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Tips for Handling Cold Weather Equipment Failure

In all the industries that we serve it is critical that owners be able to keep their equipment at a specific temperature. Unfortunately, that responsibility becomes difficult to fulfill when cold weather sets in. Our coil heaters, band heaters, ring heater, hot air heater etc are products that can help businesses stay productive and avoid the loss of time and money. If you use cartridge heaters, for example, in any of the following applications you can relate to this problem in particular:

  • Immersion tank heating
  • HVAC compressors
  • Fuel cells
  • Semiconductors
  • Medical devices
  • Sensor measurement devices
  • Extrusion
  • Die casting
  • Hot melt adhesives

But what do you do for equipment that has failed because your current heating product has stopped working due to cold weather, etc? Here are our suggestions for business owners.
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Troubleshoot the equipment: The first step is to properly diagnose the problem. This is should be done with the goal of getting the machine up and running as soon as possible so as not to slow down productivity. Often, if a particular malfunction has occurred often and has been diagnosed in the past, then the whole troubleshooting process can be shortened considerably. Trouble shooting should involve:

  • Verifying that a problem exist
  • Narrowing down the cause(s)
  • Correcting the problem
  • Work to prevent future issues

On the last point, we can help you by supplying you with products that will help your equipment run smoothly.

Implement a contingency plan: It is wise at some point to have a contingency plan in place if a major piece of equipment does break down. This way, your business will be able to save product, by switching to the temporary solution. Hopefully, your business will have planned for a contingency such as equipment breakdown.

Finally, many problems that involve heat product related breakdown are caused by owners failing to purchase and maintain the proper equipment. On our site, we will help you choose the right equipment for your industry and for the machine (s) you need to keep up and running.

Backer Marathon Starflex Band Heaters

STARFLEX COMMON HEATER BAND DESIGNS--Custom Diameters & Wattages Available Upon Request

WIDTH (IN)VOLTAGESWATTSDIAMETER (IN)PART NUMBER
0.75120/2406006.25SF060-007A
 1.5240/4808754SF040-015A
 1.5240/4807804.25 SF042-015A
 1.5240/4806005.25 SF052-015A
 1.5240/4809006.5 SF065-015A
 1.5240/48013007 SF070-015A
 1.5240/48013758.5 SF085-015A
 1.5240/48016759 SF090-015A
 1.5240/480212513.94 SF139-015A
 1.5240/480220019 SF190-015A
 1.5240/4802350 20.00 SF200-015A
 1.5240/4803600 22.50SF225-015A
 1.5240/4803000 24.50SF245-015A
2.5120/2403503.5SF035-025A
2.5240/4809004SF040-025A
2.5240/48012004.5SF045-025A
2.5240/4808006SF060-025A
2.5240/48013006.75SF067-025A
2.5240/48013006.88SF068-025A
2.5240/48011407.5SF075-025A
2.5240/48024259SF090-025A
2.5240/48015009.88SF097-025A
2.5240/480237510.25SF102-025A
2.5240/480212511SF110-025A
2.5240/480305011.44SF114-025A
2.5240/480337012.19SF121-025A
2.5240/480145012.5SF125-025A
2.5240/480160012.63SF126-025A
2.5240/480237512.63SF126-025B
2.5240/480300012.63SF126-025C
2.5240/480 357513SF130-025A
2.5240/480 327513.19SF131-025A
2.5240/480 300014SF140-025A
2.5240/480 272514.94SF149-025A
2.5240/480 372514.94SF149-025B
2.5240/480 230015.19SF151-025A
3240/480 200010SF100-030A
3240/480 325011.5SF115-030A
3240/480 353515SF150-030A
3240/480 540019SF190-030A