About the Keen KT-50-36 Portable TIG Filler Rod Storage Oven
The KT-50-36 is designed to store 50 lbs. of TIG welding rods during transfer from large shop ovens and at the job location. Economical, lightweight and easy to carry, our KT-50-36 model maintains TIG rods at ideal temperatures to prevent the formation of hydrated oxide on the wire surface which can lead to a variety weld defects.
The KT-50-36 is suitable for the hobby welder as well as the highly trained professional. The KT-50-36 TIG wire oven is a one-of-a-kind product not offered by competing brands, and is a testament to Keen’s devotion innovation and to the welding industry. It stands 38 inches tall, yet is very stable, energy-efficient and easy-to-use.
The KT-50-36 has a solid steel construction for long product life and durability. The exterior is powder-coated in KEEN blue and features a rugged handle for carrying the unit. 1″ (2.54 cm) Thermal insulating wool makes oven energy-efficient and keeps electrodes hot and moisture-free.
The KT-50-36 design features a square square exterior to provide stability while standing in an upright position. The lid can be secured in transit with a standard draw pull catch that prevents the lid from opening when not in use. The lid is riveted to the unit for added durability. A red “ON” indicating light is standard on the oven so a user or welding inspector can see the unit is powered on from a distance. The KT-50-36 comes standard with an external, dial-adjustable capillary thermostat that features a guard for damage protection.
The custom-designed heating elements used on the KT-50-36 are part of a new class of highly energy-efficient, technologically-advanced heating elements that have a very low environmental impact. Unlike elements that utilize common resistance wire, our elements are self-limiting semiconductors that have a dynamic power output, so there is no steady state current or steady state power. They reach maximum operating temperature in just 5-10 seconds and not long after a state of equilibrium is attained. The resistance will decrease on its own if ambient temperature decreases to allow more current to flow to the element to maintain maximum heating temperature with the lowest energy output. This results in a very low amperage draw enabling the oven to be extremely energy-efficient in the field.