LEWCO Delivers Live Steam Cabinets to Petrochemical Company

LEWCO, Inc. recently delivered (4) custom live steam heated drum cabinets to a leading company in the petrochemical industry. As part of the customers manufacturing process, their material needs to be heated to 200°F. prior to mixing and blending it with other ingredients. Each cabinet can hold up to (32) 55-gallon drums and is heated …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

High-Performance Tote Oven for Food Industry gets Custom Heater Box

LEWCO, Inc. recently completed a custom oven for a leading company in the candy industry. As part of the candy manufacturing process, glucose needs to be heated for melting prior to being mixed with other ingredients. The glucose is stored in IBC’s/ totes and the oven can accommodate up to (8) totes at once, with …

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.  …

Custom Stainless Steel Drum Heating Cabinets for Food Industry

LEWCO, Inc. recently delivered (4) custom steam heated drum cabinets to one of the largest dairy companies in the world, located in Saudi Arabia. This repeat customer ordered their first pair of drum cabinets from LEWCO back in 2013. Since then, the company has grown and now produces over one billion liters of dairy products …

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 …

Drum Heating Cabinet with Vertical Lift Door

LEWCO recently completed a custom drum heating cabinet for a repeat customer in Thailand. The customer, a large petrochemical manufacturer, needed another drum heating cabinet in order to keep up with growing production requirements. LEWCO was selected for the job due to the customer’s high level of satisfaction with their first unit, which was purchased …

Chemical Company Chooses High-Performance Tote Oven to Safely Heat Toxic Materials

LEWCO recently delivered a 300⁰F High-Performance Tote Heater to a leading company in the specialty chemicals industry. The customer expressed to LEWCO Engineers they needed a tote heater that would not only be safe to heat their potentially toxic material, but also provide a quick heat-up time.  A LEWCO High-Performance Oven was the perfect solution. Compared …

“Hybrid” Hot Box Provides Electric or Steam Heat

LEWCO, Inc. recently delivered a custom “Hybrid” Hot Box to a large petrochemical company in Indonesia. The term “Hybrid” means the equipment is designed to heat with electric or steam. The customer has large utility boilers in their plant that operate during regular work weeks. However, during weekends and holidays, it is not cost effective …

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 …

Custom Drum Heating Cabinets for Oil & Gas Industry

LEWCO recently delivered two 550°F drum heating cabinets to a multi-national company in the petroleum refining and gas processing industry.  The custom cabinets employ thermal fluid heat and are divided in the center to create two individual heating chambers, which can each hold two 55-gallon drums.  Each chamber is able to operate at different temperatures and features …

Constant Temperature Storage Cabinet

SANDUSKY, OH – LEWCO, Inc. recently delivered its 4th constant temperature storage cabinet to a multi-national beverage manufacturer. Many beverage manufacturers add an ingredient called “Velcorin” as a microbial control agent in their canning processes. Velcorin is a delicate product and must be stored in a constant temperature range of 70–90°F. Therefore, the storage cabinet …

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 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 …

Automated Heat Treat Cell Solves Production Bottleneck

SANDUSKY, OH – LEWCO Field Service personnel recently finished installing their second 1,600°F automated heat treat cell for a leading manufacturer of specialty wire. The repeat customer purchased their first cell from LEWCO in 2012. After realizing a significant increase in production as a result of the first purchase, they returned to LEWCO to order an additional …

LEWCO Delivers (6) Custom Drum Hot Boxes for Oil & Gas Industry Provider

SANDUSKY, OH – LEWCO, Inc. recently delivered (6) custom drum hot boxes to a leading global technology provider for the oil and gas industry based in Alberta, Canada. The hot boxes are heated with electric, low watt density Incoloy® heaters and are serviceable up to 300° F. Each hot box includes a specialized control panel specifically requested …

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 …

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 …

LEWCO Designs Oven for Curing Edge Sealants on Structural Composite Beams

When a leading aerospace company approached LEWCO Application Engineer’s with a rather unique curing application, you can bet they figured out the preeminent solution. The application? Curing edge sealants on structural composite beams up to 20 ft. long, while maintaining a continuous process to meet production requirements. The solution? One cost-effective, ergonomic, curing oven; proven …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

Constant Temperature Cabinet Helps A Major Beverage Manufacturer Maintain A Key Processing Ingredient

Velcorin® is a control agent which is very effective at eliminating spoilage by micro-organisms such as yeast, bacteria and mold. It’s critical to store it within a temperature range of 70°F – 90°F to preserve the properties of this expensive food ingredient. LEWCO engineered and manufactured a constant temperature cabinet which is dedicated to maintaining …