Cartridges with high watt density. They provide a great uniform distribution of heat, and are hermetically manufactured, which considerably increases the long life of the resistance as well as preventing the oxidation of the heating wire even at high temperatures. Over 25.000 measurements in high density cartridges available. High density Maxiwatt cartridges are manufactured from prime quality materials and undergoing the strictest safety controls, according with international standards.
Maxiwatt Model AC cartridge heaters are manufactured by means of compression for all their components, with the porpuse of lengthening their working life.
The conductor wire is wound spirally the hard ceramic body into which the conductor lead is inserted, with no connection (sometimes, a connection may occur on the outside of the cartridge). Ceramic discs and heads are inserted to obtain insulation and protection. Everything is coated with checked pure magnesium oxide to ensure a totla full cartridge. Later a process of compression and another of correction of the surface is carried out until the required measure is calibrated. Finally, a strict quality control is carried out to guarantee the best performance of the cartridge.
The most important element for ensuring the long life of the cartridge heater is the heating wire used in its manufacturing. Maxiwatt uses the best to be found anywhere in the market. After extensive research and years of experience it has been shown that a heating wire made of Ni-Cr 80/20 is both efficient and resistant to the formation of metallic coating brought out by oxidation. As the austenitil combination of nickel and chromium lacks iron, it is the most recommended for the heating wire.
For the induction of electricity a nickel cable (sheathed by fiberglass) is used. It is coated with silicone and fire-proof glazing. The cable wires are turned. Sometimes, the charge of the cartridge prevents the use of this type of connection. Finally, special procedures are used: threaded outputs with bolts, opposite outputs, etc. The different types of connection are shown on protections section
Magnesium oxide is used for insulation, and is the most suitable for insulating the heating wire and the conductor lead against the current of the sheath of the cartridge. When the space between the heating wire and the protecting sheath is too short, an insulator is required, this should be composed of the best qualities: purity, high degree of thermal cartridge heater, maximum melting point, uniform and exact compression, perfect thermal conductivity, etc, so that the best insulation is obtained. Control of the working temperature is essential. It must never exceed the working limits of the cartridge. It is very important to store the cartridge in a dry space because magnesium oxide is very hygroscopic. Just a few drops of water particles are enough to weaken considerably the insulating capacity of magnesium oxidebolts, opposite outputs, etc. The different types of connection are shown on protections section
The stainless steel 321 cover provides the highest quality to the manufacture of cartridge heaters. The materials which can be used in their manufacture are limited due to the strain caused by constant expansion due to the cooling and heating of the cartridge heater, the lack of a metal cover, which causes oxidation, and abrasive action. Stainless steel has been shown to be the most suitable material for the construction of cartridge heaters.
|Stainless steel 1.4541
|Heating conductor material
|Max. Shealth temperature
|750 ºC / 1380 ºF
|.+5% - 10%
|High voltage resistance*
|1500 V AC at > 24 V operation voltage
|500 V at <= 24 V operation voltage
|>= 5MW at 500 V DC
|Corriente de fuga
|<= 0.5 mA at 253 V AC
|A 1.5%, min A 1mm
|Standard diameter tolerance
|metric -0.02 / -0.06 mm
|inch: A 0.79 mils [A 0.02 mm]