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Manufacturing of Aluminum Age Oven for the Aerospace Industry

Wisconsin Oven Corporation manufactured an indirect gas fire aluminum aging oven to an automotive and aerospace parts manufacturer. This batch oven will be used for aging aluminum exterior components for aircraft engines. The age oven, when preheated, has sufficient capability to heat 7,000 lbs. of aluminum and 15,000 lbs. of steel load car and fixturing (including weight of the multiple-level racks to support the stacked lip skins) from 70 °F to 375 °F within a 2-hour period.

The work chamber of this aluminum aging oven is 17'0" W x 17'0" D x 11'5" H and the maximum operating temperature rating is 500 °F. The customer required guaranteed temperature uniformity of ±5 °F at set points of 200 °F, 375 °F and 400 °F to ensure the oven would meet AMS 2750E, Class 1 furnaces and Instrumentation Type A. The recirculation system utilizes combination airflow to maximize heating rates and temperature uniformity of the product.

"This oven was engineered with an indirect gas fired design, where the burners fire through a tube style heat exchanger. This design was necessary to prevent the products of combustion from mixing with the recirculated airstream," said Mike Grande, VP of Sales and Engineering.

Other features of this industrial oven include:

  • Programmable temperature controller with "guaranteed soak" feature and Ethernet capabilities
  • Modulating damper to allow operation at the minimum temperature.

This indirect gas fired aluminum age oven was fully factory tested and adjusted prior to shipment from the Wisconsin Oven facility. All safety interlocks are checked for proper operation and the equipment is operated at the normal and maximum operating temperatures.

For more information contact:

Wisconsin Oven Corporation

2675 Main St.

East Troy, WI 53120


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