Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, January 19, 2021 – With the COVID 19 virus ravaging the nation, the need to get vaccine manufactured at ‘warp speed’ is critical to save lives. When a vaccine manufacturer needed walk-in ovens for a drying application, lead time was a critical factor in their purchase decision. ITW EAE was able to commit to a significantly shorter lead time than competitors through our streamlined production line and some creative engineering to meet the customer’s technical requirements.
The Despatch TFD3-10 walk-in ovens that the customer purchased feature horizontal recirculating airflow to ensure uniform temperatures throughout the oven. A high-volume fan circulates air through perforated, aluminized steel walls to create a constant horizontal airflow across all sections of the oven. The customer’s application involves drying flammable solvents which require Class A ovens designed to meet NFPA 86 requirement. The oven comes complete with a pressure relief panel, purge timer, and exhaust fan.
“We have optimized our manufacturing processes to allow for in-lining of production equipment and assembly stations that has improved flow and minimized production time,” states Jeff Bell, Despatch Product Manager. “Our customers appreciate shorter lead times, and in this case, it may actually save lives.”