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Different heating element configurations are appropriate for different applications. An immersion heating element, for example, is used only in contexts in which the heating element will be immersed in the materials that it is used to heat. This would make an immersion heating element inappropriate for use in a dryer. Read More…

Dryer Heating Elements Dryer heating elements are heat generation tools used in industrial, commercial and consumer dryers. Dryers are important utilities in many ways. In industrial contexts, dryers are used for moisture removal as well as for surface treatments like curing, powder coating and a wide variety of other processes. Dryers are essential tools for the production of surface treated plastics and metals, and their use would not be possible without heating elements.
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Danvers, MA  |  978-777-0070

Hotwatt manufactures a complete line of heating elements for a wide range of uses. We offer a broad product line from electric to cartridge and countless other systems as well. For those difficult applications, custom products are also available.

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Backer Hotwatt, Inc. $$$

Columbus, IN  |  812-372-0281

Ulanet™ has 78 years of engineering and manufacturing experience in the production of cartridge, hermetically sealed, miniature, capsule, industrial thermostats, thermal time delay relays, immersion heaters, and numerous other heating elements.

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Ulanet™ $$$

Maryland Heights, MO  |  877-783-7832

The Self-regulating Technology of Electro Plastics (STEP) was developed in 1981. Our unique polymer heating elements provide safe, economical heating solutions for a variety of applications; preventing ice build up on Alaskan tug boats, keeping electronics working in Antarctica and heating homes, commercial buildings and institutions. All products are manufactured with quality in mind and comply with Buy American Act (BBA) and are North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) certified.

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Electro Plastics, Inc. $$$

Wood Dale, IL  |  888-268-6396

We are committed to manufacturing high quality heating elements here at TEMPCO Electric Heater Corporation. These solutions come in a variety of configurations such as: high intensity heaters, patio heaters, construction heaters, adaptive modulating infrared tube heaters, two stage infrared tube heaters, and much more. If you would like to learn more information then please give us a call today!

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TEMPCO Electric Heater Corporation $$$

Salem, MA  |  800-808-4328

Thermal Circuits engineers and manufactures ceramic heaters as well as infrared panel emitters, air, molded and surface heaters. We also design and produce heaters and assemblies for our etched foil elements. With a multitude of heater designs and materials, your heater solution starts at Thermal Circuits!

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Thermal Circuits Inc. $$$
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Likewise, consumer clothes dryers do not require the same kind of heat generation tools as do industrial dryers; most consumer clothes dryers involve the controlled burning of natural gas for heat generation. Commercial dryers come in all shapes and sizes and are used for many purposes. They are used in health care facilities for instrument sanitation, in laboratories for testing and in many other contexts. Each different variety requires its own specific heating element configuration.

Dryer heating elements rely on radiation and the transfer of heat through the air. Almost every dryer heating element involves an electric current passed through a metal wire of some kind. That wire is often a nickel-chrome alloy-twisted wire. After an electric current is applied, heat is generated because of electrical resistance. Many electric heating elements are coated with ceramic insulation in order to increase electric resistance and heat generation capacity; some dryers are equipped with such heating elements, particularly kilns and other industrial dryers.

Dryer heating elements are available in many different sizes and shapes to accommodate the many different dryer configurations in which they are employed. Variables like dryer size, construction, composition, required heat generation capacity and materials to be heated factor into what constitutes an appropriate heat generation material.

Dryer heating elements usually have a shorter lifespan than other dryer components like hoses and insulation. For this reason, dryer heating elements often must be replaced or repaired sooner than other dryer components. Replacement dryer heating elements can be standard or custom made to fit the application.

Carefully pairing the right dryer heating element with the rest of the dryer components contributes to longer, safer and more effective dryer operation.

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