The Watlow FLUENT in-line heater is a fast responding, high watt density layered heater circuit. It is an integrated solution to replace multiple components, reducing system costs and complexity while increasing performance. It can replace both a traditional immersion type heater or a heater wrapped around a tube as part of a thermal system.
The heater is equipped with Watlow's patented thermal spray technology to use the heater's entire surface to produce heat, optimizing heat transfer and temperature uniformity. An internal baffle promotes turbulent flow and high efficiency while a unique circuit patterning process enables distributed wattage and multiple zones for precise and repeatable power distribution.
Typical applications for the Watlow FLUENT in-line heater include hemodialysis fluid heating, food cooking equipment, semiconductor purge gas heating, ink preheating systems, and on demand fluid heating.
The Background: Our customer is a coatings company. One of the services they offer is evaporative coating in which the item to be coated is placed in a vacuum chamber and the coating is heated inside the chamber to a vapor which settles onto the item creating a micro-thin coating on exposed surfaces. The customer seeks a new heater for this process.
The Problem: The coatings must be heated to very specific temperatures depending upon which coating is used. The ability to heat quickly and uniformly is also important to maximize the number of coatings that can be done.
The Solution: We recommended the Watlow FLUENT in-line heater, a fast responding high density heater that can be incorporated into systems in multiple ways. The heater is equipped with Watlow's patented thermal spray technology to use the heater's entire surface to produce heat, optimizing heat transfer and temperature uniformity.
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