Catalytic Industrial Systems has introduced its high-efficiency ramp oven technology. Catalytic infrared ramp ovens, sometimes called "gel" or "booster" ovens, are a highly effective way to increase production capacity and line speeds. When retrofit into an existing oven, as is often the case, no additional floor space is required. Catalytic infrared ramp ovens efficiently and precisely "preheat" the surface of the part. This enables the convection oven to work more efficiently, because part surface (and coating) are at optimum temperature the instant they enter the convection stage. Ramp ovens used in powder coating operations accelerate cure by gelling the powder prior to entering the convection heat zone for final cure.