Farnborough Air Show

Parker chills electronics with liquid cooling system

 - November 27, 2006, 5:38 AM

Parker Aerospace (Hall 4 Stand A16) has designed a new liquid-cooling demonstrator for embedded electronics. The so-called liquid flow-through (LFT) electronics chassis can cool up to 4,000 watts. It was built with both civil and military applications in mind.

The system is entirely self-contained, which means the liquid cooling system works in closed loop. It is composed of coolant, control system, pump, filter, accumulator, heaters for cold-system startup and three different board-level heat-absorbing technologies. These are supposed to demonstrate the variety of options available to the systems integrator.

Parker’s LFT chassis can cool a maximum of 850 watts per slot. The maximum total can be 2,000 watts with dielectric fluids such as hydrofluoroethers and synthetic oil. It can reach 4,000 watts with non-dielectric fluids such as water or water/glycol mixtures.

The LFT chassis can operate from minus 40 to plus 85 degrees Celsius.  According to the Irvine, California-based company, it only needs a standard eight-inch high, 10-inch wide and 20-inch long enclosure.

In other news, there has been a reshuffle in Parker Aerospace’s top management. John Meston has been named group vice president for the Fluid Management and Control Systems branch. Within the branch, Carl Moffitt has been named vice president and general manager of the Control Systems Division. Greg Crowe has been promoted to general manager of the Air and Fuel Division. Cindi Little has been appointed general manager of the Nichols Airborne Division. Greg Bierlein is the new general manager of the Hydraulic Systems Division. Finally, Jeff Rolf has been appointed group marketing director for Europe.