How to Choose a Lab Oven Jan 17, 2022

Several industries rely on industrial ovens for various processes such as baking, curing, heating, annealing, heat treating, sterilizing and aging. Additionally, these ovens are typically large and capable of handling larger volumes. Thus, effectively simplifying the manufacturing or manufacturing process in your industry.


If you've ever been in the market for an oven for your lab, you've probably come across standard lab ovens and drying ovens. It may be a common misconception that these two types of ovens are the same, but they are actually two different devices.


Laboratory oven

Laboratory ovens are designed to heat samples only. Unlike a drying oven, a lab oven will circulate the same air indoors. Therefore, laboratory ovens can only provide heating. Lab ovens are more cost-effective than drying ovens and would be a suitable choice if all you need is heating functionality. You may notice that lab ovens have a higher temperature range than drying ovens, so make sure the oven you choose can reach your desired temperature.


Drying oven

The oven is designed to remove moisture from the oven chamber to dry samples as quickly as possible. The dry box process quickly dries the sample by introducing fresh dry air into the chamber while exhausting warm moist air. Drying ovens provide high performance drying and heating. You'll notice that ovens are more expensive than standard lab ovens, mainly because ovens have drying capabilities that lab ovens lack. An oven requires an airflow system that can extract moisture from the air, which may or may not be necessary depending on your requirements.



Heat in an oxygen-free atmosphere to prevent sample corrosion or scaling.

Drying, low temperature drying, aging testing, moisture determination and chemical resistance studies.

Ideal for pharmaceutical/food drying and electronics


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