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06/01/2017

Despatch Expands Top Loading Test Oven Line to Meet Requirements of the Oil and Gas Drilling Market

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, June 1, 2017 – Despatch, is expanding its line of PTC top-loading ovens to include a new 48 cubic foot model. These ovens are specifically designed and used for burn-in, qualification testing and calibration of down-hole drilling instruments. With recent advances in technology and a wider range of processes, a larger oven is required which will accommodate larger tools and instrumentation.

 
05/25/2017

Despatch DriTech™ Dryer Granted Patent No. US9589817B2 from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, May 25, 2017 – Despatch, a leading technology and equipment provider for the solar industry, is pleased to announce the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Patent No. US9589817B2 protecting the intellectual property of its DriTech™ Dryer. The dryer already has a large installation base with a proven performance track record.

 
03/30/2017

Despatch Split-Zone™ Oxidation Oven Granted Patent No. 9,598,795 from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, March 30, 2017 – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issue Patent No. 9,598,795 protecting Despatch Split-Zone™ Oxidation technology. This patent applies to the split zone control which provides two discrete thermal profiles for the upper and lower half of the chamber.

 
02/14/2017

Customer Tests Confirm Reduced Cycle Times Using the Newly Patented Despatch Split-Zone™ Oxidation Oven

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, February 14, 2017 – A second customer evaluation of the Despatch Split-Zone™ Oxidation Oven was recently completed. The results confirm that the new oxidation technology provides a significant reduction in cycle time.

 
08/12/2016

Despatch Expands Global Reach by Adding Representation in Turkey and Nordic and Baltic Countries

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, August 12, 2016 – Despatch Industries is expanding its reach globally with the addition of two new representatives. ZW Nordic ab will now represent Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland as well as Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Ortak Elektronik San. ve Tic. A.S. will represent the country of Turkey. Having representation in these countries will provide enhanced customer service with local expertise and personal assistance with customer’s thermal processing needs.

 
08/09/2016

Customer Tests Conclude that the Despatch Split-Zone™ Oxidation Oven Reduces Cycle Times More Than Expected

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, August 9, 2016 – Initial customer evaluation of the Despatch Split-Zone™ Oxidation Oven has just been completed. Tests were conducted using premium grade fiber running through a single oven that simulated multiple zones. The baseline to achieve the target density was 5 zones with a dwell time of 67.3 minutes. Using the Split-Zone the target density was achieved in just two zones with a dwell time of 44 minutes, a reduction in cycle time of nearly 35%.

 
08/02/2016

Orders for Despatch Walk-in Ovens Doubled Due to New Models and Faster Delivery

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, August 2, 2016 – Despatch has recently seen a major increase in orders of its walk-in line of ovens. Sales in July were double the number sold last year and are expected to remain strong for the rest of the year. Despatch recently expanded its line of walk-in ovens with a set of new models that have a large capacity of 476 and 952 cubic feet respectively. These ovens are shipped with unitized sections assembled and wired to minimize installation time. Customers have also responded to shorter lead times which have been brought down to just six weeks.

 
06/02/2016

Despatch Receives Technology Award at SNEC PV Power Expo

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – June 2, 2016 - Despatch Industries was presented with the Technological Leading Company of PV Industry award at the SNEC PV Power Expo in Shanghai, China. The award was presented to Gary Cheng, Despatch PV Applications and Sales Manager, at SNEC’s 10th Anniversary Ceremony.

 
04/19/2016

Despatch Introduces LFC2-12 Class A Laboratory Oven

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – April 19, 2016 - Despatch Industries is expanding its line of Class A Laboratory ovens with the introduction of the 12 cubic foot LFC2-12. The new larger capacity will be added to a line that includes a 3.8 cubic foot model with proven reliability in demanding production and laboratory applications such as curing, drying, sterilizing, aging and other process-critical procedures.

 
03/16/2016

Manufacturing Optimization Helps Despatch Reduce Lead Times on Standard Production Ovens

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – March 16, 2016 - Despatch Industries, with a long held reputation for high quality industrial ovens and furnaces, announces that it is reducing lead times on some of its most popular ovens. The move is the result of an extensive effort to eliminate non-value added variations while standardizing popular options. Customers have increasingly confirmed that lead time is a significant factor when deciding what oven to purchase.

