Method and apparatus to aid in the delubrification of parts
Patent No. 6,997,704
Issued: February 14, 2006
Inventors: Crump; Matthew W. (Cortland, NY); Johnson; Andrew (Cortland, NY); Sun; Ryan (Ithaca, NY)
A method and apparatus for delubrification of parts. The method comprising the steps of moving the parts on the belt into a chamber of the furnace, heating the parts, igniting the unused combustible atmosphere above the parts, and allowing the atmosphere above the parts to escape through a vent in the chamber. The parts are heated uniformly by a heat source beneath the belt. The hot atmosphere is forced up through at least one plenum by blowers. The unused combustible atmosphere in the chamber above the parts on the belt is ignited using a burner and vented through the vent in the chamber.
REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
This application claims an invention which was disclosed in Provisional Application No. 60/450,934, filed Feb. 28, 2003, entitled "A METHOD AND APPARATUS TO AID IN THE DELUBRIFICATION OF PARTS". The benefit under 35 USC § 119(e) of the U.S. provisional application is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.
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