Silicone extrusion line
Hot-air vulcanization tunnel
for vulcanization of solid and foam silicone profiles
Vertical hot-air vulcanization oven for vulcanization of silicone profiles and hoses
Hot-air vulcanization tunnel is designed for vulcanization of solid and foam silicone profiles. The equipment guarantees homogeneous cross-linking of the silicone compound throughout the entire cross-section of the product. The principle of its operation is based on the circulation of hot air along the passing profile. The tunnel is designed as a modular unit, made up of sections with a length of 2 m. Therefore, configurations with functional lengths of 8 m, 10 m, 12 m, 14 m and 16 m can be supplied.
Each section contains two zones with different speeds of hot air flow:
- the first zone is the outer zone, where the air circulates at a low speed
- the second zone is the inner one, where the air circulates at high speed
The speed and temperature of the hot air can be set separately for each 2 m section. Thanks to this modularity, the tunnel can be optimally adapted to the customer's production range.
The temperature of the air inside the oven can be set in the range of 20-350°C and its speed can be adjusted from 0 to 50 m/s depending on the profile geometry and the type of silicone compound used.
The new technology of the high-speed hot air vulcanizing furnace brings many advantages:
- low environmental impact, both in terms of pollution
- low environmental impact in terms of energy savings
- increased work safety
- high quality of the finished product
TECHNICAL DATA FOR 12 M TUNNEL
|Through length||12 000 mm|
|Maximum through width||180 mm|
|Maximum through height||75 mm|
|Installed power input||75 kW|
|Actual operating power of the already heated tunnel||cca 40 kW|
|Maximum operating temperature||350 °C|
Vertical hot-air vulcanization oven is designed for vulcanization of silicone profiles and hoses. This type of oven enables a continuous vulcanization process even when the product passes very quickly through the oven.
The product to be vulcanized:
- enters the oven through the upper opening
- passes through the vertical heated shaft where the vulcanization takes place
- exits through the lower opening.
The shaft is designed as an insulated split cylinder. The advantage of this solution is easy checking and cleaning of the oven inside. The entire heated shaft can then be positioned in height by means of a lifting gearbox located directly on the mounting leg of the machine.
To optimize temperatures of the production process and reduce energy consumption, the oven is equipped with an "IRIS" shutter at both the inlet and outlet. The shutter allows very tight surrounding of the passing product and prevents unwanted heat leakage. The result is steady vulcanization and excellent dimensional stability.
Due to the vertical orientation, there is no contact between the product and the oven surface when the product passes through the oven.
|Maximum through diameter||300 mm|
|Through length of the oven||1 200 mm|
|Power input||36 kW / 95 A|
|Maximum operating temperature||800 °C|
|Power voltage||3 x 230 V/400 V|