Watlow Electric Manufacturing Co. has introduced the Optimax, billed as a next-generation heat exchanger.
Optimax is smaller and lighter than traditional heat exchangers, and can reduce the overall footprint by nearly 50 percent, the company said. Optimal performance comes from Watlow's proprietary enhanced fluid dynamics (EDF) technology to provide advanced flow throughout the system, without compromising the integrity of the fluid, heating elements or vessel. Fluid temperatures are further controlled through the use of Watlow's optimized film temperature rate, which allows the vessel to perform consistently at shorter lengths, or at smaller shell diameters.
Optimiax also can be designed for operation with existing designs.
Watlow, based in St. Louis, also announced a new branding strategy with a newly designed logo and tagline icons, introducing it the4 week of Nov. 30. Watlow also featured the new look at its booth during the Power Gen International show Dec. 8-10 in Las Vegas.