The cooling capacity demands for industrial equipment such as industrial lasers, liquid chromatography, and semiconductor fabrication can vary from a couple of hundred Watts to hundreds of Kilowatts with required temperature control ranges from -80°C to +150°C. Laird Thermal Systems offers both solid-state thermoelectric and liquid cooling solutions that address the wide range of cooling and temperature control requirements for industrial equipment, and has the expertise in engineering design services and a global presence that supports onsite concept generation, thermal modeling, mechanical and electrical design and rapid prototyping to deliver optimized thermal management for the industrial sector.
Machine Vision Technology has become widely used in various applications to obtain and process data of a predetermined activity or process. Its use ranges from inspection system applications to collision avoidance and artificial intelligence systems. Since Machine Vision systems use sensitive cameras and imaging sensors to achieve the highest image quality, an active cooling solution is required to keep up performance. Thermoelectric modules rely on the Peltier effect to keep the sensors below its maximum temperature.
Requirements for any industrial laser system are accuracy and repeatability. Whether used for cutting, welding, micro-machining, additive manufacturing or drilling, industrial lasers generate a significant amount of heat that needs to be quickly and effectively dissipated. Laird Thermal Systems' thermoelectric solutions offers high heat pumping capabilities and precise temperature control to within ± 0.01°C under steady state condition. Providing reliable solid-state operation, thermoelectric cooling does not produce noise or vibration and is available in multiple configurations.
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Recently, CMOS Sensor technology has made advances in areas traditionally held by CCD sensors, such as digital imaging. They have also improved performance in emerging applications including imaging for autonomous systems, machine vision & learning as well as object detection & recognition. Enhanced CMOS technology proves that the sensors transmit data more rapidly, demands less power, are cheaper to manufacture and have an excellent battery life. However, thermal noise causes CMOS sensors to lose image resolution as temperature increases. Laird Thermal Systems' thermoelectric modules keep the CMOS sensors from approaching its maximum operating temperature limit resulting in higher resolution image quality.
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Outdoor kiosks have gained popularity in a wide range of applications such as banking, entertainment retail, showrooms, industrial and education. Because of their location, outdoor kiosks must withstand different environmental conditions such as rain, heat as well as fluctuations in temperature. Demands for higher telecommunication speeds, real-time data and 24/7 access also increase heat load. Cooling and heating of these systems are critical in order to maintain long life operation with almost no maintenance. Laird Thermal Systems’ environmentally friendly Peltier thermoelectric assemblies deliver reliable high cooling performance in a compact footprint.
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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.
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Thousands of cooling and temperature control systems are installed and operate continuously in fabrication facilities. The critical production tools used in semiconductor fabrication facilities must be reliable and easy to service to minimize downtime. Laird Thermal Systems offers custom cooling and temperature control systems for semiconductor fabrication equipment - which can include heat exchangers, pumps, sensors, thermoelectric modules, thermoelectric assemblies, thermoelectric chillers, compressors, flow controllers, temperature controllers, and more - that are specifically designed to keep these tools running at precise temperatures.
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Laird Thermal Systems designs and produces high performance, high reliability, cost-effective liquid cooling systems for industrial X-ray scanners. These robust systems dissipate the large amount of excess heat generated by the X-Ray tube while maximizing machine uptime and minimizing field repairs and maintenance.
Corrosion occurs in liquid cooling loops due to chemical, electro-chemical, or abrasive action, caused by the heat transfer fluid on the wetted surfaces. This has a negative impact on fluid flow, pump components and can even cause leaks. By using the right techniques and materials, corrosion can be prevented.
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