Silicone Heating Film


Silicone rubber insulated wire wound heaters

  • Custom design
  • Wire wound technology
  • Precise even heating
  • Flexible and lightweight
  • Moisture and chemical resistant
  • Wide temperature range from -60 °C to 230 °C
  • CE, UL and VDE approval available
  • Low smoke and low toxicity options available
  • Full design and manufacturing service

Advantages
Fullchance silicone heaters are suitable for applications where precise heating is required. Being thin and lightweight, silicone heater mats have a low thermal mass and hence have rapid heat up characteristics with fast response to temperature control. Silicone's wide temperature range tolerance of –60 °C to +230 °C and superb electrical properties give it a distinct advantage over other forms of heating.

Applications
We supply silicone heaters for a multitude of applications including industrial catering, battery warming, environmental control or electronics particularly telecommunications, composite repair of aircraft, laboratory equipment, satellite dish snow melting, anti-condensation and GRP pipe curing systems. The uses for silicone heater mats are infinite as they can suit any application requiring surface heating up to +230 °C. Their suitability for arduous conditions has been proven in applications from polar expedition to space exploration.

Installation and FixingSilicone Self-Adhesive
Our self-adhesive option is a quick and simple fixing method which provides superb bonding results to many surfaces including low energy materials. Where removal of the heater is necessary alternative fixings are available such as hooks and straps as well as Velcro and magnetic backed options. Most mechanical fixing methods can be accommodated.

Wire WoundWire Wound Heater
Using evenly spaced resistance wires laminated between sheets of silicone, wire wound mats are ideal for prototyping or problem solving applications. Manufactured to customer specifications they can be made in a limitless range of shapes and sizes. High flexibility can be obtained using tough, robust materials which are finding ever increasing applications in industries.

Physical Characteristics

Weather & ageing resistance Very good
Ozone resistance Very good
Gas permeability Adequate
Fungus & bacteria resistance Very good
Combustibility Acetone, Alcohol, Formic Acid, Brake fluid, Chlorodiphenyl, Acetic acid, Greases, Polar solvents, Hydrochloric acid 10 %, Sulphuric acid 10 %, Waxes, Plasticisers
Thermal conductivity Watt / Meter / K 0.22
Specific heat Joule / Kg / K 1623

 

Construction Two ply woven glass textile reinforced silicone rubber
Temperature silicone rubber -60 °C to +200 °C maximum continuous
230 °C short term
Temperature silicone rubber self-adhesive -20 °C to +180 °C maximum continuous
230 °C short term
Dimensions silicone rubber Width 920 mm maximum
Length 3000 mm maximum
Nominal Thickness 0.7-3.0 mm
Dimensions silicone
rubber self-adhesive
Width 920 mm maximum
Length 3000 mm maximum
Nominal Thickness 0.8-3.0 mm

Thermal ControlThermal Control Device for silicone heaters
An extensive range of thermal control devices can be incorporated onto the heaters; these include thermocouples, platinum sensors and limit switches. Pockets and housings can also be applied enabling the client to install their own control devices such as PT100's and capillary thermostats.

Analogue Control
Analogue Controller for silicone heating matsThe electronic analogue thermostat is a boxed unit that connects to the supply cable of the heater mat. The heater mat is supplied with a PT100 sensor and a 4 pole plug which connects to a corresponding socket in the thermostat completing the connections of the sensor and electrical supply. We can adapt the standard unit to allow a sensor to be inserted into the process being heated.

Supply 230 Volts
Power (max.) 3000 Watts
Connection (cable) 2 m
Temperature range (adjust.) 0-200 °C

Digital ControlDigital Controller for silicone heaters
The electronic digital thermostat is a fully programmable unit housed in an enclosure along with a residual current device. Complete with a stainless steel mounting bracket, connection to the heater is via a 4 pole plug and socket arrangement. The thermostat input is a PTC1000 sensor embedded on the heater mat. Standard supply voltage is 230V but can also be supplied in a 110 Volts version. Adjustable through a temperature range of 0-150 °C.

Supply (Standard 230 V) 230 / 110 Volts
Power (max.) 2000 Watts
Temperature range (adjust.) 0-150 °C

Capillary
The capillary thermostat is supplied as a separate item to be built in to the final assembly along with the heater mat. The sensing bulb can be placed in the process or in a sensor pocket on the heater mat surface. With single pole switching, the body of the thermostat can be mounted up to 1 meter away from the sensor location.

Supply (suitable) 230 Volts
Switching capacity 15 Amp