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Answers required for correct Cartridge Heater selection

Tweet # When looking at selecting a cartridge heater, the following questions must be considered to ensure your cartridge heaters performance is optimized. Maximum temperature? (type of heater) Are they fitted into a moving tool? (lead selection) Termination option? (straight or right angle) Time required to get up to temperature? […]


How to keep hot foods hot and fresh

Tweet # Keeping hot foods hot is very important to ensure food safety and presents challenges. Bacterial growth slows down once at temperatures hotter than 60°C, so hot foods that are being served on a buffet, for example, must be kept hotter than that at all times. Keep in mind […]


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Can #cartridge #heaters be used to heat air?

Tweet # Cartridge heaters are not suitable for heating air as they are generally high powered heating elements that are use to transferring their heat to other metal bodies such as mould tools and heat presses. If the cartridge heater is left to heat up on its own in open […]


Which IR lamp should I choose?

Tweet # This is dependant on the application, each one is different to the next and should be examined closely to ensure the best performance is achieved. First: Look at what material is being heated as they all absorb infrared radiation at different rates therefore different wattage selections will be […]

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#Thermocouple or #RTD/PT100 ?

Tweet # This is s common question asked when customers purchase one of our temperature controllers. Both of them have their advantages and disadvantages. Below are the main reasons for the choices. Thermocouples Thermocouples consist of two dissimilar conductors connected together, hot junction and cold junction which measures the thermo-electromotive […]


How to make your #infrared lamps last longer

Tweet # If you find that your infrared #lamps are just not lasting as long as they should you should try the following which will improve the performance. These are common occurrences in the commercial kitchen and mobile paint automotive environments.   Check that the cabling is connected correctly and […]