LEWCO Delivers Composite Curing Oven to Research Laboratory

Recently, LEWCO, Inc. commissioned a large 500°F. vacuum assisted composite curing (VACC) oven to a national research laboratory. Researchers use this oven in their R&D laboratory to cure various composite parts. The enhanced duty electric walk in-oven features a rear mounted heater-box with a heat capacity of 99kW. The oven is equipped with a 18,000 …

LEWCO Delivers Stainless Steel Tote Cabinets to Food Manufacturer

LEWCO, Inc. recently delivered (2) custom tote cabinets to a well know food manufacturer. The cabinets are hot water heated and have a maximum temperature rating of 300°F.  LEWCO provided integral water heaters that are remotely located from the cabinets which can be started or stopped from the main cabinet control panel. Each heater is …

High-Temperature Walk-In Oven for Industrial Manufacturer

Throughout the years LEWCO has earned the reputation for providing high quality, reliable, efficient industrial ovens. Recently, LEWCO delivered a high-temperature walk-in oven to an industrial manufacturer. The oven is heated with direct fired natural gas and has a maximum operating temperature of 1,200°F. The enhanced duty batch oven is supplied with a rear mounted …

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 …

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. The pre-heating ovens feature a …

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 …

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 …

LEWCO’s Composite Curing Control System

LEWCO recently developed a new composite curing control system. This PC-based system allows the end user to fully control, document, and archive their process to ensure parts are cured to specification.  There are many unique features to this process control including: Non-editable data files and file recording Ability to select vacuum configuration at each port …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

Walk-In Ovens for Chemical Processing

A customer in the chemical industry recently purchased two LEWCO Walk-In Ovens to heat materials in 55-gallon drums. In this process the heat evaporates water inside the drums to recover the material’s solid contents. This was a critical step in the customer’s process. The ovens, model EWR06FD, are heated by direct-fired natural gas and have …

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 …

Custom High-Performance Drum Oven for Petrochemical Company

LEWCO, Inc. recently manufactured a custom High-Performance Drum Oven for a petrochemical company in Thailand. The oven is steam heated and is rated for a maximum operating temperature of 250°F. The oven is specifically designed to heat (4) 55 gallon drums and features a rear mounted steam heater box with a high efficiency circulating fan …

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 Employee Spotlight: Meet Ralph, Field Service Technician

At LEWCO, we believe that our people are the organization’s greatest asset! We are proud of our dedicated team of exceptional employees who work hard to support the values of our growing company. We have some pretty remarkable people who have a real passion for what they do. So, we thought what better way to …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 …

LEWCO Employee Spotlight: Meet John, Industrial Oven Design Engineer

At LEWCO, we believe that our people are the organization’s greatest asset! We are proud of our dedicated team of exceptional employees who work hard to support the values of our growing company. We have some pretty remarkable people who have a real passion for what they do. So, we thought what better way to …

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 …

LEWCO Employee Spotlight: Meet Curtis, Sales/Marketing Coordinator

At LEWCO, we believe that our people are the organization’s greatest asset! We are proud of our dedicated team of exceptional employees who work hard to support the values of our growing company. We have some pretty remarkable people who have a real passion for what they do. So, we thought what better way to …

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 …

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 …

Constant Temperature Storage Cabinet for Testing Automotive Batteries

LEWCO, Inc. recently delivered a Constant Temperature Cabinet to a company specializing in the development of batteries for electric vehicles. The customer’s process required a steady state temperature environment to hold for several weeks, while testing batteries. The cabinet is designed to hold the internal temperature between 70°F and 90°F at all times. The unique …

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 …

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 …

LEWCO Employee Spotlight: Meet Brandon, Industrial Oven Controls Engineer

At LEWCO, we believe that our people are the organization’s greatest asset! We are proud of our dedicated team of exceptional employees who work hard to support the values of our growing company. We have some pretty remarkable people who have a real passion for they do. So, we thought what better way to show …

