Carbolite APEX Range AX Series Laboratory Ovens

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SKU Temperature Range Capacity (L) Dimensions: Internal H x W x D (mm) Volts Temperature Controller Included Air Convection Weight (In Grams) Price (excluding VAT) Availability Qty To Purchase
Carbolite APEX Range AX Series Laboratory Ovens AX030-230SN Ambient +30°C - 250°C 28 295 x 300 x 320 220 - 240 V single phase R38 PID Controller Forced Convection 24000 £1805.00 1 + -
Carbolite APEX Range AX Series Laboratory Ovens AX060-230SN Ambient +30°C - 250°C 66 395 x 400 x 420 220 - 240 V single phase R38 PID Controller Forced Convection 37000 £2045.00 1 + -
Carbolite APEX Range AX Series Laboratory Ovens AX120-230SN Ambient +30°C - 250°C 128 495 x 500 x 520 220 - 240 V single phase R38 PID Controller Forced Convection 55000 £2590.00 1 + -

Carbolite Gero manufactures a range of laboratory ovens for routine lab applications. The laboratory oven models are ideal for general laboratory work and routine heat applications. They all provide excellent temperature uniformity and comply with safety standard BS EN 61010-2-010:2003.

Each laboratory oven may be equipped with a number of options to meet customer requirements. This includes, for example, over-temperature protection, individual shelves and runners for different lab applications, digital timers or more advanced laboratory oven temperature control and programmer systems.

The Apex AX range of 250 °C laboratory ovens, comprises three bench mounted models equipped with the R38 digital PID temperature controller.

Standard Features

  • 250°C maximum operating temperature
  • 30, 60 or 120 litres chamber volumes
  • Equipped with the R38 digital PID temperature controller
  • Fan convection for rapid heating & excellent uniformity
  • Chemically resistant stainless steel liner
  • Two adjustable nickel-chrome plated wire shelves
  • Lever latch door & airtight silicone seal
  • Compliant with safety standard BS EN 61010-2-010:2003

Options (specify these at time of order)

  • Over-temperature protection (recommended to protect valuable contents & for unattended operation)
  • Digital countdown timer to switch oven off
  • Additional sets of shelves & runners
  • Lockable door
  • Low voltage options for use below 220 V
  • Routine spares kit

Laboratory Oven - Ax Technical Data



Max. temp. [°C]

Temperature uniformity [°C]

Heat-up time [mins]

Recovery time [mins]

Dimensions: Internal

H x W x D



Dimensions: External

H x W x D

 Shelves fitted / accepted  Shelf loading each / total [kg]  



Air changes

/ hr
 Max. power [W]  Holding power [W]  



AX 30


± 5.0 @ 250 °C



295 x 300 x 320

440 x 590 x 465

2 / 4

10 / 20






AX 60


± 5.0 @ 250 °C



395 x 400 x 420

540 x 690 x 565

2 / 6

10 / 30






AX 120


± 5.0 @ 250 °C



495 x 500 x 520

640 x 790 x 665

2 / 8

10 / 40







Please Note

- Uniformity is measured in an empty chamber with vents closed, after a stabilisation period
- Shelf loadings are based on evenly distributed weight
- Maximum power and heat up times based on a 240V supply
- The uniform volume is smaller than the total chamber volume
- Minimum operating temperature is ambient +30°C

Laboratory Oven Applications

Convection based laboratory ovens are extremely versatile pieces of equipment which can be used for a wide range of different functions.

The most basic use of a laboratory oven is for drying and sterilising equipment, often glassware. Laboratory ovens can also be used for heating, dehydrating, or softening samples, as well as numerous other laboratory applications across various industries. Industries in which laboratory ovens are invaluable pieces of equipment include civil engineering, the technology industry, and healthcare.

Laboratory ovens use thermal convection to deliver heat to the chamber, which allows them to maintain uniform temperatures. Natural convection ovens are the most economical option and are well suited for applications where the increased airflow of a fan assisted convection oven would be problematic. By comparison, fan assisted convection ovens are able to achieve greater temperature uniformity and offer faster recovery rates.

What Is A Laboratory Oven?

A laboratory oven is a heating device that meets the precise temperature control and temperature uniformity requirements of laboratory work. It is a standard piece of equipment in many labs, used for a wide range of applications such as drying, evaporating, or curing. Depending on the requirements, laboratory ovens vary in size and volume as well the maximum temperature they can reach. 

What Is The Typical Operating Temperature Of A Laboratory Oven?

The typical operating temperature of a laboratory oven is entirely dependent on the application requirements. Carbolite Gero supplies ovens with maximum temperatures ranging up to 300°C for applications such as drying and moisture extraction, and ovens for applications such as annealing and sintering that can require temperatures up to 600 or 700°C.

What Is The Typical Size Of A Laboratory Oven?

Carbolite Gero laboratory ovens range in size from 30 litres up to 910 litres. Ovens with capacities up to 200 litres are usually mounted directly onto work benches, whereas larger ovens are typically floor standing.

Is A Laboratory Oven Suitable For Drying Material?

A laboratory oven is suitable for drying materials so long as the oven chamber is ventilated. Standard ovens usually have vents that can be opened. Additional ventilation can often be provided by using a moisture extraction fan. You should also consider the material being dried. For lightweight materials and powders the best choice may be a natural convection oven with a vent to avoid blowing material around the chamber.

What Should I Consider When Buying A Laboratory Oven?

When buying a laboratory oven, you should consider the required volume, the maximum temperature, and the temperature uniformity required. It is important to consider the application. If the main purpose is the drying of samples, it may be beneficial to consider modifications specifically designed for moisture extraction. Similarly, if the samples contain low levels of solvents, explosion relief panels and other options designed to relieve pressure and reduce the risk of explosions are required.

What Is The Difference Between A Domestic And A Laboratory Oven?

A laboratory oven generally has a higher build standard than a domestic oven. Laboratory ovens typically have stainless steel liners designed to withstand the harsher processes, and continuous use, common within commerical laboratories.

Is It Possible To Place Samples With Solvent Inside A Laboratory Oven?

It is possible to place samples with solvents inside a laboratory oven, provided that the oven is designed to withstand the explosive vapours produced by such processes. Ovens intended for stoving and curing processes should adhere to the safety standard EN1539. Such ovens should include safety features such as explosion relief panels, and airflow levels appropriate for the calculated solvent level of sample materials.

    • Weight (In Grams)
      24000 g
    • SKU
    • Commodity Codes
  • Manufacturer
    Carbolite Gero Limited
  • Country of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Temperature Range
    Ambient +30°C - 250°C, Not Applicable
  • Capacity (L)
    28, 66, 128
  • Dimensions: Internal H x W x D (mm)
    295 x 300 x 320, 395 x 400 x 420, 495 x 500 x 520
  • Volts
    110 - 120 V single phase, 200 - 210 V single phase, 220 - 240 V single phase
  • Temperature Controller Included
    R38 PID Controller, Not Applicable
  • Air Convection
    Forced Convection, Not Applicable