Freeze Tape Casting

Freeze Tape Casting Manufacturer:

A materials science company specializes in creating foams with specific porosity for use in electric vehicles, batteries, thermal interface materials and ceramic-metal interfaces. Utilizing a TECA thermoelectric cold plate as a component within the freeze tape caster ensures the manufacturing process remains environmentally friendly. Peltier cold plates use no freon, coolants, or chemicals of any kind. In this example, the customer has slightly modified a commercially-available, off-the-shelf (COTS) TECA cold plate to reach the desired -10C set point.

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Equipment Testing & Maintenance

Equipment testing and maintenance:

Equipment Testing & Maintenance  Electronics Testing & Maintenance

Three AHP-1200CPV Cold Plates are running continuously and in tandem at 17 °C to monitor satellite equipment. The customer has added air deflectors of his own design. TECA offers standard air deflectors as well. The customer applies approximately 50 watts of heat to the cold plate.

THERMAL GRADIENT BAR

Thermal Gradient Bar:

thermal gradient bar

The gradient plate shown is not TECA’s. It’s from a University. They had been running a hot plate on one end and a liquid cooled LHP-300CP with the plate in the evaluation of temperature preference in insects.

They needed better control and a wider temperature range and they wanted it on their existing plate. Many tests were run with the AHP-301CPV (shown) and the AHP-1200CPV to evaluate temperature uniformity and differential.

More and more researchers are looking into the versatile CPV line of cold plates to improve their tests with the CPV line of products and accessories. Call us. Maybe we can help you too.

PHARMACEUTICAL LABORATORY

Pharmaceutical Laboratory:

Keeping drugs cool on the bench

pharmaceutical laboratory

A private biopharmaceutical company formulates drugs that are sensitive to temperature. TECA Model AHP-1200 CPV is their perfect benchtop cooling solution. The customer uses the AHP-1200 CPV Cold Plate in combination with the customer’s own aluminum blocks to keep solutions at 0C during filtration and vial filling operations.

The customer reports, “We have been very satisfied”. This customer provided photo is a wonderful example of the versatility of TECA’s line of Laboratory Cold/Hot Plates. The plate surfaces are appropriately sized to accept microtiter plates and other lab accessories. The temperature can be read from either the plate surface or anywhere a remote sensor can be placed, via the Remote Sensibility™ feature.

INDUSTRIAL MATERIAL

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 REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE

 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.

 

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
LHP-1200CPV
Voltage: 100-240 VAC, 24 VDC
Capacity: 360-400 Watts
liquid cooled cold plate
LHP-1200CAS
Voltage: 100-240 VAC
delta T: -54 °C to -90 °C
thermoelectric cold plate
LHP-1800CPV
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
AHP-301CPV
Voltage: 100-240 VAC, 24 VDC
Capacity: 85 Watts
Laboratory Use Air cooled Cold Plates
AHP-1200CPV
Voltage: 100-240 VAC, 24 VDC
Capacity: 230 Watts
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AHP-1200CAS
Voltage: 100-240 VAC
?T: -45 °C to -76 °C
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AHP-1800CPV
Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Capacity: 400 Watt
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AHP-1200DCP
Dual Cold Plate
Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Capacity: 2 X 230 Watt

AHP-2700CPV
Voltage: 100-240 VACC
Capacity: 630 Watt

AHP-5400CPV
Voltage: 240 VAC
Capacity: 1100 Watt

AHP-301MSP
Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Stirring Cold Plate

Magnetic stirring cold plate
AHP-1200MSP

Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Stirring Cold Plate

ccp-31
CCP Cascades

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

ERGO-900
ERGO-900
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.

WELCOME TO TECA

TECA

TECA Corporation in Chicago began as a department of the Borg-Warner Corporation and developed the first commercially available thermoelectric enclosure cooler in 1978. A privately held company since 1984, TECA remains the market innovator of thermoelectric cooling products for industry, military, and laboratories.

We manufacture the broadest range of solid-state thermoelectric cooling products including air-conditioners, cold plates, liquid chillers, and custom assemblies. We proudly build all our products in our Chicago factory and ship directly to our customers around the globe. TECA is committed to using premium components from original source manufacturers and their certified distributors.


Our Customers

From small companies to global giants, from university laboratories to underground mining, our clients are incredibly diverse. We are grateful to be able to serve so many different industries. It is a testament to the value of thermoelectric cooling technology that it is used for so many purposes.

Some of the industries we most frequently serve include:

Automation Laboratory Military
Aerospace Life Science Oil & Gas
Communications Manufacturing R&D
Construction Engineering Satellite
Kiosk Healthcare Surveillance

Quality Mission Statement

The fundamental purpose of TECA is to serve its customers by providing world-class products of the best possible quality.
It is our promise to continually build with premium components from original source manufacturers and their licensed distributors.
It is our promise to continually monitor and improve our own operations.
It is our promise to meet and exceed our customers’ needs.


Guiding Values
Teamwork: Our success depends upon the safety, involvement, commitment, and performance of each team member.
Excellence: Without sacrificing health, safety, or the environment in which we live, we prioritize our efforts to ensure product quality and customer service.
Cooperation: Suppliers are a crucial factor of TECA quality. Their performance will be measured and controlled to ensure on-time, acceptable deliveries.
Accountability: We are dedicated to the continual improvement of our product offerings, our internal practices, and our customer relationships.

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