Cosmetic or Functional Customization

Thermoelectric Cooling on Shipboard with Customer-specified paint:

shipboard thermoelectric coolingTECA has always offered the broadest thermoelectric cooling/heating solutions anywhere, Although TECA customers can buy our standard products according to input voltage, temperature control needs, performance, efficiency, and many other variables, sometimes customization is still desired. In this example, TECA’s thermoelectric air conditioner Model AHP-6263XHC is being used to cool electronics in a harsh environment with frequent exposure to salt spray. The mil-spec fans used on this product are rated for Mil-Std 810 Shock & Corrosion, so the environment is not problematic…or is it? The customer found that the intense glare of reflected sunlight off the enclosure cooler was not tolerable.

The solution was to paint the AHP-6263XHC control panel cooler to a gray, with a mil-spec formula provided to TECA by the customer. The result is just as expected: a long lasting, reliable cooling solution rugged enough to handle a tough environment, with a simple cosmetic change to customize it to its end user’s unique requirements.

Please reach out to us with your unique requirements! We have a long history of creating custom solutions and we would be glad to help you. Ph 773.342.4900

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Seaside Cooling is Worth its Salt

New Defense System Utilizes Thermoelectric Cooling:

The most powerful thermoelectric cooler available anywhere, TECA Model AHP-6263X, is used by an R&D team to protect new defense technology in a truly harsh environment. Located seaside, the air conditioner AHP-6263X will endure daily exposure to salt spray, high ambient temperatures, humidity, and a high active heat load from the equipment it is protecting.

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Satellite Communication

Satellite Communication – Long Service Life:

A testament to TECA quality and reliability, this image shows a 130 foot radio telescope at a research observatory. The red arrow indicates the location of the the TECA air conditioner. TECA’s AHP-1200 is installed there to control the temperature of a 2′ x 2′ x 4′ insulated electronics box . The AHP-1200 runs continuously, 24/7, to control the internal temperature to about +25C. The ambient temperatures range between -10C to +40C.

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Thermoelectric Cooling for TACAN (Tactical Air Navigation) System

TACAN (Tactical Air Navigation) System uses Thermoelectric Cooling:

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TACAN is a radio system which can provide aircrew with navigation and bearing information. A market leader in military solutions uses TECA Model AHP-1800XHC as a standard component to provide cooling to their mobile TACAN system. AHP-1800XHC is well designed for this type of application. For reliable performance under harsh conditions, we use military-grade sealed fans and components on the hot side (external to enclosure). The AHP-1800XHC heats and cools as needed without maintenance or repair down time. This has been crucial for our customer, who markets their mobile TACAN system as self-sufficient.

TECA has been designing and manufacturing for harsh military environments for decades. Contact us to discuss your our solutions for NEMA-4X and Shock & Vibration.

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CORROSIVE ENVIRONMENT

Corrosive Environment:

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The AHP-1802XPHC-2 met the customers need in an application where other similar products could not function due to extreme corrosive environment.

The TECA design team in a short notice was able to provide a solution based on a standard AHP-1800X thermoelectric air conditioner.

MILITARY

Military Application:

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The 2.4 Meter Mobile SATCOM Tactical Terminal (MSTT) is a lightweight, stand alone, trailer-mounted tri-band SATCOM terminal available to support worldwide, quick deployment satellite communications through military and commercial satellites.

It also uses a customized version of the solid state air conditioner AHP-1801X. It was designed and qualified for worldwide operation in tactical military environments.

Intermodal Control Cooling

Intermodal Control Cooling:

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Intermodal systems are increasingly upgrading to automate their processes. Where there is automation, there is a need for control cooling. TECA supports automation by protecting crucial electronics in control cabinets. This minimizes process time and maximizes productivity.

In this example, heat-sensitive electronics are installed in truck processing terminals. TECA Model AHP-1800XEHC offers heat and cool modes and keeps the equipment within safe and operable temperatures.

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AERONAUTICS

Aeronautics:

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A leading military and aeronautics contractor needed a cooling solution for an enclosure which would be on a high altitude vessel. The system would be exposed to high winds and ambient elements present in the altitude.

Working with the customer; TECA sales and engineering team designed a cooling solution with specific intake and exhaust characteristics along with custom paint and finish process that could withstand the conditions it will be exposed to.

PORTABLE SECURITY EQUIPMENT

Portable Security Equipment:

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Site monitor and security equipment for oil fields and transfer stations needed more security. A portable enclosure housing cameras, WI-FI access, antennas and a Mac Mini computer inside leveraging the Mac platform to provide virtually instant access, hi speed, via “Wild Blue”. The system will be like a watchdog that they can strap on wherever they need the monitoring.

With a slight modification an AHP-1200XE thermoelectric cooler provided the best solution while keeping the NEMA-4 rating of the enclosure.

RUGGEDIZED MILITARY APPLICATION

Ruggedized Military Application:

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Sometimes it just takes a long time to get to the heart of a problem. AHP-1200X “quick quote” for two thermoelectric air conditioners came into our sales team. It was responded to and followed up. The application was reviewed, a quote was made and an order placed.

Only after did we learn that the hard requirements they were looking for were:

  1. Dual adjustable temperature control (heat and cool)
  2.  28 VDC operation and
  3. Military environment.

Fortunately the selections within TECA’s enclosure air conditioner family are large. The military Contractor borrowed a unit from TECA’s loaner stock and based on that success, placed an order. It was then that we found a problem.

It seems that the application was to cool some sensitive electronics out on a 200 meter DC input which caused droop in the input which in turn caused a ringing in the circuits. The new digital monitors being used were susceptible while the older tube monitors had no issue.

Working with the customer it was determined that by changing the controller to a ruggedized PWM controller all problems were solved.

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