History of the Sterlco®
Temperature Control Unit
Sterling and the Sterlco® brand have a rich history, dating back to 1916. The company was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with the initial focus on servicing the growing steam heating market, which evolved into offering temperature control systems for various industries, including the plastics industry, printing, packaging, medial, die casting, converting and many more. As the industry leader, Sterling provides the largest line of process heating and cooling TCU's on the market. Count on Sterling to bring you all the technologies you need to increase uptime, energy efficiency, and performance in your operation.
1916 - Sterling Engineering Established
In 1916, Sterling Engineering was established as a company with a corporate mission of controlling heating temperatures. The initial focus was on servicing the growing steam heating market with products such as radiator valves, condensate tanks, and boiler feed pump systems.
1933 Sterlco Heating Specialties Literature
In 1947, Sterling enters the plastics market by supplying pumps and valves to local automobile manufacturers for controlling the temperature for injection molds.
The modern Temperature Control Unit that is used today started by combining basic pumps & valves. Nobody could have imagined the pumps & valves would eventually become an integral part of controlling temperature in many different manufacturing processes.
In 1950, Sterling introduced the 6000 Series packaged Mold Temperature Control System.
Sterling introduces industry's first compact single zone Temperature Control Unit and introduces newly engineered 7000 Series Temperature Control Systems.
In 1979, adding new technology for improved part quality and productivity; Sterling introduces the 8000 Series line of Temperature Control Systems.
Sterlco Literature Circa 1980's
Sterlco Literature Circa 1980's
Sterling introduces first proprietary digital controllers for its Sterlco line of Temperature Control Systems.
Sterling Engineering Team Circa 1980's
Sterling launches the new state-of-the-art 9000 Series Temperature Control Systems, designed for High Temperatures up to 550°F.
Sterling introduces the Royal 2000 Series Temperature Control Systems.
Sterling's booth at the 2006 National Plastics Expo
Continuing the legacy of building the world’s most reliable Temperature Control Units, Sterling launches the TC100 series of Temperature Control Units. Providing 3 product offerings with advanced options and intelligent features. The TC130 Series features the latest innovations and increased options such as Pressure Adaptive Technology & Cascade Control eliminating common issues customer’s face in
Sterling Engineering Company Celebrates 100 Years of Rich History in Manufacturing.
Sterling invests in state-of-the-art technology center for the plastics industry located in New Berlin, Wisconsin. Our goal is to provide a customer showcase for our products, a research and development facility for accelerating the release of new products, and a training area for our business to ensure a strong future for talented workers.
Continuing the legacy of building the worlds most reliable Temperature Control Units, Sterling launches the TC100 series of Temperature Control Units. Providing 3 product offerings with advanced options and intelligent features. The TC130 Series features the latest innovations and increased options such as Pressure Adaptive Technology & Cascade Control.
Sterling continues to innovate in the Temperature Control category, providing customers around the globe with heat transfer and cooling solutions.