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 Heaters Keep Stamp Vending Machines Vending


A leading manufacturer of postage stamp vending machines needed a way to prevent moisture build-up and freezing when installed outdoors.


The customer bonded a Watlow silicone rubber heater using RTV to the inside bottom surface of his cabinet enclosure. The heaters kept the electric motors from becoming sluggish, the coin acceptor functioning, and the machine free of moisture in wet weather. Two heater sizes were supplied for different size machines. The heater included several large notches for mounting around some of the close fitting mechanisms inside the machine. Spade terminals provided quick installation and removal.