Military Base Installs LEWCO Composite Curing Oven

Recently, LEWCO delivered an enhanced duty composite curing oven to a military base. The oven has a maximum temperature of 650°F and is used to cure vacuum-bagged composite aircraft parts. The enhanced duty walk-in oven features a top-mounted heater-box with a 1,500,000 BTU direct fired natural gas burner and (2) 36,000 CFM high-efficiency circulation fans …

LEWCO Ships Two Batch Ovens to Overseas Manufacturer

LEWCO, Inc. recently shipped two Enhanced Duty Walk-In Ovens to a large international manufacturing company. The ovens are used to heat-up molds to 220°F, with each mold weighing approximately 900 pounds. Inside each oven is a custom rack with five shelves capable of handling up to five molds per batch.NS-EWR03ED Ovens The pre-heating ovens feature …

Composite Curing Oven for Major Composite Parts Manufacturer

Recently, LEWCO, Inc. delivered a 500°F. vacuum assisted composite curing oven to a world-class supplier of composite structures. The oven is used to manufacture various parts for the aerospace industry. The enhanced duty electric walk-in oven features a top mounted heater-box with 144kW of heat capacity.  The oven is equipped with (2) 20,000 CFM high-efficiency …

NFPA 86 Compliance: Responsibilities of the Customer

Many of our customers understand the importance of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and compliance with their various codes. Some customers even know the difference between the four oven classifications as defined by NFPA 86 Standards for Ovens and Furnaces. However, very few understand that compliance with NFPA 86 does not end with the …

1300°F Car Bottom Oven used for Annealing Steel

Have a need for a custom oven? Look no further, LEWCO has you covered! LEWCO is capable of designing and manufacturing industrial ovens to meet unique, customer-specific application requirements. Recently, LEWCO sold a custom car bottom oven to an industrial manufacturer. The electrically heated oven, which is rated for a maximum temperature of 1,300°F., is …

LEWCO Designs Cell for Curing 3D Printed Parts

Three-Dimensional (3D) printing is rapidly becoming a popular method of manufacturing. One significant benefit of 3D printing is it allows companies to quickly build complex parts in a short period of time. LEWCO recently provided a process heating cell equipped with a cabinet style batch oven and automated material handling system. The oven is used …

Multiple Chamber Field Assembled Oven Increases Production

Recently, LEWCO, Inc. was the chosen supplier to design, fabricate, and install a field assembled oven for a manufacturer of industrial components. The electrically heated oven has a maximum operating temperature of 350°F and will be used to cure silicone in hoses. The customer indicated the need to increase their production rate and therefore requested …

LEWCO Supplies Paint Curing Ovens to Automotive Manufacturer

Throughout the years LEWCO has earned a reputation for providing the automotive industry with high quality, reliable, and efficient industrial ovens. LEWCO’s prestigious reputation recently allowed them to win a contract to design and build two custom paint baking ovens for an automotive manufacturer’s research facility. The ovens are used to cure a powder coating, …

Delta Airlines Installs New LEWCO Composite Curing Oven

As the composites industry grows, LEWCO continues to develop and expand its line of composite curing ovens. Delta Air Lines recently learned this when they purchased a 500°F. vacuum assisted composite curing oven to manufacture parts for their airplane cabins. The vacuum assisted composite curing (VACC) process involves drawing a vacuum on composite lay ups …

LEWCO Completes Large Batch Oven for Aerospace Industry; Temperature Uniformity Exceeds Expectations

Recently, LEWCO, Inc. delivered another Enhanced Duty walk-in oven to a longtime customer in the aerospace industry. This is the sixth oven they have purchased from LEWCO in the past three years. It will be used to dry sheets of plaster for aircraft cabins. The oven has a maximum operating temperature of 500°F. and features …

350°F. LEWCO Oven used for Heating Wheel Resonators

LEWCO, Inc. recently delivered a small walk-in oven to a Tier 2 Automotive Manufacturer of rubber and plastic air induction system parts, as well as other under-hood components.  The oven is electrically heated and has a maximum operating temperature of 350°F. It will be used to heat wheel resonators, which are used to reduce tire …

