Strip heaters are essential equipment for use in schools plastics workshops and both models have been designed to provide a safe and inexpensive portable unit capable of quickly producing straight line bends in acrylic and other thermo-plastic sheet materials.
ELECTRICALS: 240V single phase, supplied complete with 2 metres of flexible cable and 3-pin plug. Internal wiring insulated and heat resistant. Red neon lamp indicates when power is on.
Simple straight line bends in Thermo Plastic sheet material up to 3mm in thickness can be obtained with the heat mask removed. For thicker materials up to 6mm use the adjustable heat mask. This determines the size of bend and additional height provides better heat penetration and prevents burning or blistering. Thicker materials should be turned over during the heating process to give even penetration resulting in clean neat bends. The best method for bending thicker material - where two strip heaters are available. One can be placed upside down above the other to form a heat sandwich which heats both sides of project simultaneously. It should be noted that where it is necessary to use the adjustable heat mask at narrow settings for long periods it can become quite hot and under these conditions should be handled with care.