From time to time we have customers call in and say “We have one of your products and need another. But we installed it so long ago that we no longer have the paperwork to know which model we bought.” That’s a great thing to hear in a way. Our products have outlasted their filing system, and not only that, but now we have potential to solve another problem for the same customer.
When this happens, we can sift through our files to find out which model was purchased, or if the original purchase was made through a third party, we can determine the model number in other ways. We can use the dimensions, material of construction, description over the phone, or a photo emailed to an Application Engineer such as the one below.
But, the needs of the application don’t end there. We may be able to pinpoint the model number of the device currently in use, but we also need to confirm that this model will be suitable for the new application. For the end user that sent in the photo above, this meant the completion of a Cabinet Cooler Sizing Guide for new heat load calculation.
What we determine in many cases is that the new application has specific needs which dictate the use of a product with different attributes (in this case a different Btu/Hr rating on a Cabinet Cooler). Whether it is because of heat load, ambient temperature concerns, required material, or any other variable, we are sure to provide the most suitable solution.
As spring gains momentum and warmer months are to come, it may be time to consider an EXAIR Cabinet Cooler solution for an overheating electrical panel in your facility. Contact an EXAIR Application Engineer for help calculating heat load and choosing the right system.
Well, the first day of Spring is right around the corner. It’s hard to believe that the Summer heat isn’t that far out for us here in Cincinnati. Of course the first thing on my mind is hanging out outside with my daughters, and track days. What isn’t on my mind is the heat that most production environments feel. It most likely isn’t on your mind either, and won’t be until the heat is here and the machine is shutting down.
Why not be proactive and fill out a Cabinet Cooler Sizing Guide so that we can help to prevent that down time in the Summer months? Even though the temperatures aren’t as hot as they will be in a few months, the temperature differential will still allow us to calculate the heat load that is generated within the enclosure.
There’s no better time than now to start preventative measures to keeping your machines running. Whether that is by installing a thermostat controlled Cabinet Cooler System, using a Chip Trapper to filter coolants or a Cold Gun Aircoolant System to keep a cutting tool cool. All methods will help you to keep production up and lessen the down time and the costly replacements of your equipment.
If you have any questions on how we can help, feel free to contact us.
Last week we had a taste of warm weather with a couple of days in the mid seventies. After a cold winter it actually took some getting used to. Summer is on its way and with it come the inquiries for cabinet coolers. Last years hot summer generated a ton of cabinet cooler sizing guides for me to calculate. So, I am sitting here exercising my writing fingers in preparation for the upcoming season.
The introduction of electronics for industrial and commercial applications has been a definite advantage. The downside though is heat. Electronics do not do well in hot environments. Most all are situated in some sort of enclosure which prevents heat from dissipating away. Installing vents only allows the entrance of contaminants.
I had a customer in the confectionery business that was having trouble with sugar dust getting into his panels. I jokingly commented that he had sugar-coated circuit boards. He promptly corrected me claiming that he had candy coated circuit boards! The sugar melts and crystallizes destroying the board. It was costing him $1500 each time a board had to be replaced. Installing an EXAIR Cabinet Cooler System, not only was he able to cool his panel but the cooler imparted a slight positive pressure which kept out the contaminants.
If you would like to size up a cooler for one of your panels, collect the temperature values and enter them into this FORM and send it to me and I will do the calculations for you.
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