Drying

  • HIX industrial drying ovens come in standard and custom models. We specialize in our custom built models that fit your exact needs for unbeatable energy efficiency and productivity. With 50 years of experience, our drying ovens are fantastic for a wide variety of industries and applications such as drying coatings, adhesives, inks, and washed parts. As our sales team works with you, our engineering and production department, we come up with the best solution to your industrial drying needs. Our drying ovens come in both batch and conveyor configurations and any size from cabinet size ovens to drive in truck ovens.

    • Our temperature focus is mainly 600°F or less
    • We use Infra-Air, infrared, electric hot air convection, or gas hot air convection heating systems
    • The oven design is based on your needs.

  • Some examples of Drying Applications


    Drying ink on glass and plastic containers

    Infra-air oven that is used to dry ink on glass and plastic containers.

    • Infrared combined with top down adjustable airflow
    • 36” wide stainless steel wire mesh belt
    • 15” high oven openings
    • Adjustable belt speed, air circulation, and temperature
    • 8’ long oven chamber with 6” fume hoods
    • 3’ filtered ambient air cooler
    • 150-250F operating temperature
    • 480V, 30 Amps, 78,566 BTU
    • Built to UL-499 standards




    Drying water from rinsed circuit boards

    Electric hot air convection oven used to dry water from rinsed circuit boards.

    • Top down airflow
    • 24” wide fiberglass mesh belt
    • 6” high oven openings
    • Adjustable belt speed, air circulation, and temperature
    • 5’ long oven chamber
    • Custom paint color to match other process equipment
    • 150F operating temperature
    • 240V, 35 Amps, 20,460 BTU
    • 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 top down airflow, second zone bottom to top airflow
    • 48” wide stainless steel wire mesh belt
    • 8” high oven openings
    • 11’ long oven chamber with 12” fume hoods
    • Adjustable belt speed, air circulation, and temperature
    • Complex start up and shut down controls and alarms
    • 180-215F operating temperature
    • 240V, 115 Amps, 138,000 BTU
    • Built to UL-499 standards




    Drying ink on mylar sheets

    Infra-air oven used to dry a proprietary ink on mylar sheets.

    • Infrared combined with top down adjustable airflow
    • Modular design with six total sections that can be joined end to end
    • 11’ long oven chambers with 6” fume hoods
    • 48” silicon belt
    • 4” high oven openings with adjustable doors
    • Adjustable belt speed, air circulation, and temperature
    • 350F operating temperature
    • 480V, 50 Amps, 131,000 BTU per oven section
    • Built to UL-499 standards




    • Oven Opening Height
      • The opening height is adjustable to ensure that distance from heating source to products is at an optimal level, while maintaining better air flow control, and heat retention.
    • Belt Height
      • Belt height  adjustability makes sure that our oven is easily paired with nearby equipment and can change as needs and circumstances shift on the product line.
    • Belt Type
      • Belt selection allows for changes in airflow, belt life span, and even heating for products.
    • Product Interface Device
      • HMI consoles are designed to match your process needs and to keep oven controls simple and intuitive.
    • Specialized Controls and Communication
      • These controls allow for more accurate levels of control and can be built for remote monitoring. and feedback, complete with alert systems.
    • Additional Airflow
      • Some processes require a high level of air circulation or impingement. We specially tailor your airflow to meet your process’ needs for maximum efficiency.
    • Eye Stop Sensors
      • By placing Eye stops sensors in the exit of the oven, we can help to notify your workers or a robot that a work a part is ready for the next stage of processing, prevent parts from dropping.
    • Belt Fixtures
      • When your product requires specialized handling, our engineering team and machine shop can custom build fixtures to hold your product through the oven.
    • Indexing Belt
      • Our indexing belts can help place specialized parts for pick up or placement and increase the accuracy of airflow and even heating.
    • Post Cooler
      • When a product needs to be cooled down before it is handled or enters another phase of production, ambient air coolers are installed to control the cooling process to your specified requirements.
    • Robotic Pick and Place Interface
      • We offer the option of custom fixtures or remote sensors that trigger robotic arm movement and allow for machine help to expedite your production schedule.
    • Heat Curtains
      • Heat curtains help retain as much heat as possible in industrial conveyor drying ovens. This helps heat to remain, saves on energy costs, and maintains a regulated drying environment.
    • High/Low Temp Alarm Sensors
      • Temperature sensors alert staff nearby or remotely if the oven temperature leaves it’s optimal ranges unexpectedly.
    • Infeed/Exit Feed Length Adjustment
      • Extensions can added to conveyor entry or exit from as short as a foot in length to unlimited length.
    • Fume Hoods
      • Fume hoods increase safety and efficiency by venting captured fumes or volatiles.
    • Emergency Stops
      • Emergency stops are key to a safe work environment and to protecting your product. If requested, the appearance, location, and function of the emergency stop can be changed to suit your needs.
    • Auto Shutdown/Start Up
      • By using an automatic start and stop system, valuable time and money is saved by allowing the oven to warm prior to the arrival of worker and shut down in the event that workers fail to shut it down at the end of a shift.
    • Digital Belt Speed Control
      • A digital belt speed control system allows for conveyor speeds to be set to feet/meters per minute, or time inside the oven.
    • Material and Product Spreaders
      • Spreading your product out to appropriate distances is critical to allow for continues optimum airflow and heat distribution as well as maintaining appropriate belt loading.
    • Lockout Controls
      • locking out controls is a way of making sure that accidental shutdowns do not occur, and only qualified personnel use the industrial drying oven.
    • Belt Direction
      • Setting belt direction to match your floor layout and process needs is possible in either direction. On twin belt oven designs, the belts can be set in the same or opposite directions. .

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