Churchill TCUs live again
The Churchill temperature controller brand, a long-established name in British plastics processing, is to be given a new lease of life by Single of Germany.
Single Temperiertechnik, which builds more than 5,000 temperature controllers a year at Hochdorf, has bought the rights to the name and will be selling equipment branded as Churchill in Britain and Ireland. Churchill was part of Conair Europe, which went into voluntary liquidation at the end of last year.
Single temperature controllers had already appeared with the Churchill badge before Conair Europe went under. The two companies started co-operating last year with the view to replacing the existing Churchill branded range with Single units, and Conair had begun selling Single-sourced Churchill equipment.
Single’s Churchill series will include temperature control units using water as a circulating medium for temperatures of up to 200 degC, high-temperature control units using oil as a circulating medium for temperatures of up to 350 degC and chillers with a performance range of between 1 and 1,000 kW.
The pre-Single equipment is still available. Tricool Thermal had been building the Conair temperature control units for some 10 years and is currently advertising Conair Churchill temperature control units on its web site “direct from the manufacturer”. It is offering units for 200, 300 and 350 degC with heating ranges up to 96 kW.