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Mica Strip Heaters

Mica strip heaters are versatile and highly customizable. In addition to rugged construction, each heater is expert engineered to stand up to the most demanding applications.

Mica strip heaters are capable of sheath temperatures up to 900°F/480°C (aluminized steel), and 1200°F/650°C (stainless steel). A variety of heater constructions are available, with many termination options.

This datasheet contains many typical mica strip heater configurations. For specialized variations, please consult your Zesta sales engineer for custom applications.

Performance Capabilities

  • Aluminized steel sheath temperatures to 900°F (480°C)
  • Stainless steel sheath temperatures to 1200°F (650°C)
  • Watt densities to 55 W/in² (8.5 W/cm²)

Features and Benefits

  • Economic and rugged design.
  • Expert engineered for optimal heater performance and longevity
  • A variety of termination options to fit application needs.

Applications

  • Dies and molds
  • Hot plates
  • Glue pots
  • Sealing equipment
  • Packaging equipment
  • Thermoforming

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Three Terminal Construction:

Ground Terminal
Can be connected to the sheath for easy grounding.

3-phase or Dual Voltage
A third terminal can be added to provide dual voltage or three-heat operation.

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Ceramic Terminal Covers
A cost effective way to insulate post terminals. Sized for standard length posts.  #10-32 screw thread size.

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Terminal Box
Covers terminals for added safety. Conduit may be attached to the box through 7/8” dia. holes in the ends of the box.

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European Plug (DIN)
“ERGE” European style plugs provides a safe and simple way to apply power to band heaters. Maximum of 15A at 240V.

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European Plug (IEC) Vertical Pins
Maximum of 15A at 240V.

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European Plug (IEC) Horizontal Pins
Maximum of 15A at 240V.

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European Style Female Adaptors
For use with “ERGE” high temperature European style plugs.

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Type C
Leads with tight stainless steel overbraid. Braided leads offer flexibility and abrasion protection.

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Type E
Leads with loose stainless steel overbraid. Braided leads offer flexibility and abrasion protection.

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Type H
Leads with stainless steel flexible hose protection. Hose provides superior abrasion protection.

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Type F
Leads with fiberglass sleeving. Provides additional high temperature protection.

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Type K (2-on-1 Vertical)
Leads with no additional protection.

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Type K (2-on-1 Horizontal)
Leads with no additional protection. Both leads exit horizontally from end.

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Type K (1-on-1 Horizontal)
Leads with no additional protection. Leads exit horizontally from each end.

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Holes or Slots
Provides access for instrumentation.
Standard hole sizes up to 2” diameter.

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Odd Shapes
Mica strip heaters can be made into virtually any custom shape. Drawing or sample required.

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Curved Strip Heater
For piping applications. Specify pipe diameter (O.D.) when ordering.

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Ring Shaped
Specify inside and outside diameters when ordering.

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Cone Shaped
For heating hoppers or funnels. Specify top diameter, bottom diameter, and cone height when ordering.

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Rectangular Construction
Made to exact customer specifications. Dimensional drawing is required.