Despatch is a member of ITW EAE, a division of Illinois Tools Works, Inc. Despatch is a global leader in high performance industrial ovens and other thermal products used for a host of critical applications, focusing on the electronics, healthcare, materials, transportation and industrial markets. Despatch Industries also serves as a key provider of integrated technology for the emerging solar and carbon fiber markets.
Established in 1902, Despatch Industries continues to evolve to meet the complex demands of today’s global marketplace, yet the company’s dedication to providing innovative thermal processing solutions remains unchanged.
Despatch is committed to process perfection through superior optimization, tighter temperature tolerances, higher yields and consistent, repeatable results. They also go to great lengths to move their products to market faster, providing short lead times and quick delivery.
Today’s competitive global market places many demands on their customers. Time and again these companies return to Despatch for creative solutions that offer a competitive edge and drive their business into the future. At Despatch, they are uncompromising in their standards of quality in production.
Despatch is the leading supplier of thermal processing solutions to some of the world’s most sophisticated industries, including:
Materials: Carbon Fiber, Plastics, Composite Material and Aluminum
Despatch oxidation ovens offer the finest technology available in the world today. These ovens are vital in the production of carbon fiber used in components integrated into airplane bodies for a lighter and more fuel-efficient design. The automotive and aerospace industries rely on Despatch equipment for research and testing and heat treating aluminum components. Polymer products are cured and annealed and a variety of other materials are processed with Despatch technology before being integrated into finished products.
Energy: Solar and Fossil Fuel Exploration
Despatch’s pledge to contribute to making the best and most efficient use of all energy resources is apparent in the products that Despatch supplies to companies in the business of energy. The company provides infrared firing furnaces to the world’s leading solar cell manufacturers so that they can produce the highest efficiency cells. Oil exploration companies test and calibrate their equipment and fuel cell manufacturers cure vital components in Despatch ovens.
Electronics: Semiconductor and Electronic Components
Despatch has been involved in the electronics industry for decades. They have made a recognizable name for themselves in the semiconductor industry. Despatch equipment performs front-end semiconductor functions like wafer-level burn-in as well as assembly/wafer-level packaging functions such as die attach curing, reliability and burn-in testing. Data storage, micro processor and component companies utilize Despatch equipment for their annealing, drying and pyrolysis needs.
Healthcare: Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Optical
Despatch equipment plays a pivotal and multi-faceted role in the healthcare industry. The products they touch in the healthcare industry often have a tremendous impact on people’s lives. In addition to pharmaceutical vials, their equipment cures and sterilizes contact lenses and many different life-saving medical and surgical devices.
Products: Thermal Processing Solutions:
Despatch has an extensive line of standard products including laboratory ovens, cabinet and truck-in production ovens and furnaces, clean process ovens and conveyorized ovens. These standard ovens are available for quick delivery and are well known to be highly reliable with superior temperature uniformity that is highly repeatable over time. When manufacturing products where failure is not an option Despatch is the clear choice.
As in other industries, the Despatch photovoltaic brand is synonymous with quality and performance. Their products are consistently recognized for exceptional performance, process quality and maximum equipment up-time resulting in improved cost of ownership.
The Despatch Industries Innovation Center is a unique facility for process and product development and evaluation with a simple, singular focus: To provide customers with cost-effective solutions up front—before equipment design begins or purchase commitments are made. This proven approach significantly reduces purchase risk, speeds production, ensures process integrity and saves customers time and money. Despatch Industries has executed over 3,000 Innovation Center projects that have assisted their customers in developing advanced process technologies in aerospace, energy, electronics and healthcare.
Global Service & Support:
With other thermal equipment providers, service stops after the sale. Not with Despatch. They provide expert technical service, a range of installation options and an extensive parts inventory to all of their customers worldwide.