Experts in Substrate Heating

Vacuum Heaters

At Thermic Edge, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of the vacuum furnace industry. Providing a complete service, our bespoke versatile ranges gives you the tools necessary for any application.

Button Heaters

The new Thermic Edge Button Heater range offers a new approach to sample heating. The sample heater is very versatile enabling it to be easily upgraded, so that body or element materials can be easily changed to suit different heating requirements and environments.

The sample heater layout can be easily modified to allow for different sample mounting options. The heater is also very high performance, with high power density (enabling very fast ramp up times), with low mass body (reducing cool down times) and high thermal uniformity over the entire hot zone. The button heater is manufactured using different body and element materials to suit a wide range of applications and temperatures.


These heaters can be supplied flange mounted or fitted to our heater stages.  All heaters are supplied with power leads and internal thermocouples and can be provided with power supplies and controllers providing a complete turnkey solution to your sample heating requirements.

  • Standard one-inch hot zone (smaller available as a special)
  • Configurations for high vacuum, UHV, oxygen, air and corrosive environments
  • Temperatures up to 1400°C as standard (higher temperatures can be achieved on request)
  • Fast ramping and efficient
  • Supplied with suitable internal thermocouple to measure and control temperature
  • Supplied with M6 stud or flange mounted
  • Can be mounted in any orientation
  • High uniformity sample heating area as standard (<2%)
  • Fully customisable with complete bespoke solutions available
  • Stage mountable where rotation, Z-shift and RF or DC bias are required
  • In-vacuum and air side cable assemblies included
  • Built and tested in the UK


Heater Ref:ElementHeatshieldsBodyTCMax Temp**PowerEnvironment
VB-1-0800-KA-O2KanthalNickel316 st/stlK800°c240 WO2, Air
800°c140 WVac (HV), O2
VB-1-1000-TA-HVTantalumMolyMolyK1000 °c300 WVac (HV)
VB-1-1400-TA-UVMolyMolyC1400 °c400 WVac (UHV)
VB-1-1400-TR-UVTungsten-RheniumTungstenTungstenC1400 °c500 WH2, N2, UHV

Product Brochure

200.01-D-A4 - 1-Inch Versatile Ceramic Topped Button Head Heater

Click to Download our product brochure for the Thermic Edge Button Heater Range.


UHV compatible full molybdenum hot zone heater capable of 1000°C ceramic top plate temperature in 3 minutes (from ambient)

Thermic Edge also supply plates with apertures to hold samples and provide masking if required

Can be supplied with clips for holding samples

Additional Options

Contact our technical sales team today if you need any assistance. Additonal Options include, but are not limited to:

  • Water cooling to minimise heat load on chamber and other equipment
  • Sampe holder clips, masks or retainers
  • Flange or heater stage mouting (for rotation and sample transfer)
  • Sample bias (DC or RF up to 1000W)
  • Power Supply
  • Power Controller
  • Spare elements

Click for our standard Nickel Chrome (NiCr) or Lamp Heaters. Larger standard heaters can be found on our Versatile Heaters page

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