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Custom: Turnkey Manufacturing of a Ground Heater

ground heater turnkey manufacturing

The project highlighted here is known as a “Toaster”; it is a propane-fuelled, electronically-controlled infrared heater. It is designed for thawing ground to allow excavation and trenching in periods and locations affected by frost.

Within 2 weeks of engineering, procurement and project planning, followed by 45 days of production, we managed to produce, integrate, test and ship 200 units. Four trailer loads of product have been dispatched in northern areas of Alberta and Ontario, just in time to keep the construction work alive throughout the white season.

The customer (Serious Toaster – Calgary) has expressed total satisfaction for the result, stating: “Over-all, we are very happy with the quality of work from Nelson Industries. Your guys did an excellent job in being accommodating in last minute and mid-stream changes.”

To learn more about this project, or the processes used to complete it, see the table below or Contact Us directly.

Turnkey Manufacturing of a Ground Heater Case Study Details

Product Description
Ground heater
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary: Engineering, Fabrication, Welding, Finishing, Assembling
Secondary: Plumbing and Electrical integration, Testing
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
NC Punching, Brake Forming, Mig & Tig Welding, Powder Paint line
Overall Part Dimensions
2’ x 2’ x 9’
Material Used
Steel tubing, stainless steel pipes, pre-painted sheets, electrical components and plumbing fittings
Material Finish
Pre-painted sheets, powder painted tubing
In process testing/inspection performed
Functional, fire-testing
Industry for Use
Customer / Project Name & Location
Serious Toaster – Calgary, AB
Standards Met
Product Name
200 units