Heat Treating Ovens

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Heat treating ovens are used to alter the chemical and physical properties of metal or glass, including their hardness, tensile strength and toughness, through a three-step process of heating, cooling and reheating. Read More…

Heat Treating Ovens Heat treating ovens are a type of industrial oven, which are heated chambers used for industrial applications, including drying, curing or baking parts and final products.

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Round Lake, IL  |  847-546-8225

Grieve’s only business since 1949 has been to design and manufacture industrial ovens and furnaces. Use our depth of knowledge and experience when you require an oven or furnace for powder coating, curing, baking, drying, stress relieving, and more.

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New Columbia, PA  |  570-538-7200

Through our superior performance Gruenberg brand and reliable, value priced Blue M line, TPS offers a range of standard and custom industrial ovens that reach as high as 1200 °F.

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Thermal Product Solutions (TPS, LLC) $$$

Clackamas, OR  |  800-275-5152

Kleenair Products designs, engineers and manufactures high quality industrial ovens for industrial process systems. Our aging ovens, coloring ovens, drying ovens and food baking ovens serve many industries. We test fire each oven before shipping, guaranteeing your satisfaction. You will also find other process systems at Kleenair, including furnaces, drying systems, and energy recovery equipment.

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Sheffield Village, OH  |  440-934-2180

We are a recognized leader in industrial heating technology. We have over 30 years of manufacturing experience and thousands of ovens operating successfully in the field. Our industrial ovens are a testament to our years of experience. They come as a product of the highest engineering standards and go through the strictest quality control procedures. You can rest assured that our products offer both quality and safety. Contact our representatives for information today!

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Trout Run, PA  |  570-995-5025

We make top-of-the-line industrial ovens for top-of-the-line customers! Here at JPW Industrial Ovens & Furnaces, we guarantee success with all of our products!

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East Troy, WI  |  262-642-3938

Our industrial ovens are well known for being of high quality and excellent value. Our seasoned employees are committed to bringing you only the best customer service.

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Heat treating ovens may perform a number of heat processes, including quenching, case hardening, precipitation hardening, tempering and annealing. Quenching is the process of cooling a metal at a rapid rate. In ferrous alloys, this process will produce a harder metal, while in non-ferrous alloys, like copper, aluminum or nickel, it will produce softer metal.

Case hardening is a thermochemical diffusion process in which an alloying element, like nitrogen or carbon, diffuses into the surface of a monolithic metal. The result is a solid solution that is harder than the original material, which improves its wear resistance without compromising its toughness.

Precipitation hardening, also known as age hardening, is a heat treating process that increases the yield strength of most malleable materials. These materials include most structural alloys of aluminum, nickel, titanium, magnesium and some steels and stainless steels.

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In superalloys, precipitation hardening is known to produce yield strength anomaly, which provides excellent high temperature strength. Tempering increases the toughness of iron-based alloys. Usually performed after hardening to reduce some of the excess hardness, tempering is completed by heating the metal to some temperature below the critical point for a certain period of time, then allowing it to cool in still air.

Finally, annealing is a rather general term that refers to the heating of a metal to a specific temperature and then letting it cool very slowly, at a rate that will produce a fine microstructure. The microstructure will be either partially or fully separated from the constituents.

Heat treating ovens are employed with this technique most often to soften a metal for cold working, to improve machinability or to enhance properties like electrical conductivity.

Heat treating ovens can generally be split into two groups: batch ovens and continuous ovens. Batch ovens are usually loaded and unloaded manually. Continuous ovens, on the other hand, have an automatic conveying system that provides a constant load into the oven chamber.

Industries in which heat treating ovens are employed include: aerospace, automotive, composite and specialty materials, medical, dental and military and defense. Heat treating serves these industries well by providing them with glass and metal that has improved strength, hardness and toughness.

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