Powder Coating Ovens – The Energy Efficient Way

Powder Coating Ovens supplied by Vulcan Catalytic Systems are used for curing powder on metal substrates, such as aluminum extrusions, sheet metal and various metal geometric shapes. We also design and manufacture MDF Powder coating systems.
Infrared booster ovens or pre-gel ovens that precede the traditional convection ovens, rapidly raise the powder coating temperature to a point where the powder flows and gels delivering the parts to the convection oven close to cure temperature in a short amount of time.

Infrared powder coating ovens

Powder Coating Ovens

Pre Gel Powder Coating Oven

Vulcan’s ovens are designed specifically for curing and gelling powder coatings using fully reflected IR technology. Multi zone gas pulse technology is used throughout the oven design concept, allowing for front to back and top to bottom temperature control. Control of the zones is via an intuitive PLC operator interface that is also the diagnostic center. The control system is ideal for heating heat sensitive substrates as well as traditional metal parts.

Powder Coating Ovens supplied by Vulcan Catalytic Systems are used for curing powder on metal substrates, such as aluminum extrusions, sheet metal and various metal geometric shapes.
The Ovens are often in the form of Infrared Booster Ovens or Pre-Gel Ovens that precede the traditional convection ovens, rapidly raise the powder coating temperature to a point where the powder flows and gels delivering the parts to the convection oven close to cure temperature in a short amount of time. For those situations where customers still want to keep their convection oven a pre gel oven not only reduces total cure time, but significantly reduces powder blow-off and cross contamination. This means that the gaps left on the line between color changes can be reduced.

New Batch – Cat Ovens Introduced

Vulcan have introduced a range of industrial batch ovens, designed to replace existing, conventional, inefficiently fired ovens. Using newly developed control technology, the new Batch-Cat ovens are designed to replicate the flow of parts through a tunnel oven, using a conveyor system, but without the large space requirements.Their advantages can be summed up as follows:

  • Shorter cycle times
  • Quicker load and reload
  • Less energy usage
  • Suitable for all types of parts, including large heavy angular parts

Vulcan Catalytic Systems manufactures the Infrared Gas Catalytic Heaters that are installed in their Powder Coating Cure and Gel Ovens.

Catalytic Powder Coating Ovens offer:

  • More efficient use of energy
  • Lowering operating costs while reducing cross contamination
  • Environmentally Friendly – Fast start up, No NOx or CO
  • Rapid Part Temperature increase
  • Precise temperature control through multi zone heating profiles

Natural Gas powered Infrared Catalytic Ovens have proven to be a cleaner combustion, free of regulated emission gasses, while emitting a very cost effective form of infrared that is more efficient in raising the coating temperature than traditional convection ovens.

Vulcan Infrared Catalytic Heaters reduce the carbon footprint of an equivalent powered electric infrared heater by 70%. The powder coating ovens deliver a Flameless, safe, long to medium wave Infrared heating plaque.

Modular Powder Coating Oven

Exploded View of Modular Constucted Powder Coating Oven Section

Modular, sectional designs are sold as complete oven packages requiring minimal field installation, or as “Oven Kit” systems. The Oven Kit program is designed for OEM and System producers, where Ovens are designed by Vulcan for specific Pre-Gel and Cure applications. The customer, electronically receives the sheet metal part files for the fully reflective oven design from Vulcan followed by the catalytic heaters, control cabinet, gas management and zone controls. Full electrical and plumbing schematics ensure a fully functioning oven with onsite help available from Vulcan.

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