LEWCO Utilizes Humidification System for Curing Special Coating

When a leading company in the aerospace industry was in need of an oven to suit their unique application, they turned to the experts at LEWCO. Their application involved curing a specialty coating on composite parts while maintaining relative humidity above 50%RH.  The custom walk-in oven will operate around 168°F. and will sustain temperature uniformity …

LEWCO Supplies 500°F. Oven for Heating Electrical & Thermal Insulation

LEWCO, Inc. recently delivered a large walk-in oven to a global market leader for electrical insulation products.  The application involves heating rolls comprised of mica, resin, and fiberglass.  The rolls are loaded onto carts and placed in the oven.  Each cart can hold up to six rolls.  The finished product has a variety of uses, …

Preheating Automotive Heads with 1000°F Oven

LEWCO, Inc. recently manufactured a custom 1000°F fuel-fired batch oven to a company that remanufactures products in the automotive industry.  The oven will be used to pre-heat automotive heads to 850°F prior to welding.  The heads will be loaded into the oven on shelves supplied by the customer.   LEWCO Engineers decided horizontal airflow would be …

800°F LEWCO Oven used for Austempering Retaining Rings

When a leading company in the wind power industry needed an industrial oven to heat retaining rings for repairing turbines, they turned to the engineers at LEWCO. The result, a standard model EWR08ED walk-in oven, features dual airflow and is electrically heated with a maximum operating temperature of 800°F. In the customer’s process, two large …

High-Performance Oven for Leading Provider of Paint and Coatings

SANDUSKY, OH – LEWCO, Inc. recently shipped a High-Performance Tote Oven to a leading global technology provider of paint and other coatings. The oven, model HSC08TV, is steam heated and rated for service up to 300°F. The oven is specifically designed to heat (8) 250 gallon totes. Due to installation in an electrically hazardous location, …

LEWCO Delivers 3rd Portable Cabinet Oven to Repeat Customer

LEWCO recently delivered a 500°F electrically heated cabinet oven to a leading supplier of rubber systems and components for the automotive industry. This is the third oven LEWCO has supplied to this loyal repeat customer. Due to the nature of the customer’s process, the oven needed to be portable so LEWCO engineers designed the oven …

LEWCO Commissions Composite Curing Oven for a Foreign Air Base

LEWCO, Inc. recently commissioned a large field assembled batch oven for a foreign military’s air force.  The oven will be used to accelerate the curing of vacuum bagged composite components used in the repair and maintenance of military aircraft. The 500°F electric oven features a top mounted heater box that houses multiple banks of Incoloy …

LEWCO Completes Custom Batch Oven for Recycling Industry

SANDUSKY, OH – LEWCO, Inc. recently completed construction of a custom industrial oven for an engineering firm working in the recycling industry.  The oven will be used on a government funded project to develop processes for producing plastic sheet goods from recycled plastic waste in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic in landfills. …

Environmental Cleanup? Yes, we can help with that.

SANDUSKY, OH. – LEWCO, Inc. recently delivered ten custom batch ovens for an industry leader in environmental services. Working in close partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, the customer’s specifications were rigorous, challenging, and precise. The result? Ten industrial ovens, uniquely designed unlike any other. The electrically heated batch ovens have a maximum temperature …

NASA Installs New LEWCO Composite Curing Oven

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL. – NASA’s Kennedy Space Center recently installed a new LEWCO Industrial Oven, which researchers will use in their R&D laboratory to cure various vacuum bagged composite components.  The Ohio-based, ISO 9001:2008 certified company, LEWCO, Inc., was selected for this project due to their ability to meet the strict specifications for government and …

LEWCO Designs Industrial Oven for Obsolete Military Explosives

SANDUSKY, OH – LEWCO, Inc. recently completed construction on a custom industrial oven for a highly specialized military application used to thermally treat energetics remaining in obsolete military explosives. Our customer, a defense contractor specializing in advanced technology including nuclear energy, is the world’s leading resource for high-tech systems ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle …

World-Leading Aerospace Manufacturer Continues to Choose LEWCO for Process Heating Needs

