Defence / Security
The multi task goal of defence and global security is to insure the safety of citizens and combatants. This requires precision and durable components in operation. Rica flexible and cartridge heaters are present on land, sea and air in many innovative and challenging applications.
Biometric-based personal identification / verification technology use Rica heaters to maintain stability and working temperatures in access control systems
Gas and agent monitors require Rica heaters that are small and lightweight to preserve sample temperature for testing
Missile actuators systems use heaters to heat the fluid in the servo valve control systems. Missile systems equipped with laser or IR targeting capability have optical windows that require heaters to defog while maintaining high transparency to specific frequency ranges of light
LCD screens and mechanical hard disk drives on ruggedized portable computers, GPS devices, or military instrument displays use heaters to maintain operating temperatures and rapid illumination from cold start.
Military optics use heaters for defogging and temperature stabilization of lenses, windows and electronic assemblies.
Outdoor surveillance cameras require heating of the optics in cold and humid environments to defog lenses and maintain clarity of the image.
Heater technologies in the global security market:
- Flexible heaters: they are thin and lightweight and can be supplied in a wide variety of shapes, design flexibility, and easy assembly.
- Cartridge heaters: they achieve high Watt densities to produce high thermal transmissions with excellent dielectric properties at elevated temperature and lower cost.
- Tubular elements: available in numerous shapes and forms, these heaters maintain high chemical and mechanical resistance and offering high reliability at higher temperatures.