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Watlow’s F4T® temperature and process controller is a powerful, best-in-class device offering industry-leading functionality. The D4T™ data logger features field removable input/output modules for maximum design flexibility. Now, new upgrades are available for both the F4T and D4T that provide enhanced capabilities and can be activated with an emailed upgrade code.

22 Feb 2022
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Industry 4.0 represents the latest industrial transformation, a shift where technology is, for the first time, allowing data to be captured and processed in real time proximate both to where it is generated and where it is needed. Watlow® is currently piloting and implementing several programs to leverage these technologies in order to automate anticipating issues earlier and to speed up implementation of solutions.

22 Feb 2022
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Does this scenario sound familiar? Sales are up. Your need for workers is up. Your turnover is at historically high rates, especially with employees from the baby-boomer generation retiring and your once-reliable recruiting channels drying up. While most of the companies writing on this topic are interested in selling recruiting software or services, we thought we would do the manufacturing sector a favor by providing some advice. Here are some thoughts we wished we knew a year ago about current hiring landscape.

22 Feb 2022
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Although the term "Industry 4.0" has been around for over a decade, there has not been the explosion of "Smart Factories" promised by futurists. This is because Industry 4.0 is not a singular event or mix of technologies, but a revolution occurring in three stages: The Aspirational Stage, The Reactive Technology Stage and the Proactive Technologies Stage. Read more about Smart Manufacturing and, Smart Factories.

22 Feb 2022
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Industry 4.0 technology enables the capture and processing of data in real time, both where its generated and where it is needed, to implement effective improvements to manufacturing processes. The advantage Watlow® brings to an Industry 4.0 project is in its thermal experts, who understand both the important role thermal systems play in key application and industry 4.0 implementations.

22 Feb 2022
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Decarbonization efforts worldwide,led both by industry leaders and legislation, have increased efforts to shift fossil fuel use to renewables. One way many industrial o industrial organizations can embrace this- and already have- is by shifting process heaters systems from fuel-burning to electric.

17 Feb 2022

Semiconductor tools with gas lines, forelines and exhaust lines require precise heating and thermal process control. Traditional systems are complex and cumbersome and often fail to offer sufficient thermal data and heating control. Without optimal thermal performance, line shutdowns are inevitable and costly. Watlow's STREAMLINE™ heating system with Adaptive Thermal Systems® (ATS™) technology creates a centralized thermal system with improved temperature uniformity, reduced footprint, extensive diagnostics and faster development times.

11 Feb 2022
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Heating applications vary greatly in the industrial sector. But what happens when you are faced with finding the right heater for an existing challenge, or you need to replace a heater that was not an optimal fit for your current system?. The first step when considering a heater for an existing problem is a step back. Assess the big picture regarding your application and system needs, then you can begin to focus on a few crucial elements that will lead you to the ideal heating solution.

02 Feb 2022
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Widely used on semiconductor production equipment, Watlow® silicone rubber heaters are versatile enough and can be customized to meet the exact needs for industries such as, foodservice equipment, medical technology and more.

04 Jan 2022
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Whether to replace your industrial heater or upgrade an existing system requires confronting questions about regulatory requirements, operating environment and other factors, our experts are available to guide you through the process step-by-step to find the best solution for your unique needs.

21 Dec 2021
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Power controllers are available in conventional or smart variants. Smart controllers are devices that enhance conventional capabilities and designs. These are made to resolve new challenges that may occur within an advanced control system. Continue reading.

By Sean Wilkinson | 16 Dec 2021

As the demand for energy increases, industrial systems are growing. Whether the need is petroleum, natural gas or other sources to generate electricity. As heaters grow in size and power controllers become larger, the thirst for more energy sources will only grow. Likewise, 10 years ago, Watlow’s most powerful power controller switched 500 amps. Today, the ASPYRE® DT SCR power controller can handle an incredible 2,100 amps.

By Watlow | 12 Nov 2021

SCR power controllers are designed to deliver the energy needed to maintain a steady, stable temperature in a heater.With these devices, the firing method is an important decision to ensure your system operates properly for years to come. This article examines the differences between zero cross and phase-angle firing.

12 Nov 2021

Multiple methods are available to customers when replacing an electric process heater, whether it was produced by Watlow® or someone else. This article is meant to provide a general summary of the process of retrofitting an existing electric process heater that can be applied across industries.

09 Nov 2021

There are several considerations to keep in mind when choosing an enclosure for your electric process heater. Whether your company is purchasing a process heater for the first time or trying to find a better enclosure for your current system.

09 Nov 2021