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…
The GRIEVE CORPORATIONRound 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.$$$
Weiss TechnikGrand Rapids, MI | 800-368-4768
Weiss Envirotronics is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturer and service of environmental test chambers. A complete line of standard and custom chambers, from bench top models to full walk-in and drive-in solutions to meet any testing requirement. Not sure what you need? Let one of our applications engineers help. Weiss Envirotronics, Inc is ISO 9001 registered and A2LA accredited.$$$
Surface Combustion Inc.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. Surface also produces the industry's most popular endothermic and exothermic gas atmosphere generators.$$$
Quality Finishing SystemsGrant, MI | 231-834-9131
Complete finishing systems are designed around your specific process needs and are optimized to fit within your space requirements. We specialize in producing paint systems for wet and powder coatings, while also providing comprehensive design, fabrication, installation, start-up, and training services. Our complete finishing systems consist of an overhead conveyor, pretreatment washer, dry-off oven, paint/powder booths, cure oven, and controls.$$$
The CMM GroupDe Pere, WI | 920-336-9800
The CMM Group provides custom-designed industrial dryers and ovens for a wide range of applications in single or multi-zone configurations. The CMM Group designs and builds conveyorized curing, baking and drying ovens for automated production of small-to-medium sized products. Conveyorized roll support web dryers are available in horizontal or vertical tower design and can handle thin film to heavy gauge substrates, narrow to wide, slow or fast speeds.$$$
Global Finishing SolutionsOsseo, WI | 800-848-8738
Global Finishing Solutions is the world's leading provider of technologically advanced capital equipment solutions for the finishing industry. GFS is proud to be the new face of North America’s most significant finishing equipment manufacturers such as DeVilbiss Spray Booths, Binks Spray Booths, Milbanks Finishing Systems, Blu-Surf, and JBI Booths. We provide the most impressive results when it comes to finishing equipment for Aerospace/Government, Refinish, Industrial and Parts Market Segments.$$$
DELTA H TECHNOLOGIES, LLCCarroll, OH | 740-756-7676
DELTA H TECHNOLOGIES, LLC specializes in services and equipment for industrial furnaces, kilns and ovens. A significant portion of our projects involve services for combustion and control systems including contract preventative maintenance services, inspections, calibration, uniformity survey services, specialized problem solving and consulting services. Primary industries served include steel processing, ceramics, industrial finishing and material processing.$$$
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.
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.