Most of the wood manufacturers prefer to pre-finish their boards prior to installation. This allows for a more consistent, uniform coating and is mandated by paint manufacturers to offer an extended warranty. Wood drying is done in a chain conveyor oven or batch oven. The boards are loaded onto the conveyor and as they move through the wood drying oven, heated air is delivered through a fully enclosed, pressurized supply duct that is above (or above and below) the boards. The ducts have tapered nozzles that impose air directly onto the surface of the boards while they travel on a chain conveyor. The wood products are manually loaded onto a powered-roller conveyor that will carry them through a coater at variable speeds before being loaded sideways to travel through the drying oven.
Novatec Oven offers cost-effective conveyorized wood drying ovens that provide high performance and reliable operation for drying primer, sealer and finish coatings on wood and cement board trim and panels. The wood drying ovens utilize a chain conveyor system and high-velocity convection air technology to efficiently dry the boards.