ACT - Custom Cold Plates

ACT - Custom Cold PlatesACT - Custom Cold PlatesACT - Custom Cold PlatesACT - Custom Cold Plates
When convection air cooling isn’t capable of removing the heat load necessary to keep electronics under their safe maximum operating temperature, single-phase liquid cooling solutions offer a high level of performance. Liquid-cooled, cold plates are commonly used for high-heat flux or high-power electronics cooling applications.
  • High heat transfer coefficient (h)
  • High heat load and heat flux capacity
  • Scalable technology
  • Adaptable to any temperature range



A cold plate is responsible for taking the heat from the device(s) and transferring it to a single-phase liquid coolant, circulating through internal channels of the plate and subsequently rejecting it downstream to a radiator. There are several thermal/mechanical advantages of a cold plate solution.


ACT designs and provides system-level thermal solutions. Cold plates used in conjunction with a pump, heat exchanger, heat sink, and liquid lines, comprise a typical pumped liquid cooling loop. Pumped liquid cooling systems have been used in numerous applications including automotive engine cooling, avionics thermal control, and nuclear reactor cooling. In many cases, reservoirs and valves are used to control the fluid volume and flow rate. The pump circulates the fluid in the loop, which picks up the heat in the cold plate and dissipates the heat through the heat exchanger.

Our team of thermal experts has been developing advanced liquid cooling technologies that are capable of addressing complex issues with conventional liquid cooling technologies. The goal of our efforts is to advance liquid cooling technologies to be able to cool very high-heat fluxes with minimal pressure drop penalty. In particular, ACT’s R&D efforts in this area of advanced technologies for a diverse range of applications include, the cooling of high-power, power electronics, and computer microprocessors or data center cooling.

In addition to understanding traditional fluid/material compatibility, ACT has developed several coatings to increase corrosion resistance in certain materials.

From design to manufacturing, component, or system level, ACT’s Thermal Experts provide custom solutions from a proven partner. If you’d like more information about our custom cold plate design and manufacturing process, contact us!

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Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.

Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) is a premier thermal management solutions company. Started in 2003 as an R&D company, ACT has grown into a leading manufacturer of thermal management products for diverse industries and applications. Our thermal management designs and products are now deployed in numerous commercial satellites, military vehicles, medical devices, Primary Calibration equipment, and HVAC systems. Read more on how we partner with our customers, and how we can assist you.

Contact Details

Corporate Headquarters

Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.

1046 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601-5688

Phone: 717-295-6061

Fax: 717-295-6064

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