at the entrance end of the oven, two positions in the heated chamber, and one unload position at the exit end of the oven. The oven includes four drawers that house the IR heater banks.
Davron Technologies, Inc.
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