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A majority of flexible heaters tend to be made from plastics or metals; obviously this all depends on the requirements of the application and the temperature range that they will be exposed to during the process. Other materials that are commonly used to manufacture flexible heaters include rubber, rope, certain adhesives, and polyimide films. Read More…

Flexible Heaters Flexible heaters are great for a wide range of applications as they are able to fit into tight spaces and provide heat to areas or products that other traditional methods may not be able to reach. Flexible heaters are commonly found in applications such as air heating in baking ovens, surface heating, cabinet warming and a number of different other industrial applications.
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Danvers, MA  |  978-777-0070

Backer Hotwatt is a superior designer & manufacturer of electric heaters and related heater accessories for various OEM & industrial applications.

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Backer Hotwatt, Inc. $$$

Columbus, IN  |  812-372-0281

For more than 70 years, Ulanet™ has been engineering and manufacturing electric heaters, cartridge heaters, immersion heaters, tubular heaters, miniature strip heaters and bolt hole heaters, as well as industrial heaters and appliance thermostats.

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Ulanet™ $$$

Toronto, ON  |  800-265-9699

ASB has more than 25 years of experience in the manufacturing of heating elements and replacement electric heating elements for furnaces used in the thermal processing industries. These elements include silicone carbide, ceramic and edge wound ribbon, plus more.

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ASB Heating Elements, Ltd. $$$

Havertown, PA  |  800-437-4328

At Power Modules, we offer a variety of process heating products, including heating elements, controllers, heat sensors, radiant arrays, high-temperature wire and other accessories. Our heating elements include tubular heaters, cartridge heaters, band heaters, ceramic heaters, flexible heaters, and other specialty heating elements.

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Power Modules Inc. $$$

Lewistown, MT  |  406-538-7411

Hi-Heat designs and manufactures custom heating elements from a variety of materials. Our products include Silicone Rubber, Polyester Film, Kapton® Polyimide, High Temperature, Mica, Ceramic and Enclosures Heaters. We manufacture drop-in sub-assemblies with sensors, thermostats, fuses, cords and plugs.

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Hi-Heat Industries, Inc. $$$
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These flexible heaters are manufactured in a way that will allow them to conform to a surface which requires heating in a number of different applications. There are a series of questions that you will need to be able to answer about your application in order to find the right kind of flexible heater that will fit your needs.

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These details revolve around the wattage and voltage of the flexible heater, the overall size need for the flexible heater to fit within your limitations, how long the electric heater lead needs to be, temperature range of the application, whether or not the flexible heater needs to be wrapped around a surface or not and a number of other questions that vary from desired time of your process to the current insulation that you are utilizing. This may seem a little daunting at first, but knowing and understanding why these questions are useful is a great way to make your shopping experience a quick and painless one.

Another important reason for knowing these types of details about what your applications requires, is that it allows for you to make a more educated decision when it comes to picking a flexible heater manufacturer. You are going to want to work with a manufacturer who will listen to your needs and specifications in order to provide you with the best possible product for your unique situation.

A rope heater might be a great flexible heater if you're looking to apply heat to some tubing, but it would be an awful choice if you are looking for tank heaters as rope heaters provide very little surface area compared to tank heaters and other forms of flexible heaters.

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