Industrial ovens heat samples, devices and products for process heating applications in which the item is heated to a specified temperature and the temperature is maintained to change the item’s properties. Industrial ovens can be divided into two general categories: batch ovens and continuous ovens. Batch ovens, also known as walk-in ovens, perform processes like drying, curing, annealing, stress relieving, bonding and more. A batch oven is essential for applications in which materials require changing out in different batches. Continuous ovens, also known as conveyor ovens, are advantageous due to their efficiency and labor savings. A conveyor oven can move an item between zones with varying temperatures.
Furnaces operate similarly but as a rule generate temperatures that exceed 1000°F. In industrial ovens, the source heats air and distributes it into the oven, and then recirculates into the chamber where the object under test is. In a furnace, the object is placed directly on the source of the heat, sacrificing an ‘even’ heating but allowing for the item to achieve higher temperatures. Furnaces are utilized for different applications as well; a furnace is ideal for the annealing, tempering and carburizing of metals. A furnace is also preferred for treating a material before forging and ceramic and glass creation.
ATEC equips customers looking for the following types of industrial ovens and furnaces with models from leading manufacturers like Blue M, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Despatch:
- Laboratory ovens
- Conveyor ovens
- Curing ovens
- Drying ovens
- Inert gas ovens
- Ovens for baking
- Annealing ovens
- Batch ovens
Rent industrial ovens and furnaces from ATEC for affordable, reliable temperature testing solutions. ATEC offers short-term and long-term rentals, next-day shipping and an in-house ISO 17025-certified calibration lab. Contact ATEC and a rental agent will guide you to the right oven for your specifications and standards delivered in time to meet your deadlines.