CeraCon thermal processing systems in vertical design are extremely space-saving industrial oven systems. In contrast to the horizontal systems these ovens are designed according to customer needs and respect the hall height available at customer site. The result is that you need at about ten times less production space than you need for horizontal designs.
Every single vertical system consists of at least one transport tower with one way up and one way down. First of all the parts have to be moved to the oven inlet. Using carriers of a transport chain system or using a vwb drive technology the parts are then moving up the thermal processing system. At the top of the oven system the parts are transported to the other side before they are moving down in direction of the oven outlet. Every transport section can be equipped with an individual temperature zone. The different zones can be separated by doors to ensure a constant temperature of the desired temperature profile inside, even if in one tower the heating zone is directly next to the cooling zone. A combination of as many towers as you like ensures that even complex temperature profiles and very long curing times can optimally be realised.
The complete transport process is secured by a complex sensor system. All states are displayed on an operating terminal to show the current situation of the system at every moment. Furthermore there are numerous maintenance spots to ensure direct access to the significant spots.
The customer-specific design of the CeraCon vertical systems ensures that these systems can easily be integrated in already existing production lines. Inline integrations are possible if the work-piece carriers used are temperature-resistant and if the process time is compatible with the cycle time of your production line. Otherwise there is also a “bypass” integration possible, that means the parts to be cured are put on special multipurpose carriers. This results in more parts on less work-piece carriers, so that there is less space for the vertical system needed.