11/14/2008

Minco S.A.

MINCO - Thin, flexible heaters can wrap and bend while giving you uniform heat.

Flexible Polyimide Heater
Choose the best heating profile, insulation and installation to suit your design.

Minco, a designer and manufacturer of critical components for critical applications, has a complete line of flexible heaters designed to provide accurate, reliable and rapid heat in a lightweight, thin profile. Sandwiched between layers of flexible insulation, etched foil or wire-wound heater elements can have uniform or profiled heat patterns. These heaters can integrate temperature sensors, flex circuits, instruments or other electronics to provide a total heating solution. Choose from a selection of standard configurations, or have a Minco engineer work with you on an affordable custom heating solution.

• Polyimide (Kapton®) Thermofoil™ Heaters are ideal in applications with space and weight limitations, or where the heater will be exposed to vacuum, oil or chemicals. Applications include medical devices, aerospace, aviation and optoelectronics.

• Silicone Rubber Heaters can be vulcanized directly to metal parts without adhesives. Applications include food service, graphic imaging and thermal processing equipment.

• Thermal-Clear™ Heaters have a micro-thin wire-heating element in between optical-grade polyester sheets to provide heat without blocking light. They are ideal for heating LCDs, cockpit displays, outdoor card readers, portable military radios and computers and for optical deicing and defogging. They are perfect when you need heat with light shine-through.

• Mica Heaters provide the ultimate in temperature and wattage capability for fast warm-up in packaging equipment, appliances and instrumentation.

• All-Polyimide Heaters are a high performance alternative to standard polyimide heaters, allowing higher temperatures and watt densities. Applications include semiconductor wafer processing, satellites, spacecraft, and packaging, fusing and splicing equipment.

A Prototype Heater Design Kit is available: http://www.minco.com/products/heaters.aspx?id=409
A Heater Design Guide can be ordered in print or downloaded: http://www.minco.com/contactus/literaturerequest.aspx