the perfect oven for curing powder
coatings is a challenging proposition. High
quality finish, part after part, requires precise
control of temperature during each stage of heating.
Initially, high heat is required to preheat the part
and fuse the loose coating particles. No significant
air circulation can be allowed that might disturb
the unfused coating particles or introduce contaminants
to the coating.
fused, the coating must then be held at a precise
temperature for a specified time throughout the polymerization
or crosslinking stage to develop the optimum film
coating hardness, flexibility, and durability. If
temperatures are too high, discoloration will result.
If temperatures are too low, adhesion will suffer.
coated parts come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Part geometry and characteristics as well as powder
formulation directly affect the oven system design.
Therefore, the oven must be designed to ensure consistent
and precise control of temperature, heat intensity,
and airflow as well as material handling and process
ovens are specifically designed to solve the challenge
of curing powder coatings. Thermovation Engineering
follows a systematic approach to the design of powder
coating curing ovens. We thoroughly analyze your needs
and constraints, and then design a flexible oven that
combines the right mix of infrared
technologies to operate efficiently and effectively
and to produce the optimum coating characteristics
you desire at the lowest possible cost.
know that no single heating technology, whether gas
or electric, infrared or convection, can alone meet
the complex curing requirements of powder coatings.
Each has its own capabilities and limitations. That
is why THERMOCURE; ovens were developed. To
provide the perfect combination.
THERMOCURE; ovens increase quality and productivity.
Our THERMOCURE; ovens hold temperatures to within
two degrees of the set point. And our THERMOCURE;
ovens not only require less space, but cost less to
operate than the systems they replace.
more than 27 years Thermovation Engineering has designed
and built innovative heating, handling, and control
systems for customers around the world. We have literally
written the book on infrared heating. And we offer
more than just equipment. We provide solutions.