Medical Device Thermal Management

Increasing demands for technical innovation and performance are a key driver for the medical devices industry. Next generation medical devices need to be smaller, faster, more precise and more reliable. As a direct result of these technical enhancements, there is an escalating importance to thermal management. ACT has proven experience in the Medical Device industry, helping product designers and manufacturers solve key thermal problems.

Figure 1. ACT’s high performance heat pipes (shown here), and vapor chambers are superior heat transport and heat spreading solutions for medical devices

Figure 1. ACT’s high performance heat pipes (shown here), and vapor chambers are superior heat transport and heat spreading solutions for medical devices

Specific examples include increased duty cycle, lower operating temperatures, faster thermal cycling, and precision temperature control. ACT’s thermal management experts have broad and in-depth knowledge of thermal technologies and are well versed in the intricacies and challenges of developing products for medical use. ACT has experience integrating and prototyping solutions that include state of the art heat pipes, liquid cooling, thermoelectric cooling, heat sinks, interface materials and everything else thermal.

Whether it’s a feasibility study, product analysis, design, prototyping or manufacturing, ACT has the skills and resources to solve your thermal issue.

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Figure 2. ACT’s well recognized modeling and design capabilities. We use a combination of commercial software packages and custom design code to determine the optimum thermal solution.

Figure 2. ACT’s well recognized modeling and design capabilities. We use a combination of commercial software packages and custom design code to determine the optimum thermal solution.

Benefits Include:

  • Reduction of device surface temperature for patient contacting surfaces
  • Reduction of device operating temperature, resulting in:
    • Higher reliability
    • Increased duty cycle
    • Higher power handling capability
  • Precision temperature control (<0.01⁰C)
  • Faster thermal cycling
  • Low Maintenance
  • Passive thermal systems such as heat pipes operate silently

Applications include:

  • Surgical Devices
  • Imaging Systems Thermal Control
  • Diagnostic Devices
  • Heat Exchangers

ACT’s heat pipes, vapor chambers, HiK plates and renowned thermal analysis have supported many industrial applications, including medical devices. To learn more about the product and services check out the links below.

Learn More on Our Webinar about Advanced Thermal Management Technologies in Medical Devices