Watlow upgraded its Fluent heater so that it has dual voltage capabilities. The lightweight solution can reduce overall system cost and complexity of heating in semiconductor, medical and analytical industries, says the equipment maker.

Dual voltage capability allows heating products to accept more than one type of voltage. In traditional thermal systems, a unique design was required for each voltage to support global demand. In a dual voltage heater, however, one design can deliver the same wattage level on both 120 and 240 V systems. This means the same heater can be used in different regions to heat liquids or gases.

The high watt density, low mass heater enables on-demand fluid heating. 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.