Sun Electric Heater

Backer Hotwatt goes smaller and acquires sun electric heater company

Introducing Sun Electric Heater Acquisition



Today, we announce exciting news: Backer Hotwatt has completed its acquisition of Sun Electric Heater Company. This combination creates an organization even better able to serve our customers and compete in the global marketplace. Through this acquisition, Backer Hotwatt intends to broaden our business platform and deliver more value to our customers. With the acquisition, we are proud to now offer the Sunrod mini cartridge heater. The Sunrod mini cartridge heater features a smaller more uniform split sheathed cartridge heater that offers more uniform heating.

We know our success is dependent on the success of our customers, and we are excited about what Sun Electric Heater Company has to offer:


Sun Electric Heater manufactures all of its products in its plant on the scenic "North Shore" of Boston, Massachusetts. This facility houses our lines of the precision equipment required to produce miniature split-sheathed heaters.


Sun's technical staff embodies over 40 years of experience in industrial heating applications. Our chief technical officer is the original inventor of the split-sheath cartridge heater.


Sun stocks hundreds of heater sizes and ratings for immediate delivery. We provide application assistance to ensure the proper heater selection for the best performance. If a non-stock heater is required, Sun will design, build, and ship prototypes within five business days.


All heater designs are computer-generated to ensure consistent quality from lot to lot. Additionally, every unit is subjected to stringent in-process testing and multi-point quality assurance tests prior to delivery.

Common applications of SunRod Miniature Cartridge heaters are:

  • Adhesive Dispensing
  • Burn In Test Socket Heating
  • Aircraft Deicing and Air Sampling
  • Explosive and Narcotics Detection
  • Inkjet Printheads
  • Semiconductor Processing

Learn more about SunRod Mini Cartridge Heaters and request a sample today.

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