“The best performing ovens we own.” That is what one of the world’s-leading manufacturers of aero-structures told LEWCO engineers after commissioning their fifth LEWCO Industrial Oven this year. The walk-in oven is used in the manufacturing of aircraft components, specifically to bake paint on various composite parts. The batch process oven features a top mounted heater-box with …

Proving Airflow: Zero Speed Switches vs. Differential Pressure Switches

A key component to any industrial oven is the safety interlock circuit. This circuit may be comprised of any number of different interlocks. An interlock is defined as any device that is used to prevent an undesired state in a machine or piece of equipment. The information contained in this article will focus on airflow …

We returned to the experts at LEWCO

LEWCO, Inc. recently delivered a High-Performance Drum Oven to a repeat customer who specializes in the broad areas of fluid cleaning and treatment for Nuclear Air Treatment Systems. Their scope of work includes radioisotope control, solvent vapor recycling, heavy metal recovery from various fluids, and complex chemical processing for industrial applications. They also fabricate these …

LEWCO Delivers 4th Industrial Oven to Global Aerospace Manufacturer

LEWCO, Inc. recently delivered a large composite curing oven to a global manufacturer of aerospace structures, systems and components. The oven features a top mounted heater-box with natural gas burners and high efficiency circulation fans. It was designed to meet NFPA 86 Class A standards. OSHA compliant safety railings surround the top perimeter of the oven to …

Composite Curing + Aerospace = LEWCO Industrial Ovens

Need a composite curing oven? You’re in the right place. LEWCO’s enhanced duty batch ovens have been serving the composite and aerospace industries for over a decade. Time tested and proven, with over 200 standard models, LEWCO Batch Ovens are fully customizable to meet your process heating needs. And we’re happy to do it! No other company …

LEWCO Wins Contract with NASA Kennedy Space Center

LEWCO, Inc. recently won a contract with NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center near Cape Canaveral, FL. The contract is for a LEWCO standard model batch oven, which will be used to cure composite parts at various temperatures up to 500°F. Vacuum controls, ramp/soak programming and special part thermocouple monitoring and data logging are a few …

Aerospace Research Composite Curing Oven

LEWCO recently designed and built a custom rotisserie curing oven for a government funded, aerospace material Research facility. The oven featured an electric heater box that delivered dual airflow uniformly to the workspace. This application required a custom rotisserie cart and spline drive to rotate the composite workpiece. Due to the nature of the manufacturing …

Curing Ovens for Aerospace Company

LEWCO recently designed, built and installed a pair of custom curing ovens for an aerospace materials manufacturer.  The ovens are heated with thermal fluid and deliver horizontal airflow to the workspace. Strict customer design and performance specifications had to be followed. Some Key Features of this Project Included: Workspace dimensions:  60” wide X 180” deep …

Paint Curing Oven for Automobile Manufacturer

LEWCO recently designed, built and installed a custom paint baking oven for automotive frames at a leading international auto manufacturing plant in Ohio.  The oven is heated with direct fired natural gas and delivers dual airflow to the workspace.  LEWCO’s team of engineers met with the customer to meet strict design and performance specifications. Key …

Batch Oven for the United States Air Force

LEWCO, Inc. recently completed a 900°F. electric batch oven for the United States Air Force.  The oven is used to anneal up to 3,000 lbs. of various aluminum aircraft parts and will also be used as a curing oven for composite parts.  LEWCO provided a complete turnkey installation. Aerospace manufacturing demands extremely tight specifications for …

Industrial Oven is Designed for Additional Safety Needs

One of the largest specialty metals producers in the world came to LEWCO for help with their process heating application. Designed and manufactured by LEWCO, the solution became a large 800°F, batch oven, which will dry a kerosene-like substance from tungsten sludge contained in 55-gallon drums. These ovens can process up to 5 pallets (20 …

Custom Engineered Oven for A Major Aircraft Parts Manufacturer

This customer required vacuum composite curing of aircraft parts at a maximum temperature of 500°F. The oven is specified to be NFPA 86 Class A and is installed indoors in an industrial manufacturing environment. Key customer specifications include: Heating Medium: Natural Gas Capacity: (4) zones at 700,000 BTU’s each Workspace Volume: 1,120 cubic feet per …