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    Muffle and Box Furnaces

    A muffle furnace, or box furnace provides a great compact solution for labs with limited space. Microprocessor temperature control offers excellent stability and uniformity, while the thermal mass ensures fast heating times with low power consumption. Our laboratory muffle furnace range also features a secure lift-up safety door.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a muffle furnace used for in a laboratory? 

    A muffle or box furnace is used to heat materials to high temperatures in isolation from direct heat or fumes released during specific laboratory or industrial processes. 

    How to use a muffle furnace?

    To use a muffle or box furnace:

    • Load the sample
    • Set the temperature required
    • Start the heating process
    • Allow the unit to cool before removing the sample

    What are the key features of Labec’s Muffle Furnace?

    Key features of Labec’s muffle furnace include:

    • Stainless steel build is easy to clean and durable
    • Double walls provide air circulation for stable temperature control
    • Ceramic fibre insulation for fast heating
    • Rear vent port for gas release
    • Safety door switch when in use

    Discover our collection of furnace accessories and components for additional functionality, efficiency, and safety measures.

    What is the difference between a muffle furnace and a tubular furnace?

    A muffle furnace provides uniform heat in a closed chamber, and a tubular furnace heats materials in a cylindrical path for more precise temperature control and release of fumes.

    What is the difference between a muffle furnace and an oven?

    A muffle furnace reaches higher temperatures for specialised industrial applications such as heat treatment of metals and alloys. A laboratory oven has lower, uniform heat for drying or sterilising sample materials.