Heating elements are a vital part of many manufacturing process. There are almost as many heater types as there are manufacturing processes. Each type of element has its own uses and applications to facilitate the production of products from stoves to bread.
Insertion heaters: These heaters are designed to insert into a container that requires heating, such as a liquid or pipe. Insertion heaters are designed to stick inside small holes for somewhat temporary heating applications. The insertion heaters can also be used as immersion heaters in some cases.
Tubular heaters: Tubular heating elements have a tube-like shape. Often, the heater is formed into a shape like a paperclip or other rounded shape. The tube heaters are commonly used to heat liquids or air, and are often seen in industrial ovens of all kinds.
Flexible heaters: A flexible heater is a heater that can easily flex to fit into any shape or container. Flexible heaters are commonly used to heat unusual shapes and pipes. This form of heater is often used to bond with materials or products to prevent freezing.
Immersion heaters: An immersion heater is designed to fit inside a liquid and stay submerged. Immersion heaters are often used for heating liquids to a specified temperature, as necessary for cooking and heating other liquids and chemicals.
High temperature heaters: A high temperature heater can reach a higher temperature than a standard heater. These heaters are used for curing materials, and are often used to create cooking appliances, such as stoves and ovens.
Band heaters: A band heater is a type of heater that is shaped into a band shape to fit over a pipe or other smaller container. The band helps keep the container and the object warm throughout its use.
Radiant heaters: Radiant heaters do not apply direct heat, but rather heat the air through infrared heating. Radiant heaters are usually used to heat the air inside a factory for comfort, or for slow-curing different materials and products.