In most industries, the process of thermal management can have very similar meanings. For example, most companies rely on the concept as the basis of their electrical cooling processes, which are essential for keeping their technological solutions running smoothly. The right thermal management solution and its ability to prevent systems from overheating can directly impact the overall efficiency and productivity of a company. However, in the plastic molding industry, the process of handling heat is essential to more than just electrical cooling, but also to the core operation of removing heat from plastic molds.
The challenges of plastic mold cooling
On an industrial scale, thermal management has always been a challenge for companies. The need for adequate electrical cooling has always been an important one, though traditionally, companies had little choice in how they achieved it. Most commonly, electrical thermal management solutions came in the form of air conditioning or air compressing units, which keep electrical enclosures cooled by circulating chilled air throughout them. However, in some industries, the use of chilled air hasn’t been the most efficient method for electrical cooling. For companies that rely on plastic mold cooling, traditional electrical thermal management solutions have been even more cumbersome and costly to maintain.
The use of natural methods for transferring heat
For more modern forms of electrical cooling and thermal management solutions, including many custom-designed thermal solutions, the process of handling heat is much different. Rather than utilizing a constant supply of colder air to prevent electrical overheating, more streamlined solutions often utilize natural methods of transferring heat on a continuous basis. For example, many custom thermal solutions are designed to utilize an eco-friendly cooling fluid to absorb and transfer heat, taking advantage of the fluid’s latent heat of vaporization. This allows the fluid to absorb an immense amount of heat before evaporating, at which point it becomes much less dense and flows much easier, carrying the waste heat away from sensitive electrical components.
Boosting the efficiency of plastic mold cooling
Streamlining and enhancing the process of transferring heat has had significant implications beyond just electrical cooling. For instance, in the plastic mold cooling process, custom thermal solutions that utilize heat transfer principles, known as custom thermal pins, have helped companies significantly improve both the quality of their yields and the rate at which they can produce them. This is largely due to the efficient and nearly isothermal methods that thermal pins utilize to rapidly remove heat from plastic molds on all sides simultaneously. Natural heat transfer principles make the process much more efficient and cost-effective, while the improved rate of quality yields helps boost the value of a company’s output.
For more information about using custom thermal pins for plastic mold cooling, call Noren Custom Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.