500°F Fuel-Fired Conveyor Oven used for Drying Iron Cores

LEWCO, Inc. recently delivered a conveyor oven to a well-known manufacturer of plumbing systems. The oven is rated for a maximum operating temperature of 500°F. and will be used to dry cast iron cores at 400°F. The oven features a single, direct-fired, natural gas heater box with a capacity of 700,000 BTU’s/Hr. The oven employs …

LEWCO Designs Conveyor Oven for Industrial Filter Manufacturer

LEWCO, Inc. recently manufactured a fuel-fired conveyor oven for an industrial filter manufacturer. The oven, which is rated for a maximum operating temperature of 500°F, is used to cure resin applied to the filters. The finished product is used for a variety of applications. The oven features a single, direct-fired, natural gas heater-box with a …

Custom Curing Cell

LEWCO, Inc. recently delivered a custom curing cell to a custom part manufacturer. The cell includes two dual strand chain conveyor ovens as well as material handling equipment that includes chain driven line rollers (CDLR) and pop up transfers. A single lane oven with accumulation pre-heats the parts and keeps them warm until the operator …

Conveyor Ovens, A LEWCO Expertise!

Did you know LEWCO is the only U.S. based Industrial Oven manufacturer that also manufactures a standard line of conveyor products?  With both standard product lines, LEWCO has a technical advantage on process heating applications that require integrated material handling. Our Industrial oven and conveyor engineers work closely together to select the oven and conveyor …

High Quality Products Lead to Repeat Customers

LEWCO, Inc. takes great pride in consistently delivering high-quality products.  Customers often take notice of this and continue coming back to LEWCO for their process heating needs.  Evidence of this is the amount of repeat business LEWCO receives. One specific customer, a tier-one automotive supplier, recently received a shipment of their tenth custom annealing oven …

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 …

LEWCO Designs Conveyor Oven for Industrial Roofing Manufacturer

LEWCO, Inc. recently manufactured a large conveyor oven for an industrial roofing manufacturer. The oven, which is rated for a maximum operating temperature of 350°F, is used to dry the water off a coated scrim at 200°F. The finished product is used for various commercial roofing applications. The oven features a single, direct-fired, natural gas …

Custom Heating Cells Increase Production

When it comes to integrating material handling with process heating applications, LEWCO is second to none. Recently, LEWCO used its expertise to design and manufacture two continuous process heating cells equipped with ovens, conveyors, and cooling zones. The 800°F ovens are used to cure polyethylene foam contained in aluminum molds. LEWCO engineers developed each oven …

Continuous Process Annealing Oven for Automotive Taillights

LEWCO, Inc. recently delivered its ninth continuous process annealing oven to a tier-one automotive supplier. The oven is used to anneal plastic automotive lenses at a maximum temperature of 220°F. The process relieves stresses created during welding to avoid cracking or clouding of the lens during assembly. While inside the oven the parts will travel through …

LEWCO Designs Conveyor Ovens for Hose Clamp Manufacturer

LEWCO, Inc. recently delivered two continuous conveyor ovens to a manufacturer of specialty hose clamps. The ovens, model CVB03ED, will be used to heat treat various hose clamps up to 350°F. Both ovens were designed to meet the requirements of NFPA 86, Class A ovens due to residual oil and other lubricants being present on …

LEWCO Designs Continuous Process Oven for Automotive Manufacturer

When a leading Tier 2 Automotive Manufacturer was in need of a large oven to cure polyurethane foam, they turned to the experts at LEWCO. The result was a custom, high-efficiency, field assembled, continuous process oven. The customer’s process consists of filling aluminum molds with polyurethane foam. The molds are fixed on steel carriers which …

Long Dwell Times & Limited Space Pose Design Challenge

LEWCO, Inc. recently delivered (2) custom conveyor ovens to a large multi-national manufacturer of electrical insulators. The ovens will be used to cure a proprietary coating on various parts up to 248°F. A solvent in the coating required both ovens be designed to meet the requirements of NFPA 86, Class A ovens. Curing part coatings …

Conveyor Ovens Sinter Various Parts of Lab Equipment

LEWCO, Inc. recently completed two 800°F. electrically heated conveyor ovens, which will be used to cure various component parts of laboratory equipment. The parts come in many different shapes and sizes, so it was critical to ensure they remained stationary as they passed through the oven. To solve this, LEWCO engineers used a balanced weave …

