Tutco's Ceramic Strip heater provides the ability to withstand higher temperatures (typically limited to 40 to 45 watts per square inch, depending on the application). The heater consists of a stainless steel sheath containing a high-temperature ceramic insulating a nickel chrome wire coil. Magnesium oxide (MgO) is used to fill any air pockets, thus providing the best heat transfer possible.
The terminals are also constructed of stainless steel and are securely anchored to prevent twisting out under normal conditions. Several terminations are available, including water-resistance.
- Operating Temp Capability700°F
- Max. Watts per Square Inch40
Features & Benefits
- High heat transfer rates and fast heat up
- Ceramic construction for higher temperatures
- Long life
- Large selection of lengths, sizes and terminations
- Low expansion characteristics
- 3-Phase available
- Distributed wattage available
Our Ceramic Strip heaters provide a dependable, versatile and efficient heat source for a wide range of applications, such as:
- Heating air
- Injection and Extrusion dies
- Food tables and platens
They are available in many lengths. Whenever possible, please provide a dimensional sketch of your requirements with your order.
Simple leads designed for maximum heated length and to accommodate applications where leads can only be accessed from one end and height clearance is a concern. 10" (25.4 cm) leads standard, other lengths available. Stainless steel braided lead is optional. Mounting tab option is available only on end opposite lead end.
Simple to wire screw terminals are available arranged on either end, on one side either along the width, along the length or diagonally, or from one end from the thickness of the heater. Available with mounting tab option (Single tab available).
Finned Ceramic Strip Heaters
Tutco has a complete line of finned strip heaters designed to provide excellent heat transfer to air. Finned strip heaters are available in a full range of sizes, wattages and voltage ranges.
Typical applications for finned strip heaters include duct heaters, space heaters, drying ovens and shrink tunnels. Stainless steel fins are standard. Fin Dimensions: 2" (50.8mm) wide x 1 3/8" (34.9mm) high.