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Fundamentals

Both heaters and power and temperature controllers are subject to performance issues, so it is important to inspect both for signs of wear and breakdown. Here we will cover all you need to know about ohms, ohmmeters and signs that your electric heater needs to be repaired or replaced.

By Admin | 06 Nov 2020

The controller can only respond to the temperature changes it “sees” through feedback from the sensor location. Therefore, sensor placement is critical to the amount of heat applied to your process.

By Admin | 06 Nov 2020
Tags:   Fundamentals   Sensors  

Transitioning to a new process controller does not need to be an arduous process. Watlow® has created the new F4T® with retrofitting in mind. This means you can be back up and running in as little time as possible.

By Admin | 06 Nov 2020
Tags:   F4T/D4T   Fundamentals  

Understanding the factors that influence heat loss allows you to better calculate the insulation and power needed to heat your product. By troubleshooting any inefficiencies and reducing heat loss you can make your heating system more efficient. In this article we explore the factors related to heat loss and provide graphs to assist in calculating your current or projected heat loss.

05 Oct 2020
Tags:   Fundamentals   Heat Loss  

Cascade control involves the use of two discrete control loops. Learn how cascade control can improve your process.

22 Sep 2020

With proper installation and normal conditions, thermocouples can be depended upon to give trouble-free service and long life. This guide walks through the basics of proper thermocouple usage.

13 Aug 2020
Tags:   Fundamentals   Sensors   Thermocouples  

Discover how you can use this convenient tool to size your heater and power and temperature controllers to your specific heating needs.

02 Jun 2020

A temperature control loop is one of the most common examples of a control loop. Control loops work to maintain the temperatures in our homes and offices. They are used for a range of immersion and industrial heating systems as well. Click the headline to continue reading.

06 May 2020