Original Press Release
Laird Technologies Expands Thermal Management Solutions Portfolio with Liquid Cooling Systems Product Line
Press release date: December 6, 2011
High-Performance & Long Life Operation Designed for Medical, Industrial and Semiconductor Markets
St. Louis, Missouri, USA - Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced that it has expanded its Thermal Management Solutions portfolio with the addition of its Liquid Cooling Systems (LCS) product line.
Laird Technologies' liquid cooling solutions are robust, self-contained units that remove large amounts of heat from densely packed electronic environments by recirculating a coolant to a predefined temperature set point. Removing the heat maximizes operational life, reduces component maintenance and minimizes down time, resulting in temperature stabilization of the system. Temperature stabilization has especially become critical, as next generation systems require precise temperature control. Being unconstrained, the units save customers time with specifying pumps, heat exchangers and liquid circuits, thereby freeing up resources to focus on end instrument design.
The company's standard product offering includes liquid heat exchanger systems that cool to ambient and recirculating chillers that cool to well below ambient. The cooling systems are designed to circulate either water, water-glycol (anti-freeze) or transformer oil. Standard heat transfer mechanisms are either liquid-to-air or liquid-to-liquid configurations, and provide several thermal performance advantages over conventional air cooled systems.
"Liquid cooling systems are ideal for the most demanding thermal management applications found on the market. Heat transfer conducted by water is superior over conventional air cooling mechanisms due to its high thermal conductivity," said Andrew Dereka, Laird Technologies Product Manager. "As a result, in similar sized form factors, these thermal management systems achieve much higher cooling capacities and have higher heat flux densities than conventional heat sink fan mechanisms. They also have a unique ability to concentrate cooling at the active source and route the heat away without introducing additional heat to the electronics, thus making the overall system more efficient."
Laird Technologies' line of liquid cooling products are designed and manufactured to strict process control standards and pass/fail criteria that yield optimal cooling performance and reliability. Laird Technologies also has full turn-key capabilities to create customized solutions and offers strong engineering services to support onsite concept generation, thermal modeling, flow analysis, mechanical design, electrical design and rapid prototyping.
As an industry leader in high-performance and cost-effective Thermal Management Solutions, Laird Technologies provides the knowledge, innovation, and resources to ensure exceptional thermal performance and customer satisfaction for applications in the medical, industrial, and semiconductor markets.
For more information about Laird Technologies' LCS product line, download the company's LCS brochure for free from www.lairdtech.com.
About Laird Technologies, Inc.
Laird Technologies designs and manufactures customized, performance-critical products for wireless and other advanced electronics applications.
The company is a global market leader in the design and supply of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, thermal management products, specialty metal products, signal integrity components, and antenna solutions, as well as radio frequency (RF) modules and wireless remote controls and systems.
Custom products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical, mining, railroad and industrial markets.
Laird Technologies, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 12,000 employees in more than 49 facilities located in 16 countries.