Watlow’s New FLUENT® In-line Heater Provides on Demand Heating in a Small Package
1/19/2016 12:00:00 AM
Watlow, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of complete thermal systems, recently introduced FLUENT, a small, lightweight, high performance in-line heater ideal for use in fluid heating applications across a wide range of industries such as medical, analytical, foodservice equipment and semiconductor.
FLUENT is a high watt density, low mass heater that enables on demand heating with an ultra-fast response, leading to higher system performance. The standard construction includes an internal baffle to promote turbulent flow and high efficiency, a fast responding, high watt density layered heater circuit, low profile axial lead exit and an internal thermocouple for high limit control. Powered by Watlow’s patented thermal spray technology, FLUENT makes use of its entire surface to produce heat, which optimizes heat transfer and temperature uniformity.
FLUENT can replace a traditional immersion-type heater or a heater wrapped around a tube as part of a thermal system. It is designed as an integrated solution that replaces multiple components in a system resulting in a reduction of overall system cost and complexity.
“We compared FLUENT to both traditional circulation heaters and cast-in heaters and have demonstrated a significant reduction in size and weight,” said Andy Selvy, Watlow chief system designer. “This reduction can help our customers maximize the performance of their system while reducing their costs. There isn’t anything else like this on the market.”
Watlow is currently offering standard sizes ranging from 250 to 4,000 watts, with several designs available for quick delivery. For more information please visit //www.watlow.com/fluent.
Watlow designs and manufactures industrial heaters, temperature sensors, controllers and supporting software as well as assemblies – all of the components of a thermal system. The company partners with its customers to optimize thermal performance, decrease design time and improve efficiency of their products and applications.
Watlow brings its experience to numerous industries, including semiconductor processing, environmental chambers, energy processes, diesel emissions, medical and foodservice equipment.
Since 1922, Watlow has grown in product capability, market experience and global reach. The company holds more than 415 patents and employs 2,000 employees working in nine manufacturing facilities and three technology centers in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Watlow also has sales offices in 16 countries around the world. The company continues to grow, while the commitment remains the same – to provide its customers with superior products and services for their individual needs.
For additional information call your nearest Watlow representative:
Phone: 1+ (800) WATLOW2, 1+ (314) 878-4600
Fax: 1+ (877) 893-1005, 1+ (314) 878-6814