Finned Strip Heaters

Finned strip heaters, often considered component heaters, are an electric heating element that maximizes heat intensity and transfer effectively in an area. Steel fin strip heaters are an excellent industrial heating product that can be easily controlled by using a heating control panel, mechanical thermostat or cost effective bi-metal thermostats that can be installed on the surface of the heater. Mounting holes are useful to mount the heaters securely on the wall housing 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 controller is easily adaptable to this configuration.

Temperatures can reach as high as 500 degrees F and use the high quality magnesium oxide that is also used in tubular heating elements that allow for effective heat transfer. Finned strip heaters are a fairly inexpensive way of heating small areas and are an excellent solution to meet any budget.

Finned strip heaters are composed of a heating element, a protective sleeve or sheath, and mounting hardware along with steel finned that are used to extend surface area. If strip heaters are used as a radiant heater, or a duct 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.

Get a quote on a finned strip heater today. WATTCO also manufactures other industrial heating products such as infrared heaters, immersion heaters, pipe heaters and more. Click here to view all of our products


  • Mounting Space

    Use insulators if a limited mounting space is 1/2 inch longer than the strip heater. WATTCO strip heater mounting tabs are punched prior to insulator installation

  • INSULATORS

    Use additional insulators when voltage to ground is over 300V

  • BRASS BUS BAR

    WATTCO perforated brass bus bar are solid conductors to connect several strip heaters in series or parallel. For higher current-carrying capacities, all WATTCO bus bars can be specially configured to meet your requirements.

  • TERMINAL BOX

    For CPS strip heaters:

    Terminal box is supplied with BX cable fitting

    Terminal box is mounted in any of the four directions according to your requirements.

  • SURFACE CLAMP

    Use heavy-gauge, nickel-plated steel clamps for mounting WATTCO strip heaters to large surfaces (tank walls, platens, dies). Weld, braze or thread threaded 3/8 inch diameter studs into the work areas.

  • CERAMIC POST TERMINAL COVERS

    Use ceramic post terminal covers for:

    – Heaters with standard 10-32 threaded terminals at both ends

    -Heaters with offset terminals at one end

    Also use ceramic post terminal with insulated wiring in order to be electrical shock proof.

TERMINAL HOUSINGS

Fin Strip Heater terminals offset

Fin Strip Heater terminals parallel

Fin Strip Heater off set terminals

 

Specifications Description
Terminations Type Off set terminations, Parallel terminals, terminal at each end or lead wires available
Insulation Equipped with insulation to reduce heat loss (MgO, Mica, Fiberglass)
Mounting tabs Available mounting tabs with holes, slots or without tabs
Sheath material Available in steel, stainless steel, iron, aluminum or Zinc coated steel
Pressurized Compressed under high pressure for excellent heat transfer
Wattage Available in a wide range of wattage
Custom Deigned To meet all your needs

 

  • Process air heating:
    • Ovens
    • Drying cabinets
    • Baking ovens
    • Vacuum dehydrating ovens
    • Moisture protection for motors

Duct Heaters

  • Winterizing:
    • Hoppers
    • Conveyors
    • Ducts
    • Car heating systems
    • Thawing
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Space heating
  • Packaging and sealing equipment
  • Food warming equipment
  • Vulcanizing presses
  • Drying equipment
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Air conditioning

 

Key Features BENEFITS
Equipped with insulation to reduce heat loss

  • Insulation materials:
    • Magnesium oxide
    • Mica
    • Fiberglass
Easy and economical to install
Minerals

  • Ceramic materials
Easy to control

  • Designed with first-class quality materials (high temperature alloy resistance wire)
Available mounting styles for strip heaters:

  • Mounting tabs with holes
  • Mounting tabs with slots
  • Slots or holes without tabs
  • Secondary insulating bushings offered for 600V applications
Uniform heat distribution
Special sizes, wattage, and materials available upon request Corrosion resistant and attractive
(with aluminized steel strip heaters and a stainless steel sheath)
Steel, Stainless steel, Aluminized steel, Zinc-coated steel Suitable for higher temperatures
Available sheath materials: Aluminum, Iron, Compressed under high pressure Vibration resistant    (with compacted semi-vitrified refractory material and rigid sheathed construction)
Available in a wide range of wattage & voltages  Built solid, durable, versatile, and is  CSA, CSA US and UL approved

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