Caliente discusses the Goldilocks Syndrome at AABE Conference

AABC Europe 2018 - 1Caliente is heading to the AABC European Conference in Mainz, Germany next week to discuss their latest article in Charged Magazine. From Jan 29 – Feb 1, Caliente will explain how their battery heating systems can cure the “Goldilocks Syndrome” in battery packs today.

AABC Europe 2018 - 3AABC Europe is the most informative European conference on energy storage technologies for advanced automotive applications with over 950 attendees so far. These include battery technologists from OEMs, cell manufacturers and pack integrators as well as many others. Registration ends soon so we hope to see you there!


Caliente’s must read article lands in Charged Electric Vehicle Magazine!

Caliente is excited to announce its recent publication in Charged EV Magazine. Our latest advances in battery heating technology are taking the market by storm! Goldilocks Zone 3Due to its infancy, many do not understand why our battery heaters are so important to the life of an electric vehicle. Like most batteries in electric vehicles, they suffer from the Goldilocks syndrome. You may  ask “What does that mean?” Similar to the famous fairy tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears, batteries do not like to be too hot or too cold. They like to function at a temperature that is just right. Where do our battery heaters come in to play? Read this article to see how our battery heating pads cure the Goldilocks syndrome in most electric vehicles on the road today! Click on the magazine photo OR click the link below:

Caliente is Giving back this Holiday Season

BarrelsCaliente has initiated their First Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive! “Can for Can, Hand in Hand” was created with one goal in mind: to donate food and supplies to families that are less fortunate during the holiday season. Caliente has partnered with Community Harvest, a local food bank, where all proceeds will be given on November 21st. Community Harvest is a member of Feeding America and distributes nearly 11 million meals annually to 85,160 food insecure people in Northeast Indiana.


With our goal in mind, Caliente started a competition and split the company right down the middle. Total donations will be calculated and announced during our Fall Harvest Celebration and the winning team will have the pleasure of dropping off all donated items to the food bank. We hope a few more families can focus on the joy and love our holidays bring without worrying about their next meal.

New requirements bring Caliente to TMSS


Caliente hits the road again, heading to Plymouth, MI for the SAE Thermal Management Systems Symposium on October 10-12th.  TMSS is the premier event dedicated to exploring topics in the field of ground vehicle thermal management technologies. New vehicle powertrains such as hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles are starting new discussions in the thermal management industry. All systems are requiring new concepts to provide passenger compartment heating and cooling, as well as heating and cooling of batteries, and cooling vehicle fuel systems.

Starting in 2017, the new EPA Tier 3 emissions regulations are mandatory, and combined with the European standards and CAFÉ standards, it will require a significant reduction in combustion engines. Thermal management activities are forming a vital part in adhering to these regulations. SAE’s TMSS addresses both regulations, as well as industry reaction and resulting technologies.

By attending and exhibiting at this event, we hope to:

  • Learn from leading experts from the United States, Europe, and Asia who are reviewing cutting edge technology and discussing valuable solutions and strategies on how to navigate current thermal management requirements and regulations
  • Discover the latest innovations in climate, air conditioning, refrigerant, and thermal management
  • Meet and exchange ideas with engineers, business professionals, and executives from Tier 1 suppliers, OEMs, and chemical companies around the world
  • Present the best quality thermal heating elements to meet upcoming requirements

Stop by table 7 at the conference or contact to learn more!

MS&T Awards Caliente as a Finalist in the Global Defense Training and Simulation Community

Caliente has been recognized as a finalist and leading company in the global defense training and simulation community. Military Simulation & Training Magazine’s 2017 industry awards received hundreds of applications and only a select few were chosen as award finalist and winners.


Caliente achieved this honor by continuing to create unique, realistic, top of the line thermal targets for our military and service members. Caliente’s mission is to provide cost-effective and innovative solutions with live-fire thermal training targets to enhance the war-fighter’s abilities. These targets provide the most realistic thermal signature on the market along with the highest hit rating available, providing the best return on investment in the industry. They can range in power from non-powered to 12V to 120V, and shapes from infantry/silhouettes and armor/vehicular.

A direct link to the award winners/finalist is provided here:

An interview with Caliente president Mike Kelly on The Battery Show

Interviewer: Allison Rowe – September 14th (Novi, MI) –  After digesting the busy and exciting week we had at The Battery Show, I sat down with Mike Kelly, President of Caliente LLC, to learn what he thought about his experiences. I asked him five questions and his thoughts are as follows:

  1. What were your expectations going into the conference?

Answer: As our fifth year exhibiting, I knew it was going to be a good show. I was expecting more of the same people and companies as before. However, I was very excited to be participating in the conferences for the first time.

