Heat exchangers have provided more benefits to modern companies than they can count. Those benefits stem from the innovative cooling units’ ability to provide high-performance electrical thermal management in a more streamlined and efficient way than more traditional solutions. Since they’ve been introduced, heat exchangers have also helped paved the way for greater innovation in several other areas of thermal management. For example, in the molding industry, specialized heat exchangers known as thermal pins have revolutionized how companies create and cool molds, allowing for enhanced productivity and more consistent high-quality yields.
What are thermal pins?
One of the first uses for modern heat exchangers was collecting and transferring heat within electrical enclosures, such as control panels. They helped eliminate the need for air conditioners, which were effective but costly and cumbersome to maintain. Thermal pins are specialized forms of heat exchangers that utilize the same methods of collecting and transferring heat, but at highly enhanced paces to meet the demands of high-performance molding processes. Today’s thermal pins can be fitted to most existing injection and extrusion molding equipment, and can significantly enhance the equipment’s machine tool cooling capabilities.
Why heat transfer is more efficient
The reason why heat exchanger technology has expanded so rapidly over the decades is because of their ability to transfer heat rather than having to overcome it with chilled air. This means heat exchangers can prevent overheating just as effectively, and often more so, without having to use as much energy or require as much space as traditional HVAC solutions. Using one or a combination of more natural methods such as phase-change cooling, conduction, and convection, heat exchangers can much more efficiently prevent overheating in applications of various sizes. They can also make it possible to streamline processes such as removing large amounts of heat from molds in a fast and even manner.
How thermal pins benefit molding companies
When companies upgrade their air conditioning and air compressing units for more efficient heat exchangers, they enjoy a wide range of benefits. For example, transferring heat is more energy efficient than chilling air to combat it, and the process is more manageable and sustainable, as well. These same benefits apply to the molding equipment that thermal pins are attached to, allowing companies to rapidly remove the heat from each mold faster and with less reliance on energy. Thermal pins are also isothermal, meaning they’re designed to transfer heat evenly on all sides of the mold to reduce or eliminate the risks of imperfections.
For more information about how thermal pins benefit modern molding companies, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.