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In order to be competitive, every industry must constantly reinvent itself; innovation pushes the limits of what is possible in every industrial and commercial context. The manufacturing sector requires active, robust research and development departments and programs in order to develop new products and new ways of making products. Of particular interest to R&D efforts in the manufacturing sector is the development of manufacturing methods that reduce cost, improve quality and increase production efficiency. Read More…

Laboratory Ovens Laboratory ovens are thermal processing machines used in lab work and testing applications. In addition to manufacturing R&D applications, lab ovens are used in the healthcare industry as sterilization tools and in a number of research applications. A few of these applications include bio-chemical research, drug metabolism research, protein and starch digestion research and moisture content analysis.
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Round Lake, IL  |  847-546-8225

Grieve’s only business since 1949 has been to design and manufacture industrial ovens and furnaces. Use our depth of knowledge and experience when you require an oven or furnace for powder coating, curing, baking, drying, stress relieving, and more.

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High Point, NC  |  336-886-7161

Production Systems’ design and engineering team will work with our customers and coating suppliers to find the optimal oven design for your specific finishing requirements. Based upon coating properties our skilled team will make sure proper air circulation, ventilation exhaust, air seal, combustion equipment, safety control, temperature control, and electrical control are provided.

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Production Systems, Inc. $$$

Milwaukee, WI  |  877-683-6797

International Thermal Systems manufactures industrial ovens for a wide range of industries and applications. An industrial oven is designed to heat up to 1,000° F and can be used for many process heating applications. Process Heating is defined as heating to a specified temperature and holding the temperature for a specified amount of time to achieve a change in the material’s properties or state. ITS engineers are experts in heat treat processes and will design an industrial oven specifically for your application.

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International Thermal Systems $$$

Maumee, OH  |  800-537-8980

Surface Combustion offers a diverse product offering for batch and continuous furnace designs for atmosphere, nonatmosphere or vacuum processing of ferrous and/or nonferrous components/materials.

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Surface Combustion Inc. $$$

East Windsor, CT  |  860-623-9256

Noble provides customized furnace designs that incorporate the needs of the client. Once the furnace concept and drawings have been accepted, work begins and Noble takes over the project until its completion. All aspects of the construction, installation, testing and training of the furnace are handled by Noble Industrial Furnace. Only when the client’s end users are up and running does Noble consider the job complete. For more details on what we can do for your business, call or visit our website today!

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Noble Industrial Furnace Company, Inc. $$$
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Laboratory ovens provide testing grounds for a large variety of manufacturing-sector research and development departments. Because an extensive variety of industrial and consumer products are heat treated in some way, an equally extensive variety of heat treatment methods are required to produce those products. Each method of production was designed in a lab, where, under controlled circumstances, materials and equipment were tested.

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While the applications of lab ovens are diverse and often specialized, the basic concept of an oven is not. An oven is an insulated, enclosed space that is heated in order to treat a product. From there the variations begin, but even specialized lab ovens exist to serve the purpose of thermal processing. Since all varieties of ovens originated in R&D departments, all varieties of ovens exist in lab settings.

Conveyor ovens and batch ovens alike are used to test curing, drying and powder coating processes. A given conveyor or batch oven that tests a curing process can use quartz, natural gas or electricity as its heat source. An electric oven can utilize convection or infrared radiant heating as its heating method.

The only difference between ovens in lab settings and ovens that are found in manufacturing markets is the design standard; an oven that is testing a new heat treatment process must have the capacity to cope with unexpected consequences of testing a new process.

Often, lab ovens will require certification from standards bureaus like the American Society for Testing and Materials. In medical research settings, the standards may be even stricter, as lab oven equipment may be used to conduct experiments with hazardous chemicals or pathogenic material.

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