custom flexible heaters

Calculating Wattage

1.      Q:           How do I calculate what wattage I will need to reach the my operating temp?

A:           We here at Birk can help you with that.  There are many factors which go into a wattage calculation including: the heat sink material, the ambient room temperature in which the heater will be operating etc. We make custom heaters everyday so our engineers can work with you to calculate the correct wattage needed for your application.


Temperature Capabilities

Q: What is the max operating temperature for your heaters?

A: We manufacture 4 different types of Flexible heater here at Birk.  Each type of heater has a unique maximum temperature based on the insulating material used to build the heater.  Below is a list of the different insulators and their associated maximum temperature.

1. FEP Kapton – 500˚F

2. Acrylic Kapton – 250˚F

3. Silicone Rubber – 400˚F

4. Butyl – 250˚F