When air cooling proved to be too slow and created the potential for handling damage, one manufacturer looked for a better way.
To help solve this quandary, AUTECS looked to MovinCool, Denso Sales California Inc., Long Beach, Calif., to install a spot-cooling unit on its production line. After installation, the cooldown time of the company's HFM5 automotive airflow sensors was cut from 30 min to 96 sec -- a 94.7 percent reduction in cooldown time. Not only did this speed production significantly, but the wave soldering process no longer had to be interrupted to offload the sensors for cooling, which resulted in lower scrap due to handling damage. For AUTECS, the MovinCool spot-cooling unit translates into savings in production time, handling damage and manpower.