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

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

Advanced Illumination - SL256 High Intensity Pattern Projecting Spot Light
  • High Intensity: up to 9x brighter than the existing SL191 Pattern Projecting Spot Light and more than 3x brighter than the leading competitive structured light projector.
  • Projection patterns are easily configured with available reticles, including line, grid, cross, multiple lines, and half sphere, with custom reticles available.
  • Customizable: available in multiple wavelengths, including white.
  • Constructed with a large heat sink for improved LED thermal management to facilitate increased brightness while maintaining safe operating temperatures.
  • Ideal solution for machine vision inspection applications requiring structured illumination, including edge detection, locating offsets, and assessing topography.

Advanced Illumination - SL316 UltraSeal Spot Light
  • With an intensity of over 150 klx at 300 mm WD in continuous operation, the SL316 UltraSeal Spot Light delivers industry-leading intensity with consistent uniformity.
  • Available with narrow, medium, and wide lensing options as well as a non-lensed configuration for high dispersion.
  • Configurable in eleven wavelength options.
  • Compatible with all Ai inline and discreet control systems.  The SL316 can be operated in continuous, gated continuous, pulsed, and adaptive pulsed modes with dimming options for brightness control.

Matrox Imaging - GevIQ Series Frame Grabbers
  • Reliably and efficiently acquire at up to 25 Gigabit/s per port through onboard packet processing
  • Maintain maximum flexibility with support for generic GigE Vision cameras
  • Readily and cost-effectively support multi-camera setups through two ports, together capable of handling up to 32 cameras
  • Cater to a range of cabling needs with support for copper and fiber-optic Ethernet cabling
  • Directly license Matrox Imaging software with integrated license fingerprint and storage
  • Monitor and troubleshoot acquisition performance in detail using Matrox Gecho event-logging tool

Advanced Illumination - AL247 Series UltraSeal Bar Lights
  • UltraSeal Bar Lights are ideal for hygienic inspection environments, aseptic manufacturing, and food and beverage applications. They are IP69K certified to withstand the harshest environments.
  • High-intensity Bar Lights feature the UltraSeal standard proprietary nickel finish, providing superior corrosion resistance and improved thermal conductivity in comparison to stainless steel.

Advanced Illumination - BL313 Series Medium Intensity Linear Backlight
  • Pre-Engineered Scalability Enables Customized Emitting Lengths in 2″ Increments to 20″
  • Intense, Diffuse Lighting with 226 kLux at Emitting Surface
  • Multiple Available Wavelengths, Including Visible Monochromatics, Infrared, and White
  • Available Washdown Option for Difficult Environments
  • Can be Applied in Backlighting or Diffuse Front Lighting Geometries

Aligned Vision - ALIGN 4.0 Software
Reimagined from the ground up for Industry 4.0 connectivity, ALIGN 4.0 control software maximizes the productivity and throughput of all Aligned Vision systems.
ALIGN 4.0 is an open-platform software system that helps accelerate operator value-added tasks and enables Industry 4.0 connectivity. ALIGN 4.0 controls the functionality of LASERGUIDE, LASERVISION, and our industry-exclusive full-function remote control devices. The CAD-like action of the ALIGN 4.0 user interface provides operators with immediate access to information they need to perform their jobs.

Aligned Vision - System Components
Provides full control of the fabrication steps
  • Full support of electronic ply books with color graphics
  • Operator advances through steps via “Next” button on device
  • “Next” button automatically initiates LASERVISION inspections (when called for in the electronic recipe)
Replaces tedious interaction with control computer
  • Support of multiple jobs and up to 8 mobile devices on a single computer
  • Step-away time from tool eliminated
  • Real cycle time reductions generated
  • Targets: Repairable, NIST Traceable Certification Stands: Portable, Stock, Custom
  • Wireless Label Printers
  • Barcode Readers
  • LED Matrix Billboards
  • Certification Tools

Luna - POD-201 Polarimeter
  • User calibration function to optimize DOP and SOP accuracies at arbitrary wavelengths and temperatures
  • Real time Poincaré Sphere display, analog voltage output for SOP/DOP/power for ATE integration
  • Data logging of SOP up to 1 billion points
  • Averaged DOP measurement function for scrambled-input measurement

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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