batch ovens used for annealing

Annealing Oven

Annealing is a heat treatment process which alters the microstructure of a material to change its mechanical or electrical properties. Typically, in steels, annealing is used to reduce hardness, increase ductility and help eliminate internal stresses. Annealing ovens are used to heat treat the materials in a controlled and consistent environment.


Annealing Ovens will eliminate internal stresses in materials such as glass, various alloys, and polymer.

The function of an Annealing Oven is to perform the process of softening an object or changing other properties of the object through cycles of heating and cooling. The Annealing Oven can be configured in various chamber styles such as Batch or Continuous Conveyor. Typical Annealing applications will soften, enhance ductility, and cold working properties in various materials. These materials include aluminum, brass, copper, steel, various alloys and polymer.

ITS installed two annealing batch ovens at a plastics manufacturer. Production has increased almost 60% with the new efficient ovens. Read the job profile.

Each Industrial Oven project undergoes a comprehensive evaluation of every production requirement. The assessment includes areas such as production goals, part configuration and construction, part mass, temperature profile, and facility location or elevation.


  • Recirculation fans with high efficiency motors to reduce energy consumption.
  • Recirculation ductwork designs provide precise airflow to specific areas of the product resulting in smaller foot print ovens thus reducing utility and factory space costs.
  • Private labeled and purchased components meet UL, UR, and CE standards.
  • Programmable controllers with HMI (Human Machine Interface) displays allow for user friendly operation and machine diagnostics.
  • NEMA style control panels.
  • Factory tested to ensure on time delivery and field start up.
  • 24/7 factory direct technical service and spare parts group.


  • Heavy gauge Aluminized Steel
  • 304, 316 Stainless Steel or other nickel alloys for temperature and corrosion resistance
  • Application specific, high-Density energy-saving insulation
  • Panel or can type construction available
  • Easy access to the interior of the oven, fan, and heating chamber.

Temperature Ranges up to 950°F (510°C)

Power Source Options

  • Main Power Supplies 208 to 690 Volt AC, 50 and 60 HZ
  • Control Voltage 24 Volt DC or 120/220 Volt AC

Heat Sources

  • Electric
  • LPG
  • Natural Gas
  • Fuel Oil
  • Steam
  • Other Fuel Mixtures


  • Inert atmosphere ovens and furnaces.
  • Can construction oven and furnace bodies.
  • Exhaust air to air heat recovery systems.
  • Thermal and regenerative oxidizers.
  • Industrial computers with Ethernet for remote diagnostic and communication capabilities.
  • PE certifications to meet a variety of client or government specific requirements.
  • Advance thermal, vibratory, and dB testing with certification.
  • In-house laboratory featuring a custom test oven and other related thermal equipment.

Material Handling Options

  • Belts: Flat Wire, Balanced Weave, Mesh and various non-metallic materials
  • Chains: Horizontal, Vertical, Slat and other attachments
  • Overhead: Enclosed Track and I-beam
  • Walking Beams and Roller Hearths also available


  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Power Transmission Equipment
  • Recreational Vehicles
  • Plastics


  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Steel
  • Various Alloys
Aerospace industry


annealing batch ovens installed in plastics plant

Annealing Batch Ovens Job Profile – ITS installed ovens that have increased production and delivered tight temperature control. Read more.

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