Tutco-Farnam silicone rubber heaters are a good choice for many harsh conditions where vibration, chemical spills and moisture are likely to occur. The rugged silicone rubber body is an excellent electrical insulator as well as having a flammability rating of UL V-O. Structural stability is reinforced with a high-strength fiberglass mesh. Custom heaters designed without woven glass are typically manufactured for specialty applications such as submersion. Attachement options include straps, springs, ties, PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive) and vulcanization.
Control & Distribution
Silicone rubber heaters can apply finely controlled heat directly where it is needed with run after run consistency. Even on complex shapes and irregular sizes. Silicone heaters are quick to ramp up and cool down. Variable watt densities and multi-zoned options give us a high degree of design flexibility. Whether flat, curved or completely custom, flexible silicone heaters are in direct contact with a surface. That direct heat transfer coupled with low mass properties allows for powerful temperature control. We can customize heat distribution wherever it matters most to your application such as the regionalizing of watt density to prevent edgeloss.
From 12VDC to 600VAC we can design your heater to work with your power specs and deliver heat precisely where it is needed. Powerful watt densities up to 30 Watts per sq/inch offer a wide range of possibilities. Dual Voltages (3 and 4 lead wire versions) can be designed for multiple fixed heat settings or even a 120/240 dual use product. We have designed custom heaters for industry specific voltages such as those found in aerospace and ground transportation. If your supply voltage is 3-phase we can design for that too.
From First-Run to Large Orders
Tutco-Farnam flexible heaters are innovative engineered products. Not your typical off-the-shelf items. Tutco-Farnam can work with you to develop an initial low minimum first order run and ramp up to larger production quantities (1k pcs/month, 10k pcs/month or more), all within the same company. The same design engineer and the same UL. Along with many installation, connector and sensor options, Tutco-Farnam can also vulcanize your heater directly to a metal substrate. UL certification is available.
Contact a Tutco-Farnam representative to help you design your next Silicone Rubber Heater.
Rugged silicone rubber heaters provide reliable service in many industrial, chemical and outdoor weather conditions. Read some recent examples.
Watt Density up to 30W/in2 (4.65W/cm2) for certain applications
Temperature Range -58 to 428F (-50 to 220C)
Dielectric Strength 1200 Vac
Thickness Range from 0.030 in. (0.762mm) to 0.060 in. (1.524)
Sizes up to 18 in. x 24 in. (457.2 mm x 609.6 mm)