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Publication Date: 04/2003
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Fuel for thought: Tips for buying a burn-off oven

Powder coaters know that one of the greatest selling points of the finish is its environmental friendliness. But what about keeping things clean inside the application atmosphere? It doesn't take long for powder to build up on hooks, racks, and other fixtures. Finishers may turn to various stripping methods to get rid of the buildup, but one of the most popular devices is the burn-off oven. This article gives pointers about various features of burn-off ovens, including structure, insulation, controls, fuel source, exhaust stacks, accessories, size, and service so that when it comes time for you to buy one, the only thing taking the heat are your hooks and racks.

Most coaters recognize one major problem with finishing systems in general: Keeping racks, fixtures, hooks, and parts clean. You can maintain grounding and transfer efficiency in your coating line when you prevent coatings from building up on racks and hooks. Overspray, contamination, and safety are but a few reasons you should be concerned about maintaining clean racks and hooks.

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