Hi-Watt Inc. has been a leading distributor of heating and temperature control systems in Michigan since 1979. Hi-Watt processes over 50 urgent customer requests per month, meeting customer timelines over 97% of the time. Our mission has been and always will be to provide great customer service, while backing our even better products. We provide process heating support for industrial heaters across Michigan including: Metro Detroit (Detroit, Ann Arbor and Pontiac), Mid-Michigan (Lansing, Midland and Saginaw) and West Michigan (Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Grand Rapids).
We supply process heating products, industrial electric heaters and systems to many industries including: chemical processing, metal processing (heat treating, steel manufacturing and steel plating), plastic processing (injection molding, thermoforming and extrusion), alternative energy, research & development, OEM thermal processing equipment (heat staking equipment and plastic welding) and defense.
Some of the products we sell include: immersion heaters, industrial infrared heaters, cartridge heaters, PID temperature controllers, band heaters, strip heaters and more.
In addition to being leading Watlow distributors and Chromalox distributors, we also sell a wide variety of Watlow heaters, Tempco heaters, temperature sensors and temperature controls. Our polite and knowledgeable staff can help you with replacement parts, system upgrades and modifications, as well as complete turnkey thermal loop systems. The team at Hi-Watt is proud to say that we’re not just a distributor.
We also design and build control panels and consoles built to order through our high quality and dependable design and engineering department. We also offer onsite training for all of our customers.
It’s important to us that our clients see us as their industry partner. We want them to rely on us for stock items, design services and in-house repairs. When it comes to the thermal industry, go with a company that can give you the complete, full-service experience.
We test electric vehicle component samples in environmental chambers that replicate extreme temperature and humidity conditions. Our customers demand exacting temperature control and data logging solutions to ensure their parts meets spec. Hi-Watt has been a key partner to provide Watlow temperature and limit controls that meet our high expectations. Their local stock of controls, technical assistance and step by step instruction is appreciated to keep us up and running.
Test Lab Manager
We are a smaller Tier 2 supplier of injection molded components for the auto industry. Our spare parts areas were a mess of incorrect components and missing parts that created down time issues several times a month. Hi-Watt approached us to supply and organize the correct band heaters, thermocouples and hot runner cables. Since our Hi-Watt account manager started supporting us several years ago we have increased our uptime and saved costs. Hi-Watt is a valued member of our team and their fast responsiveness is appreciated.
As a manufacturer of paint drying ovens, we have relied on Hi-Watt for many years to recommend the right heating components and temperature controls to achieve our process design goals. As frustrating as it is to find good customer service these days, I like that I can call Hi-Watt anytime for help. Also, Hi-Watt has invested in stocking our key controls to minimize lead times.
We need to replace our thermocouples on a consistent basis to meet heat treat industry accuracy regulations. Hi-Watt supplies us calibrated sensors on a regular release schedule that has maximized our production time resulting in substantial cost savings. We are getting large quantity discounts while not having to carry inventory. Our account manager and customer service are always available for live and friendly interactions.
Heat Treat Facility Purchasing Manager
After 40 years in the thermal products market, Don Clos and Larry Vendal have decided to sell their business (e.g., CVA) and start the transition into retirement. We are pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2019 Hi-Watt and CVA will be merging our respective thermal businesses and expertise under the Hi-Watt/CVA brand. Don and Larry have laid a foundation of quality thermal products and customer service. The Hi-Watt team is proud to build on this reputation with the addition of our own expanded thermal product lines and local tech support/build capabilities.