In addition to our standard industrial oven product offering, we also have the capability to design Custom industrial Ovens and material handling equipment to meet unique, customer specific application requirements. At LEWCO, we utilize a six step process that includes:
1. Application Review
Our team of experienced Application Engineers deep dive into the specifics of the process and functional requirements while at the same time seeking out potential opportunities for improvement.
2. Concept Development
In this phase Applications Engineers team with Design Engineers to develop a cost effective solution that meets the application requirements.
Utilizing technologies that include solid modeling and flow analysis, LEWCO Design Engineers transform the concept into a final design. All design work is controlled by an ISO Design and Development Plan. LEWCO’s capabilities include both mechanical and electrical control design.
Our ISO 9001:2008 Certified factory is committed to product quality that includes every detail of the physical product. Utilizing state-of-the art fabrication equipment and lean manufacturing techniques, we provide cost effective products on-time.
Our experienced field service personnel provide turnkey installations at your site safely and on schedule.
6. After Sales Support
As dictated by our mission, LEWCO customer service reflects that our customers are our top priority. Our goal is to remain your partner as vendor of choice for all of your industrial oven and furnace needs.
An aerospace component manufacturer approached LEWCO, Inc. with a rather unique application: curing edge sealants on up to 20 ft. long composite beams employing a continuous, first-in-first out, ergonomically convenient, process.
The custom solution utilized a standard LEWCO two-strand chain conveyor design that was modified to accommodate non-marring, cleated belts in lieu of the chain strands. This design allows operators to insert composite beams onto the conveyor and manually advance the conveyor forward clearing the load position to accept the next beam. A second operator removes finished beams from the conveyor on the opposite side of the oven.
The Custom Conveyor Oven also employed vertical down guillotine doors and horizontal air flow. It also features the LEWCO standard oven control system manufactured to the requirements of NFPA 86, 70 & 79.
This Custom Conveyor Oven was designed and manufactured for one of LEWCO’s many repeat customers to both pre-heat molds and cure molded cast urethane products. It features a number of LEWCO standard conveyor products integrated into a custom industrial oven solution. The entire system is controlled by an Allen-Bradley PLC with an operator interface terminal and is designed and manufactured to meet the requirements of NFPA 86, 70 & 79.
The process starts with the operator discharging a hot empty mold from the preheat oven that is conveyed onto a filling station. At that point the operator dispenses liquid urethane into the mold. When the mold is filled the operator activates a pop-up roller transfer that conveys the mold at a right angle to the opposite side of the oven. When in position the roller transfer lowers, setting the mold on a 2-strand chain conveyor that automatically indexes and conveys the mold into the oven thereby initiating the cure cycle.
On completion of the cure, the mold is automatically discharged from the oven onto a high temperature ball table at the opposite end of the oven where an operator removes the cured product from the mold. The ball table allows the operator to effortlessly move the heavy mold into a convenient de-mold position and then move the empty mold to the other side of the table and back into the oven onto the preheat conveyor. Empty molds are preheated as they travel the length of the oven back to the fill station. The preheat conveyor is designed to accumulate empty molds and make them available to the operator at the fill station.
Another aerospace materials manufacturer contracted LEWCO to design, build and install a pair of Custom Curing Ovens. Following strict design and performance specifications, thermal fluid-heated ovens with horizontal airflow were provided to meet the customer’s unique requirements. Among these requirements, were a circulation flow uniformity of -0% + 25% across the entire workspace, a sealed oven chamber maintaining <.1”w.c. to contain volatiles emitted throughout the curing process, a guillotine entry door with integral gravity roller conveyor hearth for material loading, a consistent and even heat up rate of +10°F per minute and a material cooling from 385°F to 110°F in 10 minutes using a series of Integral bypass and fresh air dampers.
Additionally, LEWCO’s team worked with the customer to interface this new oven with an existing PLC and PLC program, and provided a total project time of 4 months including turnkey installation services.
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.
Technical Sales Associate
Technical Sales Associate Technical Sales associates interact with customers reviewing request for quotes, proposing solutions, estimating costs and writing equipment proposals. They are also involved in closing and processing orders. The position is primarily inside although some travel may be required. A strong sales/customer service focus is essential. Ideal candidates have Mechanical Engineering Technology or related field of study; a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience. Additional relative work experience may be considered in conjunction with less formal education. Preferred candidates have a working knowledge of AutoCAD and proficient with Microsoft Office products with an emphasis on Excel spreadsheets
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
LEWCO, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employee applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. LEWCO, inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
LEWCO, Inc. is committed to complying with all applicable provisions of the Americans Disabilities Act (“ADA”). It is the policy of the Company not to discriminate against any qualified employee with regard to any term or condition of employment because of the individual’s disability or perceived disability as long as the individual can perform the essential functions of the job. Consistent with this policy of nondiscrimination, the Company will provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability, as defined by the ADA, who has made the Company aware of his or her disability provided that such accommodation does not constitute an undue hardship on the Company.
It is the policy of LEWCO, Inc. to maintain a work place that is free from the effects of alcohol and drug use/abuse. Employees are prohibited from the use, sale, dispensing, distribution, possession or manufacture of illegal drugs and narcotics or alcoholic beverages on Company premises or work sites. In addition, employees are prohibited from the off-premises use of alcohol and possession, use, sale of illegal drugs when such activities adversely affect job performance, job safety, or the Company’s reputation in the community.
It is the policy of LEWCO, Inc. that all employees should be able to work in an atmosphere free from all forms of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment. Sexual harassment and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, disability or handicap, national origin, veteran status, or other legally protected classification is strictly forbidden. Such conduct, regardless of who commits it, is prohibited.
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