Drying

  • HIX Industrial Drying Ovens come in many standard models and sizes, but we specialize in building custom models that fit your application for unbeatable energy efficiency and productivity. With 55+ years of experience, our Industrial Drying Ovens are well suited for a wide variety of industries and processes, such as the drying of paints and coatings, paper and pulp products, adhesives, Inks, and washed parts. During the design process, our sales team is in direct contact with our engineering and production departments to come up with the correct solution to your industrial drying need. Our Industrial Drying Ovens come in both batch and conveyor configurations and in any size from small cabinet ovens to very large truck ovens.

    • Our Industrial Drying Ovens generally have a maximum temperature of 600°F or less
    • We offer Infrared, Infra-air (Infrared w/ recirculating air), Electric Hot Air Convection and Gas Hot Air Convection heating systems
    • The Industrial Drying Oven design is based on your application and process.

  • Examples of Drying Applications


    Drying Ink on glass and plastic containers

    Electric Hot Air Convection Oven that is used to dry Ink on glass and plastic containers.

    • Convection heat combined with top down adjustable airflow
    • 36” wide Stainless Steel wire belt
    • 15” high oven chamber openings
    • Adjustable belt speed, air circulation, and temperature
    • 8’ long heating chamber with 6” fume hoods
    • 3’ filtered forced ambient air cooler
    • 150°F-250°F operating temperature
    • 480V, 30Amps, 78,566 BTU (240v available)
    • Built to UL-499 standards




    Drying water from rinsed circuit boards

    Infra-Air oven used to dry water from rinsed circuit boards.

    • Infrared heat combined w/ top down adjustable airflow
    • 24” wide fiberglass mesh belt
    • 6” high oven chamber openings
    • Adjustable belt speed, air circulation, and temperature
    • 5’ long heating chamber
    • Custom paint color to match other process equipment
    • 150°F operating temperature
    • 240V, 35Amps, 20,460 BTU (480v available)
    • Built to UL-499 standards




    Removing moisture from urethane foam

    Electric Hot Air Convection oven used to remove moisture from urethane foam used in the medical industry.

    • Multi-directional airflow separated into two 5.5’ long zones
    • First zone is top down airflow, second zone is bottom up airflow
    • 48” wide stainless steel wire mesh belt
    • 8” high oven chamber openings
    • 11’ long heating chamber with 12” fume hoods
    • Adjustable belt speed, air circulation, and temperature
    • Automatic start up and shut down controls and alarms
    • 180°F-215°F operating temperature
    • 240V, 115Amps, 138,000 BTU (480v available)
    • Built to UL-499 standards




    Drying Ink on Mylar film sheets

    Infra-Air oven used to dry a proprietary Ink on Mylar film sheets.

    • Infrared heat combined with top down adjustable airflow
    • Modular design with six oven sections joined end to end *one oven section shown*
    • 11’ long heating chambers with 6” fume hoods
    • 48” silicon coated fiberglass belt
    • 4” high oven chamber openings with adjustable doors
    • Adjustable belt speed, air circulation, and temperature
    • 350°F operating temperature
    • 480V, 50Amps, 131,000 BTU per oven section (240v available)
    • Built to UL-499 standards




    • Oven Chamber Opening Height
      • The opening chamber height can be customized to ensure that the distance from the heating source to the product is at an optimal height, while maximizing the air circulation and heat retention.
    • Conveyor Belt Height
      • Conveyor belt height is adjustable to make sure that the oven is matched with partnering equipment and can be changed as needed.
    • Conveyor Belt Type
      • Conveyor belt selection maximizes the air circulation, belt life span, and even heating in the oven chamber. Belt types available are: Stainless Steel wire mesh, PTFE coated fiberglass, Nomex, Kevlar, silicone, and more.
    • Product Interface Controls
      • PLC & HMI controls can be designed, programmed, and installed to match your application and process needs and keeps oven operation and control simple and intuitive.
    • Specialized Controls and Communication
      • Specialized controls allow for a more accurate level of process control and can be designed for remote monitoring, feedback, and alarm systems.
    • Additional Airflow
      • Some processes require a higher level of air circulation or impingement. We can customize your airflow to meet your application need for maximum process and energy efficiency.
    • Photo Eye Stop Sensors
      • By placing Photo Eye stop sensors on the exit end of the oven, the operator or robotic assembly is notified that a part is ready for loading or unloading, and prevents parts from dropping to the floor.
    • Conveyor Belt Fixtures
      • When your product requires specialized handling, our engineering team and machine shop can custom build belt fixtures to hold your product as it processes through the oven.
    • Indexing Belt Systems
      • Our indexing belt systems accurately place parts for placement and pickup from robotic assemblies and increase the accuracy of the airflow and heating cycles.
    • Forced Air Cooler
      • When a product needs to be cooled down after the heating cycle and before it is handled or the next production process, filtered forced ambient air coolers can be installed to control the cooling process based on the requirement.
    • Robotic Pick and Place Interface Systems
      • We offer custom controls, belt fixtures and remote sensors that trigger robotic assemblies to help increase your production schedule.
    • Heat Curtains
      • Heat curtains help retain as much heat as possible in Industrial Conveyor Drying Ovens. This maximizes the energy efficiency of the oven and maintains a controlled drying environment.
    • High &Low Temperature Alarm Sensors
      • Temperature sensors alert operators or remote systems if the oven temperature deviates from the set temperature range.
    • Infeed & Exit Extensions
      • Conveyor belt Extensions can be customized from as short as one foot long to unlimited lengths.
    • Fume Hoods
      • Fume hoods vent volatile fumes for increased oven efficiency and a safer working environment.
    • Emergency Stops
      • Emergency stops are critical for a safe working environment and protecting your product. The appearance, location, and function of the emergency stops can be customized to your individual preference.
    • Automatic StartUp & Shutdown
      • By using an automatic startup and shutdown system, valuable time and money is saved by allowing the oven to heat up prior to the production shift and shut down after the shift is completed.
    • Digital Belt Speed Control
      • Digital belt speed controls allow for simplified use, and the conveyor belt speed can be set to feet/meters per minute, or for the products retention time inside the oven chamber.
    • Material and Product Spreaders
      • Proper spacing of the product on the conveyor belt is critical for optimal air circulation and heat distribution as well as maintaining appropriate belt loading.
    • Lockout Controls
      • Lock out controls ensure that accidental process changes or shutdowns do not occur, and that only qualified personnel can use the Industrial Drying Oven.
    • Conveyor Belt Direction
      • Conveyor belts can operate in any direction needed to match your production layout and process needs. On dual belt ovens, the conveyor belts can operate in the same or opposite directions.

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