ABOUT Backer Hotwatt

Backer Hotwatt, established in 1952, a leader in manufacturing resistance heating elements for over 65 years, began with the manufacturing of one product, the open coil heating element. Since then, Backer Hotwatt has expanded our product line to include cartridge, air process, immersion, strip and finned strip, tubular and finned tubular, band, foil, flexible glasrope®, crankcase and ceramic heaters. We have evolved from a large supplier of the appliance industry to become a quality supplier to a variety of OEM’s in the industrial, medical, commercial, packaging, instrumentation, aviation, transportation, refrigeration/air conditioning and military fields. In addition, we can supply compatible accessory items, which enable us to offer a complete heater system.

 

On December 1st, 2016, NIBE Industrier AB www.nibe.com acquired the operations of Hotwatt, Inc. of Danvers, Massachusetts, USA. The company’s operations became part of the NIBE Element North American business group. “The acquisition of Hotwatt adds another well-known brand to our North American Element business providing cost synergies and commercial advantages to the NIBE Group. Their market position and notable customer base will provide yet another platform for profitable growth,” says Gerteric Lindquist, President and CEO of NIBE Industrier AB. The Company will continue to run its operations and service its customers from Massachusetts under the name of Backer Hotwatt, Inc.

 

Our most popular product is the Cartridge Heater. We make low to medium and high watt density cartridge heaters. Cartridge heaters provide localized heat to restricted work areas requiring close thermal control. Dies, platens and a variety of other types of processing equipment are efficiently heated. Closely controlled work temperatures up to 1400º F (760º C) are obtained by a combination of heater location and proper wattage output.

Immersion Heaters are ideally suited for heating various liquids. They are available in various sheath materials and watt densities tailored for your specific applications. Units may be supplied for single, three phase or three heat operation. The lead end of the unit may be sealed for extreme environmental conditions.

Air Process Heaters will provide hot air and gas up to 1400º F (760º C) with infinite control by varying the voltage and air flow. Air heaters are available with various male and female fittings, hose adaptors (entry only) and flanges. We can also provide temperature sensing control.

Stainless Steel Strip & Finned Strip Heaters provide clean, dependable heat with sheath temperatures up to 1200º F (650º C) and watt densities up to 40 watts per square inch. Finned Strip Heaters are available with aluminum or stainless steel fins. Mica Insulated Strip Heaters are also available in various sizes.

Foil & Rope Heaters are a self contained one piece assembly. A resistance element is laminated between two layers of aluminum foil. This heater is ideally suited for area and surface heating applications. Operating temperatures up to 300º F (150º C). Sizes range from 1.25″ to 60″ wide with lengths of 4″ and up. Glasrope® Heaters are flexible heaters available in various lengths, sheath materials and terminations. Operating temperatures up to 900º F (485º C).

Tubular & Finned Tubular Heaters have built in resistance to impact, vibration, corrosion and temperature extremes. The heater is swaged, reducing the diameter of the sheath and compacting the insulation. This insures rapid heat transfer and holds the coil in position for forming. Many diameters, sheath materials and configurations are available.

Band Heaters are used in multiple applications like cylinders, dies, drums, holding tanks, injections and blow molding machines, and Plastic Extruders as well as many other applications. The Backer Hotwatt Standard Band Heaters are manufactured in one or two piece constructions with maximum inside diameters of 11 1/2″ and 22 1/2″ respectively. Three or more sections are employed when heaters of larger diameters are needed (as for blown film extrusion dies).

Ceramic Heaters are a ceramic body encasing a resistance element and packed within magnesium oxide. Temperatures to 1300°F (705°C) for applications like copiers, dehumidifiers, glue guns, heat sealing tools, instrumentation, resisters, soldering and de-soldering equipment and valve heaters.

Crankcase Heaters are used to overcome the problem of migration and condensation of refrigerant in the crankcases of compressors used in air conditioning and heat pump systems. They are designed to keep the crankcase oil at a temperature higher than the coldest part of the system to prevent migration. They are constructed of the highest quality corrosion resistance materials and sealed against moisture.s.

BACKER SITES

AROUND THE WORLD

- Find your global partner

BACKER HOTWATT

16A Electronics Avenue, Danvers, MA 01923-1011
USA
Phone +1 978 777 0070 [email protected]
www.hotwatt.com

BACKER EHP INC

4700 John Bragg Highway, Murfreesboro, TN. 37127
USA
Phone: +1 615 907 6900
www.backerspringfield.com

BACKER ALPE, S.DE R.L. DE C.V.

