Split Sheath Cartridge Heaters

Split Sheath Cartridge Heaters:

Common Issues with Standard Cartridge Heaters:
Heater removal: a cartridge heater will oxidize after many hours of operation and maybe difficult to remove. Consider drilling a through hole so the heater can be hammered out or choose a split sheath cartridge heater. Lubricants like graphite or silicone facilitate the insertion of the cartridge heater but can carbonize at higher temperature and then the heater will be really stuck.
For process temperatures above 450 deg F, use high- temp lead wire and ceramic bead insulation. Or order the heater with an additional length of cold section.
The location of the temperature sensor is very critical. If the sensor is too far from the heater, then the surrounding area's ability to dissipate the heat generated by the heater may be exceeded.
The NPH split sheath cartridge heater is designed especially for platen, die or mold industrial heating applications where the holes are poorly drilled or worn through age. Independent expansion of each section of the split sheath cartridge heater when energized, creates intimate contact with the wall of the hole.
Through the patented split-sheath design and highly specialized manufacturing techniques, NPH split sheath insertion heaters reduce your total cost of process heating by an average of 40% over other heaters.
NPH’s split sheath cartridge heaters use a unique, patented split-sheath design that expand when energized to maximize heat transfer through greater contact with the wall of the bore. Better heat transfer means less power is consumed to maintain the set point temperature, reducing operating costs.
This heater construction eliminates ceramic cores typically found in conventional cartridge heaters. NPH has developed and highly-specialized manufacturing techniques to compact high-grade MgO dielectric to its near theoretical maximum around the heater coil, which increases dielectric strength and heat transfer away from the coil which results in significantly longer heater life.
Split sheath cartridge heaters last up to 5 times longer than conventional heaters with less downtime for heater replacements and lower maintenance costs. NPH split sheath cartridge heaters contract when de-energized, eliminating bore seizure and the need for expensive drill-outs.

Maximize Heat Transfer

The unique split-sheath design of the NPH cartridge heater allows the independent, bilateral expansion of each half of the heater outward against the walls of the surrounding bore.
The result is greatly improved heat transfer under normal fit conditions of .005" to .007", assuring superior heat transfer, more uniform process heat, greater efficiency, and reduced consumption of electricity. If bores are oversized from previous use and drill-outs, the bilateral sheath expansion will maximize heater-to-bore contact for the most efficient conduction heating.

Conventional Cartridge NPH Split Sheath NPH Split Sheath Heater Heater Energized Heater Energized De-Energized

Conventional Cartridge:is limited to ordinary thermal expansion, cannot compensate for oversized bores.
NPH Split Sheath Energized Heater: The unique bi-lateral expansion of an energized NPH split sheath cartridge heater produces superior metal-to-metal contact with the surrounding bore, thereby maximizing heat transfer.
NPH Cartridge Heater De-Energized: When de-energized, the NPH split sheath cartridge heater contracts for easy removal from bore. Split Sheath Cartridge Heaters Selection Guide

The key questions which need to be answered before selecting a cartridge heater for your application are:

  • How much wattage is required?
  • What voltage will be used?
  • What is the heated length? What is the overall length?
  • How long are the heater leads or what is the lead length required?
  • What is the dimentions of the cartridge heater?
  • What is the ambient temperature the cartridge heater will see?
  • What is the maximum temperature required from the heater?
  • How quickly do you want to reach your operating temperature or set point in hour/minutes?
  • What is the type and weight (in lbs.) of the material you want to heat?
  • Special Modifications


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