Silicone heaters easily adapt to different surfaces
Silicone heaters are flexible elements designed for heating flat or curved surfaces like pipes and barrels. These elements are of smaller size and are very useful in areas with reduced space, where heaters of larger dimensions would not fit. They are easy to install – with fasteners or self-adhesively. Made with a CNC machine, they can be manufactured in any shape or form the client requires. There are many options for their implementation – an integration with safety elements or thermostats is always possible, as well as the adding of different connectors of various dimensions. Silicone heaters operate on a very broad temperature scale. In fact, they are capable of heating surfaces within a range from −60 to 230 °C. Usually, we use this type of heating elements for warming, defrosting and heating different surfaces, no matter if they are flat, uneven or round. Thanks to their flexibility and lightness, these heating elements can be very easily adapted to any kind of surface. With a remarkably even heat spreading, they help improve heating efficiency as well as power saving. Silicone heaters are weatherproof, watertight, UV-stabilised, and resistant to chemicals and moisture. One of their main advantages is that we can adhere or bond them to practically any system or surface. Thanks to their ruggedness, reliability and environmental resistance, these heaters are of crucial use in different areas for various purposes. They can be used in many industries, for commercial use or in the military area.
Silicone heaters are extremely useful in food industry
Silicone heaters have a very broad usage within many industrial applications – for heating, anti-condensation and frost protection purposes. For example, they are commonly used in the food industry where they can be utilized in the productive and processing cycle as well as in the preparation and distribution of food. Typically, we find them in chocolate production, waffle makers, plate-warmers and canteens. Another example of their use is catering, where food needs to be reheated or served at a certain temperature. Silicone heaters perform exceptionally well at heating stainless steel items and can be mounted under any surface you want heated. To sum up, they are indeed a very handy and essential element in the food production, preparation and distribution process. They are used where there is the need of warming up, heating, melting, cooking or liquefying of foods.
Another vast usage area for the silicone heaters is the information and communications technology, where they serve a lot of different purposes. These flexible heaters can be found in switch cabinets, satellites, radio and TV antennas, industrial measurement and control equipment, remote data transfer technology etc. Silicone heaters are useful when heating flat surfaces, such as flat antennas, as well as heating curved surfaces, like parabolic antennas. Actually, they can be implemented on either concave, convex, round or flat surfaces. They can be used inside or outdoors, both as independent or incorporated solutions.
Heating curved surfaces like pipes and barrels
Silicone heaters can also be used for heating items such as pipes and barrels. When the viscosity of various mediums such as oil, cosmetics, soap, paint, fats or nutriments has to be reduced, or such medium has to be melted, heated or cooled, the heating of the barrels is required. In this case, the silicone heater is wrapped around the barrel in form of a heating belt, blanket or jacket. Smaller-sized silicone heaters can be also wrapped around pipes or tubes, in a spiral manner. The heating of the pipes is used in fluid or gas delivery, frost and condensation protection, heat preservation and semiconductor processes.