Specification

Product Data
Internal Volume301litres
Maximum Temperature200°C
Maximum Loading per Shelf20kg
Maximum Total Wattage3000W
Heating Power2000W
Maximum Heating Rate6°C/min
Maximum Cooling Rate1°C/min
Maximum Internal Temperature Variation2±°C
Internal Dimensions1100 x 470 x 500W x D x H (mm)
External Dimensions1300 x 688 x 655W x D x H (mm)
Installation Space Requirement1400 x 750 x 1655W x D x H (mm)
Internal Shelf1Included
Number of Vacuum Ports2x
Vacuum Port Thread1/4"BSPP Female (G)
Data-log File Format.csv
Auxiliary Temperature Sensor TypePT100 or PT1000RTD 2-wire
Auxiliary Temperature Sensor SocketRTD Miniature Socket (White CU)
Supply Voltage230VAC
Electrical Supply Frequency50 to 60Hz
General Properties
Gross Weight90kg

Shipping Information

OV301 has been designed with worldwide shipping in mind and can be delivered to almost any destination.

The oven is always transported securely fastened to a shipping pallet and as such may require a fork-lift or tail-lift to unload. In the event that a fork-lift or tail-lift and pump-truck is not available, the oven weighs 90kg and so can be unloaded by hand by four people.

Palletised Delivery Cost by Country

Below is a list of delivery charges for palletised delivery to a number of popular destinations. If your delivery country is listed below then you can place your order online and the delivery charge will be automatically calculated and added to your order.

If your delivery country is not listed below then we can still deliver to you but we will need to obtain a quote for delivery before taking your order. Please contact us to get a delivery quote.

United Kingdom

Pallet Zone Regions Delivery Charge
Zone 1 Most mainland addresses £65.00 (ex VAT)
Zone 2 DD, PL and PH postcodes £100.00 (ex VAT)
Zone 3 Northern Ireland, IV and PO postcodes £110.00 (ex VAT)
Zone 4 Scottish Highlands, Islands and Isle of Man £140.00 (ex VAT)

Europe

Pallet Zone Regions Delivery Charge
Zone 1 Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands £110.00 (ex VAT)
Zone 2 Andorra, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden £180.00 (ex VAT)
Zone 3 Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia £190.00 (ex VAT)

Rest of World

Palletised delivery of the oven is possible to most worldwide destinations, please contact us to get a delivery quote.

OV301 Precision Composites Curing Oven

OV301 is a fully featured industrial curing oven for convenient bench-top installation. It is designed for the precision curing of prepreg moulds and components, casting resins, silicones and more. The oven includes an intuitive touch screen controller with onboard datalogging, additional auxiliary temperature sensor input and an automated vacuum pump control connection. The oven also includes multiple shelf positions and two threaded vacuum port connections.


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Designed, manufactured and quality assured in-house by Easy Composites Ltd in the UK, OV301 is a fully featured professional industrial curing oven for convenient bench-top installation. The intuitive touchscreen interface provides unrivalled useability and process feedback.

This composites oven is oven is specifically tailored for composites use, including curing or post-curing laminates, prepregs, thermoplastics, castings and moulds.

The precision manufactured, sturdy design is engineered for demanding everyday production use whilst the convenient bench-top size and precision control makes the oven equally suited to laboratory or R&D use. The highly featured touchscreen controller with its integrated datalogging, automated vacuum pump control output and auxiliary temperature sensor input, make the OV301 suitable for even the most highly controlled and quality assured manufacturing processes.

OV301 has been meticulously designed to offer unrivalled thermal efficiency meaning that complete prepreg curing cycles can be completed for only a few pence.

Features Explained

Touchscreen Controller

Developed and manufactured by Easy Composites, the touchscreen controller allows the user to intuitively create and run even the most complex ramp and dwell programs. The onscreen graphing overlays a live temperature trace of the internal temperature as well as the auxiliary sensor temperature on to the complete program profile.

Ramp and Soak Programming

The controller has a large internal memory that allows for large numbers of complex ramp and soak cycles to be stored. The cycles can have full alpha-numeric names for easy selection and can even be saved to a USB stick to allow sharing between multiple ovens and restoration should they accidentally be modified or deleted. The option of enabling password protection can also be used to prevent unauthorised/accidental modifications of the saved programs.

Data-Logging

Whenever the oven begins to run a cycle, it automatically searches for a connected USB stick, if found the controller will automatically create a log file on the USB stick and begin datalogging. Once the cycle is complete, this USB stick can simply be removed and plugged into any PC where the log file(s) can be accessed.

