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Custom Heating Elements, Sensors, Controls, and Heating Solutions

About Nexthermal

As an industrial heating elements manufacturer, Nexthermal started in 1986 with the idea of electric heating solutions for our customers to improve their competitive advantage. We help our customers develop new products, improve process efficiency in existing legacy systems, improve energy efficiency, and elevate performance and quality.

How do we do it? We analyze your design, understanding the Fit, Form and Function that will give you the best return. We use advanced analytical tools to identify the optimum heater and sensor placement for best responsiveness and look for ways to improve performance issues on how the application uses and controls heat.

As a heater manufacturer with vast application knowledge and a combined 150+ years of experience in thermal solutions, we can be a part of your engineering team, working with our in-house design experts to bring the best solution for your applications.

Using our global supply chain, Nexthermal can build heater-based assemblies and UL rated wire harness systems. We welcome a challenge and look forward to sharing with you our thermal systems knowledge, effective customer service, quality workmanship, and reliable products with you and your team.

Efficient. Responsive. Precise. Durable.

Products designed to improve your process performance.

Nexthermal Cartridge Heaters

Cartridge Heaters / Rod Heaters

Diameter
1/8″ – 1.25″ | 6.2 mm – 22 mm

A cartridge heater is a heating element used in many industrial applications. Nexthermal can manufacture your cartridge heater to a specific diameter and length along with a specified wattage and voltage.

Nexthermal Coil Heaters

Coil Heaters / Nozzle Heaters / Cable Heaters

Styles
Round / Square / Flat

Coil heaters can be formed into any geometrical shape based on their industrial application and the type of process they are used in. The resistance wire inside the heating element is in a wound-pattern which gives coil heaters its name.

Nextflex Tubular Heaters

Nextflex Heaters

Diameters
6.5 mm / 8.0 mm / 8.5 mm0

Nextflex is a form-in-place tubular heater that Nexthermal carries in stock, ready for immediate shipping. The nextflex heater is made specifically for enclosed applications.

Nexthermal Tubular Heaters

Tubular Heaters

Diameter
3.4 mm / 5 mm / 6.5 mm / 8mm / 8.5mm / 10.9mm

Tubular heaters are pre-formed electrical heating elements. They can be shaped into a multitude of configurations and be used to heat material in all states of matter.

Nexthermal RTD and Thermocouple Sensors

Thermocouples and RTDs

Types
Thermocouples & RTDs

Nexthermal manufactures many different types of temperature sensors and customizes them to meet your application needs. Level of accuracy and operating temperature will dictate which sensor should be selected.

Nexthermal Temperature Controllers

Controllers

Type
Single Zone & Multi Zone

Nexthermal controllers are an all-in-one solution for controlling your heating application. All connectors are provided with the controller and with the provided USB cable, it can be set up using the free Android app.

Nexthermal Elstein Ceramic Infrared Heaters

Elstein Ceramic Infrared Heaters

Types
36 Variants

High quality ceramic infrared heaters manufactured by German company Elstein. With many shapes, temperature ratings, and energy efficient models to choose from, Nexthermal is able to address the needs of many applications that require heating through IR emission.

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Thermal Engineering Service

Types
Thermal Engineering Service

When you are planning a new design, where heat is essential for the process or when your existing system with needs a heat related improvement, you can just contact Nexthermal Thermal Engineering team for getting the best solution for your application.

Heating Based Assemblies

Heating Assemblies and System solutions

Types
Assemblies / Sub-Assemblies

Nexthermal has sourcing capablities from our global partners. Through application and engineering experience, we are able to design and manufacture full keyturn systems for your heat based application.

Why Choose Nexthermal?

Nexthermal is a pioneer in custom heat solutions in North America serving as the bedrock of many of the essential industries that are an important part of our day-to-day lives. Many people, especially in North America interact with products daily that are likely made using Nexthermal custom heating elements and sensors. Since our founding in 1986, we have grown significantly with multiple expansions to our operations both in the US and Asia in order to cater to the growing needs of our customers.

Whether it involves designing a fully customizable solution for your application, or building custom heating elements, sensors, or controllers, Nexthermal has it all. We have consistently helped many of our customers solve complex problems using thermal simulation analysis and designed products to help save energy costs, minimize downtime, and achieve a desirable thermal profile.

Due to our global reach and dynamic supply chain, Nexthermal has been consistently meeting and exceeding industry standards with competitive lead times even in the midst of the current ongoing supply chain crisis our world is facing today.

Due to ongoing demand for heat solutions, we have expanded our capabilities to develop end-to-end solutions from ideation stage to the building and delivery of products. If heat is critical to your application, we are often the go-to company for many of our customers, and we hope that next time you consider us for solving your problems and making your projects successful.

How Nexthermal Helps with Customized Heating Solutions:

Custom heaters, Sensors, and Control systems are only parts of a heating system. To get the best Overall Equipment Effectiveness out of the manufacturing floor, each part of the system must be designed to complement one another.

Our Vision is to earn and maintain the reputation as a worldwide leader in delivering smart heat management solutions that improve our customers’ competitive advantage.

What does this mean?

Nexthermal works with customers of all industries to understand the needs of the process and the client and uses its highly engineered tools and decades of experience to provide a solution. Sometimes the solution may involve redesigning how the tool uses the heat, or a revised sensor location. Other solutions may only require the heat energy to be redistributed without tool changes. Our global engineering team is dedicated to delivering a smart solution every time.

