Why is Mica Used in Heating Systems?

Mica heating elements are a popular choice in various heating applications due to their high temperature capabilities of up to 600°C. Where other types of heating elements cannot handle the required temperatures, a mica solution is often used. Mica heaters are made using thin sheets of mica, allowing for low thermal mass and extremely quick heat-up times. Due to the build-up of mica heaters it is extremely important that they are fully clamped in place to avoid any delamination from such fast heat-up times.

flexible mica heating elementHigh temperature mica heaters are used in a variety of different industries, ranging from the semiconductor industry to food service. Very uniform temperature distribution across the heating elements allow for precise heat transfer. Read More

Choose Mica Heaters for Economical Heating Solutions

Gone are the days when cumbersome heating system used to take up space in any application. Nowadays, a lot of industrial appliances make use of flexible heating systems like mica heaters for better operational efficiency. These heaters are ideal when you are looking for substrate stability and even distribution of temperature. Mica heaters must be securely clamped in place during operation.

General Features of Mica Insulated Heating Elements:

As the name suggests, these space heaters consist of elements that are covered in thin sheet of mica for insulation. Some of the characteristic features of mica heating devices are:

  • These heaters are capable of withstanding very high range of temperature (up to 600°C)
  • These heaters are very reasonable because of the low material costs
  • They can be efficiently configured in a wide range of watt densities (over 150 W/in2)
  • They are available in a large variety of sizes and shapes
  • These heaters show extremely low electrical leakage
  • They are known for fast thermal recovery
  • These heaters can be used for curved surfaces as well
  • They can be manufactured with integrated sensors and thermal switches
  • These heaters can be easily clamped on a flat surface that needs to be heated evenly
  • They are ideal for surfaces which can come in direct contact of the heater Read More