Nextreme™ Series, Recirculating Chillers
Mass spectrometers help scientists and laboratory technicians identifying the elements of a complex substance in applications including drug testing, food contamination detection, pesticide residue analysis, isotope ratio determination, protein identification and carbon dating. Medical laboratories utilize mass spectrometry to diagnose nutritional and metabolism deficiencies, identify biomarkers and enzymes, and determine toxic levels of dangerous substances.
Modern laboratory equipment requires precise cooling to protect electronics or to control processes where temperature matters. Laird Thermal Systems’ Nextreme™ Performance Chiller Series offers reliable, precise, and versatile temperature control solutions for laboratory equipment – all while lowering energy consumption by up to 50% compared to conventional compressor-based systems. High quality components, including variable speed motors for the compressor and condensing fan, provides lower noise operation and a higher coefficient of performance compared to competing models.
Semiconductor metrology is critical in the semiconductor fabrication process. The complex nature of semiconductor fabrication now requires multiple test stages in between processing steps. Thin film semiconductor wafers are tested using several techniques including ellipsometry and reflectometry. Sophisticated optical equipment is used to inspect for defects as well as for accurate dimensional measurements. Manufacturers of optical inspection systems must integrate a thermal solution for temperature stabilization of optical components.
The implementation of automated metrology systems has been a key to achieving cost effective semiconductor fabrication. The complex nature of semiconductor fabrication requires multiple tests between processing steps to inspect defects as well as measure dimensional properties including thickness, refractive index, resistivity and stress of the thin films. Because thermal noise can impact the image resolution of sensitive optical components in automated metrology systems, a thermal management system is required.
Lasers come in many different sizes and power levels. High power lasers are commonly used for brazing, metal cutting, deep metal welds and metal cleaning, while low power lasers can be used for printing & marking, soldering, plastic welding and laser powder remelting. For all laser technologies, OEMs seek advanced cooling of the power source and the laser optics to maintain peak performance and long life operation.
Industrial lasers come in various sizes and power levels. Brazing, metal cutting, deep metal welds and metal cleaning require high-power lasers while printing & marking, soldering, plastic welding and laser powder remelting use low power lasers. Temperature stabilization is key to maintaining peak performance for any industrial laser system.
The Nextreme NRC400 is a recirculating chiller designed for precise temperature control of analytical instrumentation, industrial lasers and imaging. The NRC400 is a thermoelectric-based recirculating chiller with few moving parts offering solid-state construction and high reliability. It is also environmentally friendly as no hazardous refrigerants are used. Users can easily control temperature setpoints and alarms via the LCD touchscreen display.
The Nextreme NRC400 is a next generation benchtop recirculating chiller using solid-state thermoelectric technology for precise temperature control of analytical and industrial equipment. It offers high heat pumping capacity for its size, improved temperature stability and lower noise operation than previous models. Utilizing custom thermoelectric coolers with premium thermoelectric materials, it delivers a higher coefficient of performance (COP). The NRC400 is a semi-closed system with a large reservoir tank requiring less refilling.