The global impact of COVID-19 on our people and the global economy is significant, and Watlow has taken a comprehensive approach to deal with the current crisis. Our contingency planning includes protecting our team members, communicating often with our customers and partners and maintaining the continuity of supply lines.

At the beginning of the pandemic, we set two priorities that guide our responses and decisions: the health and safety of our team members while continuing to supply essential products needed by our customers.

If you have questions about how the pandemic is impacting Watlow or Watlow’s response, please contact your Watlow representative.

Silicone Rubber Heater Solves Dairy Truck Freezing Problems


The dairy industry requires remote bacteria testing for collected milk. However, in the winter season the sampling valve on the customer's milk truck would freeze closed.


To solve this problem, Watlow designed a pre-formed, custom-shaped silicone rubber heater with an insulated jacket with Velcro straps for easy removal during daily valve cleaning. Another unique features was a thermostat to control critical upper and lower temperature ranges.