Vastex Industrial offers tabletop infrared oven

The Vastex D-100 Infrared Conveyor Dryer for laboratory testing and low volume production achieves uniform temperatures to 750°F (400°C). (Courtesy: Vastex Industrial)

Vastex Industrial has introduced a D-100 model infrared conveyor oven for laboratory testing and low volume production applications.

At 46 inches (117 cm) long by 24 inches (61 cm) wide by 24 inches (61 cm) high, the compact unit can be placed on tabletops or wheeled utility carts with tops as small as 24 inches (61 cm) square.   

Offered in 120V or 240V models, the oven is equipped with a 16 inches (40 cm) square 1,625-watt infrared heater that achieves temperatures to 750°F (400°C). Heater shields maximize edge-to-edge temperature uniformity, while variable controls for both heat intensity and conveyor speed allow fine-tuning of the heating process.

The heating chamber has a fixed infeed width of 19.5 inches (49.6 cm), and an infeed height that can be raised and lowered from two to seven inches (5 to 17.7 cm). The heater can also be raised, lowered, and pivoted using lock knobs on the sides of the heating chamber according to the shape of the items for uniform heating. Heater shields are included as standard to maximize edge-to-edge temperature consistency.

The oven is equipped as standard with an 18-inch (45.8 cm) wide Teflon® coated fiberglass conveyor belt driven by a 50 inch-pound motor, and aligned by a continuously variable tracking device patented by the company. Optional Kevlar® and stainless-steel mesh belts are offered for high-heat and/or sanitary applications.

Larger conveyor/tunnel models are available with belt widths to 54 inches (137 cm), chamber lengths to 162 inches (412 cm) and infrared heaters to 68,400 watts. A three-year warranty against defects and a 15-year warranty on infrared heaters are standard.

Also offered are cabinet/batch ovens in three sizes with forced, filtered air, adjustable racks and stainless-steel finned strip heaters to 3,100 watts.