iTrace has been a successful division of A.W. Schultz, Inc. since it began offering custom built controllers strictly for heat trace. This addition complimented their existing panel offering of PLC and SCADA control panels in waste water and many process facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada. All panels and retrofits are custom built in our UL 508A certified panel shop.

For nearly 20 years, iTrace heat trace controllers have been a proven source for heat trace control and monitoring. When we build an iTrace heat trace controller, we custom build each one individually so they match the specifications that are required for each project.  There are a variety of available circuit options to choose from that include ten to forty circuits to provide critical freeze protection or to maintain elevated process temperatures.  No matter which controller you choose we provide technical assistance for initial set up and follow up service.

We provide NEMA 4 and NEMA 4X enclosures and also provide a controller designed with purge kits for classified areas that are
Class 1 Div 1. 

In addition to offering completely new control panels, we can provide many custom retrofit options. As a panel builder with many years of experience, we have the ability to design retrofit controllers using your existing controller enclosure.  If your current enclosure is in good condition, you may save a considerable expense by choosing this retrofit option in updating your heat trace controller.

Industries that are using our controllers include but are not limited to power plants, biodiesel plants, ethanol plants, chemical plants, refineries and processing facilities.  Our customer list also includes many other type facilities that need to keep piping from freezing or to keep fluids maintained at elevated temperatures.

Here is a small sample of companies that have our iTrace Heat Trace Controllers. We can supply heat trace controllers or retrofits to any location in the continental U.S. and Canada.


If your project requires other controller options, our parent company A.W. Schultz can offer Nelson™ controllers in addition to single line and dual line freeze protection thermostats from Environmental Technology, Inc.  They can also provide design and engineering for your complete heat trace project and can supply heat trace cable and accessory items offered by Nelson™ Heat Trace.