Cartridge HeatersMade in the USA

Tutco Cartridge heaters are high watt density heaters that provide excellent heat transfer efficiency and up to 100 W/in2 with high operating temperatures. The Hi-Temp Cartridge is made to withstand a sheath temperature of up to 1400 °F (760 °C), internally up to 1600 °F (871 °C). Its swaged construction allows for minimal air gaps, providing superior heat transfer and resistance to impact and vibration. Dual voltage and three phase options are available on selected diameters.

Applications

Tutco Cartridge heaters are ideal for high heat and applications with excessive vibration characteristics. Applications like hot stamping, sealing bars, forming and heating platens may have indexing parts that are suited for Tutco Hi-Temp Cartridge heaters rugged construction. Like Standard Cartridge heaters, many options are available to customize Hi-Temp Cartridge heaters. Consult the factory for additional information and product options to meet your specifications.

Features:

  • High watt density rugged construction
  • Efficient dissipation of heat
  • Use in distributed wattage systems
  • Many voltage variations and power options
  • Wide-range of diameters
  • Many termination styles - see below
  • CSA and UL recognized (where applicable)
  • High quality Nickel-Chromium connections provide consistent junctions and terminations
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  • Wattage tolerance+5% - 10%*
  • based on NEMA standards
  • Resistance tolerance+10% - 5%**
  • based on internal operating temperature,
    8.5% lower at room temperature for standard heaters
    and 3.3% lower for Hi-Temp heaters.
  • Standard voltages120V, 240V & others.
  • Many others available upon request

Style Comparison

  Hi-temp Standard
  Hi-temp Cartridge heater Standard Cartridge Heater
Max Watts/sq. in. 100 Watts/sq.in.
Call factory for exceptions.
45 Watts/sq.in.
Max Sheath Temp 1400 °F (760 °C) 1000 °F (538 °C)
Sheath Incoloy Sheath Stainless Steel Sheath
Diameters Metric & Imperial Sizes Available Imperial Sizes Only
Cap Seal Cement seal is standard, RTV and Epoxy seals also available. Ceramic cap standard; cement, epoxy or RTV seal also available.
Country of Manufacture USA and Global Manufacture Made in USA
Computer designed specifications
Fast heating coil winding design
Fine grain high purity magnesium oxide (MgO) fills
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Product Diagrams

Our Cartridge Heaters can be used in a wide variety of applications.

  • Sealing Bars
  • Heating Platens
  • Heating Fluids
  • Forming
  • Hot Stamping

Select Hi-Temp Cartrige heaters for applications involving high heat and/or excessive vibration.

Cartridges can also be modified to meet the demands of special applications. Our engineers can utilize a variety of alternative features and options to customize the heater to your specific needs.

Flexible Leads

Flexible Leads

Internally connected leads. For applications requiring maximum flexibility at lead exit. 10" (25.4 cm) leads standard, other lengths are available.

Externally Connected Leads

Externally Connected Leads

Hi-Temp Cartridges are provided with approx. 1" (25.4 mm) sleeving over lead junction as standard. 10" (25.4 cm) leads standard, other lengths are available.

Straight Leads with Clip Support

Straight Leads with Clip Support

Clip support helps to minimize lead breakage where leads exit heater. 10" (25.4 cm) leads standard, other lengths are available.

90° Leads

90° Leads

Leads exit at 90° angle for applications requiring small radius bends, lead wire protection and where space is limited. 10" (25.4 cm) braid standard, other lengths are available. Order by overall length.

90° Leads with Clip

90° Leads with Clip

Clip support helps to minimize lead breakage where leads exit heater. 10" (25.4 cm) leads standard, other lengths are available.

Lead options diagram

Straight Strain Relief Spring

Straight strain relief spring minimizes bending strain on lead wires. Spring extends approximately 3" (76.2 mm) beyond end of sheath.

Stainless Steel Braid

Stainless Steel Braid

Stainless steel braid over lead wires. For applications requiring small radius bending and lead wire abrasion protection. 10” (25.4 cm) braid standard, other lengths are available.

Stainless Steel Armor

Stainless Steel Armor

Straight stainless steel armor cable protects leads from abrasion. Sizes include: 1/4", 5/16", 1/2", and 5/8". 10" (25.4 cm) standard, other lengths are available.

Convoluted Armor

Convoluted Armor

Used in situations that require moisture resistant armor. Available in most instances in which armor is utilized. Sizes: 3/8", and 5/8" only. 10" (25.4 cm) standard, other lengths are available.

Right Angle Elbow

Right Angle Elbow

Right angle copper elbow for applications requiring right angle lead exit. Moisture-resistant seal is optional. 10" (25.4 cm) leads standard, other lengths are available.

External Pins
External Pins
Flush With Cap
Flush With Cap
Either End
Either End

 

Screw terminals for applications with high amps and requiring universal connection capability. Terminals can be attached to external pins, flush with cap (not available for Hi-Temp), or one on each end.

NPT Bushing

NPT Bushing

Hex head N.P.T. bushing attached. Must specify insert length and bushing material. Sheath material types: stainless steel, cold rolled or galvanized. Bushing material types: brass, stainless steel or steel. 10" (25.4 cm) leads standard, other lengths are available. Octagonal box available.

