Lytron’s aluminum heat exchangers offer superior heat transfer. They are vacuum-brazed in an environmentally controlled room for maximum cleanliness, quality, and reliability. With our numerically controlled vacuum brazing process and robust fixture designs, we can ensure complete metallurgical bonding between the fins and the separator plates or flat tubes. This guarantees ruggedness and leak-free operation. Lytron operates several vacuum brazing ovens, including one that can braze parts up to 10 feet (3.05 m) long and 3 feet 2 inches (0.97 m) wide.
Lytron’s vacuum-brazed, extruded flat tube technology is used in oil coolers, condensers, and more. Flat tube technology allows for many customization possibilities. Four different flat tube widths are available, and the length and the number of tubes can be varied. The flat tube can also be bent into a 1/4˝ (6.35 mm) inside radius without buckling, so heat exchangers can be manufactured in a curved shape if needed. Custom fittings and manifolds can be added, and flat tube heat exchangers can be painted or anodized for extra protection.
An original equipment manufacturer (OEM) needed a heat exchanger to cool hydraulics on a commercial aircraft. Lytron designed a custom flat tube heat exchanger, optimized for performance with poor heat transfer fluids such as oil. The heat exchanger was a perfect fit for the application, with custom dimensions, a custom inlet/outlet configuration, a custom mounting configuration, and a special coating.
Heat exchanger prices can vary quite a bit; understanding why can help you cut costs and still obtain the performance you need to properly cool your application. Manufacturing costs can be greatly impacted by demand, but this is not necessarily within the thermal or design engineers' control... Learn more
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Lytron specializes in custom liquid cooling solutions. We design and manufacture cold plates, chassis, chillers, cooling systems, and heat exchangers for some of the most demanding thermal management applications. Learn More.