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Led by industry know-how and an innovative product approach, Priatherm has become rapidly a key player in the european heat sink market with a focus on high power thermal management.
Based in Ferrara, Italy, Priatherm was founded in 2010 as a start-up within the Industrial group Arete & Cocchi Technology, sharing values and goals.
Priatherm provides effective solutions in a broad range of high power density electronics applications; we supply locally whilst ensuring superior product quality and customer support.
Quality is an essential item for the continuous success of Priatherm: a Total Quality Management approach where every shareholder, employee, supplier, partner, manager, public organization, member of local community and customer is considered an essential part of our processes.
“Being one step ahead in engineered thermal solutions for the Power Electronic industry'
Our business processes are designed to create and add value for our customers by leveraging our in- depth market knowledge and offer:
> Innovative solutions for demanding applications
> Faster time to market approach through enhanced flexibility
We provide superior products and services that meet or exceed customers' present and future expectations, at an attractive price and by means of continuous improvement and innovation.
We strive to achieve Excellence by adopting and maintaining:
> Company Management System in compliance with ISO standards for Quality, the Environment, Health & Safety and international regulatory requirements.
> An error-free performance standard, based on prevention and a 'right-first-time' attitude.
> A culture that is open to changes, to challenges and to innovation, careful to environmental performances.
> Policy of continuous improvement in business performance, processes, as well as products and services.
> Commitment to develop personnel through training at all levels of the company's operations.
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What We Do
Fluid Dynamics Analysis
Our engineers have the latest CFD Modeling software at their disposal fully integrated with CAD-CAM: by carrying out simulations at heat sink or system level, they are able to ascertain the critical issues and optimize the solution quickly and cost effectively in order to reduce prototyping costs.
Dedicated resources, that follow prototypes from the first design step to manufacturing, allow Priatherm to be flexible and reactive in prototyping. Moreover, through the CAB Brazing process it's possible to get both heat sinks and liquid coolers without considerably tooling costs and with short lead times.
- Sealing test up to 8 bar with air or Nytrogen
- Sealing test up to 50 bar with water
- Pressure drop measurement (Flow rate up to 25 l/min)
- Thermal test on LCP's up to 4 kW of overall power loss
- Life tests:
- Pressure Cycle up to 0- 50 bar (1 Hz)
- Destructive tests (up to 50 bar)
- Material characterization and chemical analysis through a strategic partnership with the University of Ferrara
Brazing & Assemblies
From the design to the final test, our experts can design and realize any kind of optimized cooling solutions both air and liquid cooled, by utilizing brazing as best joining method proofed on the field.
Main available equipment is:
- Controlled atmosphere brazing furnaces (Nocolok® process)
- Vacuum brazing ovens (via approved partners)
Today's world is hungry of energy and will continue to do so. In order to minimize the global warming, emerging of renewable along with energy savings are the current trends. Power electronics enables to make this happen. Whenever power is generated, converted, transported etc, there is a power loss, hence heat, that needs to be handled. Priatherm's thermal solutions give you remarkable design flexibility, allowing you to fulfil thermal needs for UPS systems and transit applications with the objective to satisfy the performance requirements of all kinds of rugged environments and meet in this the challenge of dissipating heat.
OEM's are constantly looking for better ways to get rid of the exceeding heat: we help them in doing so. Our products offer:
- Outstanding performances in a variety of custom solutions
- High power density for space savings
- Design flexibility
- Low pressure drop for a lower consumption
The medical market has increased substantially in terms of importance as well as growth potential. Thermal and heat sink applications in the medical field are among the most varied and require temperature control, in particular system temperature control for laser systems.
Lasers are especially sensitive to heat, hence requiring the removal of any heat generated for instance by the light source.
Priatherm engineers have in-depth experience in designing thermal and heat sink solutions for a vast variety of medical industry applications. Our engineers can assist you with all aspects of thermal management for such applications from the initial concept to heat sink and thermal solution implementation. Please contact one of our engineers for assistance.
