Parker introduces LFT electronics chassis during MEECC

LONG BEACH, Calif., 19 May 2006. Parker Hannifin has designed and manufactured a standards-based liquid cooling technology demonstrator for high-power embedded electronics applications to support manufacturers and users of open-system architectures. The new release was unveiled at the Military Embedded Electronics and Computing Conference (MEECC) 2006 in Long Beach. Designed for the defense and aerospace communities, the new release is called a liquid flow-through electronics chassis.

LONG BEACH, Calif., 19 May 2006. Parker Hannifin has designed and manufactured a standards-based liquid cooling technology demonstrator for high-power embedded electronics applications to support manufacturers and users of open-system architectures. The new release was unveiled at the Military Embedded Electronics and Computing Conference (MEECC) 2006 in Long Beach. Designed for the defense and aerospace communities, the new release is called a liquid flow-through (LFT) electronics chassis.

The packaging for the LFT demonstrator chassis is an air transport rack standard-sized enclosure of approximately 8x10x20 inches. The self-contained system has its own closed-loop liquid cooling system with coolant, a control system, smart pump, filter, accumulator, heaters (for cold-system startup), and board-level heat-absorbing technologies.

Parker's LFT chassis is capable of cooling up to 850 watts per slot (a total of 2000 watts) with dielectric fluids, such as hydrofluoroethers (HFE) and synthetic oil (PAO), or 4000 watts with non-dielectric fluids, such as water or water/glycol mixtures.

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