PREFORMED SILICONE RUBBER HEATERS AND ASSEBMBLIES- DESCRIPTION
NPH silicone heaters are suitable for applications where precise and intimate heating
is required. Being thin and lightweight, silicone rubber heater mats have a low thermal
mass and hence have rapid heat up characteristics and fast response to temperature
control. Silicone’s wide operating temperature range of –60 to +230°C and superb
electrical properties give it a distinct advantage over other forms of heating.
In applications where a silicone rubber heater is required to fit small diameter
pipe-work, a more precise fit can be obtained by using the pre-formed silicone rubber
heaters option. NPH can form and vulcanize silicone heaters to fit full or partial
circumference of any pipe diameter. These heaters can be supplied with separate straps
for mounting or can be permanently installed using room temperature vulcanizing silicone
adhesive or self adhesive systems.
NPH can provide a factory fitting service for assembly of silicone rubber heaters
to customer components using vulcanization or self adhesive methods. We have many
years experience of fitting to complicated pipe-work, plates, tanks and many other
Providing the full design service NPH can manufacture virtually any shape and size
heater coupled with short delivery times of 3-5 days. From prototype to production,
spares and problem solving, National Plastic Heater can cover the full spectrum.
THERMAL OR TEMPERATURE CONTROL FOR SILICONE RUBBER HEATERS:
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.
Silicone rubber heaters are extremely versatile and operate efficiently in many environments. Some
distinct advantages of silicone rubber and kapton heaters are:
Oil and solvent resistance,
Outdoor exposure ,
Extremely thin profiles,
Conform to almost any shape.
All silicone rubber heaters are built to order, but rush delivery (3-5 days) is available.
In most cases, NPH can deliver custom silicone rubber heaters within 10-14 days.
All NPH flexible heaters are available with custom design modification. Custom designs
are welcome. Please contact us with your requirements.
Heating of Electronic Components- ATM's and Photocopiers
Heating of Aerospace Instrumentation-Satellites and Spacecraft
Semiconductor Wafer Processing
Autoclaves, Incubators and Sterilizers
Medical Imaging, Medical Diagnostic Instruments and Analyzers
Applications requiring a flexible shape or design
National Plastic Heater supplies silicone rubber heaters for many different applications
such as industrial catering, battery warming, environmental control or electronics
(particularly telecommunications), laboratory equipment and anti-condensation. The
uses for silicone and polyimide 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.
How To Order Pre-Formed Silicone Rubber and Kapton Flexible Heaters
1) Specify length and width
2) Specify watts and Volts
3) Specify type of temperature control required-Thermocouple, RTD, Pre-Set T-stat
4) Specify with or without sticky back (PSA-pressure sensitive adhesive)
5) Specify holes, notches, cutouts etc.
6) Provide drawing and or image or sample when required
7) Specify length of leads
8) Specify type of application and its parameters
9) Specify pipe OD (outside diameter) when required
10) Specify if factory vulcanization will be required
11) Specify prototype and production run quantities required