  1. What were you looking forward to learning at The Battery Show?

Answer: I wanted to meet new people and learn more about what direction the battery technology was going and growing. We wanted to identify other places where our technology fits. We have found that the pad heater within a cold plate is off the charts for what value we bring to the table.

  1. What are the most important takeaways you have learned from the conference?

Answer: There are a growing number of applications for our technology. The Chinese market is talking about eliminating internal combustion engines by 2030. That could accelerate electric vehicle development in the US and Europe as well if they want to compete in the world’s largest auto market! We also see solid state batteries and fuel cells on the horizon.

  1. How was the turnout? Do you believe there was more quality over quantity?

Answer: The turnout was very good. This is a quantity show where you must get a broad range of industries and potential applications. We are getting in front of a lot of other people that may need our help in the future. It is broader than other shows, but in a good way.

  1. Will you attend the show next year?

Answer: Yes, we are able to see a lot of our customers here in 3 days and learn the latest on where the battery market is heading.

Caliente has some busy weeks ahead of us following up on new projects. If we missed you, please contact us at to discuss your battery, sensor, camera, or HVAC heating needs!

Go Farther. Even in the Cold.

Caliente is heading to the AABC Conference next month in San Francisco to present their findings on electric vehicle battery usage. We found the solution you all have been looking for!EV in Snow

Without an efficient battery heating system, electric vehicles waste valuable power staying warm enough to operate in colder temperatures. Our heaters use less electricity, which means increased driving range. We offer pad heaters for cold plate designs, PTC immersion heaters for liquid-cooled systems, PTC radiator-style elements for air-cooled designs, and custom options tailored to your needs.

Stop by booth 207 if you’re interested in learning more!

Advances in Thermal Technology will be Shown at SOFIC

Come join us and the warm weather of Tampa, Florida for another show at SOFIC! On May 16th through the 18th, we will be displaying our newest target materials in Booth #118.

The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference is the largest SOF conference in North America. You will have the opportunity to explore the most cutting-edge capabilities in the industry and collaborate on the challenges our soldiers face every day.Comparison

Caliente is helping meet these needs by presenting our new Zero Degree Passive Material. This thicker material (left) can be mounted at any position to provide a more vivid, consistent thermal image and allows for easier application, avoiding bubbles or wrinkles during installation. Stronger pressure sensitive mounting adhesive lets you stick the target almost anywhere, even to wet plywood! These targets are easy to set-up, durable, flexible, and energy efficient.

Caliente will also be displaying many other targets in their robust product line. Stop by Booth #118 and mention this post to receive a FREE GIFT!

Caliente Stars on American Outdoors

American OutdoorsCaliente recently made an appearance on American Outdoors to demonstrate how important our thermal targets are for training in the military and armed forces. With the help of these targets, our soldiers are now able to train more effectively to be ready for active duty in the field.

Check out Caliente’s segment to see our line of products and learn more about what we do!


“We were interviewed while attending SHOT Show in Las Vegas to discuss our unique and robust line of thermal targets. Within the next few years, all military branches will be required to train with thermal scopes. Not only did we want to stress the impact our targets have on effective training, but we wanted to let everyone know that we sell the best thermal targets on the market for the upcoming required training procedures” -Allison Rowe.

American Outdoors is the oldest outdoor television show in America and is devoted to bringing the greatest adventure and best products to its viewers.

Caliente Receives High Score on Performance Survey in Efforts to Obtain a GSA Schedule

Caliente is pursuing a contract under GSA to better serve its military customers. As our business grows and expands, Caliente wants to be able to meet the needs of all their clients efficiently. After being a subcontractor on GSA for a few years, we felt it was time to create our own contract. Our new restructured platform will expand our current GSA product line by presenting an updated product and price list.

In order to obtain a contract, we were required to complete a past performance evaluation survey though a third party. Open Ratings Systems distributed and collected data from our current and past customers. The results were outstanding. We received an 87, on a scale of 100, for overall performance ratings. Our highest categories included reliability, order accuracy, quality, and responsiveness. Although the responses were all positive, we will continue to keep our customers needs and wants as our first priority.

Caliente appreciates the feedback from the survey and will continue to exceed expectations, making sure we are the top performing company in the industry.