Thermal management name change good move for Parker, Spraycool
Posted by John McHale
This week at AUVSI in Denver Dan Kinney of Parker Hannifin Aerospace Thermal Management Systems in Cleveland pulled me into his booth to show all their new thermal management products and briefly tell me on how they are branding themselves.
Kinney came with Parker's acquisition of Spraycool in Liberty Lake, Wash., a company which had its ups and downs over the years, but always had interesting technology, that is now backed by Parker’s capital .
Hence the name change -- taking Parker's Advanced Cooling Systems and Spraycool and combining them into a Thermal Management Systems Group.
The term "thermal management" is pretty much the buzz phrase from what I've seen in the industry for cooling electronics in military systems where heat and power must be kept to a minimum -- a tougher challenge every year as processors continue to generate excessive amounts of heat.
We've used the term to describe our coverage of this topic for articles , webcasts , and conference sessions .
Thermal management is not hot right now, but it is cool.
Yeah, I know, but I couldn't resist...