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Minco’s strength is working with our OEM customers to develop innovative integrated solutions that solve thermal management challenges. Our success has been exhibited across a wide range of industries such as medical, aerospace, defense, semiconductor, telecommunication and analytical instrumentation. Our diverse product portfolio in the conductive heating space provides solutions in areas where customers desire to stabilize an environment, thermal cycle quickly for improved product throughput or heat a fluid to enable an accurate and consistent reaction. Our thermal solutions advantages include:

  • Integrated heating, cooling, sensing, interconnect, control and packaging
  • Direct collaboration with experienced thermal engineering team
  • Design, simulation, testing and comprehensive project and supplier management
  • Broad assembly capabilities for integrated plug-and-play solutions

Technologies

Polyimide Thermofoil

All-Polyimide

Silicone Rubber

Thermal-Clear

Mica

PTFE Teflon

Applications

Minco helps customers with environmental stability solutions for a number of industries including aerospace, defense/military and telecommunications.

In extreme environments, it’s critical your equipment is working and reliable. When you need to be assured your equipment is accurate and consistent when temperatures range from -55°C to 600° C, Minco delivers even in these extreme environments.

Application Examples

Recent environmental stability solutions from Minco include:

  • Aerospace - battery applications, cockpit displays and avionics, angle of attack sensors
  • Defense - handheld communications, night vision systems, ruggedized laptops
  • Telecommunications - fiber optic network equipment
  • Communications - cell tower base stations

Understanding Your Requirements

Minco will work with you to develop a thermal 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

Thermal Systems

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

Development Support

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

Integration

  • Temperature sensors
  • Flex circuits
  • Connectors
  • Heat sinks

Assembly and Construction

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

In fluid management applications, it is imperative to have efficient use of power, minimal equipment footprint, and the flexibility of multiple functions. Your heating solutions must get the heat in the area where it is most needed, and provide the temperature outputs that allow the system to compensate for changing fluid flow rates. That is what Minco delivers:

  • Profiled and distributed wattage output
  • Thin flexible materials/substrates
  • Proprietary factory mounting techniques

Application Examples

Recent process control solutions from Minco include:

  • Medical equipment - surgical suite equipment
  • Aerospace – actuators, wing and engine inlet deicing
  • Commercial equipment - rapid 3D prototyping, large format printing

Understanding Your Requirements

Minco will work with you to develop a thermal 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

Thermal Systems

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

Development Support

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

Integration

  • Temperature sensors
  • Flex circuits
  • Connectors
  • Heat sinks

Assembly and Construction

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

Optimizing process yield is critical to increasing capacity and reducing costs, and the right thermal solution can be critical to process yield. Your heating solutions must provide superior edge-to-edge uniformity on your processing surface, deliver a high watt density and get you to your optimum process temperature faster than ever before. That is what Minco delivers:

  • Distribution of watt density to ensure consistent outputs
  • High reliability with over 200,000 hours before failure
  • Superior edge to edge uniformity on your processing surface (± 1°C)
  • High watt density of 100 W/in² (15.5W/cm²)

Application Examples

Recent process control solutions from Minco include:

  • Medical equipment - point-of-care blood analyzers, imaging equipment
  • Semiconductor - front end tools and equipment, back end IC chip testing
  • Analytical instrumentation – chromatography, particle detection

Understanding Your Requirements

Minco will work with you to develop a thermal 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

Thermal Systems

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

Development Support

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

Integration

  • Temperature sensors
  • Flex circuits
  • Connectors
  • Heat sinks

Assembly and Construction

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

It is 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 is what Minco’s delivers:

  • Factory bonding of heaters to heat sinks to ensure fast heat 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
  • Integrated 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

Thermal Systems

Minco has the experience, knowledge and capabilities to help you develop a complete 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

Integration

  • Temperature sensors
  • Flex circuits
  • Connectors
  • Heat sinks

Assembly and Construction

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

Product Certifications

  • UL Cert. - KSOT2.E89693 - Heaters, Specialty - Component
  • UL Cert. - KSOT8.E89693 - Heaters, Specialty Certified for Canada - Component
  • Specification S-311-P-079: Procurement Specification for Thermofoil™ Heaters
  • Specification EN60335-1: Standards for Safety of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances, Part 1: General Requirements 

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