Process Controllers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Each device presents its own set of unique advantages for OEMs and design engineers. Engineers can optimize the systems of their power and temperature controllers by incorporating both technologies. Learn more.

By Admin | 06 Nov 2020

Electrical noise occurs when electrical signals produce undesirable effects in the electronic circuits of the control system. This guide discusses how to identify and correct electrical noise issues.

22 Sep 2020

Connectivity of devices is important in today’s industries. Watlow’s RMA PLUS makes several strides to improve controller connectivity and data logging capabilities. Click the title to read more.

18 Jun 2020

Setting up a control loop in PID controllers is an intricate process that has to be executed with the utmost precision. This article walks through the process.

18 May 2020

According to the best available research, improvements in the user interface in a piece of technology can yield improved efficiency of up to 700%, factoring in ease of use, ease of training and reduction in errors committed. Modern controllers such as PM PLUS are designed with this in mind, and can provide a distinct competitive advantage when deployed into both new and existing processes.

15 May 2020

A temperature control loop is one of the most common examples of a control loop. Control loops work to maintain the temperatures in our homes and offices. They are used for a range of immersion and industrial heating systems as well. Click the headline to continue reading.

06 May 2020