Virtually all forms of technology rely on an electrical cooling solution of some sort, and the quality of their cooling systems have a significant impact. For more advanced forms of technology, that’s especially true, and especially challenging given the frequently high thermal management demands and limited space for cooling apparatus. The rise and widespread adoption of automated technology is a good example of these challenges. Until electrical thermal management was made nearly automated itself with the help of heat exchangers, automated technology applications lacked a viable and affordable method of electrical cooling.
The growing roles of automated tech
Automation takes on many forms these days, but some of the earliest and most notable examples involved the automation of certain repetitive, large-scale manufacturing applications, such as assembly lines. Today, automation encompasses these and many other forms of technology, including software used to streamline customer service and administrative tasks, as well as diagnostic systems that are often integrated throughout a company’s operations. With such a heavy reliance on automated applications of all types, companies can thank the advent of heat exchangers for helping to make the technology more accessible.
The thermal management challenges of automation
To cool any form of technology, a cooling solution’s goal is to stop electrical waste heat from damaging the electrical components inside of an enclosure. This is already challenging for traditional forms of technology, as any cooling solution must effectively cool enclosures while also preventing any contaminants from entering the enclosure. Traditional cooling solutions, like air conditioners and air compressors, can accomplish these goals with a degree of satisfaction, but are also costly to manage and often require frequent maintenance. These attributes make them unfit for automated technology in several ways, including the fact that they require too much attention from humans to keep them running smoothly.
Using heat exchangers to cool automated tech
In most other applications, the use of heat exchangers has consistently proven to be beneficial to companies. Compared to older solutions, they’re able to achieve high levels of thermal management without needing complicated machinery or excessive amounts of energy. Most importantly, heat exchangers cool enclosures by creating a loop for an eco-friendly cooling fluid to flow through. The fluid absorbs waste heat when it comes into contact with it, then transfers the heat somewhere it can dissipate it safely. This happens rapidly and gives heat exchangers the ability to keep automated systems properly cooled in a nearly automated manner.
For more information about eco-friendly cooling and the rise of automation, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.