Rotary Ovens: A Basic Overview on its Operation and Applications

Every kind of industrial oven has its own features and applicable benefits. The importance of each of them is immensely relevant in their own operational ways and the industries they serve. This blog is specifically going to discuss the applications and operations of industrial rotary ovens.

What are Industrial Rotary Ovens and how do they Operate?

Designed with a turntable, industrial electric rotary ovens move materials in circular motions inside the heat chamber. As the process picks up pace, the hearth can be rotated on a continuous basis, manually and with the help of an indicator. The industrial rotary ovens can be built with single or multiple heat zones and the process involving loading and unloading occurs at a single location.

The feed materials are passed through the rotating cylinder along with a stream of hot gas with the help of rotary cascade dryers. The feed is elevated by internal lifters or flights and then is dropped in a curtain from where it comes down cascading from the top, along the length of the dryer. The carefully designed flights in this case are important in preventing asymmetric curtains. The materials inside moves from one side of the dryer to another due to the angle of inclination of the drum and the rotational movement of the same. Some industrial rotary ovens come with double and triple pass units with each drum nestled within the previous drum.

It is imperative for the rotary oven manufacturers to comprehensively evaluate the requirements during the production process, which include aspects like production goals, part mass, elevation, part configuration and construction, facility location and temperature profile.

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What are the Applications of Industrial Rotary Ovens?

Industrial rotary ovens are used for some typical applications in certain industrial sectors and play a major role in the process of production and manufacturing. These most common applications are:

  • Carbon composites
  • Ceramic core baking
  • Curing of GRP and other composites
  • Polymer curing
  • Polyurethane foam curing
  • Aerospace
  • PTFE, rubber, silicone, nylon curing
  • Polymerisation
  • Automotive battery plates
  • Fiber
  • Food
  • Powder Coating
  • Epoxy Curing
  • Composites Curing
  • Ceramic
  • Textiles
  • Printed Circuits
  • Paint and Coatings
  • Garment chemical curing
  • Varnish baking
  • Polymer Sheets
  • Pyrotechnics and Explosives
  • Mould Dying
  • Concrete curing, and many more

ACE Equipment has established itself as one of the leading rotary oven manufacturers as we own nation’s one of the fastest drying without oxidation systems meant for metal recovery. We provide energy efficient equipment with higher throughput and lower operating costs for quick pay-back. Our low-maintenance industrial rotary ovens ensure complete simplicity and efficacy of operation with reduced labor costs. We make sure that our customers have all the reasons to deal with us for our expert and innovative solutions for their industrial applications.


Scott Heran has been part of the business since he was young and attending industry association conventions with his parents Bob and Jean since he was eight years old.Scott has worked in a sales capacity at ACE for over 20 years. Scott graduated from John Carroll University. Married to Teresa, he is the proud father of two children and two grandchildren.