Vortex Coolers


Standard Vortex Enclosure Coolers

are available NEMA 12, NEMA 4 and NEMA 4X versions, and can be purchased with an electric thermostat or without a thermostat (constant run).  The electrical enclosure cooling thermostat model maintains tight control on the temperature setpoint of +/- 3 deg F. +/- 1.6 deg C. Vortex electric enclosure cooling systems are available in cooling capacities ranging from 400 BTU/hr to 5000 BTU/hr. 117 to 1465 Watts. Enclosure Coolers keep Electrical and Electronic Enclosures cool, clean and protected and are a low cost alternative to expensive, high maintenance air conditioners; and avoid contamination with dirty, humid air caused
by fans.

Today’s small, compact multi-function electronic controls, variable speed drives, servos and programmable logic controllers are extremely sensitive to heat and contamination.  Smaller cabinet sizes make temperature control difficult and prone to premature failures.  Excessive heat will cause digital displays to misread, controls to drift, and breakers to trip below rated loads.  The result is productivity lost due to machine or line shutdowns. Vortex Enclosure Coolers maintain a slight pressurization in the cabinet to keep electrical and electronic components clean and dry; and most are thermostatically controlled to maintain enclosure temperatures within a specified temperature range.

Vortex Coolers are an affordable, low maintenance, and easy to install alternative for thermal management of electrical cabinets and control panels. Using filtered compressed air and vortex tube technology, Vortex Coolers provide cooling capacities to 5000 BTUH and maintain NEMA 4 NEMA 4X  andNEMA 12  ratings.

Applications:

Today’s small and compact, multi-function electronic controls, variable speed drives, servos and programmable logic controllers are extremely sensitive to heat and contamination. Excessive heat causes components to “cook”, digital displays to misread, controls to drift, and breakers to trip below their rated loads. The result is often lost productivity from machine or line shutdowns.

BENEFITS

    • Thermostatically controlled models maintain enclosure temperatures within ideal range
    • Highly reliable, with full 10 year warranty
    • No ambient, dirty or humid air enters the cabinet
    • Can be used on all cabinets, even in tight spaces
    • No wiring required to install most models
    • Operates in environments up to 175 deg F
    • Low cost, compared to Freon air conditioners
    • Thermostatically controlled models reduce operating cost
    • Multiple cooling capacities available, to optimize performance and operating cost
    • Little maintenance required, as compared to Freon A/C and fans
    • Use no refrigerants

FEATURES

    • Small footprint to fit on all enclosures and in confined areas
    • Electrical thermostat models can be set to desired temperature +/- 3 deg F
    • Supplied with air filter and ducting kit
    • Maintains slight pressurization in the enclosure

Vortex Enclosure CoolerVortex Enclosure Coolers

ITW Vortec’s Vortex Cooler Enclosure Coolers are the low maintenance alternative for keeping enclosures cool and clean — without refrigerants.

Fans often provide inadequate cooling and commonly pull in dirty humid air creating another source of failure. Air conditioners require ongoing maintenance and are relatively expensive, large and difficult to install. With no moving parts to wear out, Vortex Coolers use an internal vortex tube to convert factory compressed air into a low pressure, cold air stream that is distributed throughout the cabinet. The chilled air stream creates a slight positive pressure inside the enclosure to prevent dirt or dust from entering – even in the most challenging environments. From small computer cabinets and touch screen control panels to large electrical panel boxes, Vortex Coolers offer efficient and reliable enclosure protection from heat and dirt related shutdowns.

DESCRIPTION

Vortec’s Enclosure Cooling Systems eliminate nuisance tripping and production downtime caused by failure of overheated or dirty process controls and electronics.  Fans pulling in dirty, humid air only accelerate the problem.

Harsh industrial environments can cause problems for even the simplest of controls.  Over time, on-line manufacturing processes suffer as starters and breakers trip below their rated loads, sensitive controls drift, digital readouts
become inaccurate and solid state components are cooked from overheating.

Most electronic control systems generate a lot of heat during operation.  As electronic controls are made more compact, perform more functions and are placed in confined enclosures, this heat factor is intensified.  Additional problems are encountered when the electronic process control system is located on-line in a factory environment, rather than a clean computer room.

The factory setting can be hostile to the point that performance and effective life of the electronic components are materially reduced, or the control system completely fails.

VORTEX ENCLOSURE COOLERS

A Vortex Enclosure Cooler converts factory compressed air into filtered, cooled air without electricity or refrigerant. Easily mounted in a standard electrical knockout, a Vortex Enclosure Cooler can quickly be connected to an air line for an immediate supply of cool, clean air with no RF interference.

VORTEX ENCLOSURE COOLER EFFICIENCY

Vortex Enclosure Coolers use a Vortex Tube to convert compressed air into two air streams, one hot and one cold.  The cold air is discharged into the enclosure.  The hot air is discharged into the atmosphere.  The hot air in the enclosure is vented outside through a relief valve on the Vortex Enclosure Cooler.  The relief valve and seal on a Vortex Enclosure Cooler are designed to maintain the sealed nature of the NEMA or JIC boxes.

The only air introduced into the cabinet is filtered before it enters the Vortex Cooler.  Vortex Enclosure Coolers maintain approximately 6” W.C. positive pressure inside the control cabinet.

SPECIFICATIONS

Rating
Thermostat Option
System or Cooler Only?
Air Consumption
SCFM
Cooling Capacity, BTU/hr
Sound Level
@ 1 ft.
Item #
Specs
NEMA 12
Electric
10 Watts Maximum power consumption
System
8
400
53 dbA
750
15
900
75 dbA
740
25
1500
75 dbA
790
35
2500
85 dbA
795
70
5000
88 dbA
7970
NEMA 12
None
System
8
400
53 dbA
760
15
900
75 dbA
730
25
1500
75 dbA
780
35
2500
85 dbA
785
70
5000
88dbA
7870
NEMA 12
None
Cooler Only
8
400
53 dbA
711
25
1500
75dbA
721
15
900
75dbA
721-15H
35
2500
85dbA
721-35H
NEMA 4
Electric
10 Watts Maximum power consumption
System
15
900
71dbA
747
25
1700
84dbA
797
35
2500
88dbA
797-35H
70
5000
91dbA
7975
NEMA 4
None
System
15
900
71dbA
737
25
1700
84dbA
787
35
2500
88dbA
787-35H
70
5000
91dbA
7875
NEMA 4
None
Cooler Only
25
1700
84dbA
727
15
900
71dbA
727-15H
35
2500
88dbA
727-35H
NEMA 4X
Electric
10 Watts Maximum Power consumption
System
15
900
71dbA
747SS
25
1700
84dbA
797SS
35
2500
88dbA
797SS-35H
70
5000
91dbA
7975SS
NEMA 4X
None
System
15
900
71dbA
737SS
25
1700
84dbA
787SS
35
2500
88dbA
787SS-35H
70
5000
91dbA
7875SS
NEMA 4X
None
Cooler Only
15
900
71dbA
727SS-15H
25
1700
84dbA
727SS
35
2500
88dbA
727SS-35H