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Band, Cartridge & Strip Heaters

There are many types of component heaters we work with based on each unique thermal applications.  HC Thermal specializes in custom-made solutions and we often utilize our broad range of product offerings with band, strip, cartridge, silicone rubber, ceramic fiber, heat tape or a number of other types of heating devices.  Each product choice is application-specific and we specialize on maximizing heat transfer through a combination of a quality heater, sensor (Thermocouple/RTD's), contactor relay (Solid State/SCR/Mechanical) and PID temperature control.   

Band, Cartridge & Strip Heater

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HC Thermal can measure your pipe, machine, or specific product needs and discuss the best option for maximizing heat transfer and energy efficiency. Learn more below about our band, cartridge & strip heaters.

Band Heaters

Band Heaters are used in a variety of applications that require heating up a cylindrical object.  Each Band Heater type has its advantages and certain limitations based on heating, insulation, location accuracy and variables around the application.  HC Thermal can measure your pipe, machine or specific product needs and discuss the best option for maximizing heat transfer and energy efficiency.  

Applications:

Autoclaves & Sterilizers/Blow Molding Machines (Barrels & Heads)/Blown Film Dies/Drum Heating/Extrusion Die/Fluidized Beds/Food & Candy Extruders/Food Service Warming Pots/Holding Tanks/Hot Runner Molding Bushings/Metallurgical Analyzation Equipment/Testing Stations/Oil Reclamation Systems/Plastic Extruders/Plastic Injection Molding Machines/Pulp & Paper Processing Equipment/Vending Machines/Deep Well Test Stands

Types/Specifications:

Mineral Insulated: 

Sizes: (Dia.) 1”-25” Multiple Voltages/Wattages/Widths and lead configurations available for quick delivery

Advantages:  Long Lasting/Best Heat transfer/Insulated on one side for maximum energy efficiency/Highest Watt density available (150W/in2)

Mica: 

Sizes: (Dia.) 3”-86” Multiple Voltages/Wattages/Widths and lead configurations available for quick delivery

Advantages: Cost effective and customization options with holes and multi-piece construction

Nozzle Heaters:

Sizes: (Dia.) 7/8”-3” Multiple Voltages/Wattages/Widths and lead configurations available for quick delivery

Advantages: Cost effective/Easily replaceable/Critical need stock available

Ceramic Knuckle Band:

Sizes: (Dia.) 1”-16”  Multiple Voltages/Wattages/Widths and lead configurations available for quick delivery

Advantages: Long heater life/Flexible construction/Higher Operating Temperatures

Cartridge Heaters

Cartridge Heaters are used for a variety of applications, that require an even heat distribution where insertion into a part is preferred.  There are two major types of cartridge heaters and the advantages of both options can be found on our Cartridge Heater Brochure (Link here).

Applications:

Some common applications include:

Food Processing/Food Service Equipment/Hot Glue Guns/Gas and Liquids Heating/Cryogenic Tanks/Hot Runner Molds/Hot Stamping/Laminating Presses/Medical Equipment/Die and Tool Molds/Presses/Packaging Equipment/Sealing Bars/Plastic Extruders/Plastic Molding/Platens/Scientific Equipment/Semi-Conductor/Shoe Machinery/Oil & Gas Test Fixtures

Types/Specifications:

Standard:

Sizes (1/8”-1” Dia.)  Multiple Voltages/Wattages/lengths and lead configurations available for quick delivery

Advantages:  Readily available/Multiple configurations in stock/Cost effective

Split Sheath:

Sizes: (1/4”-1” Dia.) Multiple Voltages/Wattages/lengths and lead configurations available for quick delivery

Advantages:  Long Life/Flexible bore hole fitting/Easily removed (Anti-Seized)/Even heat along surface/Higher Watt density and Temperatures (up to 1850F)/Hot Tip available

 

Strip Heaters

Strip Heaters are used in a variety of applications where surface contact allows for flat or even heating.  Strip Heaters can have various mounting options and thicknesses that offer good solutions to a multitude of usages.

Applications:

Some Common Applications include:

Air Duct Heating/Baking(food/tray warming)/Die Presses/Drying/Hot Plates/Incubators/Melting/Molds/Ovens/Platens/Sealing Bars/Test Stands/Tank Heating/Pipe Heating/Curing/Thermoforming/Welding Preheating

Types/Specifications:

Standard: 

This includes Mica, Tubular and Mineral Insulated configuration.  Available in 1/2”-4” Wide x various lengths. Consult factory for available voltages/wattages/mounting/terminations that vary with application.

Finned:  

Available in standard or explosion proof design for panel mount for enclosure heating.  Used in forced air applications.  Consult factory for available voltages/wattages/mounting/terminations that vary with application.

 

Certifications: CSA/UL

 

 

Brochure Download

Learn More about our Cartridge Heaters by downloading this informational brochure that details advantages, disadvantages, industries and their applications

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