MPI Morheat manufactures Hand-Made Mica Band heaters for heating around a nozzle or a pipe. Custom Mica band heaters are most commonly used in the plastic industry but can also be used in other applications for temperatures up to 1000°F.
MPI has an extensive stock of Mica Band heaters for same-day delivery and also offers same-day delivery for custom mica band heaters needed on a RUSH basis.
Termination options include stainless steel braid, stainless steel armor, terminal boxes, stud terminals, and euro plugs.
For custom mica band heaters, please use our configurator
|1B||One-piece construction is used when the mica band heater can be installed on a barrel without extensively expanding it. This construction features a built-in strap. They are most often used in applications where the band can be slipped over the end of the cylinder. one-piece construction band heaters are available with any clamping options or any lead termination|
|2B||Two-piece construction band heaters provide a built-in hinge to make installation easier for applications where the band heater cannot be slipped over the end of the cylinder. They are often used or larger diameter barrels. Two-piece construction band heaters are available with any clamping options or any lead termination|
|1E||One-piece expandable construction heaters are used in applications where two-piece construction is not practical, and where the heater needs to be opened up during installation. This style of heater should not be opened up more than twice.|
|1SQ/2SQ||Mica Heaters can be made square, rectangular, or multi-sided to suit specific applications with flat surfaces. Mica Square / Box heaters can be made in a one-piece or two-piece construction.|
|1S||Mica Band heaters can be made with a separate strap. This option is not recommended as the installation is more difficult, and the clamping force is not as strong and even as a built-in strap (1B construction). Separate Strap band heaters can be made with any lead termination.|
|1P||Partial Coverage mica band heaters are normally required in applications where holes and cutouts will not allow the heater to sufficiently clear the machine obstructions. This style heater can be made with any clamping options or termination.|
|EP||Euro plugs, or European Plugs, are safe and simple to use. They are mostly used in applications where the electrical termination is frequently disconnected. They can be used with all types of construction and clamping styles. Euro connectors can face straight out of the band, or can 90deg of the band.|
|EPB||The Euro Plug in Box termination is the same as a standard European plug, except the plug is mounted in a box.|
|TS||For the TS termination, the post terminals are on the same side of the gap (near the gap). The post terminal termination is the most and economical way to connect a heater to a power source. They are recommended when high current is involved (up to 25 amps). Post terminals can handle up to 840°F / 450°C.|
|TO||For the TO termination, the post terminals are on opposite sides of the gap (near the gap). The post terminal termination is the most and economical way to connect a heater to a power source. They are recommended when high current is involved (up to 25 amps). Post terminals can handle up to 840°F / 450°C.|
|S1||The Stainless Steel Braid termination is ideal in application where there is frequent movement or any risk of abrasion. A strain relief spring guard comes standard with this termination. This termination can be anywhere on the band, including a 90° exit, and a nozzle style exit.|
|BX||The Stainless Steel Armor termination provides the best protection against abrasion and where lots of flexibility is not required. This termination can be anywhere on the band, including a 90° exit, and a nozzle style exit.|
|TB2/TB3||The Terminal Box termination eliminates the risk of any electrical shock or short since the post terminals are protected by a heavy duty stainelss steel box. The box dimension for standard size bands are 3″Lx2″Wx2″H (for smaller bands, there will be a custom smaller terminal box). Custom sized terminal boxes and low profile terminal boxes are also available.|
|NZ||The Nozzle Band termination is the cheapest option available. They are mainly used on smaller diameter nozzle heaters. The leads exit at a 90° angle from the band, each coming out of one side of the gap.|