Outside Bake Oven


The Outside Bake Oven (OBO) is designed to cure external coatings onto steel or aluminum cans at speeds up to 3,000 CPM.


The International Thermal Systems VACTRANS® offers the only vibration free vacuum-loading system in the industry.

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Outside Bake Oven (OBO) with VACTRANS®

The International Thermal Systems VACTRANS® offers the only vibration free vacuum-loading system in the industry.

A proprietary dual-lane oven configuration to run two decorators/coaters simultaneously is available.

The VACTRANS® is a vacuum loading device that transfers cans from an infeed conveyor to the entrance of a cure oven. When in production, the cans will actually have a printed label on the outside and cannot touch each other, otherwise the label will be damaged and the cans could stick together as they pass through the curing oven. Can stability and repeatability of being able to transfer the cans is critical to this operation.

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Outside Bake Oven with Vactrans® – OBO Engineered Features include:

  • A Synthetic conveyor belt reduces energy consumption; increases can stability, and eliminate metal fines.
  • Automated conveyor belt tracking system guides the belt smoothly.
  • Our proprietary supply nozzle design achieves uniform vertical down airflow.
  • All supply nozzles are easily removable for greater maintenance access to the oven interior.
  • Features access doors along the length of the chamber for complete access to the oven interior.
  • Contains recirculation and exhaust dampers for uniform airflow balancing.
  • Patented Vactrans® loader for vibration free operation.
  • Electronically synchronization with variable decorator/coater production speeds is standard.
  • Suitability for all can sizes and materials


  • Heavy gauge Aluminized Steel
  • High-density energy-saving insulation
  • Panel and can type construction
  • Sealed interior to prevent condensate leakage
  • Access to the interior of the oven, fan, and burner chamber

Heat Sources

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

Material Handling Options

  • Automatic Conveyor Belt Steering
  • Horizontal Conveyor Belts in Synthetic or Stainless Steel
  • Perforated or Herringbone Slide Bed Supports
  • Patented VACTRANS® loading system
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  • Single or Dual zone configurations
  • Multiple Conveyor Belt Widths (up to 8 feet)
  • Ambient Air Coolers
  • Integrated Exhaust with optional Oxidizer System to minimize energy consumption
  • Designed to meet customer requirements up to 3,000 Cans Per Minute (CPM)

Temperature Ranges Up to 500°F (260°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


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  • Food
  • Beverage
  • Pet Food
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