Heat Treating can assist any production shop, job shop, hobbyist and more with getting their machined parts ready for production quickly. Owning your own oven allows you to Heat Treat on your time and not have to wait for the Heat Treating Facility.
What is heat treating?Heat treating can improve the strength, durability and reduce wear on material. It is the process of heating metal to a certain temperature, ramping the temperature(s) at a certain rate of time, soaking or holding it at the temperature(s) and then cooling it.
Why heat treat?The purpose of heat treating is to bring steel to a hardened state. The correct hardness depends on the application of the steel being treated.
Why would I want my own oven to heat treat?The main reason you would want to do your own heat treating is to save time and money. Heat treating facilities can often be backed up, expensive and require certain size batches of material to be done at one time.
When should I heat treat?Heat treating should be done anytime you need a material to be hard enough to hold up to wear and tear through continuous mechanical abrasion, yet be flexible enough to stand up to forceful use without breaking.
Hot Shot Oven & Kilns are equipped with Cool-Touch Technology that provide a safe external temperature to allow for safer operation and protection of its surroundings. Having a cool oven allows for your shop to stay cool too. We all know Machine Shops can get hot from all of the equipment running, this oven will not add to that! Keep your shop cool while Heat Treating!
It is built with a high quality and fan cooled powder coated enclosure. It features a dual layer air plenum for external heat management and precise temperature control.
Constructed to last
Hot shot ovens are specifically designed with the end user in mind. Hot Shot ovens feature a full swing side opening door to allow safe and easy insertion and removal of material as well as a cool-to-touch one-handed handle made from high quality stainless steel for easy opening and closing.
Hot Shot ovens are constructed with a high quality powder coated shell. The high density fiber insulation in a Hot Shot oven is machined to high tolerance specifications so that each piece fits perfectly together to provide a proper seal, ensuring that it will maintain its temperature and work efficiently to prevent loss of heat. Each oven comes with a removable high density floor. This is ideal to assist with project setup or if it needs to be replaced.
Hot shot uses Kanthal A1 heating elements, a type K thermocouple and every oven comes standard with a solid state relay at no additional charge.
There are 3 stages of heat treating. Each metal will be done at different temperatures so we highly recommend checking out our Heat Treating Recipes Page for more details!
1.The Heating Stage. This is the temperature(s) at which you heat the metal.
2.The Soaking Stage. This is the amount of time you heat the metal at a particular temperature.
3.The Cooling Stage. This is the amount of time and the process in which you cool the metal.
Solid State Relay
Unlike many other ovens & kilns all Hot Shot ovens come standard with a solid state relay. Having a solid state relay eliminates the distractive clicking noise that a mechanical relay makes. A solid state relay is also more dependable and provides a longer life expectancy than that of a mechanical relay.
Each unit comes standard with an integrated alarm that can be set to alert the user when a desired point or temperature is reached in the program.
Safety Door Switch
We also have integrated a safety door switch that will de-energize the heating
element when the door is open.