Protecting Investments with Thermoelectric Cooling

?TECA coolers save automated sorting equipment from overheat failure:

TECA Model AHP-1202XEHC is out in the automation field by the hundreds, reliably cooling sorting equipment. Easily one of TECA’s most popular legacy products, the AHP-1202XEHC is a great design with a lot to offer. Maintaining NEMA-4/4X enclosures in high ambient conditions and in tough, industrial settings, the AHP-1202XEHC is yet an affordable solution. In the example shown here, our customer chose to buy from TECA for a long-term project, supporting recycling centers with automated sorting machinery. The sorting system is state of the art, using new technology which requires thermal management.

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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.

AVIONICS MAINTENANCE

Avionics Maintenance:

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The task was to create a portable cooling system for diagnostic equipment to allow troubleshooting of avionics systems while still installed. Troubleshooting and diagnosing avionics problems is hard enough on the bench.

To save valuable time, technicians would rather get it done while the electronics are still in the aircraft. Also, under harsh environments, it is difficult to keep cutting edge electronics functioning the way they should. When it came to the type of portable cooling for the diagnostic equipment required for these jobs; a navy contractor came to TECA for the solution.

We helped design and build the solution shown in its prototype form around the portable enclosure. TECA completed the project on a tight schedule, which called for teamwork and attention to detail.

MILITARY TROOP TRANSPORT

Military Troop Transport:

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It was 1994 and a military contractor came to TECA with a problem. The existing Freon based refrigerators used in troop transport galleys had a MTBF measured in months.

They had recognized the potential of thermoelectrics and contracted with a vendor to design and build refrigerators for them.  The problem came when the original vendor’s product failed to live up to its potential. TECA was approached and given only several months to design, build and test three prototype refrigerators for the first new galley.

Less than three months later with test data in his hands and three refrigerators in the back of his truck a TECA rep delivered the goods. Over twenty years later the military and it’s allies around the world are still flying these same refrigerators and ordering more.

NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH

Neuroscience Research:

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At a prominent U.S. university, neuroscience research team choose TECA’s economical AHP-270CP Cold Plate.

The customer reports: “We cool a fly to 8 deg Celsius, and also use vacuum to attach it to the device during a brain dissection procedure. Essentially, the cooling is anesthetizing the fly, making it possible to attach the fly to the dissecting chamber in a very precise manner, using a manipulator (also in the picture).” The AHP-270CP is a great solution because it is small, inexpensive and yet offers reliable and effective cooling on the bench top.

R & D LABORATORY

R & D Laboratory:

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An R&D laboratory needed to quickly cool beakers of high-concentration sucrose samples to 10 °C.  The customer reports that using TECA’s AHP-800MSP Magnetic Stirring Cold/Hot Plate system has been successful.

The customer has different sizes of samples, which are accommodated by TECA’s sleeve accessories. The customer uses 2L, 1.5L, 1L and 800mL sleeves at different times with the AHP-800MSP system. The sleeves are easy to switch in and out and add versatility to the system.

In fact, unique to this product is the adjustable nature of many of its features: stir-bar speed, fan speed (for noise reduction), and temperature sensing (internal or external).

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