ACT's Blog

The Power Electronics Market is Heating Up (Literally)

Posted on May 01, 2019

Power Electronics is a general term that refers to the technologic control of the flow of electrical energy. If you’re not familiar with the term, you’ve still probably heard of a few products that rely on the technology such as power converters, inverters, motor drives, or motor soft starters.  We live in an energy-conscious age with...

A Look at the Space Industry – Review from the 35th National Space Symposium

Posted on April 16, 2019

The 35th National Space Symposium provided a lot of good insights to the space industry. A strong combination of well-established industry leaders and new entrants into the market were introducing innovative designs. Several noticeable advancements include propulsion systems, launch vehicle reusability and micro and CubeSats. There was also a...

ACT Testifies at the House Science, Space and Technology Committee’s Energy Subcommittee Hearing

Posted on March 18, 2019

Recently, ACT’s very own Dr. Richard Bonner, Vice President of Research & Development, was invited to testify in front of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Energy subcommittee. Representatives from several organizations with links to the energy and water industries (pictured) provided compelling testimonies on the topic, “The...

Common Heat Pipe Combinations

Posted on February 12, 2019

ACT’s most popular video on YouTube happens to be one of the first videos we posted (way back in 2012) titled “Heat Pipe Basics and Demonstration.”  In may not be the most visually appealing, but what it does do is provide a high level overview of heat pipe operation and opens the door for viewers to want to know more.

AHR Expo Recap

Posted on January 21, 2019

ACT’s WAHX featured in United CoolAir's New "Modulaire" DOAS

Boiling to Keep Cool...?

Posted on January 14, 2019

When something is boiling that means it’s hot, right?  That’s not necessarily the case to some researchers, including thermal engineers at Advanced Cooling Technologies. Experts in Pumped Two Phase Cooling (P2P) intentionally design cooling systems so that the working fluid that cools the hot device boils when it comes in contact with it. 

Bioinspired Engineering for Thermal Management

Posted on December 12, 2018

by Mohammed Ababneh, R&D Engineer

For decades science has looked for answers to tough problems from the ultimate design expert – nature itself.  For the past 3.6 billion years, nature has designed creatures of flight, camouflage, and through constant adaptation developed solutions for resistance to the elements, and survival at large just to...

2nd Annual Directed Energy Day

Posted on November 20, 2018

ACT would like to thank the DSI Group for organizing the Annual Directed Energy Day in Alexandria, VA. This was ACT’s first time attending and it was a truly great experience to see the leaders of the Directed Energy Community share ideas and insights to a growing market segment. If you are interested in learning about future industry needs,...

Reliable Solutions for Intelligent Battery Cooling

Posted on November 14, 2018

We are all attached to our mobile equipment and devices, but we really don’t want them to be attached to anything, like a power cord.  This requirement for mobile power has put a lot of focus on reliable and long-life battery performance.  Batteries are temperature-sensitive devices: they don’t operate when it’s very cold. And when it’s very hot,...

What's Hot in Medical Devices...and How to Cool Them Down

Posted on October 12, 2018

by Devin Pellicone, Industrial Products Engineer

Medical devices, like most devices these days, are becoming increasingly more digital. Just like the phone in your pocket or the computer on your desk, medical instrument companies are trying to find new ways to get more oomph out of their devices while making them smaller and less invasive....