Virtually every industry was disrupted to some degree when heat exchangers became a popular thermal management solution. Those that relied on air conditioners and other cumbersome, costly solutions felt the impact most powerfully. After implementing heat exchangers, the costs of maintaining effective electrical cooling was significantly reduced. Also, the amount of downtime that companies experienced due to inefficient cooling systems also dropped significantly. Since then, however, heat exchanger technology has been adapted to a wide variety of applications outside of electrical cooling. In many industries, heat exchangers and specialized versions of them (such as thermal pins for the molding industry) have become a cornerstone of how they operate in nearly every way.
What are thermal pins?
Thermal pins are specialized heat exchangers that are designed and adapted to fit onto most types of molding equipment. They utilize similar heat transfer methods as more conventional heat exchangers, such as phase-change cooling, to rapidly remove heat from molds in a consistent and highly efficient manner. The rate at which thermal pins can remove heat helps significantly reduce yield times, boosting companies’ overall productivity. The methods which they remove the heat make them isothermal, which helps ensure that every mold is properly and evenly cooled, with minimal risks of errors or deformities.
The benefits of using heat exchanger tech
The greatest benefit of thermal pins is that they provide the same efficient and eco-friendly electrical cooling advantages of heat exchangers to the more precise machine tool cooling process. Increased yield times and improved mold quality are vital to a company’s success, but so are controlling costs and reducing the amount of energy that the company needs to operate. By fitting their equipment with thermal pins, most molding companies can ensure success in each of these areas, all while streamlining the molding and electrical cooling processes.
Upgrading to more efficient thermal pins
The fact that thermal pins can be adapted to most existing molding equipment offers another significant benefit to the companies that use them. They can enjoy the many benefits of more efficient cooling without having to completely upgrade every piece of their equipment. Thermal pins are often custom-designed to meet an application’s unique parameters, making them an excellent option for retrofitting molding equipment with better, higher-quality machine tool cooling technology.
For more information about how thermal pins have disrupted the molding industry, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.