 
01/25/2016

Despatch Introduces New Large Capacity Walk-in Oven Models to Its Standard Product Line

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, January 25, 2015 – Despatch Industries is expanding its line of walk-in ovens with new models that have a capacity of 476 and 952 cubic feet respectively. The ovens have a maximum operating temperature of 650°F and are available with Class A configurations and electric or gas heat.

 
01/07/2016

Despatch Expands Global Sales Network, Adding Representatives in Brazil, UK and Ireland

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, January 7, 2015 – Despatch Industries is expanding its reach globally with new representatives in Brazil, United Kingdom and Ireland. Autonomous Brazilian Representatives will be covering all of Brazil, Anglo Production Processes Ltd (APP) will cover the United Kingdom and IPT will be covering Ireland. Having representation in these areas will provide enhanced customer service with local expertise and personal assistance with customer’s thermal processing needs.

 
12/28/2015

Major Solar Manufacturing Plant Expansion in China to Utilize Despatch’s Safire Firing Furnaces

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, December 28, 2015 – Despatch Industries has received a purchase order for several Safire firing furnaces which will be used in a 2GW expansion of LERRI Solar Technology’s manufacturing capacity. LERRI Solar is a manufacturer of high-efficiency mono crystalline cells and modules in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China.

 
12/15/2015

Despatch Expands Sales Network, Adding Lider Control y Automatizacion as its Representative in Mexico

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, December 15, 2015 – Despatch Industries, a global leader in high performance industrial ovens and thermal processing technology has added Lider Control y Automatización to its sales representative team servicing Mexico.

 
10/07/2015

Despatch Industries Announces In-Line, Light Induced Degradation Prevention for Metallization Furnaces

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. October 7, 2015 – Light Induced Degradation (LID), which reduces the efficiency of PERC cells by up to 6% after they are installed, has been a persistent problem for solar manufacturers. Several furnace manufacturers have introduced solutions to the problem but they all require the purchase of stand-alone equipment that takes up valuable floor space and requires additional material handling steps.

 
07/29/2015

Despatch Industries Announces Addition of High Temperature Batch Ovens to its Standard Product Line

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, July 29, 2015 –Due to the increasing demand for higher temperature ovens, Despatch has added the RAF and RFF high temperature ovens to its standard product line. Engineers have streamlined the manufacturing process for much faster delivery while maintaining the consistent quality control that customers have come to expect from Despatch.

 
07/13/2015

Temperature uniformity study on Despatch Industries’ PN Series furnace exceeds company expectations

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. July 13, 2015 – When Despatch Industries received an order from a longtime customer wanting a second PNF Inert Atmosphere Furnace for its beryllium copper aging process, a precondition of the order was that a test be performed to confirm that a uniformity of +/- 10°F at 1000°F could be maintained.

 
07/07/2015

Next-Generation Split-Zone Oxidation Oven Promises to Lower the Cost of Carbon Fiber Production

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – July 7, 2015 - In today’s conventional carbonization lines, the oxidation process is assumed to consume the most energy, take up the largest footprint, and is the largest capital investment. Alternative production processes to conventional oxidation, such as “plasma,” and alternative precursors to traditional PAN-based precursor, are seen as the best path to the achieving lower cost carbon fiber, and have been receiving the most attention.

 
05/27/2015

Ammunition manufacturer targets Despatch Industries for impact-sensitive primer drying process

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. May 27, 2015 – During manufacture, 22 caliber rimfire cases are filled with an impact-sensitive primer in a wet state so that the primer is stable. This primer then needs to be dried so it will detonate when the gun is fired. A continuous oven with two conveyors that carry pallets containing 300 casings every 8 seconds was requested.

 
05/12/2015

High-performance clean process oven fulfills depyrogenation standards under new compounding pharmaceutical requirements

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. May 12th, 2015 – As compounding pharmacists comply with tighter federal regulations enacted after the 2012 deadly fungal meningitis outbreak, a Florida pharmacist has discovered a clean process oven that is helping his compounding facility meet those higher depyrogenation safety standards.

