Full Trough Element (FTE)


Ceramic Full Trough Infrared Heating Element (FTE)

An industry-standard ceramic infrared heater (150 – 1,000W), our ceramic full trough heater element is designed for long-lasting energy-efficiency in industrial, commercial and domestic applications where a high surface temperature is needed.

Available Wattage: 150W – 1000W

Size: 245 x 60 x 34mm

Average weight: 190g

Iron-chrome aluminium resistance wire

Heater Voltage: 230V standard

Useful wavelength range: 2-10 microns

Other Variations: voltages, wattages, lead length and terminations available on request

Max permissible operating temperature 750°C

Average Operating Life-Up to 20,000 hrs depending on conditions
UL approved (Click here for details)

Recommended radiation distance from heater is 100 mm to 200 mm

Minimum recommended spacing between elements: 5mm.

Supplied with 100mm ceramic beaded power leads.

We also supply elements fitted in a reflector. Please enquire for details.

Technical information

Available Wattage1502503004005006507508001000
Mean surface temp (°C)272351405480515596624639726
Max power density (kW/m2)9.215.318.424.630.74046.149.261.5

Based on tests of average surface temperature with an infrared thermometer set at an emissivity of 0.95 (element mounted in an aluminised steel reflector, RAS)


Installation Instructions

Spectral Analysis

Ceramicx has been working with the University of Duisburg in Essen Germany for a number of years. The data produced has allowed Ceramicx to evolve and develop our product further as well as making more information available to help customers make a better decision when applying infrared heaters and ceramic heaters to high-tech applications.

Case Studies


Ceramicx Supply Ceramic Infrared Technology for Thermoforming Giant

US-based thermoforming machine and system manufacturers Modern Machinery are well-known for their state-of-the-art, custom engineering. Tasked with designing and assembling an integral part of one of the largest shuttle thermoforming machine systems in North America, Ceramicx ceramic-based infrared technology helped make it possible.
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