TECA Corp.
4048 W. Schubert
Chicago, IL 60639
T: (773) 342-4900
T: (888) 832-2872
F: (773) 342-0191
50 YEARS OF INNOVATION IN THERMOELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY
 

TECA pioneered thermoelectric technology and was the first to market solid state air conditioners for electronic enclosures. Applications we serve include harsh environments such as NEMA 4X and CID1 explosion proof for military and industry. Our products have even been used in demanding applications such as the NASA Space Shuttle (6 missions) and nuclear power plants. We don't just make air conditioners. We do it all! Including air-cooled, liquid-cooled, AC and DC input re-circulating liquid chillers, cold plates for laboratory and industry, plus all the ancillaries and accessories like temperature controls and power supplies for DC.

Here is an abbreviated history of our development from 1960 to the present:

1960 Norge Refrigerator/Freezer Unit
1960's Thermoelectric Material Research
1960's Standard Cascaded Coolers
1960's Standard Modules
1961 Sidewinder Missile Cascade
1961 Wine Glass Cooler
1961 Time Magazine Advertisement
1962 Norge Ice Maker
1963 Film Developing Tank
1965 Gyro Ball Temperature Stabilzer
1967 Published the "Where and Why of Thermoelectric Cooling"
1968 Photo Multiplier Cooler
1969 Cloud Chamber System, University of Missouri

1970 AHP-150CP Prototype Cold Plate
1970 Enclosure Air Conditioner
1973 Liquid to Liquid Cooler
1974 Detector Array Cooler
1974 AHP line of Air Cooled cold plates introduced
1974 LHP line of Liquid Cooled cold plates introduced
1975 Boeing ALCM Air Launched Cruise Missile Program
1975 Strap On Heat Pump
1976 Boeing Inertial Guidance System
1976 BOD Incubator, Biological Oxygen Demand
1976 Worlds Largest Thermoelectric Cold Plate
1977 Portable, re-chargeable Insulin Cooler
1978 AHP-150CP Cold Plate introduced
1978 LHP-150CP Cold Plate introduced
1978 AHP-300 family of Cold Plates and Air Conditioners introduced 
1978 LHP-300 family of Cold Plates and Air Conditioners introduced
1978 AHP-800 family of Cold Plates and Air Conditioners introduced
1978 LHP-800 family of Cold Plates and Air Conditioners introduced
1978 Borg Warner Thermoelectrics moves out of the Research Center as a free standing business unit
1979 AHP-1700 Worlds First standard 120VAC Thermoelectric Enclosure Air Conditioner

1980 AHP-1000 120VAC Thermoelectric Enclosure Air Conditioner introduced
1980 LHP-1700 120VAC Water Cooled Thermoelectric Enclosure Air Conditioner introduced
1980 Heat and Cool Variations for most products introduced
1981 TC-106 Temperature Controller introduced
1981 Cooling Design Slide Rule distributed to designers
1981 TC-2A Temperature controller for enclosure cooling introduced
1982 Winners of back to back IR-100 innovation awards for products
1982 TC-108 Temperature Controller introduced
1982 TC-3A Temperature controller for enclosure cooling introduced
1984 Borg Warner Thermoelectrics becomes Thermoelectric Cooling America Corp,  TECA.
1984 TECA Moves to Halsted, Grand and Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago
1985 AHP-3000 Worlds Largest Thermoelectric Air Conditioner, 
1985 AHP-301FF introduced, Worlds smallest 110/220 VAC TE Air Conditioner
1985 AHP-301CP introduced, Worlds smallest 110/220 VAC TE Cold Plate
1985 TC-4500 Temperature Controller introduced
1985 Six successful launches on the NASA Space Shuttle.  Electrophoreses Operations in Space (EOS) 
1985 TC-5F Temperature controller for enclosure cooling introduced
1985 ALC-750 Air Cooled Liquid Chiller introduced
1986 AHP-1200X introduced, Worlds First Thermoelectric Air Conditioner to maintain NEMA-4X
1986 ALC-1200 Air Cooled Liquid Chiller introduced
1987 ALC-1500 Air Cooled Liquid Chiller introduced