Hex Center Bushing

Hex Center Bushing

Hex head N.P.T. bushing attached. Must specify insert length and bushing material. Sheath material types: stainless steel, steel or brass. Bushing material types: brass, stainless steel or steel. 10" (25.4 cm) leads standard, other lengths are available. Octagonal or explosion-proof boxes can be adapted to both Standard and Hi-Temp Cartridge heaters.

Adapter

Adapter

Must specify insert length and bushing material. Sheath material types: stainless steel, cold rolled or galvanized. Bushing material types: brass, stainless steel or steel. 10" (25.4 cm) leads standard, other lengths are available.

Adapter with Hex Head

Adapter with Hex Head

Must specify insert length. Bushing material is copper. 10" (25.4 cm) leads standard, other lengths are available.

Thermocouple at Bottom

Grounded thermocouple at bottom

Bottom Grounded

For fast response, heater is positioned in a blind hole or where material flows past or encompasses the heater. The end disk is always welded in place. Machined flat up to 1/2" (12.7 mm) dia.

Ungrounded thermocouple at bottom

Bottom Ungrounded

Where circumstances are such that an ungrounded thermocouple is required.

Thermocouple at Center

Grounded thermocouple at center

Center Grounded

Selected when a fast response is required. The thermocouple can be located in any position along the length of the heater. Standard location is midway along the length with approximately 1/4" (6.4 mm) cold section on either side of the junction. Not available on 1/4” diameter heaters.

Ungrounded thermocouple at center

Center Ungrounded

The thermocouple is positioned internally and ungrounded to monitor the heater temperature. Generally used in research and development applications.

Removable Thermocouple

Grounded thermocouple at center

 

The thermocouple is inserted down a hypotube for easy removal.

Thermocouple Availability

All heaters shown are Hi-Temp with type "J" thermocouple standard. Type "K" thermocouples are available.

For standard Cartridge heaters thermocouples are available located at the bottom or center, ungrounded only.

Armor with Plug

Armor with Plug

Armor cable with power plug attached. Must specify armor length and Hubbell® power plug number. Moisture-resistant armor available. Other Plugs are available.

Also available with Hex Head NPT bushing and armor.

Bolt Heater

Bolt Heater

Bolt heaters are designed to heat drilled metal surfaces quickly while minimizing heat loss to surrounding areas. Each is designed to expand drilled bolts or studs while maintaining a uniform heat throughout its heated length. Typically, after a bolt is heated (expanded) the holding nut is tightened. The shrink tightness is obtained when the heater is removed and the bolt cools. This process is frequently used in the assembly and/or servicing of heavy duty equipment such as compressors, steam turbines, pressure vessels, etc.

  Hi-temp Standard

Imperial Sizes

Actual Diameter Actual Diameter
3/16" N/A 0.183" ± 0.001"
1/4" 0.247" ± 0.002" 0.245" ± 0.002"
5/16" 0.310" ± 0.002" 0.308" ± 0.002"
3/8" 0.370" ± 0.002" 0.370" ± 0.002"
7/16" 0.432" ± 0.002" 0.432" ± 0.002"
1/2" 0.495" ± 0.002" 0.494" ± 0.003"
9/16" 0.560" ± 0.002" 0.562" ± 0.003"
5/8" 0.620" ± 0.002" 0.620" ± 0.003"
11/16" 0.681" ± 0.002" 0.681" ± 0.003"
3/4" 0.744" ± 0.002" 0.744" ± 0.003"
13/16" 0.812" ± 0.003" 0.812" ± 0.003"
7/8" 0.869" ± 0.002" 0.869" ± 0.003"
15/16" 0.932" ± 0.002" 0.932" ± 0.003"
1" 0.995" ± 0.003" 0.992" ± 0.003"
1-1/4" N/A 1.244" ± 0.003"

Metric Sizes

Actual Diameter Actual Diameter
6.5 mm 6.43 mm ±0.05 (0.253" ±0.002) N/A
8.0 mm 7.92 mm ±0.05 (0.312" ±0.002) N/A
10 mm 9.93 mm ±0.05 (0.391" ±0.002) N/A
11.9 mm 11.81 mm ±0.05 (0.465" ±0.002) N/A
12 mm 11.91 mm ±0.05 (0.469" ±0.002) N/A
12.5 mm 12.42 mm ±0.05 (0.489" ±0.002) N/A
12.7 mm 12.62 mm ±0.05 (0.497" ±0.002) N/A
14 mm 13.87 mm ±0.05 (0.546" ±0.002) N/A
15 mm (Sleeved) 14.91 mm ±0.05 (0.587" ±0.002) N/A
16 mm 15.93 mm ±0.05 (0.627"" ±0.002) N/A
17.5 mm 17.32 mm ±0.05 (0.682" ±0.002) N/A
19.5 mm 19.51 mm ±0.05 (0.768" ±0.002) N/A
20 mm 19.91 mm ±0.05 (0.784" ±0.002) N/A
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