For Watlow, the underlying concept behind everything we do is that of the thermal loop. Every product we offer, and every project we work on, is ultimately about the creation and control of a thermal loop in some application. This paper, the first in a series, will focus on the three foundational components of the thermal loop - the heaters, the sensors and the controllers. In subsequent white papers we will further explore how a thermal loop can be enhanced through new technologies such as data acquisition and cyber security. Once you understand this basic concept, it will help you see where Watlow’s specific products, projects and expertise fit into the bigger picture.

By Admin | 07 Feb 2024

Process heating is vital in hydrocarbon processing, and there's a growing trend towards using electric process heaters for their precision in controlling heating element temperature and power draw. WATCONNECT® control panels have been developed with this predictive control in mind. These panels, especially the larger WATCONNECT® L and XL, are designed for industrial applications like in the petrochemical industry. The integrated Data Insights package in WATCONNECT® enables tracking of power, controller health, and system changes over time. This data helps address common issues like coking, fouling, heater failure, downtime, and supports electrification for decarbonization goals.

By Chelsea Hogard | 24 Jan 2024

Fermentation Process Overview Fermentation is widely used within te pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and food & beverage industries. It requires the cultivation in submerged culture of an identified microorganism (mainly bacterial) as a monoculture under defined environmental conditions.

22 Dec 2023
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The spray drying process is older than might commonly be imagined. Earliest descriptions date from 1860 with the first patented design recorded in 1872.

22 Dec 2023
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A tablet is a pharmaceutical dosage form. It comprises a mixture of active substances and excipients, usually in powder form, compressed or compacted into a solid

22 Dec 2023
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Freeze drying overview Freeze drying (also known as lyophilization or cryodesiccation) is a slow batch process used in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries (such as diet food production) to extract dry product form an aqueous solution.

22 Dec 2023
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A Watlow electric heater is designed for optimal performance within industrial applications for many years. These key steps will ensure that installation is smooth and that your Watlow heater will maintain high performance.

15 Sep 2023
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A Watlow electric heater is designed for optimal performance within industrial applications for many years. These key steps will ensure that installation is smooth and that your Watlow heater will maintain high performance.

15 Sep 2023
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Heat treatment processes are a crucial component of many manufacturing processes, and thermal loop solutions have become increasingly popular for achieving improved temperature control and consistent outcomes. But many OEMs are missing opportunities where thermal loop solutions offer more than just greater control. In this article, by Engineer Live Magazine, Peter Sherwin, and Thomas Rücker,explore the possibilities of thermal loop solutions.

By Engineer Live Magazine | 30 Jun 2023

“Fossil fuels are a dead end,” according to U.N. Chief António Guterres, requesting an urgent transition to renewable energy. Industrial organizations can push decarbonization forward by shifting process heater systems from fossil fuel-burning to electric. A crucial step towards a carbon-neutral future is grasping the terminology, concepts and renewable energy solutions necessary to achieve it.

By Watlow | 15 Mar 2023

Data collection and logging is critical, for example, when it comes to troubleshooting: If there is an anomaly in the data, that can provide clues as to what went wrong, where, when and why. Watlow’s RMA PLUS™ is a simple solution that can provide flexible data logging capabilities, adding a level of transparency into your processes

09 Jan 2023
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Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are still the most widely used units for control and automation technology. Their versatility makes them suited for a wide variety of tasks. Dedicated proportional integral derivative (PID) controls, however, contain specialized algorithms, usually for the control of heat and temperature.

By Eric Ludwig, principal engineer, and Trevor Smith, staff engineer. | 14 Dec 2022

Devices within a thermal system can have different requirements when it comes to connection interfaces and protocols. Here's how the RMA PLUS design can help and give you installation flexibility that works even with systems that are not formerly compatible.

By Watlow | 18 Nov 2022
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Blind spots in any industrial system can cost you money. Here’s where they most commonly occur in temperature sensing systems, and what you can do about it.

By Watlow | 18 Nov 2022

Closed loop temperature control is a system for precisely measuring and maintaining temperatures. Here’s why it is so important for critical industrial processes.

By Watlow | 07 Nov 2022
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