There are many different kinds of laboratory ovens in terms of their specific use in the laboratory process. These ovens are basically used for the testing of the stability of different components, sterilization and glassware drying.
These ovens work at a very high temperature at about 2300 Fahrenheit or higher than that. These laboratory ovens are widely used in different kinds of industrial processes such as curing, baking, melting, burn-off, pre-heating, soldering, aging, quenching, sintering, drying, hot press, sterilization and many other processes.
Temperature range is the most important factor when we discuss the various kinds of the laboratory ovens. Temperature range is actually the maximum temperature at which a laboratory oven works properly and accurately without any kind of disturbance.
The second important thing is the capacity of a laboratory oven. It is actually the unit’s interior space that can be used or filled.
Another important factor in the laboratory oven is the pressure range of the oven. Different ovens have different pressure range and they are also used according to their pressure range.
Laboratory ovens have usually a configuration in which the features of cabinet, muffle, and conveyer are included. Cabinet ovens basically process a whole batch of any product at the same time. You can conduct any process for a single time in these cabinet ovens. On the other hand, conveyer units can process small or large size products in a series of processes. It depends on the nature of the product, required temperature and the required process. You can simply say that these conveyer ovens can work in different shifts to carry out a process.
The muffle ovens are based on the phenomenon of indirect heating. In these ovens, the heat is transferred from outside through a refractory container to heat up the material inside the oven. These ovens have a vertical configuration. Another natural thing is that the vertical ovens require a higher height clearance. These may have two doors with the shelves and carts inside the unit. A walk on oven is used to process quite larger batches of any product.
Control and heating:
These are two other important aspects as far as the laboratory ovens are concerned. The control panel can be a programmed system or a single and simple panel. Heating process may be carried out through microwave, oil, gas, infrared, propane, or steam.