Crediting demand for its Model LAC benchtop oven for driving the change, Minneapolis-based Despatch has shortened the lead time for its benchtop system and upgraded its design. According to the oven maker, the company ships the off-the-shelf version in three days or less. If standard options are added, the system ships within a week.

For the oven redesign, Despatch moved the controls, heater and fan have from the bottom to the top for better ergonomics and more convenient service access. The oven interior was upgraded to 304 stainless steel.

Despatch also offers the LAC in a standard Class A (NFPA 86) model for processing flammable solvents or removing large amounts of moisture. This model includes a pressure-relief panel, purge timer, exhaust fan and advanced safety circuitry.