Conveyor Oven Preheats Plastic Valve Assemblies for Automotive Supplier

Shortly after delivering a compact conveyor oven to a company in the electric motor industry, LEWCO was contacted by a Tier 1 Automotive Supplier in need of a similar sized conveyor oven.  After speaking with the customer and understanding their needs, LEWCO engineers designed a custom conveyor oven, model CVB05ED. The oven will be used …

Conveyor Oven Utilizes Threading Device for Drying Impregnated Fibers

The Engineers at LEWCO, Inc. were recently challenged to design and develop a custom oven for a leading global materials company. The result was a 650°F. electric conveyor oven with a custom threading device that will be used to dry a special type of impregnated fibers. The threading device was included to pull the fibers …

LEWCO Designs Vertical Conveyor Ovens for Drying Soil Samples

LEWCO, Inc. was recently challenged to design two conveyor ovens that could not only handle a high production rate of a soil testing laboratory, but also accommodate their limited floor space.  The result:  two custom electrically heated, vertical conveyor ovens.  The ovens will be used to dry moisture from the soil samples prior to testing.  …

Challenge Accepted. LEWCO Engineers Design Unique, Compact, & Economical Conveyor Oven

LEWCO, Inc. recently manufactured a custom conveyor oven for a repeat customer in the electric motor manufacturing industry. The customer had very tight space constraints and challenged LEWCO engineers to come up with an oven small enough to fit that requirement, while also achieving the required time and temperature for the parts. The result was …

Portable Conveyor Oven for Drying Alloy Steel Parts: LEWCO Engineers get Creative with Airflow Patterns

LEWCO recently delivered a 350°F electric conveyor oven for drying various alloy steel parts after a washing process. Completely drying the parts before they went to the next step in the manufacturing process was critical. This created a challenge for the customer in the past because the parts are inconsistent in shape and wet on …

LEWCO Conveyor Oven Used to Cure Proprietary Coating on Jet Turbine Blades

SANDUSKY, OH – LEWCO, Inc. recently delivered a custom conveyor oven used to cure a proprietary coating on jet turbine blades.  The 350°F electric oven features a flat wire mesh belt conveyor, a control system that communicates temperature and conveyor speed data to a remote central control PLC, and a unique LEL (lower explosive limit) monitoring …

LEWCO Conveyor Ovens for Urethane Bonded Filters

LEWCO recently delivered two electrically heated conveyor ovens to an automation systems integrator.  The first conveyor oven (not pictured) will be used to pre-heat plastic molds between 92°F – 140°F. The molds are conveyed on a pallet by two lanes of dual strand chain conveyor.  Accumulating chain was provided to stage the pallets prior to …

LEWCO Conveyor Oven Capable of Remote Control and Monitoring

SANDUSKY, OH. – LEWCO recently delivered a fuel-fired conveyor oven to a leading spring manufacturer in the overhead door industry. The 650°F conveyor oven will be used to stress relieve torsion springs. After speaking with the customer and understanding their needs, LEWCO Application Engineers developed a solution that was capable of being fully integrated into …

LEWCO Conveyor Oven for Coated Electrodes

SANDUSKY, OH – LEWCO, Inc. recently shipped a custom conveyor oven to a domestic equipment integrator.  The oven will be used to cure coated electrodes as part of a large processing line. Insulated vestibules with adjustable silhouette openings are used on each end of the heated zone to meet the temperature uniformity requirement of +/-10°F.  …

Custom Annealing Oven

LEWCO, Inc. manufactured six custom annealing ovens for a large tier-one automotive supplier located in northern Ohio. The ovens are used for annealing plastic taillight assemblies after a welding process. The process relieves stresses created during welding to facilitate easier assembly in the vehicle without cracking or clouding of the lens. The annealing process requires …

1,000˚F Roller Hearth Furnace

When a magnesium fire destroyed a furnace at a Midwest primary metal producer, LEWCO, Inc., Sandusky, OH responded to deliver a large 1000˚F roller hearth furnace in (7) months. The turnkey project included design, manufacture, installation and commissioning. Designed primarily for preheating coils, the five-zone conveyor oven has a capacity of 180,000 lbs. when fully …

Custom Steam Heated Tunnel with Integrated Conveyor System

This composites customer required a custom application for heating 55-gallon drums.  LEWCO engineers worked vigorously to develop a system that best met the customer’s needs. The result was an integrated heating / conveyor system comprised of a steam heated tunnel featuring two lanes of dual strand free flow chain conveyor. Drums are individually placed on …