TKS Industrial Company is a turn-key supplier of industrial oven systems, including engineering, design, drawings, procurement / purchased equipment, fabrication, assembly, construction, installation, commissioning, and start-up/hand-over. TKS has supplied industrial ovens systems to five different Fortune 500 companies, on average 20 systems each, across the globe, since 1981.
TKS offers design/build services for custom industrial oven equipment for manufacturers worldwide. TKS has built the following types of industrial ovens:
- Drying ovens, dry-off ovens:
- Batch ovens
- Cure ovens
- Paint ovens, paint drying oven
- Heated flash-offs
- Ambient flash-offs
More Details on TKS' Industrial Ovens:
- Drying Oven: drying ovens or dry-off ovens are used to remove moisture from the surface of an object. Drying ovens typically operate at a lower temperature, around 180-220°F. Can be used to remove water-based liquids or solvent-based liquids. Dry-off ovens are often used after a vehicle (or parts) wash/rinse cycle, when they need to be dried fully before the painting or coating process.
- Cure Oven can be used for paint cure, coatings curing, or parts curing. The material can be a composite (like carbon fiber), a ceramic, a powder, or polymer/resin. During the curing process, the part or coating will first evaporate the surface water or liquids, then it will harden.
- This oven is also sometimes called a heat-treatment oven. Can be used for heat treating steel to achieve the desired properties based on which material phase the steel takes on. This is a very common type of oven in the materials industry.
- Bake Oven: the items inside the oven are first dehydrated or the solvent flashes off, and then a chemical reaction takes place (polymer cross-linking, etc). Similar to baking ovens used for food, these are used for industrial processes.
- Infrared (IR) or Radiant Oven: This type of oven does not use any forced air, instead it heats up a large piece of metal or ceramic which then radiates heat to the parts inside the oven, indirectly. The infrared- or radiant-type ovens are often used in the heat-up zone to reduce the amount of dirt and debris being stirred up inside the oven. During the first zone, the outside layer of coating dries so it's no longer tacky and it's less likely to catch dirt in the hold zone of the oven which uses forced hot air.
- Batch Oven: A batch oven is a small oven that heats up and cools down in short batches or cycles. Unlike the large, continous ovens noted above, the batch oven has four walls and a door. The parts or items to be heated are moved into the oven, the door is shut and the oven is turned on. The parts heat up and are held at temperature inside the batch oven for a specified time and temperature; then the oven is turned off, opened up and allowed to cool. Once cooled, the parts may be retreived from the oven and the process starts once again. Batch ovens are used for low production rate processes. The batch oven is in direct contract to the continuous oven.