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Ceramic Band Heaters

Band HeaterCeramic Band Heaters Are Designed To Conserve Energy and Improve Operation Efficiency

Tempco ceramic insulated band heaters are specifically designed and  engineered to meet the ever increasing demand for energy conservation and to improve operation efficiency. The ceramic band heaters are capable of generating the higher temperatures essential to process today’s high temperature resins. Electrical energy savings are achieved by using a 1/4" thick ceramic fiber insulating blanket, reducing power consumption by 25 to 30 percent.

Because of the low thermal conductivity of the ceramic fiber insulation, the external surface temperature of the ceramic band heater is approximately 400°F while running the inside surface temperature at 1200°F. Ceramic band heaters transmit heat through both conduction and radiation. The element winding is designed to run at maximum temperature and heat the ceramic blocks to the point at which they radiate energy into the barrel as well as conduct energy by being in contact with the barrel. Due to this effect, the fit is not as critical as in other types of bands. Tempco ceramic band heaters have become extremely popular among original equipment manufacturers as the standard heaters for the barrels of plastic injection molding machines, extruders, and blow molding equipment.