Gruenberg Out of Autoclave Composite Curing Oven

Benefits of the Gruenberg Out of Autoclave Composite Curing Oven:

  • Flexible design can cure composite materials of complex contours, shapes and sizes with little to no void content
  • Cures advanced composite materials such as carbon fibers, ceramics, Kevlar®, Nomex®, thermoset, thermoplastic resins, epoxies, aramids, glass fibers and nano-materials
  • Customizable to unique industry applications, including aerospace, sports & recreation, marine, automobile and wind/energy
  • Economical operation with energy efficient, quick cycle times
  • Excellent temperature uniformity and precisely controlled airflow
  • Standard and custom sizes to fit any workspace and accommodate any application

Features:

  • Heavy-duty, fully welded structural steel frame or panelized construction
  • Automated vacuum bagging systems
  • High volume, vertical-up air circulation system
  • Airflow alarm system
  • CHIL construction
  • Structural steel support framework
  • High volume vertical-up airflow system
  • Circulation fans with ports
  • Isolated conditioning plenum above chamber
  • Adjustable dampers
  • Allen-Bradley Compact Logix Programmable Logic Controller
  • High Limit Controller Yokogawa UT150L
  • Ethernet connectivity plus RS-232 and USB
  • Differential air pressure switch
  • Sheathed heaters, Incoloy

Options:

Gruenberg ovens are designed with the capability to incorporate many other optional features for safety purposes, enhanced process control, and simplified operator interface. Consult a Gruenberg Applications Engineer or our Service Department for more information or questions.

  • Trucks, transfer carts and trays
  • Pneumatically operated vertical lift doors
  • Installation and start-up assistance
  • Custom ports for instruments, piping, vacuum
  • Custom airflow configurations
  • Custom air changes per minute
  • Custom chambers to prep molds or preheat raw material
  • Chart recorders and data acquisition modules
  • Automated damping system
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Warranty

Gruenberg has defined, developed and refined our techniques based on our many years of experience over a wide range of equipment used throughout the pharmaceutical and biotechnical industries. While our processes always include the customer’s specifications and guidelines in their entirety, we also add many value added steps, which include checks and preventive maintenance measures to improve the overall quality and reliability of our equipment. We utilize components from well-known and reputable vendors. All of these factors gives us great pride in offering the best equipment in the business. As a result, we are very happy to announce our new 1-year parts and labor as standard on Gruenberg brand equipment installed within the contiguous 48 states (1 year parts otherwise), commencing on the date of shipment.

We are also very excited to inform you Thermal Product Solutions (TPS) will extend the warranty by an additional year (up to a total of 2 Year Parts and 2 Year Labor Warranty). If Thermal Product Solutions (TPS) performs an installation (turnkey or supervised), or start-up and training service, the warranty period will commence on the date the service is completed.

If on-site warranty work is required for shipments outside the continental US, it will be billed on a time and material basis, plus expenses for travel, lodging, and meals. Outside of the contiguous 48 States, the warranty is limited to a 1 year parts only, unless there is a purchase of a TPS turn-key or supervised installation which will extend the warranty by an additional year (to a 2 Year Parts only).

Controller

  • Yokogawa UT150L High Limit Controller Overtemperature Protection

    Yokogawa UT150L High Limit Controller Overtemperature Protection

    • 1/16 DIN high limit controller
    • Type J thermocouple
    • LCD display
    • Shuts down heat-control system and blower when high-heat limit is detected and activates alarm

Options

  • Chart Recorder

    Chart Recorder

    • Circular or strip type
    • Records temperature versus time
    • Some models include digital display
    • J thermocouple for temperature measurement

  • Allen-Bradley MicroLogix PLC

    Allen-Bradley MicroLogix PLC

    • 10 Digital inputs
    • 6 Digital outputs
    • 2 Analog inputs
    • Ability to add digital, analog, RTD, and thermocouple modules to customize the controller for your application.
    • Supports expansion I/O -- up to four 1762 I/O modules
    • High speed I/O: 20 kHz HSC, 20 kHz 
    • PTO/PWM output
    • 4KB user-program memory
    • 4KB-word, user-data memory
    • Up to 128KB for data logging and 64KB for recipes
    • Built-in 10/100 Mbps EtherNet / IP Port
  • Pneumatically operated lid system

    • Two pneumatic cylinders open lid with actuation through push buttons
    • Reed switches detect piston location
    • Limit switches
  • Vacuum System

    • An array of systems may be employed:
      Rotary vance, scroll, reciprocating, oil-filled pump, oil-less pump.

Specifications

Out of Autoclave Composite Curing Oven Specifications

Airflow:
Vertical-up
Operating Temperature: +350°F (176.5°C)
Maximum Temperature: +450°F (232°C)
Workspace: Custom
Interior and Exterior: 304 Stainless Steel
Insulation: 3” Fiberex
Solvent Venting: 140 CFM through 4” connection
Safety Features: Airflow switches, door switch
Heating System: Seamless tubular Incoloy type
Controls: 7” Allen Bradley and High Limit Controller Yokogawa UT150L or custom
Temperature Uniformity: +/- 5°C