Minco Launches Online “Heater Configurator” Pricing & Ordering Tool - Helps Customers Quickly Find The Right Heater

Minco launches online Heater Configurator engineering tool to allow customers to more conveniently and quickly locate, price and order heaters from their desktop.

Minneapolis, MN, November 28, 2005 --(PR.com)-- Minco, (www.minco.com) a designer and manufacturer of critical components for critical applications, today launched its online “Heater Configurator” engineering tool, designed to help customers specify, evaluate and select and order Minco Thermofoil™ and wire-wound flexible heaters online.

The Minco Heater Configurator is located on the Minco website and functions like a search engine, allowing customers to configure, price, and order Minco catalog model Thermofoil™ and wire-wound heaters by entering a heater model number or searching for heater models by dimensional value and insulation type. The Heater Configurator offers customers a more convenient and time saving method of purchasing heaters online.

“This tool will help our customers quickly find the best possible catalog heater option for prototyping and evaluation purposes”, said Brian Williams, Minco Marketing Manager. “It will also provide information about the heater, and ensure the customer knows the appropriate operating parameters of these products”.

The Minco Heater Configurator accepts the input of dimensional values, or a ThermofoilTM heater part number, and generates catalog flexible heater options in polyimide (KaptonTM), silicone rubber, Thermal-Clear™ (optically clear), integrated heater/sensor, and mica substrate. Once a specific model is selected the customer can enter supply voltage and operating temperature requirements, and choose between different resistance values and backing/adhesive options.

The tool automatically checks to make sure the heater, and all selected options like resistance, backing, lead-wire, will work properly at the given voltage and operating temperature. Data boxes will appear in red to indicate when the heater is not suited to perform as configured for the application values given.

Once the appropriate data boxes are filled, the Minco Heater Configurator automatically generates a part number and allows the customer to purchase the heater, or group of heaters, easily online.

“Minco understands that customers desire on-demand information available to them via the Internet,” said Williams. “The Minco Heater Configurator allows customers to find out which heater they require, price it out and order online – all within minutes.”

To use the Minco Heater Configurator, visit http://www.minco.com/heater_config/
For more information regarding Minco Heaters, visit http://www.minco.com or contact Brian Williams, Minco Marketing Manager at 763-586-2903.

About Minco
Minco designs, manufactures and markets critical components for critical applications. The company is unsurpassed in its ability to integrate and assemble flexible ThermofoilTM Heaters, Flex Circuits, Sensors and Instruments into a single component for greater efficiency. Minco helps companies minimize the risk of product failure by providing highly reliable components and expert design services.

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