Large Capacity Walk In Ovens
The 476 and 952 cubic foot capacity Despatch TAD/TFD walk-in ovens feature uniflow airflow to ensure uniform temperatures throughout the oven. These large models are often used as the basis for composite curing systems with Focal Point Software and vacuum ports added. Maximum temperature is 343°C (650°F). These ovens ship in just 6 weeks.
Composite Curing Ovens
Thermal curing is a critical step in manufacturing quality composite materials. Traditionally, most composite parts required autoclaves for proper curing. Today, low cost out-of-autoclave curing of aerospace-grade composite parts is possible using a vacuum bagging system with a walk-in batch oven. The process is precisely controlled and monitored to ensure void-free composite parts
LBB Forced Convection Benchtop Ovens
The Despatch LBB forced convection benchtop oven features a combination of horizontal and vertical airflow that offers excellent temperature uniformity. The fast heat-up rates and short processing times make the LBB a top choice for applications such as heating soil and asphalt samples prior to quality testing, mold heating and other drying, curing and testing processes in the materials market.
LAC Benchtop Ovens
The horizontal recirculating airflow and exceptional temperature uniformity of Despatch’s LAC oven make it ideal for curing plastic and non-volatile composite coatings and polymers on industrial, automotive and aerospace components.
RA and RF Cabinet Ovens
The RA/RF reach-in oven offers a variety of chamber sizes, features high airflow for fast heating, and is available as a Class A oven for processes involving volatiles. Common RA/RF ovens in the materials market include pre-heating steel, metal stress-relieving and other high temperature, heavy industrial processes.
PRVO Paint Sample Drying oven
The PRVO Paint Sample Drying Oven is designed for small batch laboratory testing of paint finishes used in automotive and other high volume applications. The PRVO has the ability to test paints, including flammable solvent based paints, for temperature, ramp rates, curing time with gas or electric heat. Controls are conveniently located on the front of the oven.
TA and TF Walk In Ovens
The TA/TF walk-in and truck-in ovens are robust for heavier industrial processes at higher temperatures. The TF models are Class A and meet NFPA 86 requirements for materials market applications such as finish baking, bonding and those involving moisture or fume removal. TA models perform stress relieving for metals, steel pre-heating, aging, drying and general heat treating.
THERMAL PROCESSING FOR THE TRANSPORTATION MARKET
Despatch has been a critical player in the transportation market for many years. Our solution heat treating systems, carbon fiber production lines and composite curing systems provide thermal processing of the materials used for aircraft, automobiles, watercraft, trains and buses.Despatch technology provides the high quality standards demanded by these manufacturers. Sophisticated software is utilized to fully control the process and document all process information, providing traceability and validation of part quality.
Despatch has a long history of working with the world’s top aerospace companies to provide custom thermal processing solutions. We have experience in many areas related to carbon fiber composites, from the oxidation of fiber to curing composites. Our breadth of knowledge in this market is extensive and we have a thorough understanding of the strict temperature uniformity and airflow requirements necessary to produce high performance, advanced materials.
With fuel economy demands increasing, the automotive market is turning to carbon fiber for reduced weight, combined with exceptional strength and safety. Despatch has established relationships with car manufacturers, providing carbon fiber production lines.
Despatch center-to-ends oxidation ovens provide the fastest oxidation rate and highly uniform fiber densification. The Despatch Carbon Fiber Research line is a complete carbon fiber production line with fully integrated services and control platform, in a micro-scale package. CFR users are fully equipped to run PAN trials without production line disruption, perform analytical data collection and experiment with variable hardware configurations and process parameter variations.