Caltherm have designed and built over 100 top loading ovens and dryers - no other company has that experience!
Top loading dryers are used on manual and automated finishing and NDT lines and are called well dryers.
Top loading ovens are often used for heavy components, where they are loaded with an overhead crane or hoist.
Fitted at the end of an jobbing electroplating line, this well dryer dries the jigged components before delivery. The production line is fully automated, the the dryer communicating the the control PLC to ensure the dryer is running and at temperature before work is loaded by an automatic gantry crane.
This top loaded oven is used for the heat treatment of aircraft engine shafts - clearly a critical component. It is a Nadcap class a oven operating at better than +/-3OC of the setpoint throughout the calibrated volume. A sophisticated Honeywell control system controls the oven temperature and time profile, plus recording many product temperatures to ensure the process specification is met.