Bespoke Laboratory Ovens
Bespoke Custom Build Heavy Duty Industrial Ovens
Non-destructive testing (NDT) is very important in proving that castings have no hair-line cracks that are invisible to the naked eye. NDT testing using the fluorescent dye method is fast and inexpensive. The washed parts have to be dried as part of the procedure but heavy components must be moved with great care. Roller beds are used so that manual lifting is eliminated and a pass-through oven is placed within the track. A door to each side allows the wet parts to be rolled into the oven, dried and them moved with ease to the next part of the NDT process. The one shown here had doors raised on pulleys, but hydraulic door opening is also an option.
Hot mandrels are widely used in industrial composite fabrication such as in filament winding. Resin-impregnated filaments are wound around a mandrel to create a composite part. The structure is cured and the mandrel is removed. Most types of mandrel can be used repeatedly. Mandrels are used in many other industries as well.