Flexible heaters are used in multiple industries. The greatest advantage of these heaters is their durability and precision. This allows manufacturers to design and produce custom flexible heating elements to meet specific requirements per industry requirements and regulations.
Understanding Flexible Heating Elements and their Advantages
Manufacturers who specialize in producing custom flexible heating elements can design these heaters using a variety of flexible materials such as butyl, mica, Kapton®, and silicone rubber. Such materials can provide different application benefits such as resistance to UV damage, moisture, and chemicals.
Flexible materials also give the engineers the freedom to design the heaters in a variety of custom shapes, sizes, and thicknesses. They can also be manufactured with multiple circuits, and custom watt densities.
Common Customizations for Flexible Heaters
For industrial applications, temperature control is perhaps the most important aspect that needs to be addressed and achieved. While ‘custom’ obviously means specially designed, there are a few solution driven components that are offered to amplify the heating process as well as make the heater more versatile in applications. Let’s a take a look at these below.
By directly installing these components into the flexible heater, the customer is assured that the heating process utilized in his application will be stable, and will provide accurate results.