Medical Equipment Heaters have polyimide film construction.

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Custom-designed to meet application and power supply needs, flexible polyimide heaters can operate in temperatures down to -319°F. Polyimide construction, resistant to radiation, solvents, and chemicals, exhibits tear resistance, dimensional stability, and minimal outgassing. Products are suited for medical device applications and clinical diagnostic instrumentation requiring low-mass heaters. Examples include IV heaters, respirators, and eye surgery endoscope warmers.



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Introducing Enhancements to Watlow's Polyimide Flexible Heaters for Medical Device Applications and More



St. Louis (June 3, 2008) - Polyimide is a thin, lightweight organic polymer film that provides excellent tensile strength, tear resistance and dimensional stability. Polyimide heaters are best suited for medical device applications and clinical diagnostic instrumentation requiring low-mass heaters. Polyimide has the additional attributes of low outgassing for and is resistant to radiation, solvents and many other chemicals.

Watlow's enhanced precision registration cutting provides tight tolerance to fit customer's application needs. New product features allows Watlow to custom design a heater to meet power supply needs.

Watlow can assist in development of polyimide heaters to meet the exact application requirements through precise temperature distribution By properly bonding or attaching the heater to a customers Watlow creates a subassemblies that reduces installation costs for customers.

Applications include IV heaters, respirators, eye surgery endoscope warmers and sleep apnea. The heater operates in environments as low as -319°F (-195°C).

About Watlow
Since the company's founding in 1922, Watlow has brought its thermal expertise to numerous applications, including power generation, semiconductor, plastics processing, foodservice equipment, life sciences, aerospace and others. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Watlow is the largest custom designer and manufacturer of industrial heaters, sensors, controllers and software with offices and manufacturing facilities around the world.

For additional information or the name of the nearest Watlow representative:
Watlow
Phone: 1+ (800) WATLOW-2, 1+ (314) 878-4600
Fax: 1+ (877) 893-1005, 1+ (314) 878-6814
Internet: www.watlow.com
E-mail: info@watlow.com

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