Electronics Cooling and Thermal Management

Minco’s New SmartHeat SLT Thin-film Heaters Save Both Space and Weight

31 July 2017

(Source: Minco)(Source: Minco)Minco’s SmartHeat SLT (self-limiting technology) heaters provide an efficient and effective alternative to traditional temperature management in aerospace, defense and medical applications. These unique devices provide consistent thermal outcomes and self-tuning in dynamic environments. Thin, flexible and lightweight, SmartHeat SLT heaters deliver optimal performance and controller-free operation.

SmartHeat SLT heaters utilize a patented polymer inner-lay material to pinpoint precisely when and where heat is needed to maintain uniform heatsink temperature. The resistance of the polymer increases exponentially at a prescribed temperature control point, which eliminates the need for additional regulating electronics. This results in a simplified system design and lowers manufacturing and operational costs. Advanced materials and engineering eliminate the risk of overheating, which can damage electro-optical components, handheld electronic displays and fluid warming devices.

Features and Benefits

  • No risk of overheating due to delamination or environmental changes
  • Automated, elevated temperature management and control with consistent thermal outcomes
  • Patented materials ensure peak performance in a thin implicit control simplifies device design and reduces product launch cycle
  • Environment temperature range: -45 C (-49 F) to 100 C (248 F)
  • Operational set point range: 10 C (50 F) to 70 C (158 F)



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