Techne thermal control – calibration, processing & cleaning

Techne was established in 1948 by Dr. Norman de Bruyne in Duxford, Cambridgeshire. De Bruyne was a keen amateur pilot and invented the Gelation Timer to test his invention Araldite for use in the construction of light aircraft. This product was a commercial success, the company flourished and Techne established itself as a specialist in temperature control equipment for science and industry. Over the next few years, several other novel products followed, including the Dri-block Calibrator, liquid calibration bath thermoregulators and industrial fluidised baths used in thermal calibration, heat treatment and steel tool cleaning applications.

Thermal calibration

Checking of temperature and thermal calibration is a standard regulatory requirement in many industries including engineering, chemical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food and beverage and more. Machines requiring thermal calibration include freezers, cold storage rooms, air conditioners, compressors, motors, boilers, pumps and most types of laboratory sample heating or chilling equipment. Techne Calibration manufacture 3 ranges of equipment for thermal calibration:


  1. Liquid calibration baths -40 to +250°C


  1. Precision fluidised baths +50 to +600°C


  1. Dri-block calibrators -20 to +700°C

Thermal processing

Alongside thermal calibration, Techne Calibration precision fluidised Baths are also used as a stable temperature source for material and component QC labs in thermal processing applications for Quality Control and Production departments. Applications include stress-testing of metals, heating of reactor vessels and shape-setting of nitinol arterial stents and platinum tungsten coils.

Thermal cleaning

Techne Industrial Fluidised Baths are widely used by polymer manufacturers to remove oil and polymer residues from extrusion tooling quickly, safely and without damage. The fluidising medium is a course dry, inert aluminium oxide powder. In a fluidised state this alundum becomes mobile, evenly distributing heat for excellent high thermal stability. Industrial Fluidised Baths are an effective, safe and clean alternative to oil, salt, ultrasonic and molten-metal baths. They are also more effective at cleaning stainless-steel tooling than ovens, furnaces and blow-torches without the associated safety and damage risk.

Company address

Address: Beacon Road, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 0SA, UK
Tel: 01785 812121
Fax: 01785 815066

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