>> 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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|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|
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.
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.
|Power (max.)||3000 Watts|
|Temperature range (adjust.)||0 to +200°C|
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|
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|