The purpose of the Wicket Oven is to cure the coating applied to one
side of tinplate, aluminum or steel sheets.
The Wicket Oven derives its name from the wicket carrier that actually
supports the non-coated side of the material in a vertical orientation
while transported through each zone of the oven.
The coated side of the material sheet is exposed to our proprietary air
management system at an angle that is best suited for uniform curing.
Since the material sheet is transported in a vertical orientation, the oven
chamber can hold a large volume of material.
Once the material exits the cooling zone and delivered to the material
handling unit, wickets enter a preheat zone to achieve their desired
temperature before entering the sheet loading station.
The Wicket Oven can be engineered to accommodate various material
sheet sizes, cure time and temperature.
To minimize energy consumption the Wicket Oven can be
manufactured with higher density insulated walls. The addition of
thicker insulated walls will reduce the shell loss by approximately 32%.
To further minimize energy consumption costs, our proprietary ITS
Sleep Mode™ is an optional programming feature.