Laird Technologies Articles
Thermoelectric cooling offers temperature control for incubators
Incubators are used for cell and tissue cultivation in hospital and laboratory settings. Accurate and precise control of temperature is important for cell growth, as excursions above or below the optimum mammalian body temperature of 37°C, by as little as 6°C, negatively impacts cell health and growth.
Imaging sensors keep machine vision systems cool
Machine vision technology is enabling sophisticated object detection, recognition and collision avoidance systems for next-generation autonomous vehicles, drones and robotics. Utilising temperature-sensitive imaging sensors and cameras, machine vision systems require active cooling to deliver optimal image resolution independent of the operating environment.
Automated solutions for all forms of thermal interface materials
Automation solutions for all forms of Thermal Interface Materials (TIMS) are offered by Laird Performance Materials (LPM). The company offers dispensable gap fillers, printed thin gap TIMs (TIM Print), ‘robotic motion control’ placed thick –gap TIMs (TIM Pick).
Automated solution to apply traditionally difficult materials
TIM Print is a novel method to apply Laird Performance Materials’ thermal management die cut pads while reducing total cost of ownership. It offers a more robust, reproducible and reliable application process as compared to traditional ‘peel and stick’ and dispensing methods.
Cost effective automated thermal pad application for die cut TIMs
A new method has been introduced to apply Laird Performance Materials’ thermal management die cut pads while reducing total cost of ownership, with the TIM Pick. It offers a more robust, reproducible and reliable application process as compared to traditional ‘peel and stick’. TIM Pick uses robotic motion control with an innovative ‘pick head’.
5G Protection for network infrastructure applications
A hybrid thermal and EMI absorber material that supports 5G handheld device and network infrastructure applications has been developed by Laird Performance Materials. CoolZorb 5G is specifically designed for the millimetre wave (mmWave) and microwave frequencies that 5G will implement.
Thermoelectric modules protect heat sensitive CMOS sensors
It has been announced that Laird Thermal Systems has expanded its Peltier thermoelectric module product family with the HiTemp ET Series, designed to protect critical electronic devices like CMOS sensors in high temperature applications. Recent advances in CMOS sensor technology have made these sensors practical and effective for use in a wide range of imaging applications.
BLE sensor features external probe for food safety
Laird Connectivity has developed a new sensor that features integrated antennas, an external temperature probe and rugged IP65 enclosure. The Sentrius RS1xx External Series probe allows customers to mount the sensor outside of a device and measure the temperature inside via the cabled sensor. Designed for a wide range of cold chain management applications like agriculture and food safety monitoring, the RS1xx External Series probe makes it easy t...
Thermoelectric assembly for refrigeration of medical storage
The global technology specialist, Laird Thermal Systems has developed a large capacity Direct-to-Air Thermoelectric Assembly (TEA) that offers greater cooling capacity than traditional thermoelectric based systems. Designed for refrigeration of medical chambers and analytical storage compartments, the DA-280 TEA is an alternate to smaller compressor based systems.
Remote control system enhances safety of industrial rail operations
Laird Controls has developed a portable remote control system that allows one rail operator to easily and efficiently move locomotives throughout the rail operation. By enabling a single worker to pilot a locomotive, as opposed to three people in a work crew, the Transport QC quick connect remote control unit bolsters worker safety, boosts productivity, and enhances rail operator profitability.
Wireless charging for automobiles
The industry has seen the escalating use of smartphones and other mobile devices transform network traffic from mostly voice to a mix of integrated voice, video and data. There has also been a massive expansion of network coverage as people expect access to their content everywhere they go.
Thermoelectric assembly increases cooling performance by up to 60%
Laird has launched a high performance thermoelectric assembly (TEA) series for indoor lab environments that offers a higher cooling performance per unit volume. The SuperCool Series TEA features a hot side air heat sink design that dissipates heat more efficiently than competing heat exchanger technologies. Utilising optimised thermoelectric modules (TEMs) in combination with a high performance heat sink and fan shroud assembly, the SuperCool TEA...
Remote control system enhancing rail efficiencies
It has been announced that Laird Controls has launched a new portable remote control system that enables rail operators to use a handheld remote controller to move locomotives with ease and confidence throughout their operations.
Bluetooth 5 series for multi wireless connectivity
Laird has introduced a Bluetooth 5 series that enables performance improvements with up to four times’ the range and twice the data throughput, opening up new product opportunities for industrial, medical, and IoT applications. Laird’s BL654 Series builds upon its field-proven BL600 and BL652 series, reducing engineering burden and design risk, and speeding time-to-market when integrating Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), as well as Th...
Thermoelectric modules designed for high temperature environments
Laird has expanded its thermoelectric module (TEM) product family to protect critical electronic devices in emerging applications found in high temperature environments. This typically occurs in outdoor environments where heat generated from surrounding electronics exceeds the temperature of sensitive electronics with maximum operating temperatures of 60~70ºC.
Scalable module for secure mobile connectivity in and outside vehicles
Over the next five years, the global connected car market is expected to skyrocket. With that on the horizon, technology company, Laird has launched a fully integrated and scalable module for secure mobile connectivity and automotive Ethernet for reliable Internet use inside and outside the vehicle.
Compact cooling performance for medical instrumentation
Laird has expanded its Thermoelectric Assembly (TEA) product offering to better support heating and cooling of analytical and medical instrumentation. The trend to miniaturise analytical and medical instruments to free up precious lab space has led engineers to pack more functionality into a smaller footprint. This increases the heat flux density and thermal challenges.
Liquid cooling systems efficiently cool industrial x-ray scanners
Global technology company, Laird, has designed custom, self-contained liquid cooling systems (LCS) that provide precise temperature control in industrial X-ray scanning equipment. Industrial X-ray scanning equipment is used in a wide variety of applications ranging from non-destructive test for materials/manufacturing defects and contaminants to scanning trucks or baggage to ensure safety and security.
The latest models of the thermoelectric assembly product line
Laird has expanded its thermoelectric assembly (TEA) product offering to include a higher capacity range for critical medical equipment. Previously, the Tunnel Series TEAs offered cooling for capacities up to 39 W. The boosted Tunnel Series now offers cooling capacities exceeding 100 W to support a wider range of cooling applications.
Active cooling of optical transceivers
Tier 1 OEM’s in telecom infrastructure market are designing the next standard for telecommunications, 5G. It will provide faster data transmission speeds than current LTE (4G) systems, approaching broadband speeds achieved with landlines.