Nobody gets excited about lab ovens, but they are definitely essential lab components. Ovens are found in almost every industrial, research and development laboratory. Applications include drying lab ware and keeping it ready for use; sterilization; conducting above-ambient, constant-temperature experiments; drying reagents and desiccants; annealing and curing materials; component and materials testing, and many others.
Top 5 Questions You Should Ask When Buying a Lab Oven
1. What temperature range do you require? (Does the product have reserve temperature capacity)?
2. What accuracy and uniformity does the product have? (Will my sample be damaged or will my experiment only function in one “sweet spot”)?
3. Are interior chamber space/weight of my sample and floor space in the lab a match to application and lab?
4. Do I need any computer interfaces, alarms or safety devices on my oven?
5. Are accessories like data loggers, viewing windows and modifications like access ports available from the manufacturer to suit my specific needs?
Applications our readers are using their lab ovens for, based on our most recent survey results:
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ED, FD and FED Series
Thermo Fisher Scientific
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