Effective thermal management is a significant aspect of any company’s operations. In most industries, the innovation of advanced technologies and their large-scale implementation in different industry settings has made it an even more significant consideration. Such technologies require consistent electrical thermal management solutions to prevent them from overheating due to excessive electrical waste heat. However, in manufacturing industries that revolve around plastic mold production, the impact of thermal management goes beyond the cooling of advanced electrical applications. It also directly influences the speed and quality of a company’s plastic mold yields, as well as a significant portion of the company’s overhead costs.
Transferring waste heat in electrical applications
In conventional electrical cooling applications, the goal of effective thermal management is to provide a method for preventing the accumulation of excess waste heat. Traditionally, this has been accomplished by utilizing a continuous supply of cold air and circulating it through the interior of an electrical cabinet or enclosure. Cooling solutions such as air conditioners and air compressors are among the most frequently utilized solutions that employ this method of electrical cooling. However, increasingly more advanced applications use more efficient methods of transferring waste heat, rather than supplying cold air, to prevent overheating within electrical enclosures.
Advanced heat transfer and plastic mold cooling
The process of transferring waste heat involves continuously absorbing and removing electrical waste heat from within an enclosure. The constant flow makes it impossible for waste heat to accumulate into damaging heat pockets, effectively preventing electrical overheating at its source. This creates significant advantages over more traditional cooling solutions, including more consistently effective cooling results and a substantially more cost and energy effective method of electrical cooling. The more natural and efficient methods of transferring heat have also influenced the thermal management processes that companies in different industries utilize for other processes. For example, plastic mold cooling has become a much more efficient process thanks to specialized thermal pins that operate on similar heat transfer principles.
The growing use of specialized thermal pins
In an electrical cooling application, the rate at which a cooling solution can absorb and transfer waste heat plays a significant role in the application’s overall efficiency. In plastic mold cooling applications, the same metrics are vital to a company’s overall efficiency and productivity, as well as the rate at which it can produce viable plastic molds. Thermal pins are designed to utilize rapid heat transfer techniques to successfully and continuously remove heat from superheated plastic molds. Custom-made thermal pins are designed to be nearly isothermal, as well, which helps eliminate much of the risk of error in the plastic mold cooling process and improve the quality of more yields.
For more information about how thermal pins use heat transfer principles in plastic mold cooling, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.