Heating Tools for Shaping and Heating Mold
The new generation of composites requires high curing and shaping temperatures, above 400°C. The aerospace industry is looking for heating tools to deploy their Out of Autoclave Process policy. The maintenance industry is developping repair kits and methodology for heating tool solutions.
Thermocoax, based on their insulated cable produced in house and experience in heating tools in general and automotive industries, provides technology for shaping PEEK parts, heating composite molds, PEEK repair.
Heating Tool Applications Description :
Out of Autoclave Process : Heating Tool by contact
- Heating mold up to 450°C.
- Best homogeneity +/- 2°C
- Fit complex/3D shape
- True cold hands, no limitation for bending position
- Shaping and Joining: No contact heating tool
- Fixed on a specially-designed support, the cable reaches the infrared range.
This technology offers various possibilities for shaping. Heating tools generate temperatures up to 450°C for thermoplastics, such as PEEK parts for instance. Based on automotive experience, we can use heating tools to join and weld two PEEK parts together without having contact with the heating tools.
THERMOCOAX’s heating tools give the advantage of :
- Fastest operation for higher productivity
- No dust to save cleaning operation
- No burring
Heating Tools Key Parameters:
- Up to 1000°C
- True colds hands, single or dual cores
For instance 100 kWatt under 400 volts with 4 loops of heaters
Cable diameter down to 1mm for high homogeneity
Cable diameter solution up to 5mm for high power
Bending radius 3 times the diameter. Rapid temperature increase