 
05/05/2015

Despatch Industries Honored with Gigawatt Golden Award at SNEC PV Power Expo

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, May 5, 2015 – Despatch Industries was selected to receive Top Ten Highlight’s Gigawatt Award at SNEC 2015 PV Power Expo. This is the fifth year that the SNEC organizing committee has presented the Top Ten Highlights Awards which recognize companies for advancement and innovation in solar technology.

 
05/04/2015

Despatch Industries adds GS Electronic to Sales Team to Represent Germany and Austria

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. May 4th, 2015 – Despatch Industries, a global leader in high performance industrial ovens and thermal processing technology has added GS Electronic GmbH to its sales representative team servicing Germany and Austria.

 
02/24/2015

Despatch Industries Announces Upgrade to Popular Line of High Performance Benchtop Ovens

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, February 24, 2015 – The Despatch LAC Benchtop Oven has proven to be a reliable choice for demanding production and laboratory thermal processing applications. Due to the high demand for this oven, Despatch engineers were tasked with streamlining the manufacturing process for faster delivery and more consistent quality control. The oven now ships in three days or less and within a week if standard options are added.

 
01/16/2015

Despatch Achieves Goal of Being Supplier to All of the Top Ten Producers of Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. January 16, 2015 – Despatch Industries has seen a rebound in firing fur-nace sales over the past year. A recent sale of 10 firing furnaces to a leading producer means that now every one of the top ten producers of crystalline solar cells have made purchases from Despatch. Manu-facturers who have endured the turmoil of the past few years and come out on top have turned to Des-patch technology to increase overall production, performance and profitability.  
01/13/2015

Despatch Announces Uniformity Test Results for LAC2-18 Bench-top Oven Used to Cure Adhesives

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. January 13, 2015 –Despatch ovens are known for superior temperature uniformity which is critical to consistent product quality. Uniformity is confirmed using a nine-point test conducted in an empty oven after stabilization period. A second test with product loaded should also be conducted to ensure that the oven is delivering uniform heat to all parts.

 
01/06/2015

Critical Uniformity Requirement for Contact Lens Curing Greatly Surpassed with Despatch Oven

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. January 6, 2015 – To manufacture contact lenses, a monomer resin called “hydrogel” is injected into molds and heat-cured in an oven. The process polymerizes the hydrogel to produce hard, slightly flexible lenses. The lenses are then removed from the mold and transferred to a downstream hydration process.  
12/19/2014

Patrick O’Brien New VP/GM of Speedline Technologies, ITW Electronic Assembly Equipment Businesses

Franklin, Massachusetts, USA – Pat O’Brien, Vice President/General Manager of ITW Thermal Processing, will be taking the helm at Speedline Technologies effective January 1, 2015, it is announced today. Pat will succeed Scott Koizumi, who, after seven successful years as VP/General Manager of Speedline, is stepping up to assume new responsibilities as VP/General Manager in the ITW Food Equipment Group. ITW Food Equipment Group manufactures products for the foodservice and food retail industry.  
12/09/2014

HG Associates turns up the heat in New England with Ovens from Despatch Industries

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – December 9, 2014 - Despatch Industries, a global leader in high performance industrial ovens and thermal processing technology has added New England based HG Associates to its sales representative team.  
10/15/2014

Northern Technical Sales (NTS) Now Representing Despatch Industries

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – Oct 15, 2014 - Despatch Industries, the world’s leading thermal technology and equipment provider, is pleased to add Northern Technical Sales (NTS) to its sales representative team.  
09/30/2014

Despatch Industries welcomes Wilson Industries Inc. to its East Coast sales representative team

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – July 11, 2014 - Despatch Industries, a global leader in high performance industrial ovens and other thermal processing equipment has added Wilson Industries to its sales representative team.  
07/15/2014

