Beat the Heat: Temperature Control System Across Industries

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Certain processes in the industries require specific temperatures to proceed optimally. Temperature Control Systems are widely used in these industries as they make the processes much more efficient. The core of the system relies on the temperature controller which is the device used to maintain specific temperatures in differing settings. But what exactly is a temperature controller, and how does it work?


Temperature Controllers manage temperature and its main function is to compare sensor signals with a predetermined set point and adjust heat generation so that the process value matches accordingly. The principle behind the temperature controller is the feedback control system built into it, which is the combination of a controller and temperature sensor applicable to the controlled object. Responses may vary depending on the control method of the temperature controller and the characteristics of the controlled object.

An effective temperature control means you fully understand the thermal behavior and characteristics of the controlled object. There are four characteristics that you can consider, heat capacity which shows the ease of heating, Static characteristics which indicate its heating capability, Dynamic responses which influence the startup characteristics and lastly, external disturbances which cause changes thermally. Even if it is focused on temperature, these modern-day controllers also could handle other parameters such as humidity, pressure, and flow rate. The continuous progression of existing temperature control devices and the development of pioneering technologies related to temperature control help research departments and industries to have the best and most sophisticated solutions for demanding tasks.


Application of Temperature Control Systems

  • Automotive Industry

    A temperature control system is a key factor for the automotive industry as it is used in simulations and tests to ensure consistency. Manufacturers and Suppliers apply advanced equipment to bring precision. For example, temperature control instruments are used in wireless charging systems for electric vehicles to simulate cooling circuits. Components such as inverters and DC/DC converters are tested under different temperature conditions, while the battery cells are subjected to varying ambient temperature ranges for durability testing. These temperature regulators are of great significance to proper temperature control for a large field of automotive tests and simulations which range from injector test benches to airbag tests.


  • Chemical Process Technology

    Temperature control in the chemical industry is crucial for operation efficiency and ensuring product quality. It plays a critical role in ensuring that viscosity in casting processes is maintained, this reduces production time and improves the quality of the products. Furthermore, the Temperature Control system is indispensable in the consideration of temperature control, which fundamentally builds up the stability of conditions and safety. Be it small-scale laboratories or large production units temperature control is one of the key factors in the process to ensure correct performance level and equipment reliability.


  • Cannabis Extraction

    Given the significant role of cannabis in the medical field, efficient methods of extraction are to be taken into consideration. Different techniques, like supercritical CO2 extraction, are being developed based on precise thermal and atmospheric conditions. Temperature control is also crucial in the processes following extraction as in decarboxylation and refining like winterization. Developed methods that reduce the temperature to enhance the effectiveness of extraction and refining processes should be chosen.


  • Food Industry

    Temperature is one of the key factors that contribute to maintaining a cold chain which involves accurate temperature management during processing and fermentation. In food production, temperature-sensitive flow sensors are calibrated and stress tests are done to ensure the accuracy of measurements in diverse temperature conditions.
    Lab rooms must have temperature control systems to create new dishes not only to improve taste but also to optimize the processing. This will ensure consistent results through precise pre-conditioning of the ingredients and water temperature control. For instance, control of temperature in the chocolate production at every stage is quite significant such that the right crystal structures can be achieved and consequently, perfect products are attained. High-tech temperature control management units enable full process automation and serve excellent standard products before investing in custom-made options.


  • Semiconductor Industry

    The semiconductor industry demands strict temperature control in the manufacturing process where small space combined with the requirement for higher computing power represents technological challenges. Wet chemical etching tubs necessitate temperature control that is within the narrow tolerances to correctly manage desired material removal and reaction rates. Work may have to be redone when the wafers become unusable because of the temperature variations, which are a part of the reasons why it is vital to have controlled temperature systems. Hence, temperature control systems, which are on the nanometer scale, are crucial to semiconductor fabrication to improve efficiency and reliability.


  • Satellite Component Testing

    In the aerospace industry, it is critically important that satellites endure the extreme environments of temperatures and vacuum space. Before hitting space, satellites are put through a series of tests so that they can withstand the harsh temperature and pressure changes that a space environment provides. The determination of temperature management becomes a foremost concern to prevent overheating or cold-related breakdowns. Booster heaters, insulation material and reflective surfaces are for keeping the inside warm and shielding sensitive elements. High-performance temperature control systems on space experimental chambers can prove to be a significant instrument, making such tests reliable and reproducible. These systems ensure a high degree of accuracy from point zero up to a wide range at the same time they do not fail to test the operativity of satellites and their components even in the most extreme conditions.


