WHATS NEW – Thermal products

Reduce the pressure of thermal management

Chomerics has launched Therm-a-Gap Gel 75, a 7.5W/m-K single component dispensable thermal interface material designed for high performance applications. It is a single component gel which reduces stress and pressure due to its low compression force, while representing the highest thermal conductivity dispensable available from Parker Chomerics. The company states its flow rate is nearly three times faster than the next closest performing material in the family. 

The gel suits high volume, automated production, specifically found in telecommunications equipment, automotive safety electronics modules, power supplies and memory/power modules. 

Parker Chomerics’ global thermal business unit manager, Brian Mahoney, said: “Gel 75 was formulated to accommodate the future high-power demands of many different markets, including 5G enabled telecom infrastructure, automotive applications and any application that is seeing increased bandwidth demands that generate excessive heat. It is the next evolution in our Therm-a-Gap family of easy to use, reliable, high performance, single component dispensable gels.”


Increased cooling reliability 

Laird Thermal Systems has launched the PowerCycling PCX series of thermoelectric coolers designed to meet demanding thermal cycling applications found in molecular diagnostics, PCR and point of care test devices. 

Thermal cycling exposes thermoelectric coolers to mechanical stresses as the module contracts and expands from repeated heating and cooling cycles. This can quickly degrade the long-term performance and operational life of a standard thermoelectric cooler. PCX thermoelectric coolers are assembled with next-generation thermoelectric materials and enhanced module construction to provide improved performance and long-life operation in thermal cycling applications.

Laird Thermal Systems’ product director, Andrew Dereka, said: “The new PowerCycling PCX Series is an ideal solution for leading PCR OEMs looking to specify a premium thermoelectric cooler in their next generation bench top or point of care PCR machine. The PCX Series is a major advancement to support faster ramp rates, while assuring long life operation in the field to allow our customers to sell more molecular diagnostic consumables.”