Thermal management for Medical devices

  • Thermoelectric Assemblies (TEAs) are the only effective thermal management for many medical applications. A wide range of small-and medium-sized heat pumping units handle most applications, including temperature regulation of sample and stabilization of sensitive instruments with the use of temperatures controllers. Because medical devices require strict temperature controils TEAs offer precise temperature control with tolerance of +/- 0.1 °C under steady-state conditions. DC operation with reverse polarity allows heating and cooling on thermal cycling applications, as well as rapid cool down to below ambient temperature. Most medical applications have tight space constrains and low weight requirements. The units have fewer components and run on a solid –state operation that yields high reliability and minimizes downtime of the medical device over its product life cycle. TEASs are excellent choices for medical applications because they have low maintenance , are easy to repair, and environmentally friendly.