Which is Better, Air-cooled Chiller or Water-cooled Chiller? How to Choose?

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With the continuous application of industrial chillers in all walks of life, there are more and more application requirements in the field of advanced manufacturing of laser engraving machines, so when buying industrial chillers, how to distinguish and choose between air-cooled chillers and water-cooled chillers?

What is a water chiller?

Water chiller is a kind of water cooling equipment, which can provide constant temperature, constant current and constant pressure cooling equipment. The principle of the chiller is to inject a certain amount of water into the internal water tank of the machine, and the water is cooled by the chiller refrigeration system, and then a water pump inside the machine injects low-temperature chilled water into the equipment that needs to be cooled. The chilled water will take away the heat, and the high-temperature hot water will flow back into the water tank again for cooling, so the cycle of exchange cooling to achieve the effect of cooling the equipment.

The types of chillers can be divided into air-cooled chillers and water-cooled chillers according to different cooling methods of chillers.

How to distinguish and choose air-cooled chillers and water-cooled chillers?

1) Appearance

Due to different heat dissipation methods, air-cooled chillers use their own installed fan and air exchange to achieve heat dissipation. Water-cooled chillers require auxiliary equipment-cooling towers and water pumps to dissipate heat. We can distinguish directly from the appearance: the one with a fan installed on the top or side is an air-cooled chiller, and the one with a round yellow water tower is a water-cooled chiller.

2) Environment requirements

The air-cooled chiller is movable, and the water-cooled chiller needs to be equipped with a water tower and a pool outside, so if you want to use a water-cooled chiller, you need to provide a machine room.

Any item has its two sides, pros and cons. So is an air-cooled chiller or a water-cooled chiller better? This depends on the specific situation. It is recommended that you first clarify your needs when purchasing a chiller, and then choose the appropriate cooling system for your laser marking machines. If you are not familiar with the chiller, you must consult the manufacturer before making a choice.

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