Kanthal AE

Resistance heating wire and resistance wire Datasheet

Datasheet updated 2017-01-19 11:23 (supersedes all previous editions)

Disclaimer: Recommendations are for guidance only, and the suitability of a material for a specific application can be confirmed only when we know the actual service conditions. Continuous development may necessitate changes in technical data without notice. This datasheet is only valid for Kanthal materials.

Kanthal AE is a ferritic iron-chromium-aluminium alloy (FeCrAl alloy) with exceptional form stability and service life in elements with large coil to wire diameter ratio. It is suitable for use at temperatures up to 1300ºC (2370ºF).

Kanthal AE has been developed for conditions of extreme surface loads in fine wire dimensions. It contains trace elements which provides for an extremely well adhering oxide with good emissivity properties.

Typical applications for Kanthal AE are in fast-response elements for ceramic glass top hobs and quartz tube heaters. Due to the dense and well adhering oxide, the alloy is also suitable for applications using close wound coils.

Disclaimer: Recommendations are for guidance only, and the suitability of a material for a specific application can be confirmed only when we know the actual service conditions. Continuous development may necessitate changes in technical data without notice. This datasheet is only valid for Kanthal materials.