Saturday, September 27, 2014

Custom Electric Heaters for Unique Thermal Systems Require the Right Thermal System Partner

Thermal System PartnerOEMs in the analytical, semiconductor, biomedical, life-science, food service and environmental industries continually design new pieces of equipment offering their customers greater efficiencies, smaller foot prints and greater production rates. When the piece of OEM equipment requires precise heating, consultation with an experienced thermal systems engineer will provide significant time savings and budget control.

More specifically, working with an experienced thermal system consultant provides these important benefits: front-end, practical design review to optimize manufacturability; timely prototype development; partnerships and alliances with platers, brazers, casters and heating element manufacturers; single source responsibility; testing and calibration; inventory management; value-added assembly; and cleaning and packaging.

The following are some examples where the OEM and thermal system consultants worked together for a successful custom electric heating / thermal system design:


Small Diameter Cable Heating Element
Small Diameter Cable
Heating Element

Small Diameter Cable Heating Element

Built-in thermocouple, formed to customer specifications, includes hermetically sealed connector, usable range up to 650 deg. C., swaged-in rectangular cross section for maximum heat transfer.

Ceramic Printed Circuit Board Heater
Ceramic Printed Circuit
Board Heater






Ceramic Printed Circuit Board Heater

Aluminum oxide and ceramic construction, circuit deposited using thick film process and refractory metallization, with spot welded heaters and RTD, good for applications up to 600 deg. C.






Miniature Tubing Heating Element
Miniature Tubing Heating Element



Miniature Tubing Heating Element

5/16" x lengths to 12", built-in RTD, heavy wall miniature micro-tubing 0.010" ID, seamless 316 stainless steel, operates continuously up to 400 deg. C.



If you require help designing custom electric heating elements, custom thermal systems, controls or sensors, contact the experts at Belilove Company-Engineers Applied Resistance Group.