conveyor oven

Conveyor Ovens

  • HIX Industrial Conveyor Ovens are built for relatively rapid heating processes and cooling processes. These ovens are designed with maximum efficiency and productivity in mind while meeting the requirements of your desired process. Conveyor ovens can be used for curing, drying, annealing, stress relieving, bonding, tempering, preheating, and forming, among others. Our ovens are generally designed for temperatures of 600°F of less suited for materials such as glass, rubber, plastics, and composite materials. We offer standard models, but specialize in high quality custom models to fit all your needs. When working with us for a custom oven, our design team will design an oven to fit your exact needs while being highly energy efficient, and as productive as possible, saving you time and money.

    Our designs can handle belt widths of 24-72” with dual conveyor options, and 5’-unlimited lengths. Generally, our pre-heat, drying, and curing processes for light to medium duty applications are measured in pounds per hour vs tons per hour. HIX Industrial Ovens also specializes in Infra-Air, Infrared, and Gas Heating all with convection options. Let more than 50 years of design experience and expertise create the perfect oven for you! Contact our custom industrial oven business with any questions!

  • Some examples of Conveyor Oven Applications


    Curing Adhesive

    This Electric hot air convection oven is used to cure adhesives on automotive dashboards.

    • Top down airflow
    • Adjustable belt speed, air circulation, and temperature
    • 72” wide stainless steel wire mesh belt
    • 11’ long oven chamber with 12” fume hoods
    • 16” tall oven opening with adjustable doors
    • 175F operating temperature
    • 480V, 60 Amps, 143,000 BTU
    • Emergency Stops
    • Built to CSA standards




    Drying Specialty Inks

    This electric infra-air oven is used to dry specialty inks on mylar film.

    • Heaters placed above the belt with top down air flow
    • Adjustable belt speed, air circulation, and temperature
    • 41.5” wide silicon belt
    • Dual 11’ long oven chambers with 12” fume hoods
    • 6” adjustable belt height via jack screws under the belt
    • 350F operating temperature
    • 480V, 100 Amps, 262,000 BTU
    • Built to UL-499 standards




    Pre-heating Rubber Tires

    This natural gas hot air convection oven is used to pre-heat rubber tires prior to mounting.

    • Top down airflow
    • Adjustable belt speed and temperature
    • 48” wide heavy duty flat wire belt
    • Dual 11’ long oven chamber with 12” fume hoods
    • 12” tall oven opening with adjustable doors
    • 250-400F operating temperature
    • 480V, 10 Amps
    • 200,000 – 600,000 BTU capacity
    • Emergency Stop
    • Built to UL-795 standards





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    • ADDITIONAL AIRFLOW
      • Some processes require a high level of air circulation or impingement. By matching airflow to process, a high level of efficiency and quality can be achieved.
    • AUTO SHUTDOWN/START UP
      • Automatic start and stop functions save valuable production time by having the oven warm up before a shift, or shutdown to avoid accidental energy waste when the process or shift is finished.
    • BELT DIRECTION
      • Belt direction can be set to match floor layout or process needs. In the case when two belts are designed, they can move in the same, or opposite, directions.
    • BELT FIXTURES
      • Our engineering team and machine shop can design custom fixtures to carry your product through the oven and simplify your procurement process.
    • BELT HEIGHT
      • Belt height can be set to match partner equipment while being adjustable for any future production changes.
    • BELT TYPE
      • Belt type selection allows for increased process control as it can affect the integrity of the part, and directly affects various aspects of an oven including airflow and longevity of the belt.
    • DIGITAL BELT SPEED CONTROL
      • Belt speed adjustment is made simple with a digital belt speed control system. The system can be set in feet or meters per minute, or product time inside the oven chamber.
    • EMERGENCY STOPS
      • Protect employees and product with emergency stops. The stop’s location, appearance, and function can be designed to suit preferences.
    • EYE STOP SENSORS
      • Eye stop sensors on the exit end of the oven provides multiple benefits. They can help to notify a worker when a part is ready, prevent parts from dropping to the floor, or trigger a robotic pick and place function.
    • FUME HOODS
      • Fume hoods capture fumes or volatiles resulting in safer, more energy efficient operation for certain processes.
    • HEAT CURTAINS
      • For many processes, heat curtains provide added energy efficiency by creating a barrier at oven openings to retain as much heat as possible inside the oven chamber.
    • HIGH/LOW TEMP ALARM SENSORS
      • Quality assurance for temperature sensitive products benefits from a temperature sensors that can be set to sound an alarm or notify workers if oven temperatures are out of a set range.
    • INDEXING BELT
      • Indexing belts provide benefits for processes requiring specialized pickup or placement of a part.  They are used to control process time and match production cycles.
    • INFEED/EXIT FEED LENGTH ADJUSTMENT
      • Oven conveyor extensions can be customized to suit process need, from as short as one foot to unlimited lengths.
    • LOCKOUT CONTROLS
      • Lockout controls are used to maintain safety and proper use of the oven by restricting access to certain switches and power functions.
    • MATERIAL AND PRODUCT SPREADERS
      • The arrangement of parts and products is important to a heating or drying process. Spreaders can ensure appropriate belt loading to maximize the efficiency of time and energy inside the oven chamber.
    • OVEN OPENING/CHAMBER HEIGHT
      • A specialized oven opening height allows for increased process control and heat retention by setting a specific distance between the product and the heater.
    • POST PROCESS COOLER
      • In situations where the product needs to be cooled prior to handling or a next step, forced air coolers can be installed to cool products at process requirement rates using the ambient, in chamber air.
    • PRODUCT INTERFACE DEVICE
      • The HMI’s concept and function can be designed to match your process, and production needs keeping operations and control simple and intuitive.
    • ROBOTIC PICK AND PLACE INTERFACE
      • Pick and place options range from custom fixtures to work with robotic arm movements to a triggering mechanism (laser or mechanical), letting the robot or oven know it is time to process the next part.
    • SPECIALIZED CONTROLS AND COMMUNICATION
      • Customized controls allow for a higher level of process control and management. Control or monitor your oven remotely or create a system of feedback and alarms that protect your product, ovens, and employees.

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