The new UltraTEC UTX Series is a high-performance thermoelectric cooler that is assembled with advanced thermoelectric materials and can boost cooling capacity by up to 10%. The UltraTEC UTX Series features a higher thermal insulating barrier when compared to standard materials creating a maximum temperature differential (ΔT) of 72°C. It features a high heat pump density, precise temperature control, reliable solid-state operation, and does not create any noise or vibration.
UltraTEC™ UTX Series
Temperature control in high-power laser projectors is critical to ensure proper functionality, long life operation and crisp image projection. Not only can chillers provide a cooling solution for many projectors, but ambient liquid systems with thermoelectric coolers offer simplified spot-cooling to provide superior temperature stabilization that maintains peak performance of the laser.
With an increasing demand for advanced industrial manufacturing, laser systems have become the most important fabrication tool. While high powered lasers such as CO2 lasers are used for coarse cuts of metals, ultrafast lasers are used for fine cuts and polishing of semiconductor materials. Fiber lasers have the versatility to do both. In today’s consumer electronics, electrification of vehicles and green energy are driving the need for advanced laser machining and additive machining of complex materials.
Industrial laser applications require precise temperature control for maximum performance. Temperature changes distort laser wavelength resulting in poor welding or less precise cutting. UltraTEC™ UTX Thermoelectric Coolers provide spot cooling for industrial lasers systems to deliver robust, low-power and maintenance-free operation.
The increasing demand in many end markets for advanced manufacturing systems that are able to increase production and cut costs have positioned laser systems as an important fabrication tool. High-power industrial lasers can generate outputs in excess of 10,000 W when processing thick metals, generating a significant amount of heat not only in the targeted surface but also in the sensitive optics inside the laser. The temperature of these optics needs to be maintained to achieve peak performance for the tool.
Stabilizing the operational temperature of laser optical components in high-power laser projectors is essential to maximizing their performance and extending lifetime. Thermoelectric cooling is one solution that’s up to the task.
3D printing systems must be thermally protected to ensure production of high-quality printed parts and long operational lifetime. UltraTEC™ UTX thermoelectric coolers in an ambient liquid loop provide a cost-effective solution for spot cooling of system components while Nextreme™ Recirculating Chillers deliver precise temperature control for all parts of the 3D printing machine.
Additive manufacturing, better known as 3D printing, is an emerging application that is finding an expanding purpose in the manufacturing process. Once primarily used for quickly making prototype parts, 3D printing is now also used to digitize workflow and manufacture production quality final products. There are many different types of 3D printing methods used to physically create a desired object.