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Operation and Maintenance of Heating and Drying Cabinets – Simultech

Heating and Drying Cabinets

Often not needed for everyday use, Heating and Drying cabinets go unheard of by the vast majority of people. Yet for certain industries, especially within the engineering sector, these industrial ovens perform a critical role. Able to heat to high temperatures for extended periods of time to test and develop new products, these are a great tool for producing the items that we are using every day. If you want to learn more about these cabinets, or you’re considering investing in one for your business, then this article will give you an excellent overview of their operation and maintenance needs.

What are industrial ovens?

In order to develop and produce a product, it needs to be tested and manufactured in a controlled environment, with the same conditions used each time. Otherwise, the carefully developed chemical structures and bonds which have been used will be different each time, leaving you with a product that may react differently in each situation. However, with our heating and drying cabinets, you can produce the same results each time, making them a reliable and efficient tool. Your components or materials can be heat tested at temperatures ranging from 220°C to 450°C! Not only that, you’re able to take advantage of different types of heating methods, from gas or oil, electric, heat transfer media, infra-red radiation and microwaves. No matter what you need to test and measure, it can be done with our industrial ovens.

Industrial ovens from Simultech Australia offer many advantages over conventional laboratory ovens which include:

  • Significantly improved heat distribution due to higher air flows and greater heating capacity.
  • Up to ten (10) times faster heating and cooling rates significantly reducing testing or sample conditioning times allowing far faster throughput rates of your product.
  • Robust design that enables two to three times more product to be loaded into the industrial oven vs a laboratory oven.
  • Robust design that is specified to the application ensuring a far longer life of an industrial oven vs a laboratory oven.

How do they work?

Designed for easy access, these machines have the smallest footprint with the largest effective space for your convenience. Whilst it’s incredibly important to follow the safety instructions to avoid damaging the machine and creating a fire hazard, the operation of our industrial ovens is straightforward.

  • Once you have placed the product inside the cabinet and closed the door, turn the main switch on and the touch panel display.
  • Set the temperature limit cut-out to 10°C higher than the operation temperature. The setting is dependent on the level of protection you need. To save the shut-off temperature, press the P button.
  • Before beginning, set the temperature start points on the touch panel, and the press the start button. This will switch on the air circulation and heating.
  • For after-heat treatment or to let the unit cool off, open the door, and empty the dryer. You can then close the door again and the air and heating will switch back on. Simply press Stop when you’re ready to remove the product.
  • In order to avoid damage to the aggregates installed, the cabinet can’t be switched off until it has cooled to below 150°C.

What ongoing maintenance needs do they have?

To guarantee the safety and function of your industrial oven, it must be inspected and repaired by qualified professionals. If in doubt, contact our team and we can point you in the right direction. It should be checked at least once a year by a specialist, but there are things you can do to ensure it stays in perfect working order as well – remove any residue in the processing chamber and exhaust air ducts at least once a week.

These machines are incredibly useful pieces of technology, and they are critical for a number of sectors within the engineering industry. If you’re considering investing in an industrial oven, or your business has one already, contact our team for any questions you may have in regard to its maintenance and operation.