J&E was contracted to manufacture a product line of custom ovens for a medical laboratory customer. The customer chose us for our sole source capability and precise fabrication, which are standard requirements for medical equipment. The fabrication was a combination of cold rolled steel as well as 403 and 304 stainless steel with material thicknesses of 24GA-7GA. Using customer supplied drawings, the parts were manufactured to produce a final unit with dimensions of 43″ in width, 51″ in height and 27” in depth, while maintaining tolerances of ± 0.010″.
The parts were fabricated using processes such as shearing, turret punching, laser cutting and press brake forming followed by welding parts together to create the base unit. Corners were then ground, hardware inserted, doors seals attached, and motors and coils installed. Finally, the cold rolled steel was powder coated and stainless-steel areas were polished to a mirror finish.
The final units were inspected by the J&E Quality Control Department using both visual and dimensional inspections to ensure each unit met the customer’s specifications. Deliveries were made on a schedule defined by the customer using the Kanban system to control the logistical chain, and supplied to customers on a JIT basis. The units were then shipped to Lakeville, MN on a customized Pallet with fabricated brackets developed by J&E.
This product showcases the complete capability of J&E starting from a flat sheet of steel to the completion of a product that included fabrication, assembly, finishing, inspection and delivery which makes J&E a single point of contact for all metal fabrication services. Feel free to contact us today to take advantage of our comprehensive services.
CRS Stainless Steel Lab Oven Highlights
|Capabilities Applied/Processes||Primary: Shearing Turret Punching Laser Cutting Press Brake Forming Welding Spot Welding Secondary: Hardware Inserting Grinding and Refinishing Powder Coating Assembly|
|Equipment Used to Manufacture Part||Laser, Turret, Press Brake, Welders, Spot-Welders, Hardware Machine, Welding, Grinding, Powder Coating, Assembly|
|Overall Part Dimensions||Width: 43″ Height: 51″ Depth: 27″|
|Tightest Tolerances||± 0.010|
|Material Used||CRS (Cold Rolled Steel), 430 Stainless Steel, 304 Stainless Steel Material Thickness: 24 GA – 7 GA|
|Material Finish||Powder Coated Finish on CRS Mirror Finish on SST|
|Special Feature||Complete Assembly mix of CRS Body and SST Internal Parts. Packaging: The part is fastened down to a Customized Pallet with fabricated brackets.|
|In process testing/inspection performed||Dimensional Inspection, Visual Inspection|
|Industry for Use||Laboratory|
|Volume||Multiple Versions on a Kanban System|
|Delivery/Turnaround Time||Kanban Delivery Schedules|
|Delivery Location||Lakeville MN|
|Standards Met||Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing|
|Product Name||Lab Oven|