Despatch Industries signs RDP Corp. to its Great Lakes Region sales team

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – July 15, 2014 - Despatch Industries, the world’s leading thermal technology and equipment provider, has added RDP Corp., based in Dayton, Ohio, to its sales representative team.  
07/11/2014

Despatch Industries welcomes W5 Engineering to its sales force, supporting the USA west coast and western Canada

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – July 11, 2014 - Despatch Industries, the world’s leading thermal technology and equipment provider, has added W5 Engineering to its sales representative team.  
05/14/2014

Solar Industry Showing Recovery with Rapid Increase in Firing Furnace Sales

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. May 14, 2014 – As the solar industry begins recovering; manufacturers are again turning to Despatch Industries, a leading technology and equipment provider. The company has seen a rapid increase in firing furnace sales since the first of the year, including the new Safire with Dri-Tech Dryer. With these tools solar manufacturers are able to realize an increase in overall production performance and profitability in a very challenging market.  
04/27/2014

FLW Southeast Now Representing Despatch Industries

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – April 27, 2014 - Despatch Industries, the world’s leading thermal technology and equipment provider, announces its new partnership with FLW Southeast. FLW Southeast will be representing Despatch Industries’ products and services in the Southeastern portion of the US, specifically Virginia, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida.  
03/04/2014

Despatch Industries Signs on Technical Equipment Sales as New Sales Representative

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – March 4, 2014 - Despatch Industries, the world’s leading thermal technology and equipment provider, announces that the company has signed on Technical Equipment Sales (TES), as a new sales rep agency to its growing network.  
03/04/2014

Kemp Instruments Now Representing Despatch Industries in Southern US Territories

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – March 4, 2014 - The world’s leading thermal technology and equipment provider, Despatch Industries, announces its new partnership with Kemp Instruments, now representing Despatch in four southern US territories.  
03/04/2014

KJS Marketing Now Representing Despatch Industries

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – March 4, 2014 - Despatch Industries, the world’s leading thermal technology and equipment provider, is pleased to announce the addition of KJS Marketing and representative Dan White to the Despatch sales organization.  
03/04/2014

Despatch Industries Announces Addition of E-Tronix to Sales Organization

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – March 4, 2014 - Despatch Industries, the world’s leading thermal technology and equipment provider, announces that the company has signed on representative agency E-Tronix to its growing sales organization.  
01/07/2014

Despatch Industries Announces Partnership with Kromax International

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – January 7, 2014 - Despatch Industries, a leading technology and equipment provider for the solar industry, announces that the company has named Kromax International as the company’s exclusive sales and service agent for solar equipment and service in the China and Taiwan regions.  
06/18/2013

New Tools Allow Despatch Industries to Further Reduce Lead Time on Standard Production Ovens

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – June, 18, 2013 - Despatch Industries, with a long held reputation for high quality industrial ovens and furnaces, has implemented new manufacturing processes that have reduced lead times by 50% or more.  
03/20/2013

Despatch Industries Receives Order for Production Furnace from Bloom Energy

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – March 20, 2013 - Despatch Industries, the world’s leading thermal technology and equipment provider, is pleased to announce that the company has received an order for a custom production furnace from Bloom Energy. 
02/26/2013

Despatch Industries Promotes Ellen Cheng to General Manager of China and Taiwan Region

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – February 26, 2013 - Despatch Industries, the world’s leading thermal technology and equipment provider, is pleased to announce that the company has promoted Dr. Ellen Cheng to the role of General Manager, China and Taiwan. In her expanded role, Dr. Cheng is now responsible for Despatch’s sales, service, technology, and business development activity in China and Taiwan for the company’s Solar, Carbon Fiber and Thermal Technology business units.  
02/05/2013

Despatch Industries Receives Order for Multiple Paint Sample Drying Ovens

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – February 5, 2013 - Despatch Industries, the world’s leading thermal technology and equipment provider for over one hundred years, recently sold several PRVO Paint Sample Drying Ovens to an automotive and industrial refinish company that supplies automotive, industrial and architectural finishes. The customer will utilize the ovens for testing the performance of their various paints and finishes.  
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Media contact:
Roger Dullinger
952-469-8278
roger.dullinger@despatch.com



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