When selecting the right drying oven, critical factors to consider are the heat-up, soak and cool-down times required within your application.
A drying oven should have the capability to heat the part or material to the desired temperature within a specific time. Even if the oven’s heating capability is sufficient, there are other factors that are just as important:
- Thermal conductivity of the material
- Size and shape of the material
- Velocity and direction that the convected air impacts the material’s surface
Soak time is the amount of time that the material requires once it reaches the desired temperature for the desired length of time. For applications that require precise temperature controls, Despatch Industries offers drying ovens with programmable controls that do not start timing the soak cycle until a set point temperature, either within the product or within the oven chamber, has been reached.
Cool down is achieved when the heated air is exhausted out from the drying oven, replaced by cooler, ambient air. Programmable controls c
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