Temperature Controlling Semiconductors (Peltier Elements)
Thermoelectric modules are plate-like semiconductor cooling devices that work by using the movement of heat when a current flows through the junction of two different metals. Compact, lightweight, and Freon-free, they are used in climate control seats of automobiles, cooling chillers, optical communications, biotechnology, air conditioners, and a variety of consumer electronic products.
Harnessing the Power of Thermal Management
Ferrotec’s thermal solution business unit designs and manufactures precision Peltier coolers for heat-pumping, thermal cycling and precise temperature control. The business promotes premium-quality thermoelectric modules to volume manufacturers. Telecom, biomedical, industrial, instrumentation, analytical, automotive, and consumer device manufacturers look to Ferrotec for custom thermoelectric modules that deliver superior performance with consistent manufacturability. We offer global sales and technical support to address the commercial and technical requirements of our customers.
Ferrotec Thermoelectic Modules Microsite
If you’re looking for more about Ferrotec’s thermoelectric products, you can find more detailed information on Ferrotec’s Thermoelectric Modules web site. On the Thermoelectric site, you’ll find a comprehensive resource, along with technical information about the specific product lines.
Ferrotec produces an extensive range of thermoelectric modules (thermoelectric coolers, TECs or Peltier coolers). Sizes range from mini-modules with footprints of 4 mm x 4 mm to larger, high power modules with Imax levels as high as 36 amps. Ferrotec also offers multistage and custom thermoelectric modules in many shapes and sizes.
Thermal Management Subsystems and Assemblies
Ferrotec has developed a number of thermoelectric-based subsystems and assemblies for select customers. Leveraging our expertise in thermoelectric systems and cost-effective manufacturing, we have helped our customers identify integrated solutions that enable new products, improve system precision, and reduce costs.
Ferrotec acquired the Telan line of power generation modules and systems from Teledyne Energy Systems in 2003. These stand-alone power generation systems use thermoelectrics to produce electrical energy from combustion of propane or natural gas. Ferrotec currently supports these products by providing spare parts for these systems.
Thermoelectric Temperature Controllers
Every thermoelectric system needs a temperature controller to manage the system. Most off-the-shelf temperature control solutions are not ideally suited for controlling thermoelectric modules. With our expertise in thermal solutions, we often help guide our customers to temperature controllers that are specifically designed for the unique demands of controlling thermoelectric modules.