Vacuum Pump Control Socket

The oven features an integrated power socket for the connection of a vacuum pump. This allows the vacuum pump to be automatically switched off at the end of the cycle, saving electricity and reducing unnecessary wear on the pump. The socket can also be manually controlled from the touchscreen for convenience.

Vacuum Ports

The 2-vacuum ports on the side of the oven allow the connection a vacuum bag inside the oven, to a vacuum pump outside of the oven. As standard the oven features ¼” BSP female sockets both inside and outside of the oven. By fitting an appropriately sized hose tail barb both inside and out, a basic connection can be established, however the optional vacuum valve assembly and gauge allows easy connection with the additional benefits of both a vacuum pressure readout and an isolating valve allowing the vacuum to be shut-off. The optional vacuum valve and gauge also includes hose tail barbs to suit the Easy Composites 8mm ID Silicone Vacuum Hose.

Typical Uses

  • Prepreg Curing Oven
  • With two separate vacuum ports into the oven and fully programmable precision temperature control with ramp and soak functionality, OV301 is the ideal workshop out of autoclave prepreg oven for carbon fibre and glass fibre components and tooling. The large internal capacity and repositionable (or removable) shelf allow this compact oven to cure a surprisingly large payload of vacuum bagged parts.
  • Oven for Curing Composite Parts and Moulds
  • Many resin systems used in components or composite tooling do not achieve their full mechanical properties without an elevated temperature post-cure. OV301 can be used in production areas to post-cure composite laminates, coatings and tools to speed up their cure, increase mechanical properties and achieve maximum Tg.
  • Casting Resin and Silicone Curing Oven
  • The precise temperature control, low running costs and practical workshop/studio dimensions of OV301 make it an ideal resin curing oven for casting resins such as polyurethane and epoxy. By oven curing fast-cast polyurethane castings improved mechanical properties can be achieved whilst considerably shortening demould times, allowing moulds to be cycled faster - increasing production and quality.
  • Materials Research and Development Lab Oven
  • The precision PID temperature control coupled with multi-stage programmable ramp and soak functionality, excellent internal heat consistency and standard integrated datalogging functionality make OV301 an excellent lab oven for material research whilst its three-tier safety systems ensure a high level of safety and reliability.

Further Information

Precision Temperature Control with Ramp and Soak

The oven delivers the highest standards of PID temperature control accuracy, utilising high-quality RTD temperature measurement coupled with effective fan-assisted airflow to minimise stratification.

OV301 even boasts full 'ramp and soak' temperature control which can control heating rates (degrees per minute), and hold for a specific length of time at set temperatures. Although useful in a range of curing processes, 'ramp and soak' control like this is a feature usually reserved for only the most advanced laboratory ovens and autoclaves.

Temperature, ramp and soak are all fully programmable so recommended cure and post-cure cycles for different materials can be saved and run automatically for the ultimate in precision and consistency.

Options

OV301 has been designed from the ground-up to offer all the functionality desirable in a fully featured composites benchtop curing oven and as such is available with a choice of options to ensure it provides a 'turn-key' system to match your needs. Please select any options from the drop-down list at the top of the page.

Vacuum Valve Assemblies

OV301 includes two integral vacuum ports which can be supplied complete with optional gauge and valve assemblies for convenient connection of one or two separate vacuum lines into the oven. This optional assembly includes an 8mm hose tail barb to fit to the inside vacuum port enabling the connection of Easy Composites 8mm silicone hose. This hose is suitably temperature and pressure rated for use inside the oven.

Auxiliary Temperature Probe

An auxiliary temperature probe can be connected to the socket on the front of the oven. This will provide feedback on the temperature of the part or tool being processed. This data is also automatically logged in the datalogging file created on any connected USB flash drive.

Additional Shelves

The oven is supplied as standard with on moveable internal shelf. Additional shelves are available allowing for the curing of multiple small parts. Up to 3 evenly spaced shelves can be fitted (1 supplied + 2 optional extras)

Fitting, removing, and repositioning the shelves is a simple tool-free operation. The shelves simply lift up and slide out. This allows the oven’s internal layout to be easily reconfigured and provides great access for cleaning.

The shelf is a sheet metal construction featuring swaged ventilation holes to minimise the risk of tearing vacuum bags when loading and positioning parts, insure excellent air flow and temperature distribution, and virtually eliminate the risk of the shelves marking the part or material being processed.

3m Vacuum Pump IEC Extension Cable

When connecting the EC4 vacuum pump to the integrated vacuum pump control socket, the vacuum pump must be positioned on the right-hand side of the oven to allow the standard power cable to reach. If you wish to position the EC4 vacuum pump on the left-hand side of the oven or in another location, the 3m IEC extension cable can be used.

