DUBUQUE, Iowa (November 5, 2015) – LabStrong Corporation, a leader in designing and manufacturing innovative laboratory products, has collaborated with North Central Laboratories (NCL) to create the next generation laboratory gravity oven. The NCL LabStrong Gravity Oven offers significant improvements in performance over existing technology. The oven, sold exclusively through NCL, offers industry leading temperature uniformity performance at an exceptional price point.

The NCL LabStrong Gravity Oven features superior performance capabilities. Gentle drying and heating, with low turbulence, protects delicate samples where a fan airflow would disturb them. An advanced 4.3’’ display with touch screen graphical control provides intuitive operation with precise temperature control. Ideal for labs where space is at a premium, the lightweight, compact oven conserves benchtop space and fits in most fume hoods.

According to Erica Reiss, sales and marketing manager at LabStrong, “Laboratories following Standard Methods 2540B (Total Solids Dried at 103-105°C) and 2540D (Total Suspended Solids Dried at 103-105°C) needed a gravity oven capable of maintaining chamber temperature uniformity of +/- 1°C at 104°C. NCL and LabStrong recognized this need. We, in turn, developed a safe, energy efficient, durable, and user-friendly oven capable of meeting extreme temperature uniformity requirements. NCL has been an exceptional partner for developing this product. Their 30 years of industry expertise, combined with their strong presence in over 4,000 water and waste water labs, made them an ideal partner for developing this niche laboratory oven.”

“It has been our privilege to work with LabStrong to develop this exciting new TSS oven,” said Mike Raynovic, president of NCL. “We are thrilled with the final product because it means that we can offer our customers an oven that meets all Standard Method’s requirements for the test, including uniformity and at an affordable price. In our opinion, the construction and microprocessor of this oven are superior to most similar products on the market.”

“Designing an oven capable of maintaining such precision environmental conditions presented peculiar challenges,” said Mark Lockwood, president at LabStrong. He went on to say, “LabStrong’s uniquely skilled team of engineers were able to overcome the obstacles and deliver a truly innovative product. The launch of the co-branded gravity oven reinforces LabStrong’s mission to deliver innovative laboratory products to the market.”

About LabStrong Corporation

Founded in 2007, LabStrong is the supplier of popular laboratory products including the Fi-Streem water distillation family, Helix family of shakers, water purification cartridges and other OEM products. The company’s mission is to design and manufacture innovative laboratory equipment, focusing on product development for tailored high quality lab equipment applications. LabStrong develops concepts into functional, marketable products by listening and responding to customers unique performance requirements. For more information, please visit www.labstrong.com.

About North Central Laboratories

Established in 1985, NCL provides laboratory equipment, supplies, and service for water and wastewater treatment plants. NCL provides service to over 4,000 water and wastewater labs. They work with customers in all 50 states and several foreign countries. They are an authorized distributor for many major lab equipment manufacturers, offer technical assistance to customers, and are a factory authorized repair center. For more information, please visit www.nclabs.com.

About Standard Methods

Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater was first published in 1905. Since that time, and through 20 editions, Standard Methods has included hundreds of analytical techniques for the determination of water quality. For more information, please visit www.standardmethods.org.