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Minco Flexible Heaters

Thermofoil™ etched foil heaters

- Foil element
- Uniform heat patterns
- Permits complex shapes and profiled heat patterns
- Thin, small bend radius
- Small sizes
- Many insulation options (Kapton™, silicone rubber, mica, polyester, PTFE)
- High watt density
- Welded leadwires

Thermofoil™ Etched-Foil Heating Elements

- Polyester (100°C): Low cost insulation for commercial applications
- Kapton(R) polyimide (250°C): Thin, lightweight, chemical resistant
- Silicone rubber (235°C): High temperature rating for industrial use
- Mica (600°C): Intense heat to 110 watts per square inch (17 W/cm2)
- Teflon PTFE (260°C) Fluid sealed construction suitable for immersion in acids, bases and corrosive chemicals

Download Complete Flexible Heaters Catalog (3.4 Mb.)

Download Thermofoil™ Solutions for Heating and Design Guide (795.9 Kb)

Download Custom Heater Guide and Custom Assemblies (435.5 Kb)

Download Application Aid # 21 - Estimating Power Requirements (144.6 Kb)

Download Application Aid # 22 - Recommended Adhesives for Heaters Assembly (162.4 Kb)

Download Application Aid # 25 - Prototyping Techniques for Thermofoil™ Heaters (231.0 Kb)

Download Heater Mounting Instructions

EI103: Type 3 and 4 Shrink Bands (29.2 Kb)

EI117: #6 RTV Adhesive (120.2 Kb)

EI124: #20 Stretch Tape (25.1 Kb)

EI138: #10/16/19 PSA (43.5 Kb)

EI266: #12 PSA (33.5 Kb)

EI347: Mica Heater Installation (45.5 Kb)

EI503: #14/17 Adhesive Film (30.1 Kb)

EI507: #15 Epoxy (27.0 Kb)

Kapton™ Heaters (200°C)

Kapton is a thin, semitransparent material with excellent dielectric strength. Kapton heaters are ideal for applications with space and weight limitations, or where the heater will be exposed to vacuum, oil, or chemicals.

- FEP internal adhesive for use to 200°C
- UL component recognition available
- Suitable for vacuum environments (NASA-RP-1061)
- NASA approved materials for space applications(S-311-P-079)
- Resistant to most chemicals: acids, solvents, bases (except NaOH)
- Radiation resistant to 106 rads if built with polyimide-insulated leads (custom option)
- Can be made in very small sizes
- Fluid immersible models available (not standard)

Download Kapton™ Heater Specifications (317.5 Kb)

Download Kapton™ Heater Catalog (listed by resistance values and sizes) (187.2 Kb)

All Polyimide (AP ) Heaters (260°C)

AP heaters are a high performance alternative to Minco’s standard Kapton heaters, allowing higher temperatures and watt densities. They must be factory mounted or clamped to heat sinks.

- Uniform heating to 260°C (500°F)
- Exceptional temperature uniformity when designed with a heat-profiled foil pattern
- Thin, flexible etched-foil construction
- Available in round, rectangular, and irregular shapes
- Can be factory bonded to mating parts with no clamping hardware!
- Power ratings to 80 watts per square inch
- Resistant to most chemicals
- Optional built-in temperature sensors
- Custom designs only

Download All-Polyimide (AP) Heaters Specifications (165.1 Kb)

Silicone Rubber Heaters (Foil) (235°C)

Silicone rubber is a rugged, flexible elastomer material with excellent temperature properties. It is most suited to larger heaters and industrial applications.

- High temperature capability to 235°C (455°F)
- UL component recognition available
- Can be factory vulcanized to metal parts without adhesive
- Resistant to many chemicals
- Not suitable for radiation, vacuum, or prolonged exposure to oil
- Most economical in large sizes

Download Silicone Rubber Heaters Specifications (143.6 Kb)

Download Silicone Rubber Heaters Catalog (listed by resistance values and sizes) (187.2 Kb)

Wire-Wound Rubber Heaters (220°C)

These heaters have a wire element instead of foil. They are more economical in larger sizes, but are thicker and have reduced watt densities.

- Rugged
- Easy to install
- Uniform heating to 220°C (428°F)
- Lengths to 70" (1.8 m)
- Economical in large sizes
- Withstand repeated flexing
- Mount to flat or curved surfaces
- TÜV and UL component recognition marking are standard
- 2.5, 5, 10, 15 watts/in² at 120 or 240 VAC
- Lower leakage current due to capacitive coupling (may be important for large heaters used in medical applications)

Download Wire-Wound Rubber Heaters Specifications and Models (196.7 Kb)

Mica Heaters (600°C)

These heaters consist of an etched foil element sandwiched between layers of mica. An organic material binds the layers together and burns off during initial warmup. Installed by clamping to heat sinks, mica Thermofoil heaters provide the ultimate temperature and wattage capability for fast warmup.

