Mica heaters are an excellent choice when cost and performance supersede substrate flexibility. Mica is a rigid substrate able to withstand very high temperatures and are suited for applications up to 500°F (260°C). Mica heaters can be configured in a wide range of sizes and watt densities. Mica heaters offer several distinct advantages over other flexible heater technologies, including extremely low leakage, lower material costs, and higher operating temperatures.
Typical applications are air heaters, enclosure systems, food service equipment, process and packaging equipment. Mica Heaters can easily be designed to accommodate a variety of components such as thermostats, thermal fuses, thermocouples, thermistors, RTDs, or specialty wiring harnesses.