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Established in 1902, Despatch is a global leader in high performance industrial ovens and other thermal products. A focused commitment to the electronics, healthcare, materials, transportation and industrial markets has enabled Despatch to become experts in these industries. Despatch also serves as a key provider of integrated technology for the emerging solar and carbon fiber markets.

Manufacturers trust Despatch ovens to deliver the uniform and repeatable thermal processing required for critical components to operate flawlessly and ensure reliable product performance. Despatch never cuts corners, ovens are manufactured to the highest standards and deliver invariable, uniform temperature for as long as the oven is in service. 

ITW EAE Lakeville is committed to providing our customers with the finest products and customer satisfaction through process improvement and employee involvement. We will provide products and services that consistently exceed our customer’s expectations and any applicable regulatory requirements. The Despatch manufacturing facility in Lakeville, Minnesota is ISO 9001:2015 certified, ensuring a committment to continuous process improvement and consistent quality.


Despatch Walk-In Ovens to be Delivered at Warp Speed
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, January 19, 2021 – With the COVID 19 virus ravaging the nation, the need to get vaccine manufactured at ‘warp speed’ is critical to save lives. When a vaccine manufacturer needed walk-in ovens for a drying application, lead time was a critical factor in their purchase decision. ITW EAE was able to commit to a significantly shorter lead time than competitors through our streamlined production line and some creative engineering to meet the customer’s technical requirements. more

Lead Time for Despatch PCC1-40 Conveyor Oven Reduced to Just Six Weeks
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, September 10, 2020 – ITW EAE, a division of Illinois Tool Works announces that they are reducing the lead time to just six weeks for the popular PCC1-40 Conveyor Oven. The reduced lead time is possible due to a redesign with a standardized configuration that still provides flexibility to suit a variety of applications. more

ITW EAE Receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification for Its Despatch Manufacturing Site in Lakeville, Minnesota
Lakeville, Minnesota, August 27, 2020 – ITW EAE, the Electronic Assembly Equipment division of ITW, has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certification for its Despatch oven manufacturing site in Lakeville, Minnesota. ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognized Quality Management System and helps organizations be more efficient and consistently meet customer’s expectations and improve satisfaction. more

Despatch Introduces New Oven Designed Specifically for Catheter Manufacturers
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, August 11, 2020 – ITW EAE has developed a new Despatch oven specifically designed to meet the unique requirements of catheter manufacturers. The Despatch PRC2- 63 is a one-size-fits-all solution that features vertical airflow to keep cross wind from blowing the catheter tubes around, a tall configuration with a small footprint to save floor space while allowing room to hang catheters up to 80 inches long inside the chamber, and a stainless-steel interior for easy cleaning. more

Despatch Ovens to Play Key Role in Additive Manufacturing Systems Used to Make Metal Parts
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, July 28, 2020 – A manufacturer of additive manufacturing systems for metal parts is partnering with Despatch to provide the thermal processing step the system requires. The system can produce metal parts from prototype scale to manufacturing scale. The initial multi-unit order based on the Despatch LAC lab oven will be used for crosslinking a metal powder mixture inside a build box prior to depowdering and sintering of the 3D printed metal parts. more

Despatch Builds Conveyor Ovens for Manufacturer of COVID 19 Diagnostic Testing System
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, June 5, 2020 – ITW EAE, a division of Illinois Tool building Despatch Conveyor Ovens for a major medical technology manufacturer who is producing essential COVID 19 diagnostic testing systems. The Despatch ovens with stainless steel interior and exterior features special perforated plenums above the belt to create a laminar flow that will keep the small lightweight parts from being disturbed. Fresh-air ports were added to support positive chamber pressure needed to achieve the required temperature uniformity of +/-5°C. more

Battery Manufacturer Automates Production with Despatch PCC2-15 Conveyor Ovens
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, May 21, 2020 – A manufacture of batteries is purchasing two Despatch Conveyor ovens for its automated production line. The ovens are needed to bond materials in the battery assembly inside a mold. The molds are inserted and removed from the conveyor oven with automated pick and place robots. Tight temperature control with very little variance is critical to the process to ensure proper bonding. more

Despatch PCC1-40 Conveyor Oven Redesigned to Provide Greater Flexibility and Reduced Lead Time
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, January 30, 2020 – ITW EAE, a division of Illinois Tool Works announces that has redesigned the HEPA filtered Despatch PCC1-40 Conveyor Oven. The new design provides flexibility in a standard package that will reduce the time to ship to just 8 weeks. it is reducing lead time on Despatch PBC Burn-in Ovens to six weeks. more

Despatch Conveyor Oven Proves to be Best Solution for Automation Needs of Medical Device Manufacturer
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, March 15, 2019 – .A medical device manufacturer required an oven to preheat an aluminum mold for a silicone part that was to be filled and cured in the next manufacturing step. The company develops innovative products that improve patient outcomes by enabling minimally invasive surgery more

Lider Control y Automatización Expands Representation of Despatch to Central and South America and Caribbean
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, February 7, 2019 – ITW EAE has designated Lider Control y Automatización to be the sales representative for Despatch industrial ovens in Central and South America as well as the Caribbean. This is an expansion of service for Lider who was already servicing all of Mexico. more