Silicon Mat Heaters, Wire Wound, Etched Foil, Kapton, Bain Marie

Clarian UK Ltd is the exclusive UK agent for Heatfor one of the worlds best known and highly respected manufacturers of industrial silicon mat heaters, wire wound, etch foil, kapton and Bain Marie heaters. UL approval available.

Clarian UK Ltd 01763 246319

Silicon Mat Heaters

Please see our mat heaters for Bain Marie applications. The heaters are fitted externally to the tank therefore offering ease of cleaning and lower energy usage. We also offer transparent foil heaters for anti-condensation of glass within display cabinets.

Due to the nature of this type of heater this product is normally custom made. So please contact us with your requirements. For more details see Kapton Heaters, Polyester Heaters, Silicone Heaters and Bain Marie heaters. Our lead times are typically 1 to 2 weeks from reciept of order.

Exclusive UK Agent for Heatfor

 

The heaters for small batch runs can be produced as wire wound heaters but for larger production batches we would look to supply etch foil types.

Wire wound heaters are available from one off to larger batch quantities with almost no limit to design variations to satisfy customer specification. A high quality product at competitive prices coupled with fast delivery times all backed up by a full design and technical service to meet our customers’ stringent requirements.

All mats are manufactured to conform to the EEC Low Voltage and EMC Directives and are CE marked accordingly. UL approval available.

Silicone rubber because of its high temperature tolerance and superb electrical insulating properties is well suited to the production of heater mats. Heater mats are produced by laminating the evenly spaced resistance wires between two sheets of silicone rubber, reinforced with a glass textile to give improved mechanical strength.

These surface heaters are suitable for applications where precise heating is required. Fine resistance wires accurately and precisely positioned over areas of almost any shape or size. The close even spacing of the wires ensure a uniform heat distribution over the entire working area. The maximum continuous operating temperature for a silicone rubber heater mat is 200°C, allowing for a generous safety margin for short term over-temperature excursions as high as 230°C. Being thin and light weight, silicone rubber heater mats have a low thermal mass and therefore have rapid heat up characteristics and a fast response to temperature control.

Heater mats can be manufactured in almost any size and shape to suit the application, including holes and cut outs without disturbing the even distribution of heat. Also available is a range of in-built temperature limiters or temperature sensors to suit customer’s instrumentation.

Surface heaters can be supplied with an acrylic self-adhesive backing to allow for easy positioning and assembly. A separate silicone adhesive system is available if required. These heaters can also be manufactured with eyelets, straps, hooks or Velcro as further options for fixing. As for heaters which are not for static applications we can supply a more rugged silicone material to allow for repeated handling which will give a longer life.

As an addition to our wire wound heaters we provide etched foil heaters to meet the demands of the OEM market. This enables us to offer flexible heaters in polyamide and Polyester insulation. Available in higher power densities with an exceptionally uniform heat output. Custom designs to suit any requirement.

All heater mats are manufactured to conform to the EEC Low Voltage and EMC Directives and are CE marked accordingly. UL approval available.

The etched foil element type is created by acid etching a circuit in resistance alloy foil. This process ensures excellent circuit pattern repeatability and allows the design of complex heat distribution patterns within the heater area.

Etched foil elements are able to operate at very high watt densities, this is due to the large surface area covered by the foil track. The flat foil track also gives excellent uniformity and faster heat transfer resulting in longer heater life in high power applications.

Etched foil heaters are available in three types of insulation;

Silicone Rubber:
Has superb electrical insulating properties and a high temperature tolerance. The maximum continuous operating temperature is 200°C with short-term excursions to 230° C.

Kapton:
Polyamide is a thin lightweight organic polymer film that provides excellent tensile strength, tear resistance and dimensional stability. Ideal for applications requiring low outgassing or resistance to radiation, chemicals and solvents. Operating temperature range up to +260° C

Polyester:
Low cost alternative to silicone rubber and kapton. Polyester is suitable for low temperature applications up to 120° C.

Applications for Silicon,Polyester and Kapton Mat Heaters.

  • MEDICAL LABORATORY
    • Medical and diagnostics equipment
  • ELECTRONICS
    • Displays
  • DEICING SYSTEM
    • Boilers
  • FOOD EQUIPMENT
    • Food machinery
  • PRINT MACHINERY
    • Printers and plotters
  • INDUSTRIAL APPLIANCE
    • Plastic film welding
  • MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
  • INDUSTRIAL CLEANING
    • Ultrasonic cleaners
  • BEER PRODUCTION PLANTS
    • Fermentation trays and bands
  • CATERING EQUIPMENT
  • ICE CREAM MACHINES
    • Tubular pasteurisers
  • CHOCOLATE MACHINES
    • Hoppers, grills, boxes
  • VENDING MACHINES
    • Anticondensation, Evaporation, Liquid heating
  • ESTHETICS
    • Wax heater
    • Saunas-welness
    • thermotherapy
    • Heating towels
  • AUTOMOTIVE
    • Engine oil pan heater
    • Battery wamer
  • REFRIGERATION
    • Water evaporation from the condensation tray
  • PACKAGING MACHINES
    • Envelopes sealing
  • WOODWORKING MACHINES
    • Press machines for bonding glues and resins
  • MACHINE FOR CONVEYORS
    • Sealing belts
  • PRESS MACHINES
    • Planes heating
  • HYDROGEN FUEL CELLS
    • Pre heating system
  • AIR CONDITIONING
    • Deicing heatexchangers
    • Deicing band for fans of condensation unit
    • crankase heaters
  • ELECTRIC MOTORS
    • Dehumidifying
  • PLOTTER AND GRAPHICS
    • heated slide
  • SANDBLASTING MACHINE
    • Dehumidification abrasives

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