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Whether you are running a large-scale manufacturing line or a smaller, more specialized facility, the need to take good care of your equipment is a constant, and while the specific needs of your facility may vary, nothing is impervious to changes in the weather. With the winter months falling behind and warmer months ahead, there is no better time than now to prepare your system to perform through the heat of summer. One of the best ways of doing this is through the use of a high-quality cabinet cooler.

No matter where your facility is located, warm weather poses a threat to both day-to-day operations and long-term performance in your system. The biggest challenge in dealing with seasonal temperature change is the fact that you may not even notice anything is awry until it is too late. The mechanical components of your system may be rugged and built to withstand hard use, but in the summer, the biggest casualties to heat are found in the smaller, more delicate components, which is why problems so often go unnoticed. Common problem areas include various electronics, sensors, and controllers, which when malfunctioning, can lead to anything from incorrect readings to potentially causing your facility to come grinding to a halt. Needless to say, protecting your systems delicate electronics should be a high priority.

NEMA 4x cabinet cooler

Preventing Problems Using a Cabinet Cooler

Cabinet coolers do just what you think they would: keep your cabinet cool. But this doesn’t just mean that your electronics are kept safe from overheating. A well-placed cabinet cooler can prevent buildup of common contaminants, like condensate buildup, in areas that are particularly vulnerable. Condensate buildup poses a problem in most systems, so having a cabinet cooler as a “last line of defense” for your electronic equipment certainly comes in handy.

As useful as a cabinet cooler may be in reducing contaminants, its primary function is keep your electronics from reaching unsafe temperatures. The high-quality coolers we recommend are able to be set to specific temperatures, so you can fine-tune to meet the specifications of your electronic components. Once set, your cabinet cooler will hold steady to the appointed temperature with a great degree of accuracy.

NEMA cabinet cooler

Efficient Operation

Cabinet coolers only use a minimal amount of resources to operate, require little more than a steady flow of compressed air. Using vortex tubes, the compressed air is cooled down and ejected over its target, keeping the area cool and component operating at their peak. Additionally, cabinet coolers feature a durable but simple design that can easily last over a decade if dry, clean air is supplied, ensuring that you get your money’s worth.

At Airtec, we offer a wide variety of different cabinet coolers in different sizes and configurations to fit systems of all sizes and all manner of applications. We use our decades of industry experience to select only the best cabinet coolers for almost any budget, and we have the compressed air system expertise needed to help you find exactly what your system needs. Contact us for a free quote today!