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 ranging 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.
Whether used for cutting, welding, micro-machining or drilling, industrial lasers generate a significant amount of heat that needs to be quickly and efficiently dissipated. Laird Thermal Systems' recirculating chillers and thermoelectric coolers offer high heat pumping capacity and precise temperature control for industrial lasers.
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Additive manufacturing, better known as 3D printing allows for rapid prototyping and manufacturing of high-quality final products. 3D printing machines utilize lasers, generating a large amount of heat. To produce high-quality parts and ensure a long operating life, electronic components of 3D printing machines require a thermal solution providing precise temperature control.
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High power laser projectors are commonly used for entertainment applications such as cinema and light shows. To produce high-resolution images, laser projectors require up to 6 Kilowatts during operation. As the laser itself generates heat between 100W and 300W, an active cooling solution is required to control the temperature of sensitive laser optical components and maintain peak performance.
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Inspection systems, object detection and facial recognition utilize revolutionary machine vision technology to capture and analyze high-resolution images. To keep the imaging sensor below its maximum operating temperature and ensure highest image quality, active thermoelectric cooling is required.
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Enhanced CMOS Sensor technology enables the capturing of high-resolution images at fast readout speeds in consumer, industrial and machine-vision applications. Because high temperatures negatively affect image quality, thermoelectric coolers are used for spot cooling of imaging sensors.
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With the ability to detect and convert radiation (heat) into a visual image, infrared range (IR) sensors are used for tracking movement and temperature of humans. IR sensors require an active cooling solution to minimize thermal noise and significantly improve image quality.
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Liquid chromatography is used for analyzing mixtures by separating, identifying, and quantifying their constituent components. Temperature control plays a major role in the separation process by influencing the interactions taking place between the sample components and adsorbent. Thermoelectrics offer precise temperature control, fast temperature ramp rates and great efficiency for liquid chromatography equipment.
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Automated metrology systems are now implemented throughout the semiconductor manufacturing process to find defects and ensure quality of devices. Operating 24/7, semiconductor test equipment requires a highly reliable cooling solution that delivers stability to maintain precise measurements.
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Critical production tools used in semiconductor fabrication facilities must be reliable and easy to service to minimize downtime. Semiconductor fabrication environments are one of the most challenging applications for designing and building liquid based cooling systems. Laird Thermal Systems offers custom cooling and temperature control systems for precise temperature control.
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Thermal test sockets are used in the final stage of the semiconductor manufacturing process to thermally test microchips before assembly into the final product. Designers of thermal test sockets must integrate a thermal management solution to provide temperature control in extreme environmental conditions ranging from 0 to 100°C.
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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.
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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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