BCE PCB Mounted Epoxy Vacuum Feedthroughs

BCE is a leading manufacturer of printed circuit board mounted vacuum feedthroughs.

New epoxy compounds have been developed that rival glass and ceramic in performance. BCE is at the forefront of this development and leverages modern epoxy's unique properties to solve your feedthrough challenges.

  • Custom shapes, angles and conductors no problem.
  • Run wires (and shielding), pneumatic tubing, or fiber-optic cables.
  • Cost effective compared to glass and ceramic.
  • Short runs and prototypes available quickly.
  • Meets NASA specs on outgassing.
  • Clear epoxy allows for visual inspection.
  • Mounting directly to printed circuit boards and flex-circuits.
  • Eliminates voltage drop or contact resistance.
Visit http://www.belilove.com/feedthroughs for more information.

BCE Flanged Gas Heater (Custom Electric Heating Element)

Here is an example of BCE's custom heating element design and manufacturing capabilities. This is their flanged gas heater.

Some of the design features are:

  • Heat gasses to 400°C - 450°
  • Body welded to pass 10⁻⁸ vacuum
  • All 304 SST materials (other available).
  • RoHS compliant parts and components.
  • Embedded thermocouple probe.
  • Can be used in gas chromatography and other applications.
  • Wire length/type are customer specified.

For more information visit http://www.belilove.com or call (510) 274-1990.

Doser Purging System Heating Element

Doser Purging System Heating Element
Doser Purging System
Heating Element
Gaseous nitrogen is used in the food and beverage industry to remove oxygen from products, thus increasing shelf life. The handling of liquid nitrogen through the piping and the injection systems that deliver the "nitrogen dose" into food and beverage containers presents unique challenges.

For food & beverage producers, lost production is calculated in downtime. Moisture and freeze-ups are the main contributor to downtime with production line gas dosing systems.  It takes only a very small amount of moisture to freeze up and stop equipment. It’s imperative maintaining reliable and productive dosing process and overcome moisture and frost contamination. The start-up and shut-down times for the dosing systems are another critical area for production efficiency when you consider many dosing systems requiring thaw periods of up to 24 hours.

BCE is pioneering the design of an electric heating element used in purging systems for nitrogen dosers. Heated purging systems remove moisture that migrates into the dosing system and cause freeze-ups, leading to poor operation or complete shut downs of the dosing system.

The purge heater is designed to heat a dry nitrogen gas supply to approximately 125 degrees F., which in turn, is piped to the doser system as an accelerant to thaw and dry the unit very rapidly. Depending on the dosing system, the net effect of using a purge heater is dramatic, with thawing and drying times reduced by 75%.

Key Benefits of Using an Electric Purge Heater
  • Better, more efficient control over moisture. 
  • 75% reduction in purge time. 
  • 66% reduction in start-up time. 
  • Cost savings from using less gas due to shorter purge times.