Heater Options & Descriptions

  • Band Heaters


    Band Heaters are designed to clamp onto cylindrical surfaces, such as nozzles and pipes.  These heaters offer a wide variety of sizes and configurations to match your project.  Band Heaters are ideal for applications requiring high watt densities and high operating temperatures.  Band Heaters are often the perfect heater for use when working with plastics.  Band Heaters are able to handle processes up to 1400˚F (760˚C).

    Features & Benefits

    Reliable:  Outstanding temperature uniformity combined with nearly instant response to temperature controls eliminates thermal lag and temperature variations.

    Variety:  A wide choice of dimensions, lead variation, wattage, voltage, material construction and termination and clamping styles, are available to match your projects individual needs.

    Primary Applications

    • Plastic extrusion      • Pipe, tank and container heating      • Blown dies     • Injection molding      • Other cylindrical heating applications

  • Cartridge Heaters


    Cartridge Heaters offer provides outstanding temperature uniformity, excellent heat transfer, and resistance to oxidation and corrosion.  Cartridge Heaters are typically inserted into the close fitting holes of platens, dies and molds. Cartridge Heaters able to handle processes up to 1400˚F (760˚C).

    Features & Benefits

    Reliable:  Design reduces exposure to atmosphere, minimizing oxidation and delivering longer life.

    Variety:  A wide choice of dimensions, lengths, material construction and application specific designs, including integrated temperature controls and/or limits and customer specified connectors and hardware.

    Primary Applications

    • Semiconductor chamber heating      • Semiconductor wire and die bonding      • Mold, die and platen heating

  • Cable Heaters




    Cable Heaters can be formed into a variety of small to large diameter shapes.  Cable Heaters can be formed into a compact, coiled heater nozzle able to supply 360 degrees of heat.  Cable Heaters are able to handle continuous operating temperatures up to 1200˚F (650˚C) and intermittent operating temperatures of up to 1500˚F (815˚C).

    Features & Benefits

    High ductility: Allows the heater to be cold formed into almost any shape.

    Low mass:  Allows for a quick heating and colling response.

    Sheath brazing: Allows the permanent attachment of mounted fittings directly onto the heater.

    Reliability:  No open seam construction provides high temperature corrosion and oxidation resistance along with ideal expansion properties. Cable heaters are designed to operate in unusual environments, including cryogenic and sub-freezing temperatures, high vacuum, gaseous and liquid immersion.

    Primary Applications

    • Plastic injection molding nozzles      • Semiconductor manufacturing      • Hot metal forming dies and punches

  • Cast-In Heaters










    Cast-In Heaters offer extremely even heating.  These heaters often consist of a tubular heater or cable heater cast into aluminum or stainless steel.  Cast-in Heaters are able to handle operating temperatures up to 1112˚F (600˚C).

    Features & Benefits

    Ease of use:  Eliminate time needed for machining and assembly.

    Custom designed:  Heater is designed to match termination, assembly and coating needs of specific application.

    Reusable molds:  Save time and money while providing near perfect part to part consistency and uniformity.

    Primary Applications

    • Custom machinery components      • Semiconductor manufacturing

  • Ceramic Heaters


    Ceramic Heaters offer some of the highest temperature heating capabilities available today.  Ceramic Heaters are extremely low mass, high insulation value units with self-supported heating elements.  Ceramic Heaters are able to handle processes above 2200˚F (1204˚C).

    Features & Benefits

    Lightweight and low density:  Alumina-silica composition molding insulates the heating chamber from the outside and ensures a self supporting, thermal shock resistant unit.

    2200˚F operation:  High temperature performance not available in other heaters.

    Works off common voltages:  Eliminates need for transformers and complex power control systems.

    Primary Applications



    • Superplastic forming (SPF) and diffusion bonding       • Lower temperature heated platens  (requiring tight temperature uniformity)

    • Hot forging      • Aluminum melting/holding      • Hot gas generators      • Radiant heating processes      • Glass tempering      • Fluidized beds

    • Glass bending, forming, treating      • Heat treating

  • Flexible Heaters









    Flexible Heaters are thin, pliable and shaped to fit almost any space, shape and type of equipment. Heat can be applied to complex shapes and geometries without sacrificing on efficiency or dependability.  Excellent heat transfer due to the heater’s typically slim design and ability to directly bond heater to an application. Flexible Heaters provide fast heat up and cool down times and high watt densities.  Flexible Heaters are able to operate at temperature up to 500˚F (260˚C).

    Features & Benefits

    Flat geometric design: Allows for unusual shapes and permits holes and notches.

    Multiple material types:  Greater flexibility with the ability to use multiple materials and elements.