Nexthermal manufactures a full range of industrial electric process heaters, sensors, and control systems in the USA and India. Our global sourcing and international UL, CE and RoHS ratings allow us to tailor solutions to meet customer requirements and can include wire harnesses or “up level” assemblies to make implement into the customer supply chain simple. Nexthermal also offers flexible stocking solutions and volume pricing to meet future requirements.

So, if you’re looking for a better way to reduce scrap, increase process uptime or just want to find a better way to manage your supply chain, talk to your trusted electric heating elements manufacturer, Nexthermal, for Smart Heat Management. Call us today at (269) 964-0271 or email us at sales@nexthermal.com

Why is Thermal Engineering Important?

Why is Thermal Engineering Important?

Thermal Engineering is a sub-specialty of Mechanical Engineering that solves problems involving heat energy and the transference of this energy between different mediums and into other types of energy. Thermal Engineering involves the design of processes and systems that convert energy generated from different thermal sources into mechanical, chemical, or electrical energy based on the application at hand. At Nexthermal,

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What’s the Difference Between Thermocouple and RTD?

What’s the Difference Between Thermocouple and RTD?

Both thermocouples and resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) are used to measure the level of heat in scales, including Fahrenheit and Kelvin. These devices are used in many types of settings and applications, presenting a choice between the use of thermocouples or RTDs. There are benefits and drawbacks to each type of temperature sensor that make them ideal for certain specific

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What is a Cartridge Heater and How Does it Work?

What is a Cartridge Heater and How Does it Work?

Cartridge heaters are types of heating elements that effectively and reliably transfer heat. They are ideal for various applications within industrial settings. At Nexthermal, we are your source for high quality cartridge heaters for custom heating applications. What is a Cartridge Heater? Cartridge heaters are heating elements with a tube-like shape that are designed to be inserted snugly into holes

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Benefits of Hiring a Thermal Consulting Engineering Service

Benefits of Hiring a Thermal Consulting Engineering Service

Thermal engineering is a particular engineering specialization under the broader category of mechanical engineering, and it addresses the production and conveyance of heat energy. One form of energy can be transformed into another form of energy. Energy is also transferrable between two different mediums. Because of these two facts, thermal engineering consultants use their knowledge of thermodynamics and how energy

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FAQ's

What should I look for when buying a heater?

In simple terms: Fitness for the application.

– Is it the right heater for the process? Heat transfer can be Conductive, Convective or via Radiation, the design will influences the performance and durability in each.

– Are the risk factors that can influence the life or performance addressed in the design? For example temperatures can affect the performance of the lead wire over time resulting in safety issues. Materials have two temperatures: maximum (short term exposure) and continuous (long term exposure) which will be lower. A lead wire rated is rated on its operating temperature (which includes the self heating from current flow as well as environment) and movement. This is only a example to consider, make sure you fully explain the use and installation with the sales engineer to be sure all risk factors are addressed.

– Are safety certifications like UL, CE or RoHS required in the end application?

– How are you controlling the heater? Sensor placement is critical to the performance of the system and can influence durability as well as poor performance.

– Do you need the heater integrated into a harness system for Plug n Play installation? Nexthermal can offer UL listed wire harnesses to simplify your supply chain and add value to certified safe and ready to use manufactured system..

How fast can I get a built-to-order heater?

A standard component heater can be built with 10 – 15 business day. If special component required one need to add the time required to make those components based on availability and complexity

What can cause a heater to fail?

Poor fit, movement causing leads to crimp or break, moisture entering the heater, improper placement of the sensor and using the wrong heater for its application.

I would like to place an order. How do I start?

Start by filling out the Contact form below or by calling us at (269) 964-0271 to get immediate help.

Is there a sales tax on purchases?

Nexthermal adds sales tax only as per individual state’s guidelines.

Does Nexthermal offer a warranty?

This is what our lawyers want us to write: Nexthermal has as standard a one year warranty on materials and workmanship. Please review our Terms & Conditions posted on our website for more details.

For the rest of us – here is the rest of the story. As with most speciality designed and manufactured products performance to the customers need typically outweighs the importance of a warranty as the overall life and performance of the heater in the system will be largely influenced by the proper design, installation and operation in the system. Your satisfaction of our products performance and life is highly influenced by our ability to understand your challenges and adjust the design to fit the risk.

Do you manufacture thermocouples or RTDs?
Yes, the thermocouples and RTDs are manufactured in our India facility
Do you manufacture temperature controllers?
Yes, the temperature controllers we developed and designed are manufactured in our India facility
Do you manufacture ceramic infrared heaters?

Nexthermal sources the ceramic infrared heaters from Elstein, a German company who are the inventors of the ceramic infrared heaters. These are the highest quality ceramic infrared heaters you can find on the market.

I have a heating problem that needs a solution from a thermal expert. Where do I start?

Nexthermal has a dedicated, cross-functional team consisting of engineers who deal with many of the common and uncommon problems on a daily basis. The best way to contact us is by using the form at the bottom of this website or to call us at 269-964-0271. We will get in touch with you shortly.

Do you have stock tubular heaters?
We are specialized as build to order company, so the customer get the heater as per their requirement not what we have in our stock. But as the demand for stock heater might grow, we might be stocking as per specific customer’s requirements.

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