LEWCO Conveyor Ovens offer higher throughput compared to batch ovens, resulting in labor savings through increased material handling efficiency. These ovens are suitable for a variety of applications such as heat-treating, curing, and drying. Chain & Slat conveyor ovens are best suited for heavier loads or products with non-uniform conveying surfaces. Chain conveyors are available in two or three strand configurations. A plate “slat” can be attached to the chain strands, which provides a flat surface for a means to mount fixtures required to support the product through the oven. Each unit comes complete with a one-year warranty and is fully assembled, wired, and tested prior to shipment. All LEWCO Conveyor Ovens are manufactured to meet the requirements of NFPA 86.
150°F (66°C) to 800°F (427°C)
Electric, low watt density Incoloy® heaters provide years of trouble free service. Standard heater bank assemblies are installed in high velocity ductwork to maximize heat transfer.
Vertical Down Airflow: Hot air is supplied from a ceiling plenum and pulled down to a floor plenum. NOTE: NFPA “Class A” not available with this airflow.
Standard: 480/3/60. Please consult factory for additional options.
Conveyor oven control systems include variable speed conveyor drives that can be operated in either continuous or timed index mode (0.50 – 2.00 F.P.M.). Also includes a single set-point process temperature controller and redundant high-limit controller. Circulation fan(s) and exhaust fan(s) include air proving circuits that are electrically interlocked with the heating circuit. All controls are housed in a NEMA 12 enclosure employing a full voltage lockable disconnect switch. Controls are wired to NFPA 70 and 79 electrical standards in our own UL508A certified panel shop. Independent third party inspections available.
Multiple input digital data logger continuously records temperature and other process data. Allows downloading of digital data files through USB or Ethernet connection. Data can also be viewed on a full color display or on a web server when connected to a network.
Single pen circular paper chart recorder for continuous monitoring of temperature data. Comes with (1) Type “J” thermocouple input.
Zero Speed Switch for Fans
Minimizes nuisance tripping associated with standard air flow switch(es).
Programmable Logic Controller for processes with numerous inputs and outputs; or requiring automation of material handling equipment. The PLC can also allow for Ethernet connectivity for remote system monitoring.
Human Machine Interface provides the operator easy access and control of different parts of the equipment. Allows real time monitoring and provides feedback of the process in a visual, easy to read format.
LEWCO Chain & Slat Conveyor Ovens are available in several configurations and sizes. We invite you to try our Product Configurator to get detailed information regarding workspace height, width, and length options; as well as overall length, chain spacing, product dwell time, air changes per minute, heat capacity and circulation fan capacity.
As standard, Chain & Slat Conveyor Ovens measure approximately 30″ to top of conveying surface and feature a 24″ load/ unload zone. Workspace dimensions range from:
- Workspace Heights: 12″ – 36″ (12″ increments)
- Workspace Widths: 24″ – 60″ (6″ increments)
- Workspace Lengths: 96″ – 360″ (12″ & 24″ increments)
Standard construction includes a 16 gauge aluminized steel interior with a 18 gauge cold rolled steel exterior. Heat loss is minimized by a unique wall design featuring a welded inner shell and a completely isolated outer frame and covers.
- Side doors along oven to access workspace
- Stainless steel construction
- C60 or C80 Conveying chain available
- (2) strands provided for workspace widths up to 36”
- (3) strands provided for workspace widths over 36”
Entrance/ Exit Openings
Standard conveyor ovens are open at each end with no covers.
- Strip curtains
- Adjustable insulated plates
- Pneumatic vertical lift guillotine doors
LEWCO conveyor ovens are designed and manufactured to industry standards. Our engineers regularly work to keep updated with the latest revisions in industry codes. If there is a specific industry standard or code compliance that you require for your process heating application, please contact one of our highly knowledgeable applications engineers to learn how LEWCO can help!
About NFPA 86
The National Fire Protection Association’s standard, NFPA 86, documents the guidelines for the safe operation of industrial ovens and furnaces. All LEWCO ovens are designed and manufactured to meet the requirements of this standard. Oven and furnaces in which flammable volatiles or combustible materials are present in the work space are classified by NFPA 86 as “Class A.” Similarly, ovens and furnaces in which no flammable volatiles or combustible materials are present are classified as “Class B.” Due to the risk of fire or explosion, NFPA 86 requires specific safety equipment for all Class A ovens and furnaces. Fuel gas-fired ovens and furnaces also require safety equipment.
- Powered exhaust of capacity determined by maximum solvent loading.
- Explosion relief of adequate area determined by oven or furnace workspace volume.