ACT - Thermal Technical Services

ACT - Thermal Technical ServicesACT - Thermal Technical ServicesACT - Thermal Technical Services
  • Thermal Consulting
  • Design & Analysis
  • Prototyping & Manufacturing
  • Product Testing



ACT offers a complete range of thermal engineering services – everything from initial concept generation to product design to high volume production of a fully integrated thermal management solution – and everything in-between. We’re committed to serving our customers by providing the services they truly need. Our experienced engineering team and leading edge technology developers enable us to offer a broad range of services at a consistently high quality level. Further, because we operate under an efficient, disciplined program management structure, we can offer these services at very competitive prices. In all cases, we maintain strict confidentiality to protect our customer’s valuable information.

We offer a variety of Thermal Management Product and Services including:


ACT’s thermal engineering experts have helped guide clients in the military, telecommunications, medical equipment, manufacturing and aerospace industries to a variety of effective and cost effective thermal solutions. Using our extensive product development and manufacturing experience, we offer feasibility studies to generate and evaluate potential thermal management solutions from many important aspects including: cost, performance, manufacturability and reliability. We can help you save time and avoid costly delays at the end of your project by identifying the correct thermal solution up front. We can do a trade study to determine which of multiple potential thermal solutions offers the best performance and value.


ACT has a staff of thermal engineers who are fully competent in both CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) and heat transfer analysis. Our thermal engineers are fluent in commercial software packages and can also create or modify computational codes as required. ACT’s thermal engineering professionals have simulated thermal phenomenon at all lengths and scales including the atomic (Ab Initio, Molecular Dynamics), microscopic (Boltzmann Transport Equation, Phase Field Modeling) and macroscopic (CFD, FEA). ACT also develops custom codes for analyses involving multiple phases and components, including: heat pipes, heat sinks, vapor chambers two phase boiling flows, thermal storage using Phase Change Materials and chemical reaction mechanisms. Whether it’s a simple heat sink extrusion or a high heat flux pumped two phase loop, our engineers can design and specify a solution that is appropriate for your project and budget.


Along with our in-house volume manufacturing, we offer custom thermal management component and system prototyping. We offer high quality, fast turnaround on heat pipes, vapor chambers, as well as full solutions including integration with Thermoelectric coolers, power electronics laser devices, etc. Along with passive thermal solutions such as heat pipes and phase change materials, ACT also builds thermal storage devices, pumped liquid and two phase systems.


ACT has in-house volume manufacturing operations that are certified under ISO9001:2008 and AS 9100 C quality standards. We have a heat pipe manufacturing line that produces >250,000 heat pipes annually which are then integrated into a variety thermal management devices for military, aerospace, and commercial applications.


Our laboratory includes a host of testing and characterization equipment from standard data acquisition systems to high temperature and high heat flux testing metrology equipment. Our experienced quality-conscious technicians ensure all testing is performed in accordance with industry standards

More Product Information

FormFactor - Cascade Chucks - Non-thermal and thermal chucks
  • Application flexibility: Coax, Triax, RF/mmW, High Power, Double Sided
  • Temperatures range from -60°C to +300°C
  • Up to 25% lower air consumption (CDA) than other systems on the market with no compromise in transition times
  • Low Thermal Resistance Technology
  • MultiSense with multiple temperature sensors
  • Isolated from ground
  • Includes a jack for grounding and biasing
  • Advanced wafer vacuum system for warped/partial thin wafers
  • Provides uniform vacuum across the entire wafer surface
  • Advanced shielding technology
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FormFactor - Cascade Custom Probe Systems - Comprehensive technical and application know-how for challenging applications

Customized Solutions for a Variety of Challenging Applications

We are your partner for challenging applications. Our comprehensive technical and application know-how over all probe system platforms and our expertise for customized products is based on an extensive experience over many years. We offer a special demo support in-house or at the customer, as well as after sales support for complicated setups.
For more information please contact your local sales representative.

AMETEK - Thermal Vacuum Heater Power - TVAC satellite chamber
Total power subsystem integration
  • Ethernet communication
  • Full sub-system wiring
  • Single P.O.
  • Custom interface to suit customer requirements

AMETEK - Engineered Systems
When a catalog product cannot completely satisfy a requirement, AMETEK Programmable Power's Solutions Business provides custom power supply systems and integrations. The solutions range from OEM integration for medical and semiconductor industries to modular avionics ATE power subsystems to turnkey solar array simulators for satellites. We also can modify power supplies to meet your application requirements.

AVT - Custom Solutions
Sometimes applications are so specific that their requirements cannot be met by an off-the-shelf camera. At Allied Vision, we want you to find the best camera solution for your need. That is why we have developed three levels of customization for you.

Advanced Illumination - Custom Products
Advanced illumination has provided custom LED lighting solutions to the Machine Vision Industry for over 25 years. Our reputation for design and engineering know-how can help you find the most precise and cost-effective solution.
Customers can leverage our multi-tier approach to customization to reduce engineering costs.

ACT - HiK Plates / Heat Pipe Assemblies
Copper/water heat pipes are made of copper, use water as a working fluid and typically operate in the temperature range of 20 to 150°C. ACT manufactures copper/water heat pipes into two basic geometries: Tubular Heat Pipes and Planar Heat Pipes. The tubular heat pipes typically have outer diameters from 1/16″ (1.5mm) to 1.5″ (38mm). Custom diameters can be manufactured per customer requirements. The planar heat pipes are also called vapor chambers which are used as heat spreaders. Copper/water heat pipes can be combined with other components to form heat transfer assemblies.

ACT - Loop Heat Pipes
Loop Heat Pipes (LHPs) made by ACT can transport larger amounts of heat over longer distances than heat pipes. Loop Heat Pipes (LHPs) are often used in conjunction with Constant Conductance Heat Pipes (CCHPs) and Variable Conductance Heat Pipes (VCHPs) to transfer waste heat from spacecraft payloads to radiators. Ammonia is the most commonly used working fluid for temperatures between -40 and 70°C. Propylene and ethane are used for lower temperatures. ACT has also developed titanium/water Loop Heat Pipes (LHPs) for temperatures between 70 and 250°C.

ACT - Constant Conductance Heat Pipes
ACT fabricates Constant Conductance Heat Pipes (CCHPs) to exact aerospace requirements. These devices are manufactured under ACT’s ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified Quality System. The materials used for manufacturing (extrusions and working fluids) are certified and qualified to meet the demanding level of aerospace quality. Each aluminum extrusion is fully characterized to determine thermal capability and pressure containment capability as functions of operating temperature and fluid charge. The welding processes are performed by welders certified to AWS 17.1 Specification for Fusion Welding for Aerospace Applications.

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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