Blue M 146 Series Standard Mechanical Convection Oven

 The Blue M Standard Mechanical Convection Oven is ideal for a number of laboratory and industrial oven applications, including ASTM testing, epoxy curing, moisture drying, UL testing, aging of electronic components and devices, and other processes and testing requirements. 

Benefits of Blue M 146 Standard Mechanical Convection Oven

  • Available with profiling or single setpoint temperature controls
  • Horizontal air flow assures uniform thermal performance under all loading conditions
  • Exclusive Blue M Eterna heating elements - the most reliable available, with heavy gauge, high temperature nickel chromium where, low-watt density for longer service life, standard air flow switch
  • Blue M one-pass air flow controls your profile, including cool down with infinitely variable control from full recirculation to full one pass, and optional motorized damper for automatic operation
  • Direct drive blower multi-blade centrifugal blower with high-volume air delivery, dynamically balanced


  • Differential air pressure switches alert operators before costly problems with batch runs
  • Many different workspace sizes to fit virtually any requirement
  • Quick access for simple inner chamber cleaning
  • Easy to use controller for repeatable results and less training requirements
  • Reinforced Type 304 stainless steel interior resists corrosion and makes cleaning easy
  • 4 inches of fiberglass insulation saves energy and provide cool to the touch exterior
  • Adjustable air intake and exhaust dampers for flexible testing conditions
  • Infinitely variable control from full recirculation to full one pass to accommodate any processing need
  • Profiling or single setpoint temperature controls offer flexible recipe options
  • Standard air flow switch


  • Temperature Range: 15ºC above ambient to 350ºC
  • Control: +0.5ºC
  • Uniformity: +/-2% of setpoint
  • Resolution: ±0.1°C
  • Run-up to 300°C in 60 minutes or less

Standard Oven Options

  • Nickel-plated wire rod or stainless steel slotted shelves
  • Door switch
  • Motorized intake damper (two-position or proportional)
  • Welded and sealed inner chamber
  • 24-hour, 7-day digital process timer
  • Circular chart recorder
  • Reverse door hinge
  • Glass observation panel(s)
  • Floorstands
  • Casters
  • Comm-Link RS-485 to RS-232 converter

Engineered Oven Options

  • Additional lead-in ports
  • Interior light
  • Oversized one-pass air flow system for faster cool down
  • Redundant over-temperature protection
  • Rear access door(s)
  • All stainless steel exterior construction
  • Special control systems
  • Space-saving stack oven design
  • Trace solvent safety package
  • N2 gas systems


Blue M warrants the equipment will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the date of shipment (or from the installation date if this service is provided by TPS or a TPS approved partner and the date is approved by TPS). If a TPS Preventive Maintenance Plan is purchased before the end of the standard warranty period, these limited warranties shall be extended by one (1) additional year. If within the warranty period the original purchaser notifies Blue M in writing of an alleged non-conformity, and Blue M determines to its reasonable satisfaction that the product or service is in fact non-conforming, then Blue M shall, at its option and expense, repair or replace the non-conforming product or correct the non-conforming service, either at the original purchaser’s facility, or Blue M’s. Labor is only included for domestically installed units. Equipment installed outside of the United States (USA) will be one year parts only from date of shipment. For full details, exclusions, and other information on our warranty please go to: /support/blue-m


  • Watlow EZ Zone PM (PID)

    Watlow EZ Zone PM (PID)

    • Single-channel, ¼ DIN, non-profiling-type controller
    • Type J thermocouple for temperature measurement
    • Fully programmable menu system
    • Auto-Tune is provided for fast, efficient start ups


  • Watlow F4T Temperature Controller

    Watlow F4T Temperature Controller

    The Watlow F4T Temperature Controller with INTUITION™ temperature process controller combines the flexibility of a modular I/O controller with best-in-class ease of use.


