LE MINI minimum dimensions, maximum accuracy
The MINI, the high-precision heater for the process industry created by Leister, enables a jet of hot air to be directed with millimetre accuracy at a temperature of up to 750°C. All with a weight of around 150 grams. As you can easily imagine, the applications of this small portent are numerous and cover a wide variety of sectors. Leister, a leading Swiss multinational manufacturer of solutions for plastics processing and the process industry presents LE MINI, the smallest industrial heater on the market with an integrated temperature sensor.
Simple operation, excellent performance
LE MINI is exclusively supplied with compressed air up to a maximum of 2 bar of pressure; the jet of hot air supplied can reach a temperature of 750°C.
The diameter of the outlet of the device is 15 mm; a wide range of nozzles allows to reduce the diameter to only 5 mm or to concentrate the jet in very small hot air blades.
The remarkable ratio between size and power and the precision in the delivery of hot air make LE MINI ideal for a wide range of applications where it is essential to circumscribe the radius of action of the heater, avoiding thermal variations to surrounding parts sensitive to heat that could suffer damage.
LE MINI is also useful in situations where the insertion of a traditional heater would be impossible due to its too large size: the small size of this device makes it easy to integrate into the production process.
The integrated temperature probe allows extremely precise thermoregulation by the device; the temperature can be controlled with systems such as temperature controllers or PLCs, which makes it very easy to integrate it into industrial plants.
A wide range of applications
With those technical features it is easy to imagine the breadth of the range of industrial sectors in which it can find application. The following examples are not intended to be exhaustive: industrial designers in the most varied segments will certainly find situations where they can exploit the potential of such a small, precise and powerful heater.
For example the automotive sector, LE MINI is often used to facilitate the assembly of metal or plastic elements and to weld small plastic components, applying hot air to the contact points until a precise and reliable welding is obtained.
In the electronics sector LE MINI is an ideal solution for preheating or welding or desoldering of components on electronic boards, where the small size makes it necessary to focus the hot air jet with great precision.
In the plastic processing LE MINI is useful for the removal of burrs that can form after moulding and that the hot air removes without leaving traces.
The same applies to the food packaging sector, where LE MINI can be used to remove burrs from containers or bottles leaving the moulds.
The accuracy of LE MINI is also essential in some medical applications, from drying and drying filters to welding cannulae and other devices.
Also in the production of plastic pipes LE MINI is useful for the welding of external spiral structures that reinforce and give structure to the pipe.
Versatility of use, consistent qualityIf the possibilities for using LE MINI in a process are very diverse, what remains constant in every application is the quality of the device, guaranteed by the Leister brand. LE MINI requires virtually no maintenance and is extremely reliable even when used in industries with continuous processes. In the rare cases where maintenance is required, Leisterr guarantees an efficient and punctual technical service, so as to minimize the risks and costs of downtime.
Those who contact Leister are also aware that they have chosen a partner in more than 100 countries with more than 130 sales and service points; in cases where the LE MINI insert machine is intended for export, even after reaching the final destination, they can always count on the excellent Leister service.