Eliminate failures and pitfalls associated with wires and carbon fiber heaters as PTCs acts as its own sensor, removing the risk of overheating.
Hazardous chemicals are not involved in the additive manufacturing of PTC heaters, unlike similar acid bath etched-foil heaters.
PTC heaters can endure mechanical abuse such as folding, creasing, and piercing, and are also resistant to water, chemicals, and corrosion.
Design PTC heaters for unlimited shapes and sizes, with custom holes and cutouts. Customize heaters for multiple temperature zones and wattages.
PTC heaters are flexible, printed, self-regulating heaters. While traditional fixed-resistance wire heaters utilize wires or coils to generate heat, PTC heaters utilize Positive Temperature Coefficient materials that exhibit a positive resistance change with an increase in temperature. As the temperature of the heater or the ambient temperature increases, the electrical resistance also increases. In simpler terms, current flows through the heater when it’s cold, and the flow is restricted when the temperature gets hotter.
PTC heating systems offer a range of benefits that far exceed traditional wire or carbon fiber options. PTC heaters heat evenly across the entire surface of the product and self-regulates to a designed temperature, which eliminates the possibility of overheating. These heaters run open-loop without the need for external diagnostics, thermostats, or control units, undeniably improving the safety and efficiency of your product. PTC technology is a must for products that require safer, faster, or more uniform heating.
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PTC heaters provide more uniform heat with no hotspots, require less power to operate, and are ideal for direct contact with skin. PTC heaters are also resistant to moisture and chemicals. Compared to traditional wire heaters that can cause excessive and potentially dangerous temperature spikes when folded over, PTC heaters run cooler and can withstand mechanical abuse such as bending, folding, and piercing. They can also operate in the temperature extremes associated with outdoor environments. In addition, PTC heaters will make your products inherently safer, as any failure will “fail to cold,” independent of the failure mode.
PTC heaters utilize a best-in-class technology that performs far better than other available solutions. The advantages of choosing a PTC heater include:
With ISO 9001 certification, our process and quality controls allow us to produce PTC heaters that are more uniform, stable and have tighter temperature tolerances than competing PTC or fixed-resistance heaters. At Boyd, we can handle every aspect of the manufacturing process under one roof. We utilize advanced equipment and state-of-the-art controls in our production processes and offer in-house design and engineering assistance to create custom heaters that meet your exact specifications. Boyd can also provide thermal analysis capabilities and on-site lab and environmental testing.
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