Santiago Graff 105, Zona Industrial Toluca de Lerdo, 50071
Mexico
[email protected]
Phone: +52-722 272 1320
www.backeralpetoluca.com

BACKER MARATHON HEATER INC

808 Hackberry Lane
Del Rio, Texas 78840
USA
Phone +1 830 775 1417
[email protected] www.backermarathon.com

BACKER SPRINGFIELD WIRE

Calle 15, de Septiembre 3013,
Campestre, 88278 Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas
Mexico
Phone: +1 956 723 2651
www.backerspringfield.com

BACKER ALPE, S.DE R.L. DE C.V.

Fco.I. Madero No. 2137
Pte. Col. Centro, C.P. 64000
Monterrey, N.L
Mexico
Phone: +52-81 1133 8753
www.backer-alpe.com

GAUMER PROCESS INC.

13616 Hempstead Road
Houston, Texas 77040
USA
Phone +1 800 460 5200
[email protected]

www.gaumer.com

BRISKHEAT INC.

4800 Hilton Corporate Drive
Columbus, OH 43232 USA
Phone: +1 888 412 0122
[email protected] www.briskheat.com

OMNI CONTROL TECHNOLOGY INC.

1 Main Street
Whitinsville, Massachusetts 01588
USA
Phone +1 508 234 9121
[email protected] www.omnicontroltech.com

HEATRON INC.

3000 Wilson Avenue
Leavenworth, KS 66048
USA
Phone: +1 913 651 4420
www.heatron.com

HEATRON INC.

8135 Nathan Cir
Erie, Pennsylvania 16509
USA
Phone +1 814 868 8554
www.heatron.com

BACKER ALPE, S.DE R.L. DE C.V.

Venado Street No. 45, Col. Los Olivos, Tlahuac, C.P. 13210
Mexico
Phone: +52-55 584 505 05
www.backer-alpe.com

BACKER HTV

E1-2 road no 5
Kizuna 2, Tan Phuoc
Can Giuoc District
Long an Province
Vietnam

BACKER HTS CO LTD

Building 5, Hong Hua Ling Ind. Estate Long XI Village, Long Gang District
Shenzhen
China
Phone +86 755 289 303 69 www.backerhts.com

BACKER-WILSON ELEMENTS PTY. LTD

Unit 2, 22 Loyalty Road North Rocks NSW 2151 NSW 2264
Australia
www.backer-wilson.com

BACKER-SPRINGFIELD DONGGUAN CO., LTD.


Shenzhen, China
Tel: +86 769 88629188
Fax: +86 769 88629138
[email protected]
backer-springfield.com.cn

NORSKE BACKER

Postboks 203, Midtbyen
No-2201 Kongsvinger
Norway
Phone +47 628 28 828
[email protected]
www.norskebacker.no

BACKER BHV AB

Fabriksgatan 11
SE-28010 Sösdala
Sweden
Phone +46 451 661 00
[email protected]
www.backer.eu

BACKER CALESCO

Västra Åvägen 11
SE-734 51 Kolbäck
Sweden
Phone +46-220 453 00 www.backercalesco.se

BACKER-CALESCO FRANCE SARL

20 rue de la vilette, Cedex 03
F-69328 Lyon
France
Phone +33 4 26 68 50 37
www.calescofoil.se

BACKER ELC AG

Wynentalstrasse 1 CH 5723
Teufenthal
Switzerland
Phone +41 62 837 62 80
www.backerelc.ch

BACKER ELEKTRO CZ A.S.

Policská 444
CZ-539 01 Hlinsko
Czech Republic
Phone +420 46 9802 524
[email protected]
www.backer-elektro.cz

BACKER ELTOP S.R.O

Miretice 32
CZ-539 55 Miretice
Czech Republic
Phone +420 469 344 176
[email protected]
www.eltoppraha.cz

BACKER FACSA, S.L.

Ctra de Ribes, KM 50
ES-08591 Aiguafreda
Spain
Phone +34 938 44 26 00
[email protected]
www.backerfacsa.es

BACKER FER S.R.L.

Via Statale 55 NO 293
IT-440 47 Sant' Agostino
Italy
Phone +39 05 32 35 00 00
[email protected]
www.backerfer.com

REBA DIV. INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

Branch of Backer FER S.R.L
Via Parco Alto Milanese 1
IT-21052 Busto Arsizio (VA)
Italy
Phone +39 0331 35 13 95
[email protected]
www.backerfer.com

BACKER OBR SP. Z.O.O.

Glowackiego 39
PL-74 200 Pyrzyce
Poland
Phone +48 91 481 99 00
[email protected]
www.backerobr.pl

BACKER FACSA, GRID RESISTOR DIVISION

Calle Peña Redonda 35
33192 Asturias
Spain
www.backerfacsa.es

BACKER WOLFF GMBH

Frische luft 151 44319 Dortmund
Germany