Why Vendors Keep Choosing the Wrong Thermal Management Companies
If you’re looking for a thermal management partner to work with, it’s important to find a company that has a broad approach to thermal management challenges. By that, we mean that they’ll work with you to understand what your requirements are rather than selling you what they have available.
To do that, they should have a strong R&D team that can develop products from the ground up for exactly what you’re trying to achieve. That involves testing and validating all solutions to ensure that you can safely and effectively deliver your products to your end-users.
It’s also important to find someone who wants to be a long-term partner with you, not just sell you something and then walk away. They should be providing you with data so that in the future if you get audited, you have everything readily available.
Avoid This Common Mistake
One common mistake we see people making is finding the quick and easy solution that’s perceived to be “tried and true.” While those solutions may work, there are challenges you’ll have to overcome from the very beginning.
First of all, supply chains have changed dramatically over the past few years and it’s very likely that any “tried and true” solution that’s been around for a while will not meet your expectations for sustainability. Think high CO2 emissions, not using recyclable materials, etc.
One Size Does Not Fit All
There are many vendors out there who offer thermal management options, but they outsource their data loggers to someone else because it’s not something they know. And vice versa! You deserve a partner who can handle both sides of the coin and will handle the full picture for you.
If you need something specific, you don’t want an off-the-shelf product that’s premade. Your thermal management solution should work around your needs, not the other way around.
Where Things Go Wrong
Having the wrong or underqualified thermal management partner can lead to a lot of problems, including spending too much money, having a solution that doesn’t fit your needs, using products that aren’t sustainable, and dealing with damages to your reputation.
And, the absolutely worst-case scenario is that the products you’re shipping have the wrong thermal energy management solution, are not protected properly, and become dangerous to the end-user. If you’re taking shortcuts on the thermal energy side, it’s not a question of if, but when.