Composites represent a booming multi-billion dollar industry that produces raw materials and components for a variety of applications–ranging from aerospace, marine, automotive, and infrastructure to use in medical and high-tech fields. Composite materials are strong, light, resistant to corrosion, durable, and somewhat flexible by design. They are often used for applications where light weight is critical and harsh loads or above-average stress is anticipated.
Reliant provides composite curing ovens for a variety of diverse uses, primarily in the aerospace industry. Our equipment is utilized by commercial aviation and military clients to cure composite aircraft components and related mission-critical parts. Reliant ovens can be customized to the exact specifications required by clients in the aerospace industry.
Renewable energy sources are contributing an increasingly higher percentage of the world’s energy production. Reliant composite curing ovens are a perfect fit for many energy providers. Our ovens can be configured specifically for heat processing high-exposure components that are required by virtually all energy providers that utilize wind and solar power production.
The finishing and refinishing industries have become revitalized in the United States. Millions of newly manufactured parts and component assemblies are finished every week for small retail goods, as well as for the automotive, heavy equipment, marine, sporting goods, and hardware industries. These parts and assemblies, once finished, are not only more attractive, they have a longer effective lifespan because they are protected from corrosion and general wear and tear.
Reliant offers finishing equipment that can be scaled to the work at hand, as well as the unique requirements of a particular finishing process. Our walk-in sized blasting, surface prep, coating and curing enclosures are available in sizes suited for all types of parts and assemblies. We also offer smaller systems for prototyping and touch-up work.
Industrial and automotive refinishing equipment helps prolong the service life of heavy machinery and vehicles. Many refinishing techniques are now being applied to both structural steel components and architectural trim. We offer specialty refinishing systems for everything from autobody collision repair and equipment refurbishment to batch or automated refinishing of handrails, catwalks and structural steel.
Both the refinishing and finishing industries are rapidly changing thanks to the widespread implementation of new processes such as e-coating and new products such as waterborne paints. Reliant provides the equipment and technologies needed for getting premium results from established painting and powder coating processes, as well as the latest state-of-the-art finishing techniques. Our ovens, washers, spray booths and coating enclosures are available in batch and constant process variants. They are typically built for specific finishing processes and can be sized to suit any client’s needs.
Foam & Plastics
The foam and plastics industries are well established in the United States. Over the past hundred years, specially manufactured solid foam products have steadily entered the market. The low density of solid foams makes them especially well suited for use as thermal insulators and flotation devices. High resiliency foams are often used for upholstery and bedding. The lightness and compressibility of foam components makes them ideal as packing materials, backing or inserts. Foam parts are integrated into all of the cars and trucks on the road today.
Plastic parts are everywhere–the plastics industry generates almost $400 billion per year. The manufacture of polymer components is essential for the production of countless consumer goods, industrial offerings, military systems, and aerospace vehicles–and a large percentage of the retail packaging material used worldwide. A sub-category of plastic products, poly piping and tubing, is critical to the scientific, food processing, medical, and utilities industries and has unique curing parameters and curing equipment size requirements.
Reliant offers high-performance curing ovens for use with a variety of foams and plastics. Reliant ovens have been utilized by our clients to cure inflatable military watercraft, vacuum-formed parts for medical devices, reusable parts carriers, and the foam inserts used in new car dashboards. Reliant ovens can be configured to meet the curing needs of our clients, regardless of part size or throughput.
Metals & Alloys
The business of metalworking–the process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or structures–is centuries old. The creation of ships, planes, and bridges, as well as precise engine parts, tiny medical implants and delicate jewelry, depends on a wide range of skills, processes, and metalworking tools. Metal and alloy parts are used throughout the automotive and industrial machinery manufacturing industries, as well as being a key ingredient in millions of consumer goods. Alloy components are always in high demand for aerospace and military applications.
Unique metalworking techniques, coupled with the development of new alloys, have been at the heart of groundbreaking products and technologies over the past few years. Heat treatment of parts and materials in precisely controlled oven atmospheres is critical to many of these breakthroughs. Heat treating involves the use of one or more industrial or metalworking processes to alter the physical, and sometimes chemical, properties of the object or material being treated. Whether cutting-edge or unremarkable, almost all metal and alloy parts receive some type of heat treatment.
At Reliant, we build ovens that are custom sized to work with parts of all shapes or dimensions. Our heat treating equipment provides a variety of functions, including stress relieving, tempering, aging, and annealing. Using Reliant equipment, clients can efficiently treat components and consistently give them specified traits that improve their performance.
The use of ovens and environmental rooms extends beyond conventional manufacturing industries. There’s almost no limit to the ways our clients have utilized our products to propel their businesses forward. Equipment from Reliant Industrial Ovens has been placed in service to provide dozens of unique solutions for clients throughout the United States and abroad.
Interesting specialty applications for our ovens and environmental rooms are encountered by Reliant every year. Recent equipment solutions we’ve provided include ovens used to dehydrate vegetables, environmental rooms used with sensitive robotic circuit board assemblers, a vertical tower oven requested by a German automobile manufacturer for integration with a massive Japanese ferris wheel conveyor, parts drying ovens that also served to provide shop heat, a bench-top atmospheric enclosure that provided a clean environment for the automated manipulation of thimble-like parts, ovens used to dry adhesive patches on reconditioned rubber products, a multi-purpose blasting, coating and curing enclosure used for working with military vehicles, ovens for testing the characteristics of thin alloy panels, and many more.
Reliant’s ovens and enclosures are customizable for even the most unique batch and constant process applications. They can be scaled as needed to suit any client’s requirements.