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Silicone Foil Heaters

The uses for silicone heater mats are infinite as they can suit any application requiring surface heating up to +230°C.

foil heaters – Data Sheet

Silicone Foil Heaters

>> IHP supply etched foil heaters for a multitude of applications including industrial catering, battery warming, environmental control or electronics particularly telecommunications, composite repair of aircraft, laboratory equipment, satellite dish snow melting, anti-condensation and GRP pipe curing systems.

The uses for silicone heater mats are infinite as they can suit any application requiring surface heating up to +230°C. Their suitability for arduous conditions has been proven in applications from polar expedition to space exploration.

  • Custom design
  • Etch foil technology
  • Precise even heating
  • Flexible and lightweight heaters
  • Moisture and chemical resistant
  • Temperature range from -60°C to +230°C
  • CE, UL and VDE approval available
  • Low smoke and low toxicity options
  • Full design and manufacturing service
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Advantages of etched foil heaters

Etched foil heaters are suitable for applications where precise heating is required. Being thin and lightweight, foil heater mats have a low thermal mass and hence have rapid heat up characteristics with fast response to temperature control. Foils’s wide temperature range tolerance of -60°C to +230°C and superb electrical properties give it a distinct advantage over other forms of heating.

Installation and fixing

IHP self-adhesive option is a quick and simple fixing method which provides superb bonding results to many surfaces including low energy materials. Where removal of the heater is necessary alternative fixings are available such as hooks and straps as well as Velcro and magnetic backed options. Most mechanical fixing methods can be accommodated.

IHP self-adhesive option is a quick and simple fixing method which provides superb bonding results to many surfaces including low energy materials.

Etched foil technology

Computer designed chemically etched foil tracks are laminated between thin sheets of silicone to give precise even heating. Suitable for both low and high volume production etched foil heaters have rapid heat up properties with precise temperature control. Available in a limitless range to customer specification etch foil heaters provide heating solutions in a multiple of industries.

etch foil heaters

Physical characteristics
Construction Etched foil layer laminated in two layers
Dimensions etched foil Width 920 mm maximum
Length 3000 mm maximum
Nominal thickness 0,7-3,0 mm
Dimensions etched foil self-adhesive Width 920 mm maximum
Length 3000 mm maximum
Nominal thickness 0,8 -3,0 mm
Temperature etched foil -60°C to +200°C maximum continuous +230°C short term
Temperature etched foil self-adhesive -30°C to +180°C maximum continuous +230°C short term
Weather & ageing resistance Very good
Ozone resistance Very good
Gas permeability Adequate
Steam resistance Good up to +130°C or 2,5 bar
Fungus & bacteria resistance Very good
Combustibility Various flame retardant materials available
Good resistance to -> Acetone, Alcohol, Formic Acid, Brake fluid, Chlorodiphenyl,
Acetic acid, Greases, Polar solvents, Hydrochloric acid 10%,
Sulphuric acid 10%, Waxes, Plasticisers
Thermal conductivity Watt / Meter / K 0.22
Specific heat Joule / Kg / K 1623
Thermal control

An extensive range of thermal control devices can be incorporated onto the heaters; these include thermocouples, platinum sensors and limit switches. Pockets and housings can also be applied enabling the client to install their own control devices such as PT100’s and capillary thermostats.

silicone heater thermal control

Analogue control

The electronic analogue thermostat is a boxed unit that connects to the supply cable of the heater mat. The heater mat is supplied with a PT100 sensor and a 4 pole plug which connects to a corresponding socket in the thermostat completing the connections of the sensor and electrical supply. We can adapt the standard unit to allow a sensor to be inserted into the process being heated.

Supply 230 Volts
Power (max.) 3000 Watts
Temperature range (adjust.) 0 to +200°C

silicone heater analouge controller

Digital control

The electronic digital thermostat is a fully programmable unit housed in an enclosure along with a residual current device. Complete with a stainless steel mounting bracket, connection to the heater is via a 4 pole plug and socket arrangement. The thermostat input is a PTC1000 sensor embedded on the heater mat.

Supply 230 or 110 Volts
Power (max.) 2000 Watts
Temperature range (adjust.) 0 to +150°C

silicone heater digital controller

Capillary

The capillary thermostat is supplied as a separate item to be built in to the final assembly along with the heater mat. The sensing bulb can be placed in the process or in a sensor pocket on the heater mat surface. With single pole switching, the body of the thermostat can be mounted up to 1 meter away from the sensor location.

Supply (suitable) 230 Volts
Switching capacity 15 Amp

IHP works together with many leading industrial companies in Europe. As a partner and supplier, we are known for our flexibility and our high quality products and services. IHP has a business valued model and creates successful long-term relationships.

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