1991 TECA moves into current facility on West Schubert Ave in Chicago
1992 AHP-1800X introduced, Worlds largest Standard N4X TE Air Conditioner
1993 TLC-750  Air Cooled Liquid Chiller introduced
1993 TLC-1600 Air Cooled Liquid Chiller introduced
1993 TC-965 Temperature Controller introduced
1993 TC-6F Temperature Controller introduced
1994 TC-3200 Temperature Controller introduced
1994 TC-3F Temperature Controller introduced
1994 Americool Series of Air Conditioners Introduced
1995 FHP Series, Worlds first Flush mount Thermoelectric Air Conditioners introduced
1995 100's of Refrigerators for Crew ATGL flies with the US Military
1995 Worlds first standard air conditioner NRTL Evaluated to UL/CSA Standards is introduced
1995 Worlds smallest standard air conditioner, the AHP-150FF, is introduced
1995 Sizing Software #1 Released
1996 TECA introduces the worlds largest Standard TE air conditioner, FHP-2852
1996 AHP-1200XP the Worlds First Standard UL-1604 Class I Div 2 TE Air Conditioner is introduced
1999 XE series of Air Conditioners Introduced, low cost, N4
1999 Website #1 Launched

2000 TLC 700 Liquid Chiller Introduced
2002 TLC-1400 Liquid Chiller Introduced
2002 TLC-702 Liquid Chiller Introduced
2002 AHP-1400SCP Bench top Cascade Introduced
2002 Website #2 Launched
2005 AHP-301CPV is used in published research, Molecular Pain. 2005; 1(36). Detection of cold pain,
  cold allodynia and cold hyperalgesia in freely behaving rats. Allchorne, A., Broom, D. and Woolf, C.
2005 AHP-1200CXP air conditioner for Zone 0 and Class I, Div 1 areas is introduced
2005 RLC-1400 Rack Mount Liquid Chiller is introduced
2005 FHP-450XE Worlds smallest standard flush mount air conditioner is introduced
2005 Website #3 Launched
2005 Sizing Software #2 Released
2006 AHP-301CP is used in published research, Neuron. 2006; 50. TRPA1 Contributes to Cold,
  Mechanical, and Chemical Nociception but Is Not Essential for Hair-Cell Tranduction. Kwan, K.,
  Allchorne, A., Vollrath, M., Christensen, A., Zhang, D., Woolf, C. and Corey, D.
2006 TLC Air cooled liquid Cooling Cubes for OEM's introduced
2006 TC-4300 temperature controller introduced
2006 TC-3300 temperature controller introduced
2007 Website #4 Launched
2007 AHP-1200CPV Worlds First Versatile Laboratory Cold Plate
2007 AHP-301CPV Worlds smallest Versatile Laboratory Cold Plate
2007 AHP-800MSP Stirring Cold Plate introduced
2007 LHP-1200CP liquid cooled cold plate introduced
2008 AHP-1200CPHC is used in published research, Journal of Neuroscience. 2008; 28(34). cGMP Produced
  by NO-Sensitive Guanylyl Cyclase Essentially Contributes to Inflammatory and Neuropathic Pain by
  Using Tergets Different from cGMP-Dependent Protein Kinase I. Schmidtko, A., Gao W., Konig P.,
  Heine, S., Motterlini, R., Ruth P., Schlossmann, J., Koesling, D., Niederberger, E., Tegeder, I., Friebe, .
  A. and Geisslinger, G
2008 CPV Accessories introduced for Laboratory Cold Plates
2008 RLC-900 Rack mount air cooled liquid chiller introduced
2008 RLC-1800 Rack mount air cooled liquid chiller introduced
2008 TLC-1200 liquid chiller with stainless heat exchanger introduced
2008 TC-3500 temperature controller introduced
2008 AHP-1200DCP, worlds largest dual temperature controlled zone cold plate introduced
2009 AHP-1200DCP is used in published research, Molecular Pain. 2009; 5(9). Mice with cisplatin and
  oxaliplatin-induced painful neuropathy develop distict early responses to thermal stimuli. Ta, L., Low, P.
  and Windebank, A.
2009 TLC-900 bench mount universal input liquid chiller introduced
2009 Enclosure Heaters introduced

