Laser Chillers: Using Chillers for Laser Cooling

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flickr.com Lasers are an essential part of delivering high-speed, pinpoint accuracy in both general and specialized industrial applications. When it comes to these technologies, installing laser chillers for laser cooling provides incredible value to the operation. Utilizing chillers keeps industrial lasers at constant temperatures; this allows the lasers to reach maximum performance. Lasers operate at extremely high temperatures. Temperature regulation … Read More

Types of Chillers

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Chiller units are refrigerant systems that aid in cooling residential/commercial spaces, machines, industrial operations, and industrial chemicals. These units are energy efficient, cost-efficient, and time-efficient. Without these systems, production objectives often cannot be achieved. Chillers fall under two main categories: vapor compression and vapor absorption chillers. vapor compression chillers use an electrically driven mechanical compressor to force a refrigerant around … Read More

Chiller Maintenance: Repairing or Replacing a Broken Chiller

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As much as we’d love technology to run at maximum efficiency 100% of the time, regular wear and tear can lead to malfunctions. If your business owns or regularly uses a chiller unit, it could be helpful to familiarize yourself with these chiller repairing and maintenance steps. When it comes to water chiller repair and maintenance, it is necessary to … Read More

How EDM Cutting Technology is Helping to Create Innovative New Products

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What is EDM? EDM (electrical discharge machining), also known as spark machining, is a manufacturing process used to obtain a specific desired shape in metal by applying electrical discharges(sparks). There are a few different types of EDM including sinker EDM, wire EDM, ram EDM and fast hole drilling EDM; all of which are primarily used for hard metals that would … Read More

Keeping Chemicals Cool

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If your business or organization regularly works with, stores, or manufactures chemical products, you’re likely familiar with chemical hazards and proper safety protocol (We’re willing to bet you’ve been through one or two chemical safety courses as part of your training). For those who aren’t as familiar with chemical handling, it’s important to remember that an important part of safe … Read More

Welding Chillers and Heat Management During Welding

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Welding is a common procedure used to join two or more pieces of metal for use in a wide range of applications. The process can be done at outdoor locations (e.g. farms, highways, construction sites) or in an indoor setting, typically shops and factories. [read: An Introduction to Welding] Welding requires the following components: metals to be joined, a heat … Read More

Cooling During Injection Molding

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Injection molding is a manufacturing process wherein raw materials, most commonly thermoplastic resins in pellet form, are consecutively melted, remolded and cooled. This manufacturing method is typically used in mass-production processes were the same part is being produced thousands or even millions of times in succession. The components made through this process can be found on almost every product that … Read More

Cooling in Printing

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Cooling in Printing Throughout the printing process heat is generated as a result of friction between component parts and then transferred to ink and paper.  There is also an elevated ambient temperature within the press room. This increased heat can deteriorate the quality of the ink and the overall quality of the printing operation.  Cooling in printing can preserve and … Read More

Determining Chiller Size

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We cannot overstate the importance of selecting a correctly sized chiller. Undersized chillers won’t correctly cool your process equipment or materials. Oversized chillers will work just fine, but why pay more than you need to? When you select a chiller of the proper size, you can rely on several years of efficient cooling. Use the formula below to determine the … Read More

Chemical Storage: How Should Chemicals Be Stored?

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How should chemicals be stored? Many companies purchase, transport and store chemical drums in warm or hot environments.  Such chemical storage can be problematic as many types of chemicals are adversely affected by exposure to hot temperature environments. Knowing how to store chemicals safely will prevent costly waste and help keep your operation running smoothly. Harmful Heat During Chemical Storage … Read More