Industrial food warming equipment utilizes advanced technologies for temperature control, with capillary thermostats being crucial components. These thermostats ensure reliable temperature regulation across various applications. To inquire about OEM pricing, please contact us.

Capillary Thermostats used in Food Warming Equipment

Understanding Capillary Thermostats

Capillary thermostats, used in industrial applications requiring precise temperature regulation, consist of three main parts: a sensing element, a control element, and a capillary tube. The sensing element, usually a bulb filled with temperature-sensitive fluid or a bimetallic strip, expands or contracts with temperature changes. The control element contains a switch that opens or closes the electrical circuit based on the temperature detected.

Capillary Thermostat Applications in Food Warming Equipment

Commercial Ovens and Ranges

Capillary thermostats ensure accurate temperature control in commercial ovens and ranges. These thermostats monitor the oven’s internal temperature and activate the heating element or burner to maintain the desired range. They work with timers and safety features to prevent overheating and ensure accurate cooking times.

Steam Tables and Bain Maries

Steam tables and bain maries keep prepared food warm before serving in buffets, cafeterias, and large-scale food service operations. Capillary thermostats regulate the water temperature, maintaining consistent heat. By controlling the heating elements or steam generators, these thermostats keep food at a safe temperature, preventing overcooking or cooling.

Stemco 351-253944 Capillary Thermostat

Food Holding Cabinets

Capillary thermostats maintain the temperature in food holding cabinets, keeping cooked food warm until ready to serve. Common in restaurants, banquet halls, and catering services, these thermostats monitor the cabinet’s internal temperature and activate the heating system when necessary, preventing unsafe temperatures and ensuring food stays at a desirable serving temperature.

Hot Holding Drawers

Hot holding drawers in commercial kitchens use capillary thermostats to regulate internal temperature. These thermostats allow chefs to store and maintain the warmth of various food items, such as buns, bread, and cooked meats, until ready to serve. The thermostats keep the drawers within the desired temperature range, preserving food quality and flavor.

Benefits of Capillary Thermostats in Food Warming Equipment

Capillary thermostats offer several advantages for industrial food warming equipment:

  • Accuracy: They provide reliable temperature control, maintaining a consistent range to prevent undercooking or overheating.
  • Versatility: Adjustable to different temperature ranges, they allow flexibility in food warming equipment.
  • Durability: Capillary thermostats withstand the demanding conditions of industrial food environments, including high temperatures and humidity.
  • Safety Features: Many include automatic shut-off and over-temperature protection, ensuring safe food temperatures and preventing accidents or foodborne illnesses.

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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.