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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 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

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

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

Updating your temperature controller or adding a new system to your facility does not have to take hours, thanks to the Watlow® pre-configured F4T®. Learn more.

By Admin | 11 Nov 2020

Serial drivers and the Ethernet are major components in field communications within the infrastructure of advanced heating products. Learn more.

By Admin | 11 Nov 2020

When using the profile engine to control your heating products and connect your entire system, it is important to follow these recommendations.

By Admin | 11 Nov 2020

Learn about the variety of communication options available in Watlow temperature, process, and power controllers.

By Admin | 06 Nov 2020

Converting from traditional gas-fired equipment is an attractive option for many companies thanks to recent advances in heat exchanger technology and process controlling by Watlow®. Read more.

By Admin | 06 Nov 2020

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