Press Release Summary:
Available in materials such as stainless steel, nickel, InconelÂ®, aluminum, copper, and bronze, IFC (Interference Fit Construction) heated parts can customized into various shapes and sizes to meet end-user requirements. With FEA (Finite Element Analysis) or iterative prototyping process, heated parts can achieve thermal transfer and temperature uniformity equaling Â±1%. All heated part joints can be welded to ensure vacuum-tight seal.
Original Press Release:
Watlow's IFC Heated Parts are Ideal for High Process Temperature Applications
St. Louis - Watlow's new IFC (Interference Fit Construction) heated parts are designed to withstand high process temperatures, such as applications that exceed the temperature capabilities of cast aluminum.
"IFC heated parts offer an attractive alternative to milled grove or brazed assemblies, often used when temperature requirements exceed 450°C," explains Chris Baichoo, Watlow general manager. "Because of the intimate contact of the heater, heated parts last longer and have reduced hot spots."
Using IFC, Watlow can customize heated parts into a wide range of shapes and sizes to meet most customer specifications. With FEA (Finite Element Analysis) or an iterative prototyping process, heated parts can achieve superior thermal transfer and temperature uniformity equaling ±1 percent. And because all heated part joints can be welded to assure a vacuum tight seal, they are ideal for applications requiring the highest vacuum process levels.
IFC heated parts are available in a variety of materials, including stainless steel, nickel, Inconel®, aluminum, copper and bronze.
Since the company's founding in 1922, Watlow has brought its thermal expertise to numerous applications, including semiconductor, plastics processing, foodservice equipment, life sciences, power generation, aerospace and others. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Watlow is the largest custom designer and manufacturer of industrial heaters, sensors, controllers and software with offices and manufacturing facilities around the world.
For additional information or the name of the nearest Watlow representative:
Phone: 1+ (800) 4-WATLOW, 1+ (314) 878-4600
Fax: 1+ (877) 893-1005, 1+ (314) 878-6814