Best Flexible Heaters, Tips-Custom Etched Foil Silicone Heaters
Best Flexible Heaters, Silicone Rubber Heaters & Custom Flexible Silicone Rubber Heater Circuits for Industry
What is Silicone Rubber? Guide & Tips.
Silicone rubber (and applications requiring flexible silicone rubber circuits) has many uses in commercial and industrial applications. A rubber like material with many formulations silicone rubber is an inorganic synthetic elastomer offering a wide range of service temperatures (-60 to +230 °C) along with other unique characteristics and advantages. Some of which include special electrical properties with excellent dielectric and insulation characteristics. Further, silicone rubber heaters have excellent water/moisture, oil, solvent and chemical resistance along with great flexibility conforming to almost any shape with very good thermal resistance. Besides the above, silicone rubbers' flexibility, thin profile and low mass make it an excellent choice for etched foil or wire wound silicone rubber circuits.
Guide: Silicone Heater Product Description:
Typically, silicone rubber heaters consist of several layers of silicone rubber sheets that are bonded together through heat and high pressure. Often the silicone rubber mat heater has a fiberglass grid which is visible on the surface and provides reinforcement of the sheets. Alternatively, it is possible to make the surface of the silicone flexible heater smooth ( ie. hide the surface of the fiberglass grid) by adding a thin layer of silicone. A uniformly wire wound resistance web (known as wire wound silicone mat heater construction) that covers the entire surface of the heater is then embedded within the layers of silicone rubber. Wire wound silicone rubber heaters are ideal where R & D prototyping for difficult and challenging applications is required. Additionally, silicone rubber heaters can be manufactured using etched foil track technology. With custom etched foil silicone rubber circuits, chemically etched resistive foils are used. The advanced computer designed etched foil circuit pattern is then laminated or bonded between thin layers of silicone rubber. One of the benefits of custom etched foil silicone heater track technology allows for the heater to transfer its energy with fast, precise and uniform heat distribution patterns.
Custom Etched Foil & Wire Wound Silicone Rubber Designs Silicone & Kapton Heaters-Thermostats, Control Devices
All custom/bespoke silicone rubber designs are built to order, but rush delivery is available. In most cases, NPH can deliver custom silicone rubber mat heaters within 48-96 hours. All NPH silicone rubber flexible heaters are available with custom design modification. Custom designs are welcome. Please contact us with your requirements.
Specifications, Manuals, Technical Letters & Tips:
Standard & Custom Silicone Rubber Flexible Thermal Circuits-Application Tips
The uses for silicone heaters are infinite as they can suit any application requiring surface heating up to 200°C. Their suitability for arduous conditions has been proven in applications from polar expedition to space exploration.
Thermal or Temperature Control For Silicone Rubber Circuits:
NPH silicone rubber heaters can be supplied with factory fitted sensors and switches to suit all types of instrumentation. Available from stock are PT100's, J, K and T type thermocouples, bi-metal thermostats and thermal fuses. We also fit customer specified thermistors and other resistance temperature devices as well as extruded pockets for customers to fit their own sensors. Separate mechanical or digital thermostats can be supplied for process control.