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Ceramic Band Heater Manufacturer

We are a manufacturer who specializes in same day custom manufacturing – Large stock of ceramic band heaters

Standard Lead Times

Information

Ceramic band heaters are designed with inner resistance coils spirally wound which are uniformly threaded through interlocking ceramic tiles. The ceramic tiles are encased by a stainless-steel sheath with a layer of insulated between both parts (5/8” insulation is standard, ½” insulation available on request). Due to their construction, ceramic band heaters can fully open for easy installation and removal.

Ceramic band heaters can operate at temperature up to 1600F and handle watt densities of up to 45w/in2.

Ceramic band heaters are radiant heaters. Heat is produced from the spirally wound coils, which radiates through the tiles to heat up the contact surface.

MPI manufactures many standard and custom ceramic band heaters. Standard lead time is 1.5-2 weeks manufacturing. 1 day & 3-5 day expedited manufacturing is always available. We can replace all OEM and competitor heaters. If you don’t see what you are looking for, contact us…We can make it.

Ceramic Band Heater Advantages
  • Heat transfer is minimally affected by loose fit / poor contact
  • The heater runs cooler than other band heaters making them safer to use
  • The flexible construction of the heater allows for easy installation and removal
  • They transmit heat through radiation, conduction and convection – very efficient 
  • MPI CERAMIC BAND HEATERS can be designed and manufacturing in less than a day
Standard Specs
  • Maximum Operating Temperature1600°F 
    Maximum Voltage600 Volts 
    Maximum Amps25 Amps 
    Wattage Tolerance+5%, -10% 
    Maximum Recommended Watt Density45 W/in² 
    Minimum Diameter1.5 inches 
    Width Range0.8″-16″ (20mm-406mm) 
       
    Heater Thickness  
    Heater TypeNominal ThicknessInsulation Thickness
    Standard5/8″1/4″
    Insulation Max15/16″1/2″
CONSTRUCTION TYPES
Construction Types
PictureTypeNotes
C1The One-Piece Ceramic Band heater construction is the standard design most often specified by OEMs and processors. One-Piece bands can be made with any insulation, clamping and termination style. 
C2The Two-Piece Ceramic Band heater construction is commonly used on barrels with diameters greater than 21″ or when it is not convenient to use a one-piece band. Two-Piece bands can be made with any insulation, clamping and termination style. 
CPThe Partial Coverage Ceramic Band heater construction is commonly used in applications requiring faster cooling or when it is not convenient to use a one-piece/two-piece band. Partial Coverage bands can be made with any insulation, clamping and termination style. 
C0The Ribcage / Shroud Ceramic Band heater construction features a protective outer case with an air cooling blower. This type of heater is used in applications requiring the fastest heating and cooling. This is commonly used in plastic extrusion. When a preset temperature is exceeded, the blower will turn on to reduce the process temperature. 
ELECTRICAL TERMINATIONS
Electrical Terminations
PictureTypeNotes
S1The Stainless Steel Braid termination offers significant flexibility and abrasion protection.  The braid can exit straight, or at a 90° angle. This termination comes with a spring guard strain relief. 
S2The Stainless Steel Armor termination offers the best mechanical and abrasion protection.  The armor can exit straight, or at a 90° angle. 
TSThe Screw Terminals / Post Terminal termination comes with 2, 3, or 4 terminals (depending on the number of phases and ground) placed opposite the gap, near the gap, or on either side of the gap.
TCThe Ceramic Terminal Block termination features an easy-to-connect high-temperature terminal block. Base wire or fork terminals can be connected. The terminal block will be placed as per the customers’ requirements. 
TB

The Terminal Box termination is a protective box that houses post terminals and has a knock-out hole to allow easy accessibility. The terminal box can be placed anywhere on the heater. Custom terminal boxes are also available.

TBEThe Euro Plug Terminal Box termination features a quick disconnect plug to eliminate the dangers associated with live wiring and exposed terminals.  
Insulation Options
Insulation OptionInsulation Thickness / Band ThicknessBest for Energy Savings
Standard1/4″ Insulation – 5/8″ Overall Lower Temp / Lower Wattage ApplicationsGood
Extra Insulation1/2″ Insulation – 7/8″ Overall Medium-High Temp / Medium-High Wattage ApplicationsGreat
Insulation Max3/4″ Insulation – 1-1.25″ OverallHigh Temp / High Watt Applications (up to 1600°F)Excellent
Installation

**Do not install a ceramic band heater in locations where gases or vapors are present**

  1. Remove the existing heater
  2. Ensure there are sufficient temperature controls in place to prevent overheating and early heater failures.
  3. Clean barrel surfaces and make sure no contaminants get into the resistance coil in order to avoid any early heater failures due to element shorts. 
  4. Open up the ceramic band heater and install it on the (clean) barrel. Tighten the barrel nuts/flange/latch making sure not to compress any of the ceramic insulation tiles