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Details

  • Custom Design
  • Etch Foil and Wire Wound Technology
  • Precise Even Heating
  • Flexible and Lightweight
  • Moisture and Chemical Resistant
  • Wide Temperature Range -60 to 230˚C
  • UL and VDE Approval available
  • Low Smoke and Low Toxicity options available
  • Full Design and Manufacturing Service

Physical Characteristics

  • Weather & Aging resistance – Very Good
  • Ozone resistance – Very Good
  • Gas Permeability – Adequate
  • Steam Resistance – Good: up to 266˚F or 36 PSI
  • Fungus & Bacteria Resistance – Very Good
  • Combustibility – Various Flame retarding materials available
  • Good Resistance to – Acetone, Alcohol, Formic Acid, Brake Fluid, Chlorodiphenyl, Acetic Acid, Greases, Polar Solvents, Hydrochloric Acid 10%, Sulfuric Acid 10%, Waxes, Plasticizers
  • Thermal Conductivity – Watt/Meter/K 0.22
  • Specific Heat – Joule/Kg/K 1623

Applications

Silicone rubber is ideally suited for the production of heater mats with its low thermal mass and superb electrical insulation properties, it allows high power densities with fast response to temperature control. With silicones wide temperature range tolerance of -76˚F to 446˚F, being thin and lightweight it has a distinct advantage over other forms of heating elements. Where direct precise and intimate heating is required silicone heaters are the ideal solution.

Wire Wound Heating Element

Using evenly spaced resistance wires laminated between sheets of silicone, wire wound custom silicone rubber heater mats are ideal for prototyping or problem solving applications. Manufactured to customer specifications they can be made in a limitless range of shapes and sizes. High flexibility can be obtained using tough, robust materials which are finding ever increasing applications in industries.

Etch Foil Heating Element

Computer designed chemically etched foil tracks are laminated between thin sheets of silicone to give precise even heating. Suitable for both low and high volume production, Etched foil heaters have rapid heat up properties with precise temperature control. Available in a limitless range to customer specification etch foil heaters provide heating solutions in a multiple of industries.

Type

  • SR = Silicone Rubber
  • SR-A = Silicone Rubber Adhesive

Dimensions

  • Width 37”/940mm maximum
  • Length 120”/3050mm maximum
  • Nominal Thickness:
    • H/SR 0.7mm-3.0mm
    • H/SR-A 0.8mm-3.0mm

Construction

  • Two ply woven glass textile reinforced silicone rubber

Temperature

  • SR: -76˚F to +392˚F maximum continuous, 446˚F short term
  • SR-A: -4˚F to 356˚F maximum continuous, 446˚F short term

Installation & Fixing

Our self-adhesive custom silicone rubber heater option is a quick and simple fixing method which provides superb bonding results to many surfaces including low energy materials. Where removal of the heater is necessary alternative fixings are available such as hooks and straps as well as Velcro and magnetic backed options. Most mechanical fixing methods can be accommodated.

UL and VDE approved manufacturing facilities

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    New application or replacing a previous solution?*

    Can we define the shape & size? If cylindrical what is the OD of the cylinder and length confirmed?*

    Do you have any photos of the vessel to be heated?
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    Are there any features that need to be accommodated?

    Material the vessel/item to be heated made of?
    Supply voltage desired?
    Amperage available?
    Starting temperature?
    Target temperature?
    Temp. accuracy needed? +/- 5F or more precise <2f?

    Do you require a temperature sensor in the heater? This sensor can work with an existing Temperature Controller if desired

    Do you desire we quote you a Digital Temperature Controller? We can provide both On/Off or PID Logic Enabled Temperature Controllers

    Adhere the heater to the cylinder or do you need to remove it?
    Is the area Classified/Explosion Proof?
    It is the heating application outside? If so, will the heater going to exposed to the elements?
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    Sample silicone heaters