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Technical Datasheet (TDS)8 MB

Specification

Product Data
Maximum Temperature200°C
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 two vacuum ports, fully programmable ramp and soak temperature control.


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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 onboard 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*.

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 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.
  • Thermoplastic Curing Oven
  • The high 200°C upper temperature capability of the OV301 and very high thermal efficiency make the oven suitable for the moulding of thermoplastic materials. The availability of two vacuum ports into the oven mean that co-mingled thermoplastic reinforcements can easily be vacuum bagged and cured in the oven under vacuum.
  • 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 datalogging functionality make OV301 an excellent lab oven for material research whilst its three-tier safety devices ensure the oven is as safe and reliable as possible.

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.

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 onboard 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*.

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 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.
  • Thermoplastic Curing Oven
  • The high 200°C upper temperature capability of the OV301 and very high thermal efficiency make the oven suitable for the moulding of thermoplastic materials. The availability of two vacuum ports into the oven mean that co-mingled thermoplastic reinforcements can easily be vacuum bagged and cured in the oven under vacuum.
  • 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 datalogging functionality make OV301 an excellent lab oven for material research whilst its three-tier safety devices ensure the oven is as safe and reliable as possible.

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.

Downloads (1)

Technical Datasheet (TDS)8 MB

Specification

Product Data
Maximum Temperature200°C
General Properties
Gross Weight90kg
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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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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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