The advantages that custom thermal solutions such as heat exchanger technology have brought to most industries have are well-known. From providing more eco-friendly solutions to cooling enclosures to helping companies lower overall energy and maintenance costs, heat exchangers have given companies a significant advantage in the realm of electrical thermal management. As more companies have employed the thermal solutions for an increasingly wider variety of applications, those benefits have multiplied. In some applications, the same heat transfer concepts that heat exchangers utilize can be customized to fit highly specific applications. For example, thermal pins utilize the significant advantages of heat exchanger technology to vastly improve quality and cycle times within the injection molding process.
Higher-performance heat transfer
Transferring heat is an important innovation in electrical thermal management, but it’s an even more vital concern in the molding process. The faster heat can be removed from a mold, the higher level of output a company can achieve. However, if the quality of the heat removal process is subpar, then the quality of the molds is more likely to be, as well. Thermal pins allow for both optimal cycle times and consistently high-quality output, all while minimizing a company’s energy usage, reducing the risks of downtime, and improving overall productivity.
The advantages of thermal pins
Thermal pins are specially designed heat spreaders that operate on the same principles as more conventional heat exchangers. This means they transfer heat using natural, eco-friendly processes, such as natural/forced convection, conduction, and/or phase-change cooling. These processes don’t require as much energy as traditional cooling solutions, and because thermal pins are isothermal, they can consistently produce quality molds during each and every cycle. For most applications, thermal pins can be custom-designed to fit existing injection molding equipment, making it easier for companies to implement them and benefit from their capabilities.
How molding companies benefit
The increased quality and output that thermal pins help molding companies achieve is a significant competitive advantage. However, the more eco-friendly and manageable heat transfer methods that thermal pins provide even farther-reaching benefits for the companies that employ them. For example, the ability to continuously provide advanced thermal management capabilities while using minimal energy means companies can improve their productivity and efficiency without significant rises in overhead costs. A reduced need for maintenance means companies can also avoid costly downtime due to damaged or malfunctioning cooling solutions.
For more information about how innovative thermal pins help cool molds faster, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.