Designed, manufactured and quality assured in-house by Easy Composites Ltd in the UK, OV301 is a fully featured professional industrial curing oven for convenient bench-top installation. The intuitive touchscreen interface provides unrivalled useability and process feedback.

This composites oven is oven is specifically tailored for composites use, including curing or post-curing laminates, prepregs, thermoplastics, castings and moulds.

The precision manufactured, sturdy design is engineered for demanding everyday production use whilst the convenient bench-top size and precision control makes the oven equally suited to laboratory or R&D use. The highly featured touchscreen controller with its integrated datalogging, automated vacuum pump control output and auxiliary temperature sensor input, make the OV301 suitable for even the most highly controlled and quality assured manufacturing processes.

OV301 has been meticulously designed to offer unrivalled thermal efficiency meaning that complete prepreg curing cycles can be completed for only a few pence.

Features Explained

Touchscreen Controller

Developed and manufactured by Easy Composites, the touchscreen controller allows the user to intuitively create and run even the most complex ramp and dwell programs. The onscreen graphing overlays a live temperature trace of the internal temperature as well as the auxiliary sensor temperature on to the complete program profile.

Ramp and Soak Programming

The controller has a large internal memory that allows for large numbers of complex ramp and soak cycles to be stored. The cycles can have full alpha-numeric names for easy selection and can even be saved to a USB stick to allow sharing between multiple ovens and restoration should they accidentally be modified or deleted. The option of enabling password protection can also be used to prevent unauthorised/accidental modifications of the saved programs.

Data-Logging

Whenever the oven begins to run a cycle, it automatically searches for a connected USB stick, if found the controller will automatically create a log file on the USB stick and begin datalogging. Once the cycle is complete, this USB stick can simply be removed and plugged into any PC where the log file(s) can be accessed.

Vacuum Pump Control Socket

The oven features an integrated power socket for the connection of a vacuum pump. This allows the vacuum pump to be automatically switched off at the end of the cycle, saving electricity and reducing unnecessary wear on the pump. The socket can also be manually controlled from the touchscreen for convenience.

Vacuum Ports

The 2-vacuum ports on the side of the oven allow the connection a vacuum bag inside the oven, to a vacuum pump outside of the oven. As standard the oven features ¼” BSP female sockets both inside and outside of the oven. By fitting an appropriately sized hose tail barb both inside and out, a basic connection can be established, however the optional vacuum valve assembly and gauge allows easy connection with the additional benefits of both a vacuum pressure readout and an isolating valve allowing the vacuum to be shut-off. The optional vacuum valve and gauge also includes hose tail barbs to suit the Easy Composites 8mm ID Silicone Vacuum Hose.

Typical Uses

  • Prepreg Curing Oven
  • With two separate vacuum ports into the oven and fully programmable precision temperature control with ramp and soak functionality, OV301 is the ideal workshop out of autoclave prepreg oven for carbon fibre and glass fibre components and tooling. The large internal capacity and repositionable (or removable) shelf allow this compact oven to cure a surprisingly large payload of vacuum bagged parts.
  • Oven for Curing Composite Parts and Moulds
  • Many resin systems used in components or composite tooling do not achieve their full mechanical properties without an elevated temperature post-cure. OV301 can be used in production areas to post-cure composite laminates, coatings and tools to speed up their cure, increase mechanical properties and achieve maximum Tg.
  • Casting Resin and Silicone Curing Oven
  • The precise temperature control, low running costs and practical workshop/studio dimensions of OV301 make it an ideal resin curing oven for casting resins such as polyurethane and epoxy. By oven curing fast-cast polyurethane castings improved mechanical properties can be achieved whilst considerably shortening demould times, allowing moulds to be cycled faster - increasing production and quality.
  • Materials Research and Development Lab Oven
  • The precision PID temperature control coupled with multi-stage programmable ramp and soak functionality, excellent internal heat consistency and standard integrated datalogging functionality make OV301 an excellent lab oven for material research whilst its three-tier safety systems ensure a high level of safety and reliability.

Further Information

Precision Temperature Control with Ramp and Soak

The oven delivers the highest standards of PID temperature control accuracy, utilising high-quality RTD temperature measurement coupled with effective fan-assisted airflow to minimise stratification.

OV301 even boasts full 'ramp and soak' temperature control which can control heating rates (degrees per minute), and hold for a specific length of time at set temperatures. Although useful in a range of curing processes, 'ramp and soak' control like this is a feature usually reserved for only the most advanced laboratory ovens and autoclaves.

