A cartridge heater is a piece of cylindrical tubing used in heating equipment that provides concentrated and controlled heating for various materials, machinery, and various other types of equipment. In contrast to an immersion heater, a cartridge heater must be placed into a hole, in the object that is to be heated, to provide radiant heat on the inside of the object. They are used in various critical processes in the semiconductor sector to provide precise, focused, localized heat.
Cartridge heaters are not difficult to set up and provide a consistent heat pattern, along with watt density that can be adjusted to meet the requirements of the semiconductor application. While facilitating installation, Rama’s heaters have a diameter slightly less than the diameter of the hole into which they are inserted. It ensures that the heaters have a snug and secure hole fit.
Cartridge Heater Application in the Semiconductor Industry
With the help of cartridge heaters, automated die bonding machines can heat the soldering tip to 1100°F, fusing the contact. All of this occurs in the area just a few tenths of a millimeter wide between the contact and the semiconductor chip. In the absence of such accuracy, the failure of the integrated switching network would be caused by a single faulty contact point.
Benefits of Cartridge Heaters in the Semiconductor Industry
Cartridge heaters have become essential to thousands of industrial processes that need concentrated heating. Meanwhile, the capacity of cartridge heaters to provide heat effectively, responsively, and reliably is largely responsible for their widespread use in the semiconductor industry.
The following are some of the most important advantages that cartridge heaters provide
Flexibility: Cartridge heaters are suitable for generating focused heat because of the wide variety of sizes, kinds, configurations, and modifications available. They are designed to deliver heat to a semiconductor application at the precise focal point while fitting snugly inside the application. Cartridge heaters are used to manage the air temperature of devices and components, like control panels and closed circuits, which create humidity that might potentially cause harm to the elements.
Accuracy: To meet a semiconductor application’s requirements, it is necessary to concentrate heat in a precise and regulated manner. This level of accuracy is required to guarantee the quality and functionality of the finished parts and components being produced. These needs are the primary factor contributing to cartridge heaters’ evolution into an indispensable element of semiconductor applications. Cartridge heaters can deliver heat in a highly concentrated, precisely regulated, and accurate way. They make use of the most recent and cutting-edge technical innovations.
Preventing Over-Heating: The risk of overheating during the heating procedures of semiconductors is significant since it may cause serious damage to both the end products and the heating equipment. Nevertheless, cartridge heaters with thermocouples can regulate temperature with customers’ applications. These heaters include capabilities that allow them to sense the surrounding temperature, which both improves the effectiveness of the heat transfer process and lengthens the heater’s lifetime.
Conveniently Sized: The quantity of heat that can be generated by such a small and compact design is one of the characteristics of cartridge heaters that blow the minds of those who work in the semiconductor industry. Hence, producers can supply highly focused heat and improvements to the performance of their processes with just a little financial investment.
Cartridge Heaters Developed By Rama Corporation
Rama Corporation makes the finest and highest quality cartridge heaters. For instance, Rama®Rod heaters culminate years of expertise in refining high-watt-density components for high temperatures. They have an Incoloy sheath, end disc, and lava seal while delivering continuous sheath heating to 1600°F and consistent, precise heating at lower temperatures.
On the other hand, our EDM® cartridge heaters include a stainless steel sheath, and end disc. These heaters are suitable for mild heating. EDM® cartridge heating elements may reach 1200°F. So, Rama Corporation can provide the ideal heater for your particular application, regardless of your specific heating needs. Please fill out our quotation form.