13 Oct Micropak – Small in Name, Huge in Performance
In our last article, we focused on our specialism in vacuum operations. This piece features our specific range of Micropak heaters. With temperature being our core focus at Okazaki, we’re particularly proud to deliver our expert range of mineral insulated heaters perfectly suited to the vacuum industry.
The Micropak heater has been chosen by many of our clients across the globe as their ideal choice of heating solutions in varying applications such as ion implants, patterning, removing doping and valve heaters.
Certainly in the vacuum operation industry, we’re fully aware of the importance that you have in finding heating solutions that are highly effective and able to operate in extreme conditions. As the world’s leading manufacturer of mineral insulated cable, we’ve made it our commitment to design solutions that meet these extensive temperature needs. In fact, we’ve spent over the past 60 years, developing the latest products and using leading-edge technologies to meet the needs of our extensive range of clients. We also know that accuracy and reliability are extremely important for your ability in maintaining production and operation.
If flexibility is a key factor in your vacuum operation needs, the Micropak heaters certainly deliver. Being ultra-small, they offer far greater flexibility. They benefit from a small bend radius as a ratio to the outside diameter of the heater. Not only that, the units can be coiled and freely formed into complex shapes as desired. This makes them particularly ideal where space is limited.
As for the range of applications that the Micropak heaters are suitable, we’ve seen our Micropak heaters used for a wide range of applications. These have included analytical instrumentation devices, fuel cells and vacuum applications. You’ll also be able to choose from an extensive range of diameter, lengths, materials and terminations. Certainly, it’s highly feasible for a wide operating range to be achieved of between -200°C to 500°C.
At Okazaki, we’ve also had a strong belief that one size doesn’t fit all. So for this reason, we’re able to design the Micropak heaters bespoke to your specific application. These include conductor coil configuration in Model MP11; providing different outputs at specific points of the heater.
A further benefit of the Micropak heater is that it also has the same diameter hot and cold sections with no external join. This helps remove mechanical joint failure which also makes it ideal for installation into vacuum sealing flanges.