Strip heaters, often known as component heaters, are a simple way of using surface area to transfer heat effectively. Steel strip heaters are an excellent industrial heating product and can be easily controlled by using a temperature controller such as a mechanical thermostat or a cost effective bimetal thermostats that can be installed on the surface you are heating. Mounting holes are useful to mount the process heaters securely on almost any surface with terminal extending from the sheath for easy electrical connections. Many users also request lead wires that extend from one end that make the installation more flexible as the temperature control panel is easily adaptable to this configuration.
Temperatures reach as high as 500 degrees F and use the high quality magnesium oxide that is used in tubular elements that allow for effective heat transfer. A fairly inexpensive way of heating surfaces or small areas, strip heaters are an excellent solution to meet any budget.
Strip heaters are composed of a heating element, a protective sleeve or sheath, and mounting hardware. If strip heaters are used as a radiant heater, they have can have fins to maximize surface area and heat transfer to the air. Strip heaters can be clamped or bolted onto objects or solid surface contact heating over large areas and are primarily used in indoor applications.
Cartridge Heaters are suitable for many diverse applications. Hi-Density Cartridge Heaters feature a swaged construction suitable for temperatures up to 1400ºF (760ºC). Low density Cartridge Heaters are an economical alternative that can be used in applications requiring lower operating temperatures and watt densities.
The PennybottomHi-Density Cartridge Heater for plastic injection runnerless molding has a flat copper end disc to maximize heat transfer to the gate area of probes and bushings.
Immersion heaters are efficient and easy-to-use. Since the immersion heaters are submerged directly into the solution being heated, there's no loss of heat during energy transfer. Immersion heaters (sometimes called immersion water heaters or tank heaters) are most suitable for water-based, nonflammable solutions in metal, glass, or other high-temperature containers.
Infinite Electric carries the standard multipurpose immersion heaters that have heating elements made with 316 stainless steel and feature a built-in dial or thermostatic temperature controller. We also have a version with PTFE-coated heating elements which is perfect for use in hostile environments or with chemically aggressive solutions. Both types are available with many shape, size, and wattage variations. Remember, for the heaters that do not have built-in temperature controllers you may need a separate variable-voltage or variable-time controller.