Dragging Detector Heater

Thermal-Flex Dragging Detector Heaters are designed for snow and ice removal in and around the detector area. These unique heaters can be installed using the element only and galvanized steel mounting brackets, or encased in stainless steel for additional protection.  The heaters are a rugged light weight design utilizing Incoloy or stainless steel tubing and our water tight epoxy filled SlimLine connectors.


  • Heater Elements are Rated 150 W/ft. at Specified Voltages
  • Stainless Steel Heaters Generate 300° F Over the Entire Surface
  • Provides Snow Removal In and Around the Detector Area
  • Water Tight Connectors
  • Ground Lug for Added Protection
  • Stainless Steel or Galvanized Tie Down Straps for Securing Heaters to Ties
  • Standard Heaters Rated 1800 Watts
  • Standard Size 79″ L x 8″ W x 0.75″ T
  • Moveable and Reusable
  • Rugged and Durable
  • Custom Sizes Available

Specialty Heating Elements

Thermal-Flex dragging detector heaters are part of our specialty heating elements product group, products designed to address additional trackside heating applications. These product designs provide heating solutions for train stop detectors, hot box detectors and similar products helping to clear snow and ice for optimum detector operation.