Temperature, ramp and soak are all fully programmable so recommended cure and post-cure cycles for different materials can be saved and run automatically for the ultimate in precision and consistency.

Options

OV301 has been designed from the ground-up to offer all the functionality desirable in a fully featured composites benchtop curing oven and as such is available with a choice of options to ensure it provides a 'turn-key' system to match your needs. Please select any options from the drop-down list at the top of the page.

Vacuum Valve Assemblies

OV301 includes two integral vacuum ports which can be supplied complete with optional gauge and valve assemblies for convenient connection of one or two separate vacuum lines into the oven. This optional assembly includes an 8mm hose tail barb to fit to the inside vacuum port enabling the connection of Easy Composites 8mm silicone hose. This hose is suitably temperature and pressure rated for use inside the oven.

Auxiliary Temperature Probe

An auxiliary temperature probe can be connected to the socket on the front of the oven. This will provide feedback on the temperature of the part or tool being processed. This data is also automatically logged in the datalogging file created on any connected USB flash drive.

Additional Shelves

The oven is supplied as standard with on moveable internal shelf. Additional shelves are available allowing for the curing of multiple small parts. Up to 3 evenly spaced shelves can be fitted (1 supplied + 2 optional extras)

Fitting, removing, and repositioning the shelves is a simple tool-free operation. The shelves simply lift up and slide out. This allows the oven’s internal layout to be easily reconfigured and provides great access for cleaning.

The shelf is a sheet metal construction featuring swaged ventilation holes to minimise the risk of tearing vacuum bags when loading and positioning parts, insure excellent air flow and temperature distribution, and virtually eliminate the risk of the shelves marking the part or material being processed.

3m Vacuum Pump IEC Extension Cable

When connecting the EC4 vacuum pump to the integrated vacuum pump control socket, the vacuum pump must be positioned on the right-hand side of the oven to allow the standard power cable to reach. If you wish to position the EC4 vacuum pump on the left-hand side of the oven or in another location, the 3m IEC extension cable can be used.

Specification

Product Data
Internal Volume301litres
Maximum Temperature200°C
Maximum Loading per Shelf20kg
Maximum Total Wattage3000W
Heating Power2000W
Maximum Heating Rate6°C/min
Maximum Cooling Rate1°C/min
Maximum Internal Temperature Variation2±°C
Internal Dimensions1100 x 470 x 500W x D x H (mm)
External Dimensions1300 x 688 x 655W x D x H (mm)
Installation Space Requirement1400 x 750 x 1655W x D x H (mm)
Internal Shelf1Included
Number of Vacuum Ports2x
Vacuum Port Thread1/4"BSPP Female (G)
Data-log File Format.csv
Auxiliary Temperature Sensor TypePT100 or PT1000RTD 2-wire
Auxiliary Temperature Sensor SocketRTD Miniature Socket (White CU)
Supply Voltage230VAC
Electrical Supply Frequency50 to 60Hz
General Properties
Gross Weight90kg
Can’t find the answer you’re looking for?Ask our technical team a question.

The internal depth is measured from the fan enclosure rather than back wall.

The oven itself does not really have a maximum weight, or certainly not one that you're likely to exceed, however there is a weight limit on the shelves - which is listed in the 'specification' section of the technical datasheet - of 20kgs per shelf.

Yes, the oven comes pre-installed with every curing cycle for every Easy Composites product available at the time of sale. These programs are user modifiable. The latest versions of these curing cycles can be found in the Downloads section on this webpage and uploaded to your oven via the USB port at any time.

Yes, by simply plugging in a standard USB drive, the oven will datalog, creating a generic .csv file. This file can be opened by most standard spreadsheet software, for example Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. Once in this software the data can be manipulated into graphs or reports and easily printed.

Yes, there is an auxiliary socket on the front of the oven to which either a PT100 or PT1000 RTD sensor can be connected. Once connected, the oven will display a temperature trace for this sensor on the graph as well as datalog the reading during running.

No, certainly not I'm afraid. An autoclave is a pressure vessel and as such is built first and foremost to withstand high internal pressures - this usually means a being a cylindrical shape with domed ends, thick walls and a very sturdy mechanism to seal and lock the door. None of these features are needed or included on a conventional oven such as our OV301.

I wish to place the oven in a relatively tight space under the workbench.

The oven requires 100mm to the rear to enable an electrical connection but a minimum of 50mm is allowable for ventilation if this connection can be recessed into the wall. 100mm is required on both sides. 100mm is required on top.

