Ceramic Insulators Companies and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of ceramic insulator manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source ceramic insulator manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate ceramic insulator companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture ceramic insulators for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading ceramic insulator manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for glass insulators, high voltage ceramic insulators, or ceramic insulators valves.

  • Myrtle Beach, SC 609-397-8330609-397-8341

    We manufacture ceramic insulators, ceramic rods, ceramic spacers and much more! We have been manufacturing high end ceramic products for over 30 years. We have the technical staff that you can count on to work closely with you in order to come up with a custom designed product that will fit your exact specifications. Contact our customer service staff today to learn more about our company and products!

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  • Pittsburgh, PA 412-406-7171

    We are a custom ceramics supplier and our ceramic insulators can stand up in many industries. Our superior manufacturing capabilities allow us to produce complex products to accommodate the heater and appliance industry. Our goal is to provide our customers with exactly what they are looking for. Call us today or visit our website for more information about our custom ceramic components!

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  • Fremont, CA 510-249-9700

    Applied Ceramics is a fabricator of custom-made ceramic parts designed for semiconductor, solar, fuel cell, oil drilling, nuclear, and numerous other industries. Materials include ACI-995 Alumina, Zirconia, and more. Our extensive experience with precision designs supported by our team of specialists ensures that our customers have the ideal solution to meet the needs of their application. To get started, contact us today!

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  • Quakertown, PA 215-536-3500

    Insaco provides custom grinding and machining services to fabricate precision parts from sapphire, quartz, and most technical ceramics including alumina, zirconia, silicon carbide, silicon nitride, aluminum nitride, and others. Engineers are available to discuss material options/alternative recommendations, as well as design concepts to help our customers minimize fabrication costs. Since 1947 Insaco has enjoyed an extremely strong reputation for reliably meeting the toughest grinding and machining requirements in working with these difficult materials.

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  • Coraopolis, PA 800-821-2870

    Goodfellow acquired Norton Lees Ltd, better known as Technical Glass, in 2008, and we are now the Goodfellow Ceramic and Glass Division. We supply a comprehensive range of ceramics and glasses to the research and industrial markets either as finished components to customer drawings or in an extensive range of semi-finished forms including sheets, rods and tubes for our customers to machine their own components.

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  • Akron, OH 800-737-9664

    Akron Porcelain & Plastics is known for its excellent ceramic manufacturing products, which includes ceramic pouring cups for the investment casting industry, custom-molded technical ceramics, ceramic wire nuts & connectors, specialty parts & wire-wound resistors, to name just a few. All products are of the highest quality & reasonably priced. Call us or visit our website today.

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New Uses for Ceramic Insulators

Ceramic is a unique material because not only does it hold heat for extended periods, it is easy to manufacture and form into a variety of shapes. In fact, ceramic insulators are so effective, that in many applications, if a ceramic insulator is used, there are no other factors necessary to keep power where it belongs.

Typical applications for a ceramic insulator is on power lines, coaxial cable, and circuit boards. The insulators prevent problems like EM wave reflections, shock to human users, fire hazards, power surges, and short circuits.

With new technology, comes new uses for ceramic products and insulators. Electrical components like transistors and ICs, are compatible with the use of ceramic insulation. Even high voltage products like transformers and capacitors, air insulation combined with ceramic insulating products provide the ultimate protection and insulation for the product itself and any human users.

When compared with other insulation methods, such as silicone, oil, and air alone, ceramic is superior in many ways. Ceramic is durable and provides better protection than the other methods in most cases. The only drawback to using ceramic is in applications that require a large amount of flexibility. The stiffness of ceramic makes it unsuitable for flexible applications. However, with computers, cell phones, tablets, and other small electronic devices, ceramic insulating products are highly efficient and reliable.

Ceramic Insulators

Ceramic insulators are ceramic materials used to insulate electrically-conductive materials or temperature-controlled enclosures. In the context of electrical insulation, ceramic insulators are usually limited to the insulation of electrically conductive materials on an industrial or municipal scale.

The most easily recognizable ceramic insulators can be found at power substations and on electrical transformers suspended from utility poles. They are called bushings and are usually designed with several conic or circular tiers stacked on top of each other. These tiers are designed to keep water as far away from the center of the bushing as possible; this reduces the number of avenues by which electricity could be conducted in the case of a bushing puncture or fracture. In the context of thermal insulation, ceramic insulators are used to help maintain the temperatures of industrial ovens, art studio kilns and many other kinds of heat-generating equipment. This improves heating process efficiency while simultaneously preventing the unwanted transmission of heat, often in unsafe degrees, into workspaces. Ceramics are often good choices for heat and electrical insulation because of the electrical and thermal non-conductivity of some ceramic varieties.

Ceramics are versatile materials and can be shaped into solid insulation of any shape. Ceramic fibers can also be spun into high temperature insulation “wool.” Ceramic wool is an excellent insulator because it is easily placed around heating enclosures and prevents heat from escaping. Ceramics vary in their electrical and thermal conductivity. Aluminum nitride and silicon carbide, for example, conduct heat well, which does not make them suitable thermal insulators. If either material was used to insulate a heating enclosure, heat generated in the enclosure would be transferred quickly to the insulation and then transferred again to the area outside of the enclosure. Aluminum oxide ceramics are fair thermal insulators and are most effectively employed in low-heat insulation applications. Silicon nitride is better still as an insulator and zirconia is among the most effective ceramic insulators, transmitting very low levels of heat between itself and heating enclosures. Another important property of ceramics related to their capacity as insulators is their low thermal shock susceptibility. Thermal shock susceptibility is the tendency of a material to become damaged when exposed to frequently or quickly changing temperatures. Most ceramics are very thermal shock-resistant.

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