Industrial environments that use machinery for manufacturing processes usually require process heating equipment. This is because in many cases Heat Mats ensure the free flow of viscous liquids or gases by IBC, drum, pipe or heated hose. There are several types of heat mats, all delivering specific requirements and needs.
Heating Mats are flexible and economically effective. They are incredibly useful in applications where it is difficult to heat from the inside such as surfaces that have unconventional curved angles. Electric Heating Mats are easy to install and are long lasting.
The main heater pads are Silicone Heater and Micathermic Heating Pads. There are different types and designs for both of these pads, which are tailored to specific needs dependent upon the heat source and temperature.
also known as a silicone heater pads, are a flexible heating device made from silicone rubber. Wires or foils are laminated between the sheets of silicone, offering a rapid and efficient transfer of heat. These heater mats can then be connected to heat control devices such as thermocouples, platinum sensors and limit switches to deliver the required heat or temperature.
There are 2 types of Silicone Heater Mats, wire wound and etched foil. Wire wound mats are robust and ideal in applications where the heater is installed or regularly removed, applications include industrial catering units, aircraft and laboratory equipment. Etched foil heater mats have chemically etched foil heating tracks laminated between the silicone sheets. These provide a very precise and even heat and are temperature accurate.
Typical applications include:
There are 2 types of mica heating mats, flat design and band design. Flat design are small and thin, they are best suited to flat surfaces and for fitting between two metal surfaces where one or both require heating. Band designs are encased in brass casing and typically used in dies, platens, moulds and process machinery.
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