2010 AHP-1200DCP is used in published research, Molecular Pain. 2010; 6(15). Transient Receptor Potential
  Vanilloid 1 is essential for cisplatin-induced heat hyperalgesia in mice. Ta, L., Bieber, A., Carlton, S.,
  Loprinzi, C., Low, P. and Windebank, A.
2010 AHP-1200DCP is used in published research, Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences.
  2010; 4(3). Behavioral Testing of Thermo-Sensitive Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) Channel Agonists
  Cinnamaldehyde and Menthol on Touch, Temperature and Pain Sensations. Tsagareli, M., Klein, A.,
  Tsiklauri, N., Carstens, M., Gurtskaia, G., Nozadze, I., Abzianidze, E. and Carstens, E.
2010 AHP-1200CPHC is used in published research, Molecular Pain. 2010 6(70). Inter-strain differences of
  serotonergic inhibitory pain control in inbred mice. Wijnvoord, N., Albuquerque, B., Haussler, A.,
  Myrczek, T., Popp, L. and Tegeder, I.
2010 CPV low temperature Cascades Accessories introduced
2010 TC-4600 temperature controller introduced
2010 TLC-900 Cascade option introduced
2010 TC-3400 temperature controller introduced
2010 Uniform Gradient Bridge option introduced for CPV products
2011 AHP-301CPV is used in published research, PLoS One. 2011; 6(6): e21144.
  Published online 2011 June 22. Turning Males On: Activation of Male Courtship Behavior in Drosophila
  melanogaster. Pan. Y., Robinett, C., and Baker, B.
2011 Website# 5 Launched
2011 TC-7F single set point, reverse polarity control introduced
2011 AHP/FHP-400 Efficient air conditioners introduced
2011 AHP/FHP-401 120 VAC Efficient air conditioners introduced
2011 AHP/FHP-500 Efficient air conditioners introduced
2011 AHP-1200P indoor hazardous duty air conditioners NRTL approved
2011 AHP-1800P indoor hazardous duty air conditioners NRTL approved
2011 TUV evaluation of Standard Air Conditioners for US and Europe complete
2011 TUVDotCom.com ready for release
2011 TC-1F single set point temperature controller introduced
2011 Colorado State University Study
2012 TLC-900 is used in published research, Elastic modulus, biaxial fracture strength, electrical and thermal
  transport properties of thermally fatigued hot pressed LAST and LASTT thermoelectric materials. Materials
  Chemistry and Physics, Volume 134, Issues 2–3, 15 June 2012, Pages 973-987. A.Q. Morrison, E.D. Case, F.
  Ren, A.J. Baumann, D.C. Kleinow, J.E. Ni, T.P. Hogan, J. D’Angelo, N.A. Matchanov, T.J. Hendricks, N.K. Karri,
  C. Cauchy, J. Barnard, M.G. Kanatzidis.
2012 Compact high efficiency Peltier air conditioners AHP-400, AHP-401and AHP-500 introduced
2012 TECA introduces ECO-Mode TC-4F and TC-7F controllers with integral heat exchanger mode setting.
2012 AHP-2200 series high efficiency and high capacity air conditioners introduced
2012 AHP-3200 series high efficiency air conditioners with up to 2600 BTU capacity introduced
2012 AHP-4200 series world's largest capacity thermoelectric air conditioner with 3600 BTU introduced
2012 AHP-6200 series world's largest capacity thermoelectric aconditioner with 5200 BTU introduced
2013 TECA introduces the LHP-1200CPV liquid cooled versatile cold plate capable of reaching -50 C dT
2013 TECA introduces LHP-1200CAS liquid cooled cascaded cold plate capable of reaching -80 C dT
2013 TECA introduces AHP-301ICE Histology Freeze Plate which eliminates the need for messy ice bath

Historical Photo Galleries Of Thermoelectrics and Peltier Technology:

Peltier technology

Thermoelectric (Peltier) Photo Gallery 1960's

thermoelectric cooling

Thermoelectric (Peltier) Photo gallery 1970's

 

history of Peltier cooling

Thermoelectric (Peltier) Photo gallery 1980's

troop transport

Thermoelectric (Peltier) Photo gallery 1990's

 

Peltier cold plate

Thermoelectric (Peltier) Photo gallery 2000's

thermoelectric (peltier) library

TECA Historical Thermoelectric (Peltier) Library

 
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
 

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