||Refrigerated warehouses pose a particular challenge to OEM designers
of product-handling vehicles. Thermal Circuits manufactures both
flexible silicone rubber and thin film Kapton® polyimide insulated
etched foil element heaters that can be incorporated into the handles
of operator-driven pallet trucks for warmth. A rugged heavy duty
Thermal Circuits heated fork lift floor pad – a silicone rubber
insulated etched foil design in molded assembly platform mat –keeps
feet warm when loading.
Frozen food warehouses have problems with ice build-up in drain
pans during defrost cycles of ceiling-mounted refrigeration systems
that can be solved by installing heavy-duty neoprene rubber-insulated
etched foil heaters in the bottom of the drain pans. The heater
is energized during each defrost cycle to melt all ice from exchangers,
which drains off and prevents ice clogging.
Etched foil heaters can be mounted behind the numeric and function
touch pads on outdoor ATM facilities to prevent condensation build-up
that may lead to cold-weather malfunction.
||An ID card laminating system for producing bank ATM cards requires
three different etched foil heater designs. Thermal Circuits designed
a radiant ceramic panel emitter for a prelaminating film dryer. The
laminator has two mating heated platens. The upper platen required
a more powerful heat source than the lower platen. We engineered
a unique heater construction for each platen using different wattage,
insulation and mounting methods for each. The upper platen etched
foil element is a mechanical-mount High Temperature Ceramic and Mica
insulated heater while the lower platen etched foil element is a
direct-mount Teflon insulated heater. Each platen assembly incorporates
multiple sensors, thermostats, and fuses.
||Satellite antennas located in extreme cold-weather climates are
protected from snow and ice forming on their surfaces by Thermal
Circuits anti-icing silicone rubber insulated heaters mounted to
the back of the antenna(sometimes with thermal sponge backing integral
to the heaters which are often foamed in place by the antenna manufacturer).
Thermal Circuits has adapted this technology for residential dish
antenna manufacturers to prevent interference of television reception
due to snow and ice.
||Cold weather sports equipment(skiing,ice fishing)as well as industrial
gear, include etched foil element heated boots and gloves,another
leading edge technology from Thermal Circuits.