Laboratory Application:

laboratory application laboratory application


In March our customer said: “We are most likely going to soon order 1 of the AHP-301CPV.”

First though, can you please provide a quote on the manufacture of a top plate? We would like to fit:

  • 2 x 500 mL Schott bottles (the one I measured was 86mm diameter)
  • 2 x 250 mL Schott bottles (the one I measured was 68mm diameter)
  • 2 x 50 mL Schott bottles (the one I measured was 46mm diameter)

I’d guess that Schott do not make their bottles to too tight specifications, so we would need to allow some room for tolerances. What do you think? These could be arranged in any way that fit best and that minimized any top plate overhang over the cold plate beneath. We can foresee out-growing the 50 mL bottles, so ideally would like the ‘walls’ surrounding the 50 mL wells to be thick enough to later be drilled out so that the wells can accommodate 100 mL Schott bottles (the one I measured was 56mm diameter). The height of the top plate (i.e. depth of the wells) only need be about 70 mm. For the current application, we only need to chill to about 5 deg °C. Does the range we are interested in affect anything?

In May we shipped the custom “Beaker Block: and AHP-301CPV.


Industrial Material:

industrial material

In this example of an AHP-1200CP application a box surrounds the cold plate area. Materials are set directly upon the cold plate and the lid is closed. The material is cooled and temperature controlled without the large air cooling refrigerator.


 Hair Transplant Procedure, Follicular Unit Transplant/Extraction (FUT/FUE):

hair transplant procedure

A group of physicians pioneered a hair replacement procedure using TECA’s AHP-1200CPV Cold/Hot Plate. The AHP-1200CPV is a Peltier cold plate. In the photo provided by TECA’s customer, the cold plate keeps hair transplant grafts cool in a solution during the patient’s procedure. The convenience of the AHP-1200CPV cold plate’s built-in temperature controller allows the technician to easily program it to maintain the desired set point.

The AHP-1200CPV is capable of reaching temperatures as low as -15 °C. In the photos here, the set point is programmed to 5 °C. The AHP-1200CPV has an integral universal power supply, so it can be used with any input voltage range from 100 to 240 VAC.



Electronic Test Station:

electronic test station

An aerospace contractor was interested in a large cold plate for the testing of electronic components.  We first offered them the AHP-1200CPV but they responded that the AHP-1200DCP was more the size they wanted.  Could we change it to a single plate?  Well, we couldn’t change the plate size but we could add an accessory plate which was larger.  And we could build the unit with one controller including all of the standard options.

Now they are using the 12” x 18” custom accessory plate and a special AHP-1200DCP to test electronic amplifiers by ramping the temperature up and down between +10 °C to +70 °C.  A custom solution at very nearly standard product price to fill a not so unusual need.


Stirring Cold Plate:

A Peltier stirring cold plate was needed to cool liquid inside a standard 1000 ml plastic tank and maintain the class 100 clean room rating. They desired a custom designed thermoelectric stirring cold plate with integral variable stir speed control, temperature control, alarm and remote sense capability.

stirring cold plate stirring cold plate

TECA is glad to participate in custom and OEM product development. Over the years we have come up with some innovative and novel solutions for our customers. This product was developed from scratch for a start-up company in the field of pharmaceutical development. This TECA cold plate apparatus was designed and built for use in a clean room facility. The controls are ergonomic. The user can easily adjust controls for stir speed, timing and temperature even while wearing clean room garb and sterile gloves.

Laboratory Use Liquid Cooled Cold plates

Laboratory Use Liquid Cooled Thermoelectric Cold Plates:

The cold plates on this page are designed to cool and heat, through direct contact, laboratory samples or other loads. Reaching temperatures as cold as -70 °C is possible with the Cascade system. USB communications and other features are included.

Peltier cold/hot plate
Voltage: 100-240 VAC, 24 VDC
Capacity: 360-400 Watts
liquid cooled cold plate
Voltage: 100-240 VAC
delta T: -54 °C to -90 °C
thermoelectric cold plate
Voltage: 240 VAC
Capacity: 740-800 Watts


TECA’s thermoelectric (Peltier) Liquid-Cooled Laboratory Cold/Hot Plates are perfect for use in laboratories or anywhere solid-state cooling or heating surfaces are needed. Applications include cooling and heating lab samples, tissue dissection (histology), quality control, pharmaceuticals, research, pain studies (thermal nociception) and more.

Each thermoelectric Cold/Hot plate (Peltier cold/hot plate) on this page include versatile features such as: integral programmable temperature controller, data logging software, USB communications, integral RTD sensor, ability to switch to exterior sensor, and more.

Cold/Hot Plate surfaces can be smooth or include tapped accessory holes at no extra charge (see drawing). Accessories are available to help you further customize the plate to your application.

High temperature versions are available for heating above 90 °C. Ultra-low temperatures can be attained with a liquid cooled cascade system, the theromelectric LHP-1200CAS Cold/Hot Plate.

Laboratory Use Air cooled Cold Plates

Laboratory Use Air Cooled Thermoelectric Cold Plates:

Cold Plates for laboratories utilizing Peltier cooling technology, from TECA, are perfect for anywhere thermoelectric cooling or heating surfaces are needed. All in one cold/hot plate systems offer heat and cool functions, temperature control, communications and more. In laboratories, our Peltier cold/hot plates are ideal for temperature control of assays, DNA ligations, cells and tissue, and samples. Notably, multiple TECA cold plate models have been used in published research articles, especially in pain, temperature preference and behavior studies.

Laboratory Use Air cooled Cold Plates
Voltage: 100-240 VAC, 24 VDC
Capacity: 85 Watts
Laboratory Use Air cooled Cold Plates
Voltage: 100-240 VAC, 24 VDC
Capacity: 230 Watts
ahp-1200cas pic-1
Voltage: 100-240 VAC
?T: -45 °C to -76 °C
ahp-1800cpv pic
Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Capacity: 400 Watt
ahp-1200dcp pic
Dual Cold Plate
Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Capacity: 2 X 230 Watt

Voltage: 100-240 VACC
Capacity: 630 Watt

Voltage: 240 VAC
Capacity: 1100 Watt

Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Stirring Cold Plate

Magnetic stirring cold plate

Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Stirring Cold Plate

CCP Cascades

Voltage: 12, 24 VDC
?T: -45 °C to -76 °C

Voltage: 100-240 VAC


TECA’s cold/hot plate systems are also suitable for use in all industries including aerospace, oil & gas, and pharmaceutical.
R&D, quality control and manufacturing processes can all benefit from reliable and maintenance free thermoelectric cooling technology.

Each thermoelectric Cold/Hot plate on this page includes versatile features such as:

  • integral programmable temperature controller
  • data logging software
  • USB communications
  • integral RTD sensor
  • ability to switch to exterior sensor

Almost every model has a high-temperature version available for applications requiring heating above 90 °C.

Plate surfaces can be smooth or include tapped accessory holes at no extra charge (see drawing). Accessories are available to help you further customize the plate to your application.

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