Chromalox's new CS Series of solid state relays are an ideal, low-cost power control solution for rapidly and precisely switching resistive loads found in industrial applications such as furnaces, ovens, heat treating, injection molding, thermoforming, press platens, commercial food equipment, semiconductor, lighting and drying, just to name a few. (read more)
Chromalox, a leader in advanced thermal technologies, today announced the availability of the new 20 Series panel-mounted temperature controllers. These new controllers are truly user-friendly with impressively large and bright dual 4-digit LED displays, three
output/event LED indicators, and three large tactile input buttons. (read more)
Cartridge Heater Fits Tight Space Tolerances; Meets Electrical Safety Requirements
This medical equipment manufacturer was using a competitor’s cartridge heater as part of its balloon catheter manufacturing process. However, the 1/8-inch diameter cartridge heater could not meet strict size and electrical safety certification requirements. The... (read more)
The Challenge: A Midwest power plant utilizes two massive holding tanks of demineralized water that is needed in the operation of its turbine engines. Each tank requires two, 8000 kW heaters to keep the water from freezing during the harsh midwest winters. The tanks also require a monitored level control to ensure that the heaters are protected from low water-level conditions whic... (read more)
Chromalox Cables Save Lubricant Products from Scorching Temperatures
Chromalox created a customized pipe rack module to fit the requirements of the extended area. Chromalox then delivered the pipe rack to the expansion site and incorporated it into the existing pipe rack module without fail. (read more)
The Challenge: An old-fashioned flame-type 80-gallon water heater could not maintain 750 degree F water temperature to allow quick dissolution of lime in the softening process. A water meter and globe valve were the only controls and they were not adequate for the job. The old heater ran continuously and still could not keep up the 150 degree F temperature demand. It also presente... (read more)
Chromalox Cartridge heaters are an extraordinarily versatile and durable product that is used to heat a myriad different processes from heavy industrial – plastics and packaging applications to critical care medical devices and analytical test instruments to being used on aircrafts, railcars and trucks. Cartridge heaters are capable of operating at temperatures of up to 1400F and a... (read more)
Electric Preboarding Oven Improves Production Efficiency
The Challenge: An old steam preboarding machine used for shaping hosiery needed to be replaced.
The Solution: A specially-built preboarding oven equipped with 108 Chromalox Electric Radiant Heaters rated at 800 watts each was designed by Chromalox application engineers.
In this... (read more)
The Challenge: A Houston-based leading-technology lubricant manufacturer and distributor was expanding its pipe rack modules, which contained a variety of top-quality consumer, transport and industrial lubricant products. A vital part to the expansion was ensuring that the product would maintain a stable temperature under scorching heat. An extension of the current self-regulating... (read more)
The Challenge: To obtain a satisfactory, long-lasting, acid-resisting finish on metal fixtures to be used in stores and laboratories was a challenge for this shelving display manufacturer. The company had been manufacturing wooden fixtures for many years. However, to stay abreast of the times, they had to enter the metal manufacturing market to compete. With metal, the finishes re... (read more)
The Challenge: The system under design was a pilot reactor for chemical processing. In order to achieve as many reactions as possible, the customer needed a maximal polyvalence. For this reason, the required characteristics were as follows:
- Wide temperature range
- Possibility to heat and to cool down
- High heating and cooling speed
The Chromalox heat trace cable line includes cables suitable for process maintenance, pipe and vessel freeze protection and roof and gutter de-icing applications. With this wide variety of heat trace cables available Chromalox can design systems for the most demanding and complex applications while helping reduce costs, increase sustainability, and decrease risk.
Chromalox SRL and... (read more)
Surface Tank and Drum Heaters are used as a practical and efficient means of preventing contents in industrial drum, pails, tanks, containers and material hoppers from freezing and ensuring appropriate viscosity control, while maintaining desired operating temperatures. Drum heaters are manufactured to fit with a variety of common sized industrial drums as well as custom sizes. Chromalox... (read more)
Fast Turn-Around, Turn-Key Operation Keeps Production Flowing
The Challenge: The lubricant division of a major petroleum processor blends and packages motor oil and automotive lubricants, which are then shipped to retailers around the U.S. This company was in the process of adding a new line, which utilizes a synthetic fluid. The new line included a process tank and... (read more)
Heat mildly corrosive solutions (pH5 to pH9) using stainless elements and a passivated stainless pipe body. Low watt density INCOLOY® sheath elements coupled with a passivated Stainless Steel pipe body provides long service life when heating highly corrosive solutions, oils, and gases. INCOLOY® elements and a Stainless Steel vessel enhance safe operation to nearly 1400°F outl... (read more)
The Challenge: The customers natural gas compressor stations and booster station required heat tracing of condensate lines, skid lines, de-hi piping, and control and meter tubing to prevent them from freezing. Natural gas from the well head by its nature contains water. As the gas is collected for transmission, it travels through various piping and meter manifolds, and the water i... (read more)
Chromalox leverages its experience from decades of manufacturing custom process heaters for the Power Generation industry to design and build the best fuel gas conditioning systems available.
Unlike most fabricators and packagers who utilize purchased parts and basically assemble their systems, Chromalox is completely vertically integrated to provide you with the best quality and... (read more)
Tubular Heaters are the most versatile of all electric heating elements. They are capable of being formed into virtually any configuration. Tubular heating elements perform exceptional heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation to heat liquids, air, gases, and surfaces. Custom built from .200" diameter to .475" diameter and up to 600V. Tubular Heaters are available in a variet... (read more)
Mica Band Heaters are our most widely used band heater because of their versatile design and rugged construction characteristics. Mica Bands have sheath temperature capabilities up to 800°F (425°C). Mica Bands are commonly used in Plastics Injection Molding, Extrusion, Blow Molding applications as well as in Commercial Cooking, Dies and Electric Motors.
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Chromalox SCR Control Panels integrate temperature controllers, overtemperature controllers, customer inputs, and Chromalox SCR power control into a complete package. This precise power control allows process temperature to be controlled to +-1 deg. F. Chromalox offers both standard package sizes & custom units for unique applications. Panels and be rated for Hazardous locations and... (read more)
Steam boilers can produce low quality steam that requires additional superheating of the steam after water vaporization. Removal of water vapor from a steam system is critical to maintaining performance. Chromalox steam superheating systems, coupled with SCR power control, can provide instantaneous drying of process steam while only using the exact amount of power needed. (read more)
Radiant Heaters Bake Paint on Auto Grille
The auto manufacturer needed to quickly construct a paint baking oven large enough to handle one piece automobile grilles with a minimum of capital expenditure. The design of the grille is such that star shapes in it look as if they are unsupported when the grille is painted.
The Solutio... (read more)