Custom Surface Heater for Heat Press
A custom mica surface heater for heat press equipment that replaced the heating element on the existing product line.
Projects and Challenges
The heater needed to have the lowest watt density while achieving even heat spread at high temperatures
It was important that it be durable and rugged The heater needed to retrofit into existing equipment
Rapid heat up and cool down was important
Solutions and their Impact
Our custom surface heater acheived a higher quality of adhesion of the image to the surface. Low watt density resulted in substantial increase in life of heater. Reduced power consumption. Our ribbon wound design performs better than etched foil in applications where the element needs to flex.
Learn more about Surface Heaters in the Engineer Talk article by Jerry Sain, Surface Heaters - an Overview.