Hybridization ovens are the preferred technique for hybridization in today’s laboratory. Incubation takes place inside the oven, under constant rotation, ensuring even
distribution of probe solution over the membrane. While there are other solutions available for hybridization applications, hybridization ovens offer better agitation and higher throughput. They also
require less volume per membrane area, resulting in savings for labs.
Oven applications are very diverse, but it is possible to break down their uses into three main categories: Drying, Baking and Curing.
Drying Ovens- These ovens remove moisture from the chamber as quickly
as possible in order to dry samples. The more air that moves over the samples and the more air that is evacuated from the chamber, the faster the samples will dry. This is why SHEL LAB ovens
come with adjustable intake and exhaust ports for quick evacuation of chamber air when necessary.
Baking Ovens- These ovens heat samples over a period of time without
drying them out. This is best accomplished by keeping the exhaust port closed. The other key to this process is minimizing heat loss because the heated air is holding moisture. For this
reason, SHEL LAB ovens use a unique wrap around insulation method that leaves no seams or gaps for air to escape.
Curing Ovens- These ovens slowly heat materials to alter their chemical
or physical properties. In other words, this method is aimed at baking samples while slowly drying them as well. Again, the amount of air allowed to evacuate the chamber plays a key role in
the success of this process. The SHEL LAB family of laboratory ovens range in size from 2 cu.ft. to 40 cu.ft. with many different features available.
SHEL LAB Vacuum Ovens are some of the most rugged vacuum ovens available today. Each oven features overtemperature protection and an easy-to-read vacuum gauge. Models SVAC1, SVAC2,
SVAC4 come with a fully programmable Watlow controller. The SHEL LAB Vacuum Ovens are equipped with silicone gaskets. While these gaskets resist a wide variety of temperatures and
pressures, they can breakdown in the presence of solvents and acids. For solvent applications we recommend using Buna gaskets, and for acidic applications, the Fluorosilicone or
Viton® gaskets. For more information about the gaskets we offer, see our Vacuum Oven Gasket Guide.
Vacuum Oven Applications: Moisture Determination, Out Gassing Solids,
Aging Tests, Plating, Chemical Resistance Studies, Drying of Paper, Rubber and Textiles, Desiccating, Dry Sterilization, Out Gassing Liquids, Vacuum Storage, and Electronic Process