Serving the Energy Process Industries for More than 20 Years
For more than 60 years, Watlow has been a preferred and trusted partner in designing electric process heaters; thermocouples; temperature, process and power controllers, and complete thermal systems. Watlow supports process industry end users, process original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and system integrators. Our expert technical support team serves engineering and procurement construction (EPC) firms by providing excellent service and agency-approved products.
Expertise and leadership enables us to define and produce solutions for your demanding applications. We supply engineering design and support services and products for many applications including catalytic cracking and regeneration, gas dehydration, gas sweetening and others requiring technical thermal expertise and application design knowledge.
Watlow is the global leader in providing innovative thermal solutions for semiconductor.
Watlow is the global leader in providing innovative thermal solutions for semiconductor applications ranging from crystal growth through front-end wafer process to back-end assembly.
Ever since the first semiconductor diode, temperature has played an important role in semiconductor manufacturing processes. Watlow was there at the beginning and continues to provide proven results to the industry's processes including in-situ deposition, etch and photolithography.
Watlow's solutions are based on an understanding of the semiconductor technology roadmap. Temperature, as a critical process variable, increases in importance for equipment and process engineers as dimensions shrink. Watlow meets the ongoing demands of the industry and the thermal challenges of the semiconductor technology roadmap. Watlow continues to invest in R&D, global manufacturing and sourcing and introductions of new thermal technologies and solutions.
To better serve the semiconductor industry, Watlow has design, manufacturing, sales and technical support facilities in Asia, Europe and North America which provides the support of international design guidelines and agency approvals. Watlow has also developed new thermal technologies for deposition, dry and wet etch, photolithography, test and back-end assembly.
We Provide Thermal Solutions for the Following Applications:
Deposition and Etch Vacuum Chamber
Wafer Chuck Assemblies
Thick Film Heaters on Ceramic Substrates
Temperature Sensor Technologies
High Performance Metal Sheath Heaters Gas Delivery and Pump Line
ASSURANT™ Pump Line Heaters
High Uniformity Gas Delivery Line Heaters
SERIES EHG Temperature Controllers
The solution is more than just the cost of heaters, temperature sensors or temperature and power controllers; it's performance that counts. With Watlow's thermal components processors can count on less downtime due to increased heater reliability; and a reduction in operating costs due to energy conservation - both of which help achieve greater output.
We provide plastic processors with product innovations for injection molding, thermoforming and extrusion operations, for years. Quality, innovation and reliability are the hallmarks of Watlow's family of heaters, sensors and controllers. Watlow provides not only traditional thermal solutions, but also innovative, high-performance technologies to meet the specific processing demands of plastics industries.
Watlow provides a broad range of heaters, sensors and controllers for applications including products like barrel heaters. These heaters are ideal for highly engineered or filled resins that require higher temperatures and tighter tolerances. Regardless of the machine tonnage, Watlow has the product to fit your need.
Hot Runner Systems
In hot runner systems, temperature uniformity is critical to insure balanced melt flow delivery for part-to-part consistency as well as preventing runner obstructions and material degradation. Watlow's history is highlighted with numerous innovations for hot runner systems. The first to patent the cartridge-style heater, the tradition continues with a broad offering of both traditional and high-end products to meet the demands of this plastics processing segment.
Regardless of the extrusion system, Watlow's family of thermal solutions provides the high-performance, reliability and accuracy needed to optimize processes. Watlow's products provide overall product quality, assure process repeatability and shorten overall startup time.
Some applications where Watlow can provide thermal solutions for extrusion include:
Larger diameter band heaters for single- or multi-layer blown film dies
High- and low-watt density cartridge heaters for a variety profile and shape dies
Strip heaters for versatile surface die and former heating
A comprehensive offering of mercury-free power controllers
Watlow can provide an array of products and engineering services to help optimize thermoforming processes. Whether a customer requires a 'sealed face' heater to keep sheet/roll contaminants away from the element while offering ease-of-cleaning and longer life, or overall precise process control, Watlow's family of heaters, temperature sensors and controllers can meet these demands.
Regardless of the application, Watlow has the solution to meet the need:
Heaters - radiant, strip and tubular
Controllers – EZ-ZONE®
Power controllers - DIN-A-MITE®, E-SAFE® II, SERIES CZR and solid state relays (SSRs)
Regardless of your resin choice or final part shape, Watlow has an extensive offering of heaters, temperature sensors, and temperature and power controllers to meet the application requirements.