Television Cabinets and Supreme UK Cartridge Heaters

On average, households in the UK have three television sets throughout the home. In fact, last year (2009), there were a record ten million new television sets sold throughout the UK – it seems the general public have a passion for watching TV and the large, flat-screen sets that have over recent years become the ‘must-have’ electronic gadget have been flying off the shelves, helped largely by falling prices and the digital switchover, plus of course the increasing popularity of video games available through a variety of platforms such as the Playstation, X-Box and Wii. Furthermore, the introduction of several hi-definition viewing channels and the release of new 3D technology sets looks set to help continue the growing trend for ‘entertainment centres’ in the home.

The most popular size purchased by consumers of the readily available flat-screen television, is reported to be on average forty inches. With such a wide screen and ancillary equipment to cater for such as DVD players/recorders, satellite boxes and surround sound systems, it is often commonplace for buyers to purchase a television cabinet suitable to their viewing equipment when getting their new television set.

Television cabinets today are usually fabricated using plastic, where a modern clean-lined end product can be best achieved. The manufacturing process used to create TV cabinets is that of injection moulding where the process is underpinned by heating element technologies such as that of the electric cartridge heater. Broadly, the process requires plastic polymer to be poured into the injection moulding machinery via a Hopper. The polymer will then be melted to a molten state as it is forced through a heated barrel by a rotating screw. The molten polymer is then injected at high pressure into a mould shaped in the required cabinet size and structure where it will cool and be released, ready for the process to begin again. Once the moulded cabinet has been released from the machine it may go through several finishing stages, before being packaged and delivered to retailers worldwide.