Yes! Most powder coating ovens are designed to work with standard size kitchen ovens. The primary considerations in selecting the right powder coating oven are volume, footprint and ductwork requirements. Most manufacturers of commercial-grade powder coating equipment include recommended minimum dimensions for their equipment or provide recommendations on where to locate their equipment based on the dimensions of your space. Measure your available space before buying an oven.
How to measure your oven space
The first steps in choosing the right powder coating oven are measuring your available space and the size of your part. The space you choose for your oven needs to be big enough to accommodate the equipment and your part. You’ll want to measure the height, width, and length of the oven space, in addition to the height of the part you’re coating. You may want to measure the distance from the floor to the top of the oven as this can be important information if you’re planning on installing your oven on a pedestal or stand. These measurements will help you identify if your space is compatible with different oven models. You’ll want to be sure that your oven has enough room for the equipment and your part. If your space is a bit smaller than the minimum dimensions for the oven you’re considering, you might want to look into another model that has a smaller footprint.
The first thing to consider when choosing a powder coating oven is ensuring it has enough volume to accommodate your parts. You’ll want to take the overall dimensions of your parts into account when determining how much space they will take up inside of your oven. Since the parts are going to be positioned on a turntable during the coating process, you’ll also want to take into account the turntable diameter. If you’re coating a large part, you may want to use two ovens to keep the process efficient by doing the first pass at a high temperature and the second pass at a lower temperature.
You’ll also want to consider the size of the equipment when selecting an oven. The dimensions of the equipment will tell you whether your space is large enough for it. If you have a smaller space, you may want to look for equipment that has a smaller footprint. Another consideration is the amount of space you have around the oven. You’ll want to leave at least 18 inches of space between the oven and the wall on either side and 6 inches of space in front and behind the oven so you can easily walk around it and service it.
Another important factor when selecting the right powder coating oven is ductwork requirements. You’ll want to make sure the ductwork you have in your space is compatible with the ductwork of the equipment. If you’re not sure about the ductwork in your space, you can contact the manufacturer of the equipment and ask what type of ductwork is required. You may also find information about ductwork requirements on the equipment’s website.
Recommended oven dimensions
If you’re struggling to find the correct oven size, you can use the recommended dimensions below as a guide: Small oven: 6x6x10, 6x6x10, 6x6x25, 6x8x25, 6x8x35, and 6x8x45. medium oven: 8x8x10, 8x8x25, 8x8x50, 8x10x10, 8x10x20, 8x10x35 and 8x10x50. Large to the extra large oven: 10x10x10, 10x10x20, 10x10x40, 10x10x50, 10x10x50, 10x12x20 and 12x12x20 powder coating ovens. You can also use these dimensions to determine if you have enough space to accommodate the oven. If you’re trying to select an oven size and don’t know where to start, you can use these dimensions as a guide.
Managing overspray during powder coating
Spray booths are used to contain the overspray from the powder coating process and are recommended for facilities that are conducting frequent powder coating operations. Powder coating is typically done in a relatively enclosed environment to minimize the amount of overspray that’s released into the air. The powder coating process is designed to be operated with a relatively high volume of airflow. While this helps to contain the overspray and keep it inside the booth, it can also create dust. If you don’t have a booth to contain the overspray, you can use filters, a hood, or even a vacuum to collect the overspray. You can also help to reduce the amount of overspray released into the air by choosing a powder coating recipe with a lower shade of color. A lower shade of color means there’s less pigment in the coating, which means less overspray.