    • 4.3-inch, color touch panel with high-resolution, graphical user-interface
    • 1 to 4 control loops with TRU-TUNE+ adaptive control algorithm for superior controllability
    • 40 ramp and soak profiles with real-time clock and battery backup.
    • Ethernet Modbus® TCP connectivity
    • High-speed USB 2.0 host port
    • Modular design, which offers numerous types of field pluggable modules for maximum flexibility and easiest compatibility
    • Optional Data Logging capability
    • Optional Graphical Trend Chart
    • TPS provides panel mounted USB and Ethernet ports located on the front control panel of the equipment
  • Light Tower

    Light Tower

    • Green, amber, red light with alarm to visualize oven operation
  • Door Limit Switch

    Door Limit Switch

    • Detects proper oven door closure
    • Shuts off heating system to prevent hot air from being expelled

  • Chart Recorder

    Chart Recorder

    • Circular or strip type
    • Records temperature versus time
    • Some models include digital display
    • J thermocouple for temperature measurement

  • 24 Hour / 7 Day Digital Timer - Grasslin FM1D

    24 Hour / 7 Day Digital Timer - Grasslin FM1D

    • Start-and-stop, 24-hour / 7-day oven operation
    • 20 programmable cycles
    • Manual, 3-way override
  • Yokogawa UP55A Controller

    Yokogawa UP55A Controller

    • Profiling-type, 1/4 DIN, single-channel controller
    • 30 profiles with up to 300 linkable segments
    • Eight digital inputs and outputs
    • LCD display
    • Type J thermocouple
    • Ladder-sequencing function
    • Optional LL50A Parameter Setting Software
    • Optional data communications
  • VersaTenn V / Synergy Nano Temperature HMI Controller

    VersaTenn V / Synergy Nano Temperature HMI Controller

    • VersaTenn V / Synergy Touch Interface Control System - Nano Version
    • 1/4 DIN profiling controller
    • Pentium-class processor, 1GB On-Board Flash, and 64MB SDRAM
    • Color touch-screen interface
    • Windows CE OS
    • RS-232 serial data communications
    • USB flash-drive port
    • Connected factory
    • Type J thermocouple

  • Class A Safety

    Class A Safety Accreditation 

  • Lead-in Ports

  • Electro-mechanical or Pneumatic Door Lock

    • Prevents door opening during process cycle
    • Strike plate mounted at door bottom
  • Motorized Air Intake Damper

  • Motorized Air Exhaust Damper

  • Data Acquisition Module

    • 16 point monitoring
    • Tidal Engineering Data Acquisition Module (UUT Module - Unit Under Test)
    • Up to four UUT's can be used
    • Up to 64 thermocouple inputs
    • Optional data logging


  • Thermal Product Solutions
  • Thermal Product Solutions
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  • Thermal Product Solutions
  • Thermal Product Solutions


Blue M 146 Series Standard Mechanical Convection Oven Specifications

Condensed Specification

 DC-206 (Bench model) DC-256 (Bench model) DC-296 (Floor model)

 DC-336 (Floor model)  DC-1406 (Floor model)

Interior Volume

4.2 cu. ft. 5.8 cu. ft. 9 cu. ft.

11.0 cu. ft. 24.0 cu. ft.

Interior Dimensions
W x D x H

20 x 18 x 20 (508 x 457 x 508) 25 x 20 x 20 (635 x 508 x 508) 25 x 25 x 25 (635 x 635 x 635)

25 x 20 x 38 (635 x 508 x 965) 48 x 24 x 36 (940 x 635 x 940)

Exterior Dimensions
W x D x H

40 x 34 x 49 (1016 x 864 x 1295) 45 x 36 x 49 (1143 x 914 x 1245) 50 x 36 x 74 (1270 x 914 x 1880)

45 x 36 x 75 (1143 x 914 x 1905) 68 x 40 x 73 (1727 x 1016 x 1854)

Machine Footprint

9.4 sq. ft. 11.0 sq. ft. 11.0 sq. ft.

11.0 sq. ft. 19.0 sq. ft.

Electrical Service

DC-206 (Bench model) DC-256 (Bench model) DC-296 (Floor model)

DC-336 (Floor model) DC-1406 (Floor model)

208 VAC 1Ph 50/60Hz Line current

3.0 kW 17 4.2 kW 25 6.0 kW 33

6.0 kW 33 6.8 kW 38

240 VAC 1Ph 50/60Hz Line current

4.0 kW 20 6.0 kW 29 8.0 kW 35

8.0 kW 35 9.0 kW 44

208 VAC 3Ph 50/60Hz Line current

6.8 kW 20 9.0 kW 27 13.5 kW 40

13.5 kW 40 18.0 kW 53

240 VAC 3Ph 50/60Hz Line current

9.0 kW 23 12.0 kW 31 18.0 kW 46

18.0 kW 46 24.0 kW 61

480 VAC 3Ph 50/60Hz Line current

9.0 kW 12 12.0 kW 16 18.0 kW 23

18.0 kW 23 24.0 kW 31