    Lightweight construction: Ability to use in environments with limited space or weights requirements.

    Uniformity:  Distribute heat more evenly with uniformly spaced element paths.

    Primary Applications


    • Semiconductor equipment, including vacuum and gas delivery lines and wafer processing equipment      • Satellite and communication equipment

    • Freeze protection for military hardware, aircraft instrumentation, hydraulic equipment, etc.     • Curing of plastic laminates

    • Any application requiring a flexible shape or design

  • Multi Zone Heaters



    Multi Zone Heaters offer some unique and specialized capabilities, not found in other heating options.  These heaters offer precise temperature uniformity through independent zone control, are ideal for extreme temperature processes, and are designed for a loose fit, allowing easier insertion and removal.  Multi Zone Heaters are able to handle processes above 2200˚F (1204˚C), and can be used to control up to eight independent zones.

    Features & Benefits

    Radiant heater design:  Allows for loose insertion in boiling holes and piping holes, for easy removal and replacement; reducing down time since it will not bind in the hole.

    Oxidized sheath:  The high emissivity of the sheath improves the heater’s performance as oxidation increases.

    Individual metal-sheathed coils: Individual coils surrounded by high-temperature alloys are highly compacted to provide maximum heat transfer and optimal dielectric strength.

    Quick disconnect plug and jack:  Permits fast replacement of individual elements which allows press stay to stay at or near full operating temperature.

    Special bending capabilities: Keep leads away from heated zones and resolves unusual machinery needs.

    Flexible leads up to 1000°F (538°C): Protects termination from high-temperature environment.

    Primary Applications

    • Superplastic forming (SPF) & diffusion bonding    • Aluminum melting/holding    • Hot forging    • Hot gas generators    • Radiant heating processes

    • Lower temperature heated platens (requiring tight temperature uniformity)    • Glass forming, treating, tempering    • Fluidized beds    • Heat treating

  • Radiant Heaters



    Radiant Heaters are designed for any application requiring radiant heat.  Radiant Heaters are designed to be able to operate at temperatures up to 2000˚F (1095˚C).

    Features & Benefits

    Custom design: Radiant Heaters can be adapted to match individual needs and challenges, such as special wattage density requirements.

    Accurate and responsive:  Faces temperature sensors are available to ensure ideal operation.

    Primary Applications


    • Thermoforming      • Tempering & annealing processes for glass, wire, ceramics & metals      • Heat treating      • High-temperature vessel heating

  • Strip Heaters



    Strip Heaters are thin responsive heaters with high thermal conductivity and high dielectric strength. Strip Heaters are able to operate up to 1400˚F (760˚C).

    Features & Benefits

    High watt density: Allows for fast heat up.

    Selection:  Large selection of popular sizes & models available for quick delivery.

    Primary Applications


    • Tank and platen heating      • High-temperature resins      • Dies and mold heating      • Autoclaves

  • Thick Heaters



    Thick (Film Conduction) Heaters can be used in areas where space is limited or where conventional heaters cannot be used due to limited voltage and wattage combinations. Thick Heaters are available in a variety of shapes such as two-dimensional circular and rectangular forms.  Thick Heaters are able to operate at temperatures up to 1022˚F (550˚C).

    Features & Benefits

    Precise watt density:  Watt density of up to 75 W/in2  (11.6 W/cm2)

    Threaded stud termination:  Strong trouble free connections

    Primary Applications


    • Plastics & Semiconductor processing    • Applications that require precision    • Applications requiring high wattage & densities within small area

  • Tubular Heaters



    Tubular Heaters can be utilized in virtually any immersion and air heating application.  Tubular Heaters have a variety of mounting and termination options that make them ideal for most industrial applications.  Tubular Heaters are ideal for process air heating applications up to 1800°F (982°C).

    Features & Benefits

    Excellent pliability: Allows for custom design and designs requiring tight radius bends.

    MgO sheath:  Maximizes dielectric strength, heat transfer and life.

    Minimal sheath spacing: Element wire and sheath are spaced at a minimal distance resulting in lower internal temperatures and higher watt densities with fewer or smaller heaters.

    Primary Applications


    • Tank and platen heating      • High-temperature resins      • High-temperature ovens and furnaces      • Radiant heating       • Hot runner molds

  • Specialty Heaters



    When design guidelines surpass the capabilities of standard heaters or require special size or configurations, IHE is here to not only meet but exceed your expectations.  Regardless of whether the Specialty Heater you need requires high wattage, a unique size, the ability to withstand hostile environments or distinctive sensors, we can create the ideal solution for you.

    Features & Benefits

    Complete heater design:  Contact us today so we can help you solve your heating needs.

    Primary Applications


    • Advanced technology & special parameters applications

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