Laboratory Ovens -Typical Uses and Applications

Laboratory ovens have many uses and applications:

They are generally suited to pharmaceutical and laboratory industries.

Laboratory Oven – Types:

Heavy Duty Ovens: Predominantly used in the industrial environment. These ovens come with heavy duty fittings and furnishings and the cabinets are generally more robust. Uses/applications include ‘batch curing’ and ‘drying properties’ and ‘dye penetrant inspection’.

Standard Digital Ovens: There are manufactured to deliver accurate control and ensure safety. Standard specifications include: A digital controller; and internal fan circulation with a safety thermostat.

Hot Box Ovens:  Ideally suited for environments where a more basic specification is acceptable. They are fitted with a hydraulic temperature control and a safety thermostat, as standard.

Wax Melting Ovens: Used for melting and maintaining molten wax for histology purposes. Specifications include: A safety thermostat, drip tray and wire shelving.

High Temperature Ovens: These are custom built to high standards and specifications, and as such have additional insulation within the doors and cabinet walls. Heavy duty fittings come as standard to accommodate a more robust and industrial environment and are ideally suited to asphalt testing.

Materials Testing Ovens: Specifically built tough for the robust working environment and ideal for the testing of asphalt and other construction materials. Manufactured with heavy duty furnishings and a steel cabinet for industrial use is standard.

Soil Drying and Aggregate Ovens: Manufactured for soil and aggregate testing, including the drying of biological samples. These are heavy duty built and come with a choice of a hydraulic dial control, or a digital controller. The maximum temperature obtainable is 120°C.

Drying Ovens: These are sometimes referred to as Moisture extraction ovens. They are commonly used for quick drying and extraction of moisture build-up from soil botanical and particles. Silicone seals are fitted within the doors and chamber for the provision of optimum heat insulation.

Drying cabinets: These are generally used for drying glassware, plastics and holloware. Highest temperature is up to 60C. The cabinets can also be used with a circulation and extract fan combination for stable temperatures and rapid moisture removal from samples.

Hot Air Sterilizers: These can reach the temperature of up to 250°C or 300°C to conform to the needs of life science laboratories. A timer is included and extra fittings include an audible alarm if required.

Dual Purpose Incubator/Ovens/Sterilizers: This all-in-one unit offers a cost-effective solution with a wide range of applications and uses both in the industrial and general purpose environment. Incubator or oven settings are selected at the flick of a switch.