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With critical applications in residential, commercial and industrial processes, heater elements are manufactured from a variety of materials and in many configurations. Heater elements are capable of providing heat from room temperature up to over 1300°F. Read More…

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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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Heater elements are widely used, as most appliances that require heat to perform their processes use a heater element of one kind or another. In fact, ovens, clothes dryers, water heaters, electric furnaces and other industrial, commercial and consumer appliances use heater elements extensively.

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Industrial processes use heating elements in countless process heating applications in various types of industrial electric heaters. In addition, radiating types of heater elements such as immersion heater elements, quartz heater elements, and infrared heater elements are used to heat liquids or air in industrial ovens, storage tanks, pressure vessels, steam generators, boilers, water treatment facilities, and many other kinds of equipment. Some of the more common types of heater elements include tubular heater elements, ceramic heater elements, and heater coils.

Heater elements within electric heaters are mainly composed of three elements: an insulating core, a heat conductive coil wrapped around the insulation, and an encasing sheath made from stainless steel, aluminum, nickel or iron.

Insulating cores are necessary for most types of electric heaters to retain and absorb electrical energy so that it might be released as heat energy by surrounding coils or materials.

However, coiled wire heater elements, such as those used as household dryer heating elements, have no insulating core but transfer heat directly to the air through blown convection.

In higher heat applications, cores are responsible for converting electrical energy into heat energy and are heating elements' major component. Heater element cores are generally made from either NiChrome, a high resistance 80% nickel 20% chromium compound, or from a Positive Thermal Coefficient ceramic, which is a highly heat resistant barium titanate/lead titanate composite. Ceramics and NiChrome are by far the most common insulation materials, although various heater elements may use mineral insulation such as magnesium oxide, mica or fiberglass, depending on the heater's application requirements.

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