When applied to the plastic mold cooling process, thermal management plays a significant role in a company’s output. Both the quantity and quality of molds produced, as well as the overall costs of production, rely heavily on the capabilities of the company’s plastic mold cooling apparatus. Today, many companies rely on more advanced heat transfer processes, which also serve as the basis for many of the most efficient and effective electrical cooling solutions. With the help of specialized thermal pins, plastic molding companies can enjoy more efficient and consistent plastic mold cooling, improving the overall quantity and quality of their yields.
How modern thermal management has changed
In processes other than plastic mold cooling, thermal management has advanced in many significant ways. Most importantly has been the introduction of heat transfer principles as the basis for more innovative heat exchangers and custom thermal solutions. For decades, companies in virtually every industry have relied on heat exchangers for common applications such as cooling electrical control panels and other enclosures. Their more efficient and eco-friendly methods of absorbing and transferring waste heat, rather than chilling the inside of enclosures, helped streamlined electrical cooling by making it much more cost-effective and easily manageable. Those same heat transfer principles are also applied to several more specialized applications, as well, including the rapid removal of heat from plastic molds.
Using heat transfer principles in plastic mold cooling
The purpose of a heat exchanger is to prevent electrical overheating by transferring waste heat in a continuous cycle. Typically, this requires the use of an eco-friendly cooling fluid, such as water, and the use of methods such as natural/forced convection, conduction, and phase-change cooling to allow the fluid to transfer waste heat. In common applications, the consistent flow helps prevent overheating by preventing waste heat from having the chance to accumulate. However, in plastic mold cooling applications, the need for transferring heat is far more demanding, and the methods of doing so must align with standard molding equipment.
Advanced thermal pins for modern plastic mold cooling
To translate heat exchanger technology into the plastic mold cooling process, companies can take advantage of specialized thermal pins that operate on the same principles of rapidly transferring heat. Thermal pins are designed to fit most common molding setups, and provide high-performance, efficient, and nearly isothermal cooling for superheated plastic molds. Like more traditional heat exchangers, thermal pins offer optimal heat transfer capabilities in high-demanding applications, allowing companies in the plastic molding industry to significantly enhance their operations.
For more information about how transferring heat enhances the plastic mold cooling process, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.