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High Volume Air Oven (Hy-Vol)

Conn-Selmer, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and distributor of Band & Orchestra musical instruments and accessories.   Conn-Selmer first purchased an oven from Blasdel Enterprises over twenty-five years ago, and consistently utilizes this oven in their production process.  The oven was custom designed and built to dry the moisture off the musical instruments.  The original electric high volume air oven (Hy-Vol) did the job so well that Conn-Selmer contacted Blasdel again in 2016.  We used the same basic specs to build a new electric Hy-Vol (high volume) air oven.

This oven is 56” long x 30” wide x 37-¾” high.  A custom designed wire basket sits inside the chest-type oven to cradle the musical instrument as the moisture is dried off.  The oven is floor mounted and has the control panel mounted to the oven.  The Hy-Vol oven contains a 24 KW electric duct heater and a recirculating blower.  It has one heat zone which is controlled by a PID temperature controller mounted in the control panel -UL508A rated.

Jonathan Baker of Conn Selmer confirms that just like the last oven they purchased from Blasdel Enterprises, this new oven is energy efficient and they are very happy with its performance.  The Blasdel Hy-Vol oven requires very little maintenance which helps meet production schedules efficiently.

Conn-Selmer, Inc. is a subsidiary of Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc.


Our full line of industrial ovens includes Paint and Powder Coating Ovens, Thermoforming Oven Systems, Adhesive Curing, High Volume Air and Convection Ovens plus material handling equipment.

About us

Established in 1982, Blasdel Enterprises is an innovative leader for custom design and fabrication of industrial ovens and material handling equipment.  With equipment in the field for over 42 years, our reputation shows that we excel at all heat and motion technologies. Our full line of industrial ovens includes electric infrared ovens, gas catalytic ovens, high-velocity air or convection ovens, thermoforming ovens and other custom ovens for curing or drying.

To meet your short and large production run requirements, we build batch systems as well as indexing and continuous conveyor systems. The flexibility of your oven can be enhanced through the integration of special material handling systems, independent control zones and automated loading systems.  Our ovens are built to NFPA-86 Standards for Ovens and Furnaces.  Blasdel has a full-scale testing lab which is utilized to design the optimal oven for each customer’s processing needs

We are a UL-508A rated control panel shop for the US and Canada. Also, we can enhance your system by integrating conveyors, pick and place robots and other specialty equipment.

High Volume Air Oven