Lab ovens have become more energy and work efficient. Laboratory ovens with easy programming, automation, and greater drying efficiency can get you up and running quickly. Whether your lab oven is for drying, ageing, softening, or sterilizing, we have a variety of the latest heating technologies including mechanical convection ovens with internal data loggers and ethernet interface. Choose from a wide selection of temperature and capacity ranges.
Vacuum ovens are used when lack of atmosphere or inert atmosphere is desired. Because heating must occur in a vacuum, where there is no convection of air, it is accomplished by placing the sample on the shelving in the unit, so heat is conducted from the side walls to the sample via the metal shelf.
Q: Is temperature uniformity and faster drying time important to you?
YES - Mechanical convection ovens use a motorized fan to force air across heating elements and into the warming chamber. The fan allows for a more consistent distribution of air and is designed for applications in which good temperature uniformity or faster heat up/drying time is needed. Not ideal for substances that could be disturbed by a fan-generated airflow.
NO - Gravity convection ovens provide a low-cost alternative to mechanical convection ovens when temperature uniformity is not essential to the process. Ideal for applications in which a powder or substance that needs to be heated or dried could be disturbed by a fan-generated airflow.
Q: Are you concerned with drying effects and cross contamination, and less concirned with uniform temprature?