Thermal Cycling

Rapid heating from steady state to elevated temperatures maximizes your testing speed and throughput

Thermal Cycling

In thermal cycling applications, it’s critical to have rapid heating from steady state to elevated control temperature in order to maximize your testing speed and throughput, thereby reducing cost per test.  At the same time, you need accuracy and consistency for reliable, repeatable test results.  That’s what Minco’s delivers:

  • Factory bonding of heaters to heat sinks to ensure fast heater transfer and high reliability
  • Distributed watt density from zone-to-zone provides optimal surface temperature uniformity to ensure consistency from lot-to-lot or test to test performance
  • Integral temperature sensors prevents over-shooting control temperature to provide reliable results and efficient use of power budgets

Application Examples

Recent thermal cycling solutions from Minco include:

  • Medical equipment - DNA/PCR equipment
  • Semiconductor manufacturing - burn-in socket chip testing
  • Defense and Aerospace – ion detection devices

Understanding Your Requirements

Minco will work with you to develop a thermal cycling solution.  To help us understand your specific applications requirements, use the list below as a guideline of what we need to know:

  • Available power budget (wattage)
  • Start temperature
  • Control temperature
  • Ideal temperature ramp up time (seconds)
  • Material and configuration of the mounting surface
  • Available area/space where temperature sensing can occur
  • Broad thermal system needs – see below

Thermal Systems

Minco has the experience, knowledge and capabilities to help you develop a compressive thermal system:

Development Support

  • Knowledgeable engineering staff with extensive thermal cycling experience
  • Finite element analysis enables theoretical modeling rather than experimentation
  • Watt density requirements
  • Material selection
  • Physical design and optimization


  • Temperature sensors
  • Flex circuits
  • Components
  • Heat sinks

Assembly and Construction

  • Single-contact and accountability
  • Broad assembly capabilities
  • Mounting
  • Heater forming – performance and physical

Flexible Heaters Design Guide

Click here for a complete guide on flexible heaters:

Flexible Heater Design Guide

Industry Information