Types of Control Systems and JULABO's Product Categories

1. Refrigerated Circulators

These circulators are an essential tool to control temperature in multiple industries by providing close temperature control between −95 °C and +200 °C. JULABO refrigerated circulators recognized all over the globe for their dependability and ease of use, prove their worth, particularly in research, material testing and technical systems. These rotary circulators are usually used among various solutions, namely refrigerated/heated circulators, cryo-compact circulators, and the ones for ultra-low refrigerated/heated.

    • Refrigerated/Heating Circulators come with a temperature range of -50 °C to +200 °C which is a high heating/cooling capacity with short heat-up and cool-down times. These products are available in various sizes and with a wide range of performance class levels, enabling customers to utilize them in specific temperature situations. User-friendly detachable venting grids are provided for easy cleaning while fluid is drained through built-in drain taps or with the use of handles or castors for effortless transportation.
    • Cryo-Compact Circulators provide refrigerated/heating solutions based on compact dimensions for temperatures from -40 °C up to +200 °C; and, their small dimensions are particularly sought after in conditions when space is tight. These models incorporate external and internal pumping connections, a bath reservoir for controlling the temperature of small objects and reliable microprocessor electronics with indication and safe operations.
    • Ultra-Low Circulators of heating and refrigeration are at one's disposal for temperature ranges from -95 to 150°C providing for extremely fast heating and cooling of large volume systems even at constant temperatures. Proportional control models incorporate energy-efficient cooling systems with water-cooled ones that offer improved performance. This collection of pumps has castor and handles appendages for the handheld nature, comes with a drain port for easy liquid drainage and gives improved insulation to avoid ice formation. Usually used for jacketed reaction vessels, autoclaves, kilo labs, and more.


2. Heating Circulators

These circulators provide temperature control tasks from +20°C to + 300 °C and a very high accuracy. These circulators come with stainless steel bath tanks, which make them applicable for external and internal temperature regulating applications. With greater power for larger and open systems, they excel in external temperature control tasks. Many components can directly be introduced into the reservoir enabling enough flexibility with the temperature controller. 

       JULABO offers a variety of models with different bath sizes and functional characteristics to meet diverse user requirements. Connectors including Pt100 sensors, heat transfer fluid, tubing and fittings allow for an easy link-up to appendages systems. The condenser setup with the cooling coils perfectly integrates to provide temperature regulation below or close to the ambient temperature thus improving the versatility. Examples of heating circulator variations include heating immersion circulators, open heating bath circulators, heating circulators with open baths, and bridge-mounted circulators.

    • Heating Immersion Circulators have a clamp attachment which simplifies installation on bath tanks, they are outstanding in managing temperatures in samples, materials testing, food testing and calibration jobs.
    • Open Heating Bath Circulators carry out internal applications in baths in circulator type with a Polycarbonat or stainless steel tank. They provide a variety of add-ons such as test tube racks, adjustable measurement cell platforms, cooling coils and photometers, which are simply indispensable for temperature control and experimentation.
    • Heating Circulators with Open Baths serve both internal and external temperature uses, providing either frosted glass or stainless steel tank baths with pump outlets. These circulators are suitable for temperature control of measurement cells, glass flasks, and materials testing.
    • Bridge-Mounted Circulators come with a retractable stainless steel bridge, thus could work with up to 100 liters filling volume of bathtubs. They give a temperature control power for warming up the large bath tubes and do integrated cooling coils for the temperature changes.


3. Highly Dynamic Temperature Control System

This represents the pinnacle of temperature technology, offering advanced control technology and rapid heat-up and cool-down capabilities. JULABO's PRESTO systems show their advantage by allowing a high-temperature range of -93°C to +250°C and high cooling and heating performance. These systems feature close temperature control limits and high thermal reaction rates, making them apt for situations such as reactor vessels, material stress tests and temperature simulations. The main features include the highly active components that can accelerate the exothermic and the endothermic equilibrium to remarkable speed. Hence, the main elements of the system will change spontaneously.

    • Forte HT Circulators for High-Temperature (+70 °C to +400 °C) are another example of the High-temperature temperature control dynamic system, which operates under high pressure. These tight compact units are explicitly designed for closed external systems to prevent spillage of vapors even when the temperature is high.


4. Recirculating Coolers & Recirculating Chillers

These can handle virtually any cooling requirements in laboratories or industrial environments. Their efficiency makes them an environmentally friendly and economical alternative to cooling with tap water. JULABO offers a range of efficient and environmentally friendly recirculating coolers and they have F Series, DL Series, FC Series and SC Series.

