Frequently Asked Questions
- The tightness of the bond between the Limpet, the adaptor block (if provided) and the work-piece. We usually provide the Limpet with stainless steel straps that hold the heater (and adaptor block) tightly to the work-piece so as to ensure good heat conduction.
- The effectiveness of the insulation provided around the work-piece and the Limpet heater. Good insulation is essential and will result in a highly efficient heating system.
See above. Also, it won’t get hot!
Yes, you will increase the system efficiency by several orders of magnitude by using effective insulation. See efficiency above.
Either 110 VAC or 230 VAC.
IP67, which means that the Limpet can be submerged in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes as well as pressure-washed.
Every heating system has its strengths and weaknesses. The Limpet heating system is designed primarily for installation on work-pieces that are difficult or expensive to heat using other means. The main benefit of the Limpet is that you will know immediately if there is a failure. However, it is designed using components that have proven and very long MTBFs, so it is very reliable.
Because it is an electrical system, it cannot contaminate the product that is being heated.
This is very easy with the AlphaLimpet. You unscrew the top plate and then adjust the two dials inside to whatever temperature you require up to 80°C. You then replace and secure the top plate which will restore the IP67 rating. Other models have either dial temperature control or can be connected to different temperature ranges in a small, separate junction box.
You will require an electrical mains supply at 110 VAC or 230 VAC. We offer two options (both IP67 rated):
- Kopex armoured cable conduit (normally M16). In this instance the Limpet is supplied with up to 1m of electrical cable and supervisory cable (for certain models) on the input side and in some models with the same on the output end. Kopex conduit is also supplied loose, as necessary. Having cut the conduit to the desired length, you can then insert the cables and connect the Kopex into the Limpet and one or more junction boxes (which we can provide upon request as part of the kit) using the glands provided.
- Cables with Phoenix connectors for both power (M16) and supervision (M8) with up to two connections at each end of the Limpet, depending upon the model chosen.