Understanding Flexible Heating Elements and Their Advantages
Flexible heaters are used in a number of different industries. These devices provide various advantages, including durability and precision. Custom flexible heating elements can be customized to meet the requirements and regulations of specific industries. At JenTer Technologies, we offer exceptional heating element solutions and wire processing for commercial and industrial customers.
What are Flexible Heating Elements?
Custom flexible heating elements are screen printed, chemically-etched, or wire wound heaters that may be conformed or positioned to match the contours of surfaces that must be heated. The different types of flexible heaters include aluminum foil, Kapton®/Polyimide, wire wound or etched silicone rubber heaters, transparent heaters, and carbon printed heaters. These heaters are offered with customized features including shape, size, and thickness, in addition to other components which enhance the operation of applications.
Flexible heaters are accurate, dependable, efficient, and rugged, with properties that make them chemical and moisture resistant. Because they can be adhered or bonded very easily to substrates of various types and sizes, in addition to being flexed actively in applications, these elements are ideal for an array of commercial, industrial, and military applications. Flexible heaters are lightweight, thin, and ideal for vacuum applications and tough environments.
Flexible heating elements are perfect for applications that use heaters with lightweight construction, complex geometry, minimal thickness, and low thermal mass.
Flexible Heating Element Advantages
Flexible heating elements deliver many benefits to the end user, including low outgassing, rapid heat transfer, precise heat distribution, and efficient heat transfer. The unique design structure of flexible heating elements allows their use in multiple applications, including semiconductor, medical, electronics, laboratory, aerospace, food equipment, and other original equipment manufacturer (OEM) markets. The design of flexible heating elements enables very fast transfer of heat from the heating element to the heated surface.
Some of the distinct benefits of custom flexible heating elements include:
- Resistance to moisture
- Resistance to bacteria and mold
- Customizable Shapes & Sizes
- Easy adherence to surfaces via pressure sensitive adhesives or vulcanization
- Distributed wattages in various zones
- Exceptionally thin profiles for efficient and fast transfer of heat
Give us a call today at 920.928.2022 or leave us a message through our contact form for more information about the flexible heating elements we offer.