Capillary Thermostats for Food Warming Cabinets

STEMCO capillary thermostats and thermowells maintain precise temperature control within food warming cabinets. Consequently, these components ensure that food stays at the correct temperature, adhering to safety standards and preserving its quality. For OEM pricing, please contact us directly.

Capillary Thermostats with Ambient Compensation

Our capillary thermostats feature ambient compensation, which offsets temperature differentials to ensure consistent thermostat accuracy, even as environmental conditions change. This feature is especially useful in settings where temperature fluctuations are common.

Temperature Regulation in Food Warming Cabinets

STEMCO capillary thermostats regulate and control the temperature inside food warming cabinets. These thermostats consist of a temperature-sensing bulb connected to a capillary tube filled with a temperature-sensitive fluid. As the temperature changes inside the cabinet, the fluid expands or contracts, causing the thermostat to activate or deactivate the heating elements.

Key Features and Benefits

Accurate Temperature Measurement with Thermowells

For precise temperature measurement, an optional thermowell can be added. A thermowell is a protective tube that encases the sensing bulb of the thermostat. This design ensures accurate temperature readings by shielding the thermostat from external factors and direct contact with the cabinet’s heating elements, preventing potential damage and ensuring precise readings.

354-1046 capillary thermostatAchieving Uniform Heat Distribution

Maintaining a consistent and uniform temperature is essential for keeping various dishes ready to serve. Capillary thermostats work in tandem with the cabinet’s heating elements to achieve this uniform heat distribution. By accurately sensing and controlling the temperature, the thermostats help prevent hotspots and cold zones within the cabinet.

Enhancing Energy Efficiency

Efficient temperature control is important for conserving energy in food warming cabinets. Capillary thermostats respond promptly to temperature changes, minimizing unnecessary heating cycles. This leads to improved energy efficiency, reducing both operational costs and environmental impact.

Ensuring Compliance with Food Safety Standards

Maintaining the correct temperature is vital for ensuring that food is stored safely and meets health and safety standards. Capillary thermostats provide the precision needed to comply with food safety regulations, preventing the growth of harmful bacteria and ensuring that food remains within the recommended temperature range.

Reliability and Durability of STEMCO Thermostats

STEMCO is known for manufacturing durable and reliable components. Capillary thermostats and thermowells are designed to withstand the challenging conditions within food warming cabinets, including high temperatures and constant use. This reliability ensures that the components continue to function effectively over an extended period.

Quality Control and Customization Options

We take immense pride in our commitment to quality control and the reliable operation of our products. Each switch undergoes rigorous individual testing, with a 100% testing protocol implemented before it leaves our manufacturing facility. STEMCO capillary thermostats boast UL & cUL approval, attesting to their compliance with stringent safety and performance standards.

Our manufacturing facility in Eau Claire, WI, serves as the hub for the design, production, testing, and shipment of our products to clients worldwide. Additionally, we offer the flexibility to customize capillary thermostat switches and thermowells according to customer specifications.

STEMCO capillary thermostats and thermowells are fundamental components in food warming cabinets, providing accurate temperature control, uniform heat distribution, energy efficiency, and compliance with food safety standards. Their design and reliability make them crucial for maintaining the quality and safety of food in various catering and food service applications. To see the application in action, check out the below video.

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Bulb & Capillary Thermostats

Original equipment manufacturers worldwide use thermostat switches designed and manufactured by STEMCO, a Division of Senasys. No matter which style or model you choose, all of the capillary thermostat switches operate using the same physics. A fluid is encapsulated in a metal and when the temperature changes the fluid either expands or contracts. This fluid change moves a diaphragm which is in touch with a snap action switch and either opens or closes a circuit.

Ambient Compensation

Our capillary thermostats can be ambient compensated to offset the differential in temperature which keeps our thermostat controls more accurate as it’s environment changes.

Custom Options

Capillary thermostat switches built by Senasys can also be built to customer specifications. This insures you get the exact control you want without paying for features you don’t need.