IR oven zoning: Simple even for complex parts
The purpose of this article is to introduce you to the benefits of oven zoning in infrared (IR) oven systems. Zoning allows you total control when curing not only simple parts but also complex parts with varying metal thicknesses. The article discusses how you can save energy and time with IR oven zoning to cut your overall finishing costs.
With infrared (IR) ovens having become an accepted curing method for powder coatings, oven zoning has become essential to the design of a cost-effective oven. Oven zoning is done for a variety of reasons, all resulting in the most efficient use of energy to cure a power-coated part. By zoning, sets of IR elements are individually controlled to match the physical characteristics of the part or parts being cured.