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Integrating sensors into the design and thinking about sensors early in the development process allows you to place the right sensors in the right location, and it’s not only a safety concern but can have a real impact on the efficiency and productivity of your process and, ultimately, revenue.

29 Oct 2021

Heater systems have several safety controls built in to protect workers, devices and materials. High-limit sensors, or safety sensors, are one of these types of devices. Such sensors prevent runaway situations in which a switch does not turn off a heater and it continues heating after reaching the desired temperature.These can be dangerous situations that lead to damaged materials and devices or a fire that could injure employees and damage property.

29 Oct 2021

As computational technology has advanced, the role of the ever-dependable Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) controller has come into question. Processes have advanced and become more demanding, leading to the adoption of emerging solutions. Explore how PID controllers can be the right solution for various situations, while improving processes efficiency.

19 Oct 2021

Eliminate much of the complexity and cost of having several devices to ensure continuous operations and efficient performance, with Watlow’s user-friendly F4T® temperature and process controller. Learn more

By Admin | 06 Oct 2021

The goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement are now playing out, with companies and governments making drastic changes to hit its ambitious targets. Explore how innovative technologies have solved many challenges by implementing electric process heating.

05 Oct 2021

Explore how innovative technologies are solving specific problems that have barred progress to cleaner products and processes.

30 Sep 2021

Temperature, process and power controllers have become highly sophisticated devices. Essential to thermal system operation and running a seamless process, controllers are communication tools capable of monitoring systems, switching power, logging and recording data and enforcing safety limits. But not all controllers are equal, and not all controllers speak the same language.

By Admin | 24 May 2021

Two-wire control offers design engineers several thermal process operational benefits, that can improve the efficiency of your thermal process and reduce complexity in your application.

By Admin | 07 May 2021

The relationship of how materials expand or contract through temperature change is driven by the coefficient of thermal expansion or CTE of those materials and is a critical factor when designing a heater.

By Admin | 06 May 2021

The process of “baking out” a heater can be a costly and, failure to perform this critical step prior to applying full power to a heater could have catastrophic effects if moisture is present. Watlow controllers offer a new feature designed to ensure that your heaters are ready when you need them.

By Admin | 06 May 2021

Mercury relays have been a primary power switching solution for nearly 90 years. Switching to solid state relays has many advantages to better monitor your systems. A proactive approach to replacing mercury relays can save you money and potentially costly downtime in the future.

By Admin | 21 Apr 2021

Many parts critical to front-end semiconductor fabrication (such as electrostatic chucks,wafer pedestals, ceramic heaters and implant wheels) experience wear-and- tear over time. This can cause parts to fail, and replacement can be expensive, both in terms of new parts and in terms of downtime needed to install them. Newer technologies are now available that make refurbishment existing parts a feasible and cost-effective option.

By Admin | 21 Apr 2021
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Machines have become increasingly connected, with information created and tabulated in real-time and then shared across various communication points. One of the most important technologies impacting process heating is data logging.

By Watlow | 12 Apr 2021

Ohm’s Law has been a crucial feature of our electrical resistance understanding since 1827. We examine what this law describes and how it can help you improve the efficiency of your thermal system using power and temperature controllers.

05 Apr 2021

Any FLUENT heater you build in our VISUAL DESIGNER tool is available to ship in one to five business days after order placement under our Watlow® SELECT™ offering! Sound like a rapid prototyping dream?

By Admin | 12 Jan 2021