What Is A Gas Catalytic IR Pre Gel Oven?
A Gas Catalytic IR Pre Gel oven is an oven that sits just in front of a conventional convection Oven. It is designed to allow the newly applied powder to gel and start the flowing process of the powder as it starts its chemical change under heat. It is not designed to completely cure the powder, as this process is completed in the convection oven.
Why Use A Pre Gel Oven?
Pre Gel ovens can be used in the following instances:
- When products have thick cross-sections, a Pre-Gel oven may be necessary for that extra boost before the convection oven.
- If there is a need to increase line speed but your current convection oven just isn’t long enough, a Pre Gel oven will ensure increased line speed whilst utilizing the same overall length of oven.
- If you are experiencing cross contamination of powder from the natural air movement associated with a convection oven, a Pre-Gel oven will set the powder and alleviate the problem.
- If frequent color changes are required, a pre gel oven will enable shorter spaces between parts. This is due to the reduced cross contamination of powder caused by air movement within a convection oven.