The Challenge of Thermal Management in Automated Tech

Over the last decade, automated technology has increasingly revolutionized the way companies in most industries operate. Everything from customer service, sales, and marketing to manufacturing, packaging, and shipping have all seen profound transformations thanks to the abilities that automated technologies have given companies. However, the transformation wasn’t easy, and the innovators of automation had to overcome several significant challenges before the technology could become so prominent. One of the greatest of those challenges was finding an efficient, eco-friendly, and nearly automated thermal management solution for handling the technology’s electrical waste heat – a challenge that is easily met with the help of modern heat exchangers.

The idea of automation

Automated systems continue to grow in popularity for several reasons. The idea is to help human employees and managers become much more productive by streamlining redundant processes and relegating them to automation. However, that idea fails when the technology has to be routinely maintained or repaired, or if the costs of keeping it cooled and running properly are excessive. Heat exchangers help eliminate these concerns through their effective way of transferring electrical waste heat. Using a cooling fluid to absorb the heat, transfer it, and dissipate it in a continuous loop, heat exchangers’ simple methods of dealing with waste heat make them nearly autonomous. Therefore, they’re often ideal for cooling automated technology.

The success of transferring waste heat

When heat exchangers first become popular electrical cooling solutions, automation was not the main goal. In fact, their greatest benefits stemmed from the fact that they required minimal energy, and therefore, cost companies much less than traditional thermal management options to operate. However, the same methods that make heat exchangers more cost-effective also make them among the most successful options for cooling automated technology. For example, in addition to minimal energy requirements, heat exchangers also require minimal maintenance, and employees don’t need to stop what they’re doing to accommodate constant repairs.

For more information on how heat exchangers meet automated tech’s thermal management challenges, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.