Inova Lab S.r.l.

A billet model.

Address & Contact Information

Inova Lab S.r.l.
Vicolo Vincenzo Bellini 10F
35131 Padova (PD), Italy
Phone: +39-049-8088373

Inova Lab S.r.l. was founded in 2004 as a spin-off company of the Laboratory of Electroheat of Padua. At Inova Lab S.r.l., we support companies by helping them improve transformation processes that require heat through the introduction of innovative eletrothermal technologies. In our work, we combine scientific research with the ability to meet the specific needs of customers to develop state-of-the-art and energy-efficient solutions for heating processes.

Areas of Expertise

We are experts in electrothermal technologies, including:

  • Induction heating
  • Infrared heating
  • Dielectric/radio-frequency heating
  • Microwave heating
  • Cold plasma technology

We make use of these technologies to accelerate our clients’ innovation processes, starting from feasibility studies, process analyses, and proofs of concept. Numerical multiphysics simulations in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software are the main tool we use to study different aspects of the product or process under analysis and the interactions among them. Our laboratory conducts rigorous experimental tests to verify the accuracy of our simulation results. We can bring your ideas to life by manufacturing mock-ups, prototypes, or small series of products.

Some industries and applications we work with include:

  • Food industry
  • Packaging
  • Atmospheric plasma treatments
  • Thermal treatments
  • Biomedical industry
  • Drying treatments

Our Mission

Our mission is to innovate with electrothermal technologies and put our competence and enthusiasm at the service of those who want to improve the way they heat by electrifying their existing process and making their systems more sustainable.

Consultant Contributions

At the COMSOL Conference 2023 Munich, we presented the following poster: "Rotating Permanent Magnet Heater for Aluminum Billet". The presented study shows how to model thermal transients in aluminum billets with an automated form, combining electromagnetic and thermal simulations.

A plot of the electroplating of a Zn-Ni coating on a landing gear part, modeled in COMSOL Multiphysics.