Wire wound silicone rubber heaters and etched foil heaters were developed in order to solve specific problems in advanced market sectors such as the space and aviation fields. In a relatively short time, the heating foil has found applications in many other fields, allowing users to solve problems of particular importance thanks to the following characteristics.
They are best suited to applications where it is not possible to heat from the inside or if surfaces are curved or shaped with intricate angles. They can be supplied with various shaped holes to suit surfaces and can be adhesive backed or not. Although these heaters are not waterproof they will withstand the odd liquid splashes. The silicone mat heaters have a operating temperature up to 180°C and can be made with watt densities up to 0.8W/cm².
Installation of these heaters are very simple, they are supplied with adhesive backing, the bonding surface should be kept smooth, clean and dry to ensure proper bonding and heat transfer.
For temperature control we fit the heaters with various options such as sensor pocket, in-built sensor or thermostat.