Used in laboratory environments, analytical instrumentation equipment is designed to increase functionality while reducing size to free up precious lab space. Packing more electronics into a tighter footprint increases the heat flux, which leads to thermal challenges. Waste heat must be efficiently managed to meet conflicting requirements of increased performance with reduced power consumption and quieter operation all in a compact design. For systems that require refrigeration for specific reaction temperatures, such as benchtop incubators, laboratory centrifuges, chromatography and clinical chemistry analyzers, temperature control systems play an important role in performance, size and improving test results. Thermoelectric Assemblies (TEAs) offer cooling solutions that enable OEMs to meet thermal challenges with advanced temperature, humidity and moisture control.
Liquid chromatography is a technique used for analysis of mixtures by separating, identifying, and quantifying their constituent components. Temperature control plays a major role in the liquid chromatography separation process by influencing the interactions taking place between the sample components and adsorbent. Laird Thermal Systems’ complete thermal management systems optimize liquid chromatography equipment by offering precise temperature control, compactness, faster temperature ramp rates and greater efficiency.
PCR systems use thermoelectrics to thermal cycle DNA samples to create millions of strands of DNA for analysis. Rapid thermal cycling and precision temperature control is crucial to speed up DNA amplification.
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