LEWCO batch ovens and conveyor ovens are utilized in a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, metal processing, chemical and pharmaceutical. Our reputation in these industries has created a long list of loyal, repeat customers. LEWCO Industrial Ovens are time tested and proven to be heavy duty, efficient, and reliable.
Some common applications for LEWCO industrial ovens are:
Vacuum Bagged Composite Curing
Drying Edge Sealants
Stress Relieving, Aging,Annealing and Tempering
Homogenizing and Normalizing
Epoxy, Resin and Urethane Curing
Drying and Pre-heating
Curing Powder Coatings and E-Coatings
LEWCO “enhanced duty” batch ovens were developed to meet the strict requirements of the advanced materials market including the aerospace industry. We offer a number of standard sizes with control systems tailored for Vacuum Bagged Composite Curing. Options include vacuum ports, variable vacuum control, part thermocouple jacks, vacuum transducers and several data logging options. Temperature controls include ramp/soak programming and multiple recipe creation and storage. LEWCO Industrial Ovens are also used in composite manufacturing to Cure Edge Sealants.
Heat treating is a general term that refers to many different processes used in manufacturing of metals, plastics, and other materials. These processes involve heating and sometimes cooling at different rates and durations in order to alter the physical or mechanical properties of the material. Depending on application, temperature control and uniformity may be critical.
LEWCO batch ovens and conveyor ovens are well suited to many heat treating processes. In addition to a large standard model offering, we excel at custom oven solutions, particularly those with challenging material handling requirements. Our Applications Engineers work closely with customers from project inception to define both risks and requirements. The LEWCO process develops industrial oven solutions thatminimize risk and save cost.
Examples of LEWCO industrial ovens in heat treating applications include:
A continuous conveyor oven for Stress Relieving of taillight assemblies
A batch oven with load car for Annealing aircraft component parts
A custom compression conveyor oven for Curing a foam binder used in the manufacture of mattress .
Paint is the most common finishing process. Most industrial and commercial paint applications including automotive require baking of the wet finish. The elevated temperature promotes evaporation or drying of the paint’s solvent or water “carrier”thereby depositing solidson the work. The result is a hard, durable finish. LEWCO Paint Baking ovens are used extensively in industry.
Unlike paint, powder coating is a dry finishing process that is based on polymer resin systems that require heat to cause a chemical reaction. The reaction causes a cross linked molecular structure that results in a hard, durable finish. LEWCO Powder Curing ovens have successfully
LEWCO offers a wide range of standard batch ovens and continuous process ovens for the many high-end paint/powder curing applications. Our ovens deliver an evenly distributed, uniform heat to the products’ surfaces unlike other low-end oven systems. Depending on the application needs, the product can be loaded via cart or fork truck into a batch oven or conveyed via overhead conveyor or multiple other conveyor system options.
Epoxy, Resin and Cast Urethane Curing
Curing Phenolic Resins in a custom batch oven used in the aerospace industry.
Drying Kerosene-like Material from Tungsten Sludge contained in 55 gallon drum for one of the largest specialty metals companies.
Pre-heating large motor components via a custom batch oven and load car.
Located in north central Ohio, our 165,000 sq. ft. facility houses a complete professional staff of sales, engineering and skilled trade personnel and the most modern metal manufacturing equipment available. We utilize state of the art solid modeling design software and CAD/CAM processes including CNC laser cutting, CNC press brake, CNC turret punch, CNC sawing, CNC mill and robotic welding in the manufacturing of our quality products.
LEWCO, Inc. is a world-class manufacturer of two quality product lines: Industrial Ovens and Unit handling Conveyor. Both product lines bring the LEWCO Value Proposition to market; quality products, on-time, at a competitive price.
LEWCO, Inc. is a world-class industrial equipment manufacturer, focused on providing customer value, promoting the growth and well being of our people, and ensuring the financial strength and security of our organization.
We strive to lead the industries in which we compete through continuous improvement of the LEWCO Customer Value Proposition.
LEWCO’s Customer Value Proposition is the summation of Product Quality, On-time Delivery, Customer Service and Price.
Product Quality includes every detail of the physical product as well as LEWCO services. On-time Delivery applies to all customer deliverables including quotations, approval drawings, finished products and installations. LEWCO Customer Service reflects that our customers are a top priority. We are responsive, helpful and professional. We strive to be Price Competitive as evidenced by an ongoing effort to reduce cost. To achieve our mission, we recognize and commit to service our Internal Customers.
Our people are the organization’s greatest asset. We work to develop them and make them successful.
(November 6, 2010, Sandusky, Ohio) -- LEWCO, Inc. is proud to announce its recent ISO 9001:2008 recertification. LEWCO first earned the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) designation in 2008. “The renewal is an indication of our ongoing commitment to process improvements, best business practices, and lean manufacturing,” says Ron Guerra, LEWCO president.
LEWCO employees have worked diligently to enhance our quality management system as we continue to provide outstanding products and unparalleled customer service. According to Guerra, “This companywide passion is the reason LEWCO met the rigorous standards of the ISO audit once again.”
ISO is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards. The ISO 9000 family of standards represents an international consensus on good quality management practices. ISO 9001:2008 is the only standard in the family against which organizations can be certified. The ISO 9001:2008 standard provides a systematic approach to managing an organization's processes so that their products consistently satisfy customers' expectations. The standard improves processes in the areas of customer relationships, supplier relationships, employee involvement, factual decision making, leadership principles, and mandates continual improvement.
LEWCO, Inc. is a world class manufacturer of material handling and process heating equipment, serving both national and international markets.
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Qualified applicants should be proficient with SolidWorks 3D modeling software. A degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field of study or experience in an OEM environment is a plus.
No openings at this time.
If you’re interested in joining the LEWCO team, please send resumes to our HR department:
Attention: Shari LaMarca
706 Lane St.
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Phone: (419) 625-4014 ext. 1025
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