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Annealing UHMW Plastic Sheets

Industrial Custom Oven

Case Study


INTEK was challenged by a leading manufacturer/convertor of UHMW products. The challenge was to create a series of oven chambers capable of integrating with a robotic loader to process higher volumes of UHMWPE sheets necessary for converting large sheets to smaller shapes and sizes. The solution was to provide a stackable multi-level batch oven to handle up to nine sheets individually. Each oven module (capable of stacking 3 ovens high and operating individually or as a group) consisted of top and bottom heat zones, independently controlled for precise temperature balance. Each oven module also included a VFD controlled, powered live roller conveyor to assist in easy loading of each UHMWPE sheet into the oven chamber. Once the operator opens the oven door manually, the robotic loader can load or unload the UHMW material leading to the next step of the process.


  • 144″ Length, 60″ Width, 20″ Height (each deck)
  • 288kW / 480V-3PH / 350A / 60Hz
  • Wattage: 288kW (96 kW per individual deck)
  • INTEK Electric Infrared Emitters
  • Increased flexibility in customer’s product offering
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