The oven itself is not designed to work on the US 120V system due to the components within the oven itself. Many US domestic and business supplies are able to have a 240V output fitted due to the hot-hot-ground split phase in the U.S. which is two hot wires of 120V AC with a 180° phase shift between them. This means the system can usually be rewired to run 240V equipment off of hot to hot instead of hot to neutral. With a proper cable, the oven can be connected to a suitably rated ‘dryer socket’ as found in many US homes. For safety reasons, any electrical wiring work should be undertaken by a suitably qualified electrician.

...Lets say 10mm laminate can we cure using this ovens? Also, what would be the approximate time it takes to cure a 2mm laminates?

The thickness of the laminate does not really determine the cure time, although it will have some effect. For typical laminate thickness of 0.75 to 4mm then you would just follow the recommended cure cycle for the prepreg that you're using. The heat will penetrate quite quickly through the prepreg laminate.

As you start to move towards very thick laminates then things get less predictable because you need to start considering the 'exotherm' of the resin whilst it cures. This means that thicker laminates can actually be a problem because they potential cure too quickly, not too slowly. Most prepregs will list a maximum recommended thickness for the laminate. If they don't then some experimentation will be required and will often involve slowing the cure down (so lower temperatures for a longer time) to reach initial cure before following up with a post cure. This allows time for the heat generated by the resin to dissipate rather than build-up uncontrollably.

The time it would take to cure a 2mm laminate would depend on the prepreg you're using and the cure temperature. In theory, using a 'snap cure' prepreg and a high cure temperature you could potentially cure a 2mm laminate in 10 mins but for more conventional out-of-autoclave prepregs (where the steady ramp and soaks help with the surface finish) you would need to follow something quite close to the recommended cure cycles to achieve the best results (which are typically around 4-5hrs.

If you're on this page then you should be able to see the oven price and options listed above. The price you see is the price of the oven and then as you add the options you need the price will update, showing you the total including those selected options. Please email us if you're having trouble with this.

The OV301 oven does not come with a pump. However it has, built into it, two vacuum ports and a vacuum pump control socket. You can also fit the optional valve and gauge assemblies should you wish to have easy vacuum control and pressure indication for your vacuum bags inside the oven. Our EC4 Compact Industrial Vacuum Pump is fully compatible and highly recommended for use with the OV301 (and matches it too!).

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Customer Product Reviews for OV301 Precision Composites Curing Oven

5/5 Average rating
24/5/2021
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Tan C.
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if you are new starter or advance person like me, you will soon or later come to the point and find out cleanest way to make composites is PREPEG, and for that you really need a reliable heating oven. In the past i tried powder coating ovens, kitchen ovens, advance kitchen cookers, nothing but nothing come close to this product. Yes it is a chunk of money to invest but it will really make the work so easy. Made my first high temp moulds no cracks no imperfections, no prints just amazing. This oven is a piece of art. My only negative comment would be, touch screen is not very sensitive, but hey ? you have a oven with a computer ! addition note: even 150 degrees Celsius, the oven doesnt give any heat to the outside , its sealed so good i cant believe it ! Best Curing oven in the world, no i am not get paid from them not even get a discount which i understand now.

Easy Composites Response

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate your comments and taking the time. We will of course pass on your comment about the touch screen. Thanks.

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Shipping Information

OV301 has been designed with worldwide shipping in mind and can be delivered to almost any destination.

The oven is always transported securely fastened to a shipping pallet and as such may require a fork-lift or tail-lift to unload. In the event that a fork-lift or tail-lift and pump-truck is not available, the oven weighs 90kg and so can be unloaded by hand by four people.

Palletised Delivery Cost by Country

Below is a list of delivery charges for palletised delivery to a number of popular destinations. If your delivery country is listed below then you can place your order online and the delivery charge will be automatically calculated and added to your order.

If your delivery country is not listed below then we can still deliver to you but we will need to obtain a quote for delivery before taking your order. Please contact us to get a delivery quote.

United Kingdom

Pallet Zone Regions Delivery Charge
Zone 1 Most mainland addresses £65.00 (ex VAT)
Zone 2 DD, PL and PH postcodes £100.00 (ex VAT)
Zone 3 Northern Ireland, IV and PO postcodes £110.00 (ex VAT)
Zone 4 Scottish Highlands, Islands and Isle of Man £140.00 (ex VAT)

Europe

Pallet Zone Regions Delivery Charge
Zone 1 Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands £110.00 (ex VAT)
Zone 2 Andorra, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden £180.00 (ex VAT)
Zone 3 Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia £190.00 (ex VAT)

Rest of World

Palletised delivery of the oven is possible to most worldwide destinations, please contact us to get a delivery quote.

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