Formable Coil Heaters

Formable coil heaters, also called RCF, are linear heating elements of small section allowing high power in a restricted volume. They allow conduction heating of parts of various shapes.

Formed on demand, these resistances can be delivered straight to be directly shaped on your machine. We have a large number of standard models in different sections in stock.

Formable Coil Heaters

Formable coil heaters, also called RCF, are linear heating elements of small section allowing high power in a restricted volume. They allow conduction heating of parts of various shapes.

Formed on demand, these resistances can be delivered straight to be directly shaped on your machine. We have a large number of standard models in different sections in stock.

Commonly used in the plastics industry on nozzles and hot runners, formable coil heaters can be shaped in a spiral, by varying the spacing between turns to compensate for heat loss at the end of the part or inscribe the element in grooves.

In order to improve the transfer and the homogeneity of heat, it is possible to integrate a brass insert inside the forming.

Formable Coil Heaters

Technical characteristics

Compact and easy to assemble, formable coil heaters can be used as original equipment on cylindrical, flat or special-shaped parts… but also for troubleshooting, instead of specific heaters.

  • Load on resistance body: 6 W/cm²;
  • Operating temperature: 650°C on the sheath, depending on the section and the conditions of use;

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Main characteristics :

  • Outer sheath (shielding) in stainless steel with 3 different sections;
  • Nickel-chromium heating wire insulated with highly compressed magnesium oxide;
  • Junction between the sheath and the power cable protected by a stainless steel junction;
  • Connectivity by wires with or without mechanical protection (glass silk sheath, braid, flexible metal sheath, etc.), with silicone sealing.
  • Supply voltage: 230 V single phase

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Formable coil heaters can be equipped with accessories or special finishes: type J thermocouple, clamping plate, overmolding, specific forming, etc.

Product range

Stock ranges :

  • Main Features :
    • Connection by lg wires. 1000 mm, protected by a metal braid;
    • Supply voltage: 230V;
    • 2 ranges of stored heaters: with and without thermocouple J

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  • Round section Ø 3.7 mm
    • Power: 200 to 1200 W
    • Length: 400 to 1850 mm, including 150 mm not heated on the connection side
  • Square section 3.3 x 3.3 mm :
    • Power: 180 to 630 W
    • Length: 400 to 1150 mm including 100 mm not heated on the connection side
  • Rectangular section 4.5 x 2.5 mm :
    • Power: 195 to 1100 W
    • Length: 340 to 1600 mm including 65 mm not heated on the connection side..

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By default, the heaters are straight, but they can be supplied shaped by us, according to your specifications.

Custom-made:

  • Other dimensions of duct sections:
    • Round: 1.8 mm to 8 mm
    • Square: 1.8 x 1.8 mm to 8 x 8 mm
    • Rectangular: 2.2 x 4.2 mm to 5 x 7 mm
  • Duct length up to 2500 mm, depending on section.
  • Power supply wires: without or with protection (glass silk sheath, flexible metal sheath)
  • Ring clamping system
  • Overmoulding of the heaters, after forming.

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This list is not exhaustive: Fill in our definition form and consult us.

Regulatory characteristics
  • Power tolerance: -10% / +5%
  • Our products bear the CE marking because they comply with Directives 2014/35/EU (Low voltage / LVD), 2014/30/EU Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and 2011/65/EU ( RoHs ) (+2015/863/EU modifying the Annex II of Directive 2011/65/EU)
  • Complies with REACH regulations
Additional Products

The use of formable coil heaters requires the installation of associated products:

Additional Products

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