Decreasing Heat-Up Time: Hot Box with Drum Rotators

LEWCO recently delivered a 300°F. hot box with integrated drum rotators to a repeat customer specializing in rubber and polymer components for OEM’s.  A standard model EC04L was modified to include (2) motorized drum rotators with variable speed drives, located externally on the rear of the hot box. The rotators ultimately decrease heat-up time and provide more …

Petrochemical Company Chooses LEWCO Constant Temperature Cabinet

When a leading petrochemical company couldn’t find a manufacturer for their equipment requirements, they turned to the engineers at LEWCO for help. The equipment, a custom Constant Temperature Cabinet, will be used to store and maintain the chemical properties of oil additives contained in 55-gallon drums. The cabinet can hold up to 16 55-gallon drums …

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 …

Hot Box for Heat Treating Pallets in the Food Processing Industry

LEWCO recently delivered a standard (4) Tote Hot Box, model EC4TV, to a customer in the food processing industry. The electric hot box will be used to sterilize wooden pallets prior to packaging and shipping. The pallets are loaded into the hot box via lift truck, and heated to 140°F (60°C) for a specified period …

LEWCO Employee Spotlight: Chad Fritz, Engineering Supervisor

At LEWCO, we believe that our people are the organization’s greatest asset! We are proud of our dedicated team of exceptional employees who work hard to support the values of our growing company. We have some pretty remarkable people who have a real passion for they do. So, we thought what better way to show …

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 …

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, …

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 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 Employee Spotlight: Meet Andy, Business Systems Developer

At LEWCO, we believe that our people are the organization’s greatest asset! We are proud of our dedicated team of exceptional employees who work hard to support the values of our growing company. We have some pretty remarkable people who have a real passion for they do. So, we thought what better way to show …

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.  …

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 Honored with Business Excellence Award

SANDUSKY, OH – The Erie County Economic Development Corporation (ECEDC) held its annual meeting and economic development awards ceremony on May 19th at Castaway Bay, Sandusky, Ohio. Executive Director, Abbey Bemis, presented on the progress within Erie County over the last year.  Ms. Bemis stated that businesses in Erie County invested $92M. into facilities in 2014. …

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. …

LEWCO Employee Spotlight: Meet Lou, Industrial Oven Senior Applications Engineer

At LEWCO, we believe that our people are the organization’s greatest asset! We are proud of our dedicated team of exceptional employees who work hard to support the values of our growing company. We have some pretty remarkable people who have a real passion for they do. So, we thought what better way to show …

LEWCO Employee Spotlight: Meet Alisha, Industrial Oven Controls Engineer

At LEWCO, we believe that our people are the organization’s greatest asset! We are proud of our dedicated team of exceptional employees who work hard to support the values of our growing company. We have some pretty remarkable people who have a real passion for they do. So, we thought what better way to show …

LEWCO Receives Multiple Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Safety Awards

LEWCO, Inc. was recently presented three BWC Safety Awards at the 64th Annual Sandusky Area Safety Council (SASC) Awards Banquet.  The banquet, which took place this past month, presented health and safety awards to businesses and public organizations from Erie and Ottawa counties. In its effort to prevent accident and injury in the workplace, LEWCO was …

LEWCO Employee Spotlight: Meet Michael, Industrial Oven Applications Engineer

At LEWCO, we believe that our people are the organization’s greatest asset! We are proud of our dedicated team of exceptional employees who work hard to support the values of our growing company. We have some pretty remarkable people who have a real passion for what they do. So, we thought what better way to …

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 …

LEWCO Employee Spotlight: Meet Nic, Industrial Oven Design Engineer

At LEWCO, we believe that our people are the organization’s greatest asset! We are proud of our dedicated team of exceptional employees who work hard to support the values of our growing company. We have some pretty remarkable people who have a real passion for what they do. So, we thought what better way to …

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 …

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 …

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 …

LEWCO Product Configurator!

Introducing LEWCO’s new Product Configurator! Easily configure your standard model Batch Oven, Conveyor Oven, or Drum & Tote Heater and a LEWCO representative will contact you right away to discuss your quote. This is faster than the traditional RFQ process because the configurator automatically generates a product specific code string and pricing for each individual customer. This significantly reduces the …

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 …

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 …

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 …