Vulcanizing Autoclave Systems for the Rubber Industry

WSF manufactures Vulcanizers, also called heaters, autoclaves, kettles or reactors, for the curing of rubber and plastic products and composites. They can be used for process simulation or full scale production equipment.

WSF Vulcanizers are available in a wide range of sizes and design pressures in vertical or horizontal configurations. The process medium can be steam, a combination of steam and air or inert gas, "Dry Heat" produced by electrical heaters, steam or hot oil autoclave jackets, or circulating hot gases.

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Design features available include the quick-access RAPIDOOR ® and external RAPIDLOADER™ moving door with integral product cart.

Our unique control systems permit accurate duplication of process cycles using simultaneous but independent application of air (or inert gas) and/or steam.

Vertical Slide Style RAPIDOOR®
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Vertical Slide Style RAPIDOOR ®

Special models include:

Handling and Control System Options

WSF RAPIDOOR ® closures are readily adaptable to existing load/unload, and material handling systems. WSF engineering staff also custom designs material handling equipment to meet your production requirements.

Our equipment can be fully integrated with any of our quick-access door configurations providing single-source responsibility for the complete system.

Control Systems Options

WSF custom-designed Vulcanizing systems can provide the level of sophistication that your application requires. Our complete packages range from PLC controlled systems to simple microprocessor based time-controlled systems.

PLC controlled systems offer extended features including: variable temperatures, pressures, cycle times, cycle and system alarms, multiple cycle recipe storage and selection.

Operator Interface / HMI terminals provide an operator friendly interface with touch screens, for cycle parameter entry, cycle/system/alarm status monitoring, operating and diagnostic messages.

Documentation options include: Paperless Recording with easily customized screens, user messages, cycle replay and zoom features, locally stored data can be exported to removable media, remote data acquisition/storage capability. Circular or Strip-Chart Recorders are also available.

Complete Packaged Vulcanizing Systems

WSF Vulcanizing Autoclaves can also be skid-mounted (when size permits) with process valves, steam-generating equipment, water treatment and blow-down systems providing a complete packaged system, ready to connect to your power and process supplies.

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