Senior Editor Sharon Spielman explains what equipment cooling solutions you can find in this issue of PCE.
Not too long ago, my family had to purchase a new personal computer. Our trusty "old" Pentium processor, which had served us for more than three years (so you can imagine how outdated it was), bit the dust. A computer technician told us that among the reasons our PC ultimately failed was "extended overheating." Admittedly, the device was left running 24/7. Unfortunately, it wasn't made for such a rigorous schedule. Perhaps if I had I implemented some of the equipment cooling solutions like the ones we present here in PCE, I may have been able to extend our PC's service life.
Keeping equipment cool and running effectively and efficiently -- especially in an industrial manufacturing environment -- can make or break a business. In this issue, you can read about how American Synthetic Fiber (ASF), an extrusion and nonwovens fabric facility in Pendergrass, Ga., keeps the 43 drives in its plant cool. And, because the company planned ahead, there is plenty of cooling power to spare for future expansion.