Benchtop Ovens and Lab Ovens
Despatch benchtop ovens and lab ovens are small in size but big in features. Benchtop ovens and lab ovens offer
a small footprint where space is limited and processes that deal with small batch loads.
Custom Benchtop Ovens and Lab Ovens
LCC Oven with Touch Screen Monitor
Despatch created a custom LCC benchtop oven and software system for a customer
requiring the ability to scan product label bar codes and employee ID tags. The LCC
system features special Protocol Manager™ software, individual “mini” PLCs with
displays, and a touch screen operator interface.
Despatch’s custom configuration allows employees to scan in the product lot labels prior
to loading the product into the oven. Photo sensors in the oven chambers confirm product
presence. The operator then selects the desired processing profile and follows the
displayed prompts. The system logic sounds an alarm and locks out the oven controls if a
cycle is interrupted or a door is opened before the cycle is complete.
LCC Class A Pharmaceutical Oven
Despatch designed a custom LCC benchtop oven for a pharmaceutical
company that needed an ISO Class 5 (Class 100) clean room oven that
would meet NFPA requirements for drying medical products containing
flammable solvents (acetone). The custom LCC was configured for Class
A environments with the controls repositioned on the side of the oven. The
front of the oven was attached to an isolation barrier to allow both the load
and unload areas to be located in clean room environments.
Custom Splicing Oven for Carbon Fiber Manufacturing
Despatch has modified its high performance LAC benchtop industrial oven to create a custom splicing oven for
carbon fiber production. Carbon fiber manufacturers can use the oven to splice fiber strands together to keep
fiber running continuously through the production line.
Despatch made several modifications to the base LAC oven to create the
custom splicing oven. Slots were added to the back of the oven with silicon
curtains that seal around the product and reduce heat loss. Angled ledges
around the door provide a stable place to set custom interior shelves. The
oven has increased heater capacity to ramp up to temperature faster and
efficiently maintain the set temperature. The addition of an electronic cooling
fan filter protects the electrical panel from dust and debris. Despatch also
equipped the modified LAC with an easy-to-use, digital single set-point
temperature control and high limit.