Plastic processing requires high operating temperatures and fast production rates. Omega ceramic band heaters are, in effect, high-temperature electric furnaces capable of very efficient heat transfer by radiation, conduction and convection. Built-in insulation minimizes unwanted temperature changes along the barrel. Efficient heat transfer is not affected by irregular surfaces or loose fit. At higher watt densities, they can be used in wider increments than other heaters, so you can reduce the number of bands used and simplify wiring.
Standard Ceramic Band Heaters
⅝” thick, ½” thermal insulation, up to 1400℉, 45 W/in²
Insulation Plus™ Band Heaters
⅞” thick, ½” thermal insulation, energy savings up to 30%
Insulation Plus employs an additional ¼” of thermal insulation encased in a separate flexible stainless steel shell. Standard ¼”-thick thermal insulation found on all Omega ceramic band heaters. Helical nickel-chrome coil for extended service. Ceramic coil supports.
Super Insulation Plus™ Ceramic Band Heaters:
1¼” thick, ⅞” thermal insulation, up to 40 W/in²
Super Insulation Plus employs an additional ⅝” of thermal insulation encased in a separate flexible stainless steel shell for maximum energy savings and minimum sheath temperatures.
Ultra-Thin Ceramic Heater Bands:
⅜” thick, 3/16″ thermal insulation, up to 65 W/in²
Omega’s high performance heater band for processing high-temperature engineering resins. Much thinner than standard ceramic heaters, with a high ratio of thermal to electrical insulation. The thin ceramic insulation results in a lower mass construction, which improves response to control and minimizes temperature lag and overshoot. The backside thermal insulation is highly efficient and results in minimal heat loss and lower sheath temperature.
The Ultra-Thin has averaged 100℉ lower sheath temperature when tested against other high temperature heaters at 600℉ cylinder temperatures.
The Ultra-Thin without thermal insulation and with a perforated sheath is ideally suited for air cooled systems. Ultra-Thin heaters are constructed of all high-temperature materials. The heater element itself is computer-designed for maximum wire size, which results in a long service life. Developed primarily for high temperature, high watt density plastic processing machinery, this premium performance heater can be used in many other applications.
These are completely flexible radiant heaters. Heavy clamping pressures are not required, regardless of heater size. No need for hinged, two-piece, or expandable designs associated with mineral insulated (MI), mica, or other conduction type heaters.
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