The No. 1 continuous coil coating line of Dongbu Steel produces 70,000 tons of commercial quality products annually, and the pre-coated metal (PCM) products are widely used for a home appliances or building materials. The lines are consisted of pre-treatment, painting, curing and tension levelling processes. The typical curing methods are injection of hot air, infrared rays, electron beam, or induction heated oven. Peak metal temperature (PMT) is the vital factor that determines the product quality. The curing oven of No. 1 continuous coil coating line revamped from injection of hot air to infrared rays type and operated from 2007. A PMT setup model was developed for control the strip temperature, and applied in site, and systemized. The operation results showed that the accuracy of the setup model achieved above 96% consistently.