- Extremely high temperature capability to 600°C (1112°F)
- Power rated to 110 watts per square inch — 50% higher than conventional mica strip heaters
- Can be factory formed to curves
- Clamp directly to heat sink for exceptional heat transfer
- Suitable for vacuum use after organic binder is burned off in initial power-up

Download Mica Heaters Specifications and Models (201.1 Kb)

Standard Heater/Sensors (150°C)

Integrated heater/sensors are the ideal solution for many temperature control problems. Combining an etched foil heating element with an accurate, stable RTD or thermistor sensor in a single package provides a reliable system with reduced parts count and simplified installation.

Minco standard heater/sensors have the sensor element located in a non-heating area to measure the heat sink temperature — not the heating element temperature. The result is a more accurate reading and better control. Precise location of the sensor ensures consistent readings every time.

These heaters are ideal for use with the CT325 Miniature DC Controller.

Download Standard Heater/Sensors Specifications and Models (105.1 Kb)

Download Miniature DC Controller (131.1 Kb)

PTFE Insulated Thermofoil™ Heaters

Flexible, immersible, chemical resistant

- Unaffected by acids and bases
- Sealed construction allows direct immersion in liquids
- Uniform heating to 260°C (500°F)
- Thin, flexible etched-foil construction
- Power ratings to 65 watts per square inch at 50°C (122°F)
- Available in round, rectangular, and irregular shapes

Download Teflon Insulated Heaters Specifications (114.7 Kb)

Rubber Heater Assemblies

- Rugged, flexible elastomer insulation material
- High temperature capability
- UL and TÜV component recognized to 220°C (428°F)
- Factory vulcanized to metal parts for superior performance
- Resistant to many chemicals
- Custom shapes and sizes to 22" × 72"
- Optional thermostats, temperature sensors and cutouts, wiring harnesses, and connectors

Download Rubber Heater Assemblies Specifications (114.7 Kb)

Commercial Grade Kapton™ Heaters

- Use high performance Kapton insulated heaters in applications where you couldn’t afford to before!
- All models include acrylic PSA mounting adhesive for simple installation
- Choose solder pad connections, optional leadwires, or fully insulated terminations
- Ideal for prototyping, short production series or high volume / low cost applications

Download Commercial Grade Kapton™ Heaters (83.9 Kb)

Surface Mount Temperature Sensors

Thermal-Tab™ Resistance Temperature Detectors

- Flat, low profile sensors mount on surfaces or in cavities
- Platinum (100, 1000, or 10,000 Ω) or Nickel (100 or 1000 Ω) elements to IEC 751
- Accurate sensing to 260°C (500°F) for selected models
- Rugged, fully insulated construction
- Available in packages as small as 5 × 12 mm (0.197 × 0.472")
- Optional self-stick adhesive backing
- Standard and stock models are available for off-the-shelf convenience, or custom design a sensor for OEM applications
- Fluid immersible models

Download Thermal-Tab™ Resistance Temperature Detectors Specifications (154.5 Kb)

Thin-film and Wire-Wound RTDs

- Ultraminiature
- Thin-film elements
- Accurate sensing from -200 to 850°C (-328 to 1582°F)
- Wire-wound and thin film elements
- Wide choices of sizes and styles for application versatility
- Available in 100Ω, 500Ω, 1000Ω, 10000Ω

Download Thin-film and Wire-Wound RTDs catalog (523.6 Kb)

Thermostats and Temperature Controllers

Thermostats provide basic heater control at little cost. You can also use them as thermal cutoffs in conjunction with other control systems. All thermostats come with a 1.5" (38.1 mm) long, silicone rubber coated sleeve for electrical insulation (case is electrically live),and mounting adhesive.

Sensorless Temperature Controller

- Uses heater as temperature sensor — no separate version sensor or thermostat required
- Solid-state on/off control with adjustable setpoint
- Low power consumption — ideal for battery operated and vehicular devices
- Small PCB mount package
- Low cost
- For use with Minco Thermofoil™ and Thermal-Clear™ heaters
- Control 3 A (model CT198) or up to 4 A (model CT248)

CT325 Miniature DC Temperature Controller

- Tight control with ±0.5°C (1°F) deadband!
- Miniature package 1×1×1.5 inches
- Solid state on/off control with adjustable setpoint
- Uses standard 100 Ω or 1000 Ω platinum RTD or 50 kΩ thermistor sensor input
- Single DC power source provides power to the controller and heater up to 240 watts
- Simple setup with voltage output pins for process and setpoint temperatures
- 3-wire RTD connection cancels lead resitance

1/16 Din Temperature Controller

- Economical Controllers
- PID control, on/off
- Fuzzy logic
- Universal inputs fully programmable
- Non volatile memory needs no battery backup






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