Capable of operating with excellent performance under many adverse conditions, the low thermal mass of flexible heaters allows their use in applications where the space for placing a heater is limited and weight is a concern.
Adhesive Backed Heating Tape
Adhesive Backed Heating Tape can be directly wrapped around tubes, pipes or vessels placing heat exactly where it is needed. The outer aluminum sheath spreads heat evenly over the entire surface of the tape and also reflects heat back onto the load. The end result is a highly efficient heating source with maximum heat being transferred to the desired material. The Heat Tape is sold in 50 or 100 ft. rolls and accessories, to make up heater assemblies to fit your needs.
Composite Curing Heater Blankets
Silicone Rubber Heater Blankets due to the nature of their temperature uniformity are used in the composite industry to bond and cure composite structures.
Unlike other straight element heating wires and tapes, knitting in Duo-Tape allows for cushioning during heating and cooling. The element expands in all directions rather than one, virtually eliminating “thermal growth.” In addition, knitting prevents the tape from tensile stress when stretched (a typical problem of elements applied to flexible hoses). A second Silicone Rubber heating tape is available a thermostat or time percentage control.
Kapton Heaters are thin, light weight and are suitable for harsh environments, vacuum applications and can be used up to 392°F. The etched foil heater has exceptional heat transfer compared to wire wound elements, due to its large flat surface area. It can deliver more uniform heat profiles with higher watt densities, providing longer operating heater life. It can also be zoned with distributed wattage or separate heating circuits to compensate for load variations. The etched foil process is recommended for small size heaters in large quantities.
PVC Pipe Bending Heaters
PVC Pipe Bending Heaters are available to preheat PVC plastic pipe from ½ to 4 inch diameter prior to forming at a job site. To bend the PVC pipe/conduit, just wrap the heater assembly around the pipe at the location desired and plug it in. In 4 to 18 minutes, depending on pipe size, it will be soft enough to bend by hand to the desired radius or shape.
Silicone Rubber Drum & Pail Heaters
These flexible drum heaters can save time by heating stored viscous fluid to a pourable temperature. The heater is built to be tough, long lasting, and resistant to chemicals. Because few materials stick to its silicone rubber with fiberglass reinforced construction, it is easy to clean. The heater comes with a 6-foot cord and plug (120V only). When not in use, it rolls for convenient storage.
Silicone Rubber Heaters
Silicone Rubber Heaters are thin, flexible, moisture and chemical resistant electric heaters that can be used up to 500°F/260°C intermittent and 392°F/200°C continuous. They are physically resistant to moisture, ozone, fungus and radiation.
By utilizing printed thick film technology, the heaters can more efficiently spread the heat across the surface, and are more cost effective systems when compared to etched foil or wire elements. The ink can be designed in various patterns and densities, concentrating power exactly where it is needed. The element traces can be widened or narrowed to allow for cutouts and holes.