    1. Recirculating Coolers without Refrigerant- These small environmentally friendly units are designed for simple cooling needs. It is totally suitable for customers, who need to get rid of a small amount of heat to be dissipated in an external system by means of the non-traditional coolers that lack the conventional refrigeration circuit. They don't use refrigerant at all and also are low maintenance.
    2. Compact Recirculating Coolers or F series have the compatibility of low space requirements and low procurement costs, suitable for basic cooling tasks. These devices are resource-saving as they cool water with the air temperature and are intended for light-load cooling.
    3. Recirculating Cooler or FL series represents a new generation of chillers designed for routine cooling tasks in laboratory and industrial settings. With precise temperature stability and environmental friendliness, these chillers offer splash-proof keypads, LED temperature indication, and easy accessibility for cleaning and maintenance.
    4. Recirculating Chillers or the FC series are used for more heavy-duty applications requiring both heating and cooling. Available in air-cooled and water-cooled variants, these chillers provide high-temperature stability and safety features such as automatic self-tests, sensor operation monitoring, and pump and compressor protection.
    5. Semichill Recirculating Coolers or the SC series offer maximum reliability and durability in industrial environments with stringent situations. Constructed with stainless steel or high-grade plastic parts, these coolers are designed for continuous operation in harsh conditions and can be customized according to specific needs due to their modular design.


5. Water Baths

These provide practical and durable solutions for laboratory temperature applications. JULABO's water baths offer temperature stability of ±0.15 °C and a working temperature range from +18 °C to 99.9 °C, these baths are suitable for a wide range of applications, including routine laboratory work, sample temperature applications, incubation, and more.
Designed for ease of use, PURA water baths feature an integrated drain screw for quick and clean draining, ergonomic side recessed grips for easy transportation, and non-slip rubber feet for stability. The splash-proof design, membrane keypad, and LED temperature display enhance user convenience, while the absence of disturbing parts inside the bath allows for safe temperature control of even small sample containers.

    • Shaking Water Baths are for applications requiring agitation. These tools with adjustable shaking frequencies ranging from 20 to 200 revolutions per minute. Equipped with PID temperature control and adjustable temperature warning functions, these shaking water baths ensure optimal temperature stability and sample protection. Constructed with high-quality stainless steel components, These shaking water baths are suitable for continuous unsupervised operation in laboratory environments.


6. Special Application Products

There are certain scenarios in which you need to have specific equipment to use for processes. JULABO offers a range of temperature control units tailored for special applications, ensuring precise and efficient temperature management across various industries.

    1. Immersion Coolers provide rapid cooling of liquids, serving as an economical alternative to tap water cooling. These units are space-saving and versatile, suitable for counter-cooling with heating circulators or rapid cooling tasks.
    2. Laboratory Temperature Controllers fulfill temperature-dependent measurement, control, safety, and monitoring tasks. Equipped with modern control technology and a splash-proof keypad, they offer high operating comfort and reliability. Applications include heating mantles, baths, and mats.
    3. Calibration Baths, used for calibration purposes, come with state-of-the-art uniformity and stability of temperature and JULABO products correspond with the demands of the DIN ISO 9001 standardization register. With cooling units both covering ranges from -30 to +200 ºC, those baths provide highly precise calibration of sensors or instruments.
    4. Beer Forcing Test Refrigerated/Heating Circulating Baths are specifically designed for determining the "best before" date of beer. Employed alongside a photometer, these baths subject bottled beer to a programmed temperature cycle treatment, enabling accurate assessment of its aging potential.


Temperature control systems act as a vital element of universal production, allowing to maintain efficiency and quality of products. Whether it be for the automotive sector, aircraft, pharmaceutical industry, or even food production, precision temperature management cannot be compromised.

At MSE Supplies, in collaboration with JULABO, we offer a comprehensive range of temperature control solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of industries worldwide. Whether you require refrigerated circulators for precise temperature control, highly dynamic temperature control systems for demanding applications, or specialized equipment for unique processes, we got you covered.

By using the latest technology and novel technologies, with the focus on improving reliability and efficiency, we offer efficient temperature control solutions allowing researchers, engineers, and manufacturers to reach their goals with confidence.

Ready to optimize your temperature control processes? Explore our range of products distributed by MSE Supplies and discover how JULABO can help you get through fire and water, elevating your operations to new heights. Contact us today to discuss your specific requirements and take the first step toward mastering the heat.

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