Why Continuous Furnaces?

Continuous Belt Furnace

ADVANTAGES OF CONVERTING BATCH PROCESS TO CONTINUOUS FURNACES:

A continuous furnace is an industrial furnace that uses a conveyor or belt to carry process parts or material through the primary heating chamber for rapid thermal processing. It is designed for the fast drying and curing of products and is an excellent choice for manufacturing medium and high-volume products.  Other names for these furnaces include continuous furnaces, continuous process furnaces, and conveyor belt furnaces.

Normally a continuous belt furnace features a tunnel structure and is composed of multiple controlled zones which include zones for preheating, binder burnout, heating, firing, and cooling. These industrial furnaces also feature fast thermal responses, uniform, and stable temperature distribution.

A typical belt furnace consists of:

  • Pre-heating section
  • Binder burn out section
  • Heating section
  • Firing section
  • Cooling section

Benefits of Continuous Furnaces

Continuous Belt Furnaces are capable of achieving numerous metallurgical processes, including bright annealing, brazing, process curing, sintering, stress relieving, and tempering and can accommodate various heating types.

Some of the benefits are:

  • Superior part to part temperature uniformity
  • Increased throughput
  • Process combination
  • Lower upfront investment
  • Reduced changeover times
  • Part loading flexibility

If you are currently utilizing a batch process and would like to discuss the benefits of switching to a continuous process, please contact our Director of Technical Sales, Dan Reardon at 814-781-6355 or fill out the form on the right.

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