Liquid Cold Plates but also Aluminium extruded heat sinks provide a cost effective solution for cooling the majority of electronic devices related to industrial applications: welding, battery charging, industrial motor control, transportation, power generation, wind turbines but also solar inverters and many others. More and more important has become the laser system in industrial applications for the use in the materials processing markets for flat panel displays and microelectronics.
In particular lasers have become wide used for the materials processing, in particular in cutting, welding and marking in the industrial machining area. Water cooled heat sinks where cooling water flows directly inside the heatsink, enable a high degree of design flexibility using resourceful design of water path.
Priatherm offers engineering support and provide appropriate solutions for customized projects in each specific application. Our engineers may propose the best combination in terms of thermal performance, reliability, control, quality and price.
Traction / E-mobility
People mobility, energy savings and CO2 limitations are all pushing the growth of electrically driven transportation means. Trains, subways, tramways, as well as electric and hybrid vehicles must become more effective in using energy. Therefore thermal management systems in most mass transit systems must be reliable to stand up to vibration, climate extremes and physical wear and tear.
Priatherm supports these trends by providing OEM's with some key benefits in thermal management:
- Outstanding thermal performances with our liquid solutions
- Higher power density allowed
- Leak free
- No risk of corrosion
- Low pressure drop in the circuit for a lower energy consumption
- High pressure withstand
- State of the art AirSink solutions
- Light and compact
- High fin density
- Possible combination of different materials
- 3D Design for an optimized configuration
Mobile communications, digital TV and Radio, Defense, Medical applications are all related to the signal processing market. The ever increasing need for bandwidth and speed are driving the use of higher powered electronics in the telecommunication sector in outdoor base stations, cell towers, central servers and satellites. High power electronics require a customer dedicated thermal management solution consisting of actively cooled cold plates. Priatherm can solve it with:
- Design flexibility
- Outstanding performances
- Application made solutions
- High reliability
- Air cooling
- Liquid cooling
- Special applications
Priatherm is a company of
Aretè & Cocchi Technology is an industrial group devoted to innovation, technology and growth. Established in 2010 by Gino Cocchi, today A&CT consists of eleven companies that employ more than 500 people worldwide. We feature manufacturing in Italy, France, the U.S., China and Switzerland; commercial and technical centers in more than 15 countries; and sales in over 90 countries. Our employees represent 27 nationalities.
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Uwe MassmannGeneral Manager, Spektrum Laser
We appreciate the long-time and good cooperation with Priatherm. We use the High-Quality cooling plates for our customized Lasers with great results.
Federico ZilianiVice President Electronic Business, Prima Electro
High end technology and a strong focus on customers’ needs are the key features that make Priatherm an ideal partner for all those who need high performance heat sink solutions.
Siegfried KernGerman Power
We are perfectly satisfied with Priatherm. Your last delivery of prototypes was in time and with good quality!
Thomas LabodOwner, Unitek Industrie Elektronik
Using the brazing technology, Priatherm was able to increase the quality and performances of our devices.
Enzo AnaclerioTechnical and Production Manger, A.D.S. International
Sharpening our future vision is our goal, and we strongly believe this can be accomplished through exceptional liquid cooling. Priatherm is the right answer for the cooling systems of tomorrow.
Peter TrenknerTechnician, Tae - Pikatron GmbH
I have been collaborating with Priatherm for many years, having a good feeling with their technicians, whose customized solutions always meet our needs perfectly.
Fausto CrivellaroCEO, F.M.T.-Trasformatori
Through the great cooperation with Priatherm we developed and implemented Specific Liquid Coolers designed for Power Chokes, Reactors and Transformers.
Where We Are
Via Gherardo Monari, 34
44124 – Ferrara – Italy
Phone: +39 0532 1930289
Via della Solidarietà, 2/1
Valsamoggia (BO) – Italy