International Thermal Systems designs and manufactures industrial ovens for a wide range of industries and applications. An industrial oven is designed to heat to less than 1,000° F and can be used for many process heating applications. Process Heating is defined as heating to a specified temperature and holding the temperature for a specified amount of time to achieve a change in the material’s properties or state.
There are two types of ovens that are used for process heating; the Batch Oven and the Conveyor Oven.
Batch Ovens are used for a wide variety of heat processes including drying, curing, aging, annealing, stress relieving, bonding, tempering, preheating, and forming. Batch ovens are essentially heated boxes with insulated doors that process products one at a time or in groups (“batches”). The part(s) to be heated are brought into the oven in batches on racks, carts, or trucks. Production requirements can accommodate manual or automated loading. As production rates per hour increase, a conveyor oven may be the best option.
Continuous Conveyor Ovens offer labor savings and material handling efficiency over typical batch processes. Continuous conveyors can be overhead, belt, powered roller, chain or slat. Continuous process provides inherently higher throughput and continuous conveyor ovens can be designed with multiple zones operating at different temperatures.
International Thermal Systems manufacturers both batch and conveyor ovens and we work closely with each customer to ensure the oven is designed to perfectly for the application. Our engineers are heat treat experts and listen to understand the requirements of the project.