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.
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Use insulators if a limited mounting space is ½” longer than the strip heater.
WATTCO™ strip heater mounting tabs are punched prior to insulator installation.
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.
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.
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” 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.
|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, aluminium or Zinc coated steel|
|Pressurized||Compressed under high pressure for excellent heat transfer|
|Wattages||Available in a wide range of wattages|
|Custom Designed||To meet all your needs|
|Equipped with insulation to reduce heat loss
||Easy and economical to install|
||Easy to control
|Available mounting styles for strip heaters:
||Uniform heat distribution|
|Special sizes, wattages, 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 wattages & voltages||Built solid, durable, versatile, and is CSA, CSA US and UL approved|
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