No. 897 is a 350°F (177°C), belt conveyor oven from Grieve, currently used for preheating trays of parts prior to potting operations. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 36” wide x 120” deep x 15” high. 30 KW are installed in Incoloy sheathed tubular heating elements, while a 6000 CFM, 5-HP recirculating blower provides vertical downward airflow to the workload.
This Grieve belt conveyor oven has a 48” long open belt loading zone and a 10’ long insulated heat zone with recirculated airflow. Features include a 30” wide, 1” x1” high carbon steel flat wire conveyor belt with 1/4-HP motor drive, variable from 1.4″ to 27″ per minute. Additional features include 4” insulated walls, aluminized steel interior and exterior, and a manually operated vertical lift door at unload with viewing window. The oven also has a photo cell to automatically stop the belt when parts reach the unload position.
Controls on the No. 897 include a digital indicating temperature controller, manual reset excess temperature controller with separate contactors, recirculating blower airflow safety switch, and SCR power controller.