Friday, February 18, 2022

Experienced Electric Heating Element Designers Speed Development Time and Save Money in OEM Product Development

Electric Heating Element Designers

The application of localized electric heating elements is one area that OEM design engineers find themselves navigating in unchartered waters. Very logically, they often attempt to use an off-the-shelf cartridge, silicone rubber, or mica heaters for their specialized heating requirement. Unfortunately, this approach compromises layout, packaging, and performance. A better alternative is considering a custom heating element developed in consultation with an experienced custom heater manufacturer.


Technology advances rapidly, and findings in material science, medicine, pharmacology, biology, and semiconductors occur daily. These advancements in technology open the door for performance improvements leading to new treatments, medications, materials, and processes. Original equipment manufacturers (OEM's) of analytical, semiconductor, biomedical, life-science, and aerospace equipment continually design new equipment to apply and leverage these new discoveries. 


Experienced custom electric heater designers provide many essential benefits throughout the product development cycle. For instance:

  • Front-end, practical design review to optimize manufacturability.
  • Timely prototype development.
  • Strong alliances with vendors.
  • Single source responsibility.
  • Testing, calibration, and QC.
  • Inventory management.
  • Value-added assembly.

The heater manufacturer partner provides:


  • Critical guidance in material selection.
  • Power requirements under load.
  • Temperature vs. time data.
  • Watt density optimization.
  • Packaging advice.


Their help provides high performance, precise fit, and extended heater life.


The pressure to produce new devices that offer greater efficiencies, compactness, and production is always present. Each item in the precedent design undergoes scrutiny and transitions to a contemporary fit, form, or function. New components are needed to meet the new design requirements. By choosing an experienced custom electric heating element design partner, the OEM gets the precision they need, plus scores of other benefits derived from the heater vendor's tacit knowledge and past experiences.


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