Cold Plates Thermal Solutions Liquid Cooling
Liquid cooling in cold plates is a natural evolution beyond air cooling. The need for improved thermal performance and environmental requirements is important driving factors.
CSI’s liquid cold plates offer a high transfer coefficient, although this depends on the specific coolant used and mode of convective heat transfer. There are many ways to accomplish liquid cooling.
Cooling Source manufactures several types of liquid-cooled heatsinks / cold plates. We use various manufacturing processes such as high precision CNC machining, extrusion, tube bending, and friction stir welding (FSW).
The FSW technology provides solid-state joints with mechanical properties like the parent materials, which results in a monolithic structure to achieve a very strong hermetic seal. Consequently, it eliminates the need to use a tube. Also, it provides greater design flexibility.
One of the most popular manufacturing methods is to machine a groove in the base and embed a tube in the flow path. Design engineers often place the tube toward the top surface. Therefore, it provides better cooling to the devices. In addition, this construction method can be cost-effective.
The heatsink / liquid cold plate can be manufactured with copper or aluminum alloy.
We bend copper, aluminum, and stainless-steel tubes.
Some of the main benefits achieved are:
The reduction of noise, and is also more efficient. Some of the drawbacks include the risk entailed with the proximity of liquid to electronics and its cost. Liquid cold plates are more expensive than fan sinks, which require fewer components such as reservoir, pump, water blocks, hose, and heatsinks.
Briefly, as part of the liquid cold plate design work, our engineers apply advanced 3D modeling. Also, we are using cutting-edge CFD tools to optimize your liquid cold plate heat transfer project. In addition, we provide our customers a complete cooling solution to meet specific requirements in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Also, you can count on our Mechanical Engineers to assist with design change and reduce manufacturing costs.
Our fully equipped lab is available to valid your liquid cold plate designs, pressure leak test, and inspect. flow resistance test, thermal resistance test, temperature-rise test under different power, heat sink efficiency tests.
CSI team can help you meet tight schedule requirements while allowing you to focus on your business’s core competencies.
Also, we stand by, ready to support you from concept to production globally.
We ensure secure facilities, traceability, and document control.
Call or e-mail us today to see what your best liquid cold plate option is. We feel confident that you will love our liquid cold plate competitiveness, engineering support, and customer service during the sale and afterward.
Cooling Source, Inc. utilizes a range of technologies and round or flat tubing to produce performance-fin cold plates with a liquid-cooled chassis. Designed with the increasing demand for compact designs in mind and with an accompanying requirement for power densities, this type of manufacturing satisfies the increasing demand for compact cooling requirements.
Utilized by fields as diverse as high-powered electronics, lasers, power drives and medical equipment, and often supplied to the military and aerospace industries, cold plate technology is the perfect choice for your high-power requirements. If you are faced with high watt densities and air-cooled heat sinks are inadequate, liquid-cooled cold plates offer an ideal high-performance heat transfer solution alternative.