The MI band heater from Watlow® is a high-performance heater. The band heater's performance and name are derived from Watlow's exclusive mineral insulation—a material with much higher thermal conductivity than mica and hard ceramic insulators used in conventional heaters.
A thin layer of the “high” thermally conductive MI material is used to electrically insulate the element wire from the inside diameter of the heater sheath. A thicker, “low” thermally conductive layer backs up the element wire directing the heat inward toward the part being heated.
The result is more efficient heat transfer, which lowers element wire temperatures and increases band heater life.
|Material||Maximum Operating Temperatures||Maximum Watt Densities|
|High thermal conductivity of MI and low mass construction||
|Operating temperatures up to 1400°F (760°C)||
|Higher watt densities||
|Stainless steel cover and side fold design||
|Attached clamp bars||