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Thermal Products, with our partner, Advantage Engineering and Temptek, can provide portable water chillers and cooling systems to the EDM & Machine Tool Industries with quick lead-times.  Call us with you needs.

EDM Machine Cooling

Models M1-1.15A-CH & MG-2A-CH & MG-3A-CH shown

Advantage Engineering's experience in this industry has led to the design of process chillers with unique features and designs specific to EDM Machine Tool cooling needs. Thermal Products, one of Advantage Engineering's top distributors, technical knowledge of heat transfer makes us the natural fit to discuss your EDM Cooling or Process Cooling needs.

Don't purchase someone's standard chiller for an EDM machine cooling application. Purchase a purpose built Advantage Engineering chiller.  Whether you are cooling an Agie, Charmilles, Brother, Mitsubishi or other EDM machine or machine tool, call the experts at Thermal Products for your chiller and heat transfer needs.

Models specici to EDM Cooling:

Model: MG-3APT-CH
Model: MG-2APT-CH
Model: MG-2A-CH
Model: M1-1.5A-CH
Model: M1-1ARX-CH

Cross Reference For Replacing Old Advantage Models:

M1-2A-CH -> Model: MG-2A-CH
SC-2AY -> Model: MG-2A-CH
IK-2AY -> Model: MG-2A-CH
M1-2APT-CH -> Model: MG-2APT-CH
SC-2APT -> Model: MG-2APT-CH
IK-2APT -> Model: MG-2APT-CH
IK-1.5A -> Model: M1-1.5A-CH

Contact Thermal Products today to discuss your cooling needs or to get a quote for your EDM Machine.

Chiller Options: Low Flow Bypass, Overhead Piping Kit & Process Line Shutoff Valves

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Low Flow Bypass Valve

  • It is critical that your Advantage chiller be provided with a constant water or water/glycol flow rate.
  • Standard chillers require 2.4 gallons per minute (gpm) per ton of rated cooling.
  • For example, a 10-ton chiller requires a constant flow of 24 gpm. If the flow rate is less than 24 gpm performance is affected and the unit may trip on its low-pressure limit switch.
  • Customized units may be designed for lower or higher flow rates.
  • If your process will experience lower than design flow rates or intermittent flow, a low flow bypass valve will be required.
  • For example, intermittent flow rates may occur when temperature control solenoid valves open and close or when more than one process is being served by the chiller and the processes don't always operated continuously.
  • The factory installed optional low flow bypass may be a manual ball valve Open or a pressure actuated automatic valve Open and it is installed between the "To Process" and "From Process" lines on the chiller.
  • It may be installed inside or outside the sheet metal enclosure depending on the specific chiller model.

Adjusting Manual Low Flow Bypass

Chiller Overhead Piping Kit

  • Start with the bypass completely closed and gradually open the valve.
  • Do so until the low refrigerant pressure gauges reading is in the normal operating range for the refrigerant type used in the chiller.

Adjusting Automatic Low Flow Bypass

Chiller Automatic Low Flow Bypass

  • For Automatic Low Flow Bypass handle or adjusting stem is located on the top of the valve.
  • Turning the "T" handle or adjusting stem in the clockwise direction puts more pressure on the valve's spring reducing bypass flow.
  • Turning the "T" handle or adjusting stem counter clockwise puts less pressure on the spring and increases bypass flow.
  • Adjust the "T" handle or adjusting stem until the low-pressure gauge reading is in the normal operating range for the refrigerant used in the chiller.
  • If the low-pressure gauge reading is below normal, reduce the pressure on the spring to provide more bypass.

Overhead Piping Kit

Chiller Overhead Piping Kit

  • Most chillers include an integral open to atmosphere water reservoir and pumping system.
  • On portable chillers and small central chillers these reservoirs have adequate volume to support the flow rate of the process but may not have adequate reserve volume to hold the water that remains in overhead system piping.
  • When overhead piping is installed in the system and the system is in the "off" position the water in any overhead piping may drain to the lower point in the system which is the open reservoir in your chiller.
  • If the chiller reservoir does not have adequate volume, the reservoir will overflow.
  • To avoid reservoir overflow, Advantage recommends the installation of an optional overhead piping kit.
  • The overhead piping kit consists of a full line size solenoid valve in the "From Process" line that is interlocked with the pump and a check valve (single direction valve) in the "To Process" line.
  • When the chiller pump is on, the solenoid valve opens and the check valve allows flow to the process.
  • When the chiller pump is off, the solenoid valve closes and the check valve prevents water from flowing back to the open reservoir trapping water in the overhead piping.
  • The overhead piping kit is normally factory installed but can be field installed when necessary.

Process Line Shut Off Valves

Chiller Process Line Shutoff Valve

  • Advantage chillers can be equipped with factory installed process line shut off valves.
  • These valves are full size ball valves installed on the "To" and "From" process lines at the exit of the chiller.
  • These valves can be used to adjust the process flow rate and to shut off the flow rate to isolate the chiller.

Reprinted with permission from Advantage Engineering Chillers

Advantage Engineering Portable Chillers with NEW G-Series Instrument

The NEW G-Series chiller instrument is ready for shipment on new Advantage Engineering Process and portable chillers. 

Chiller MG Controler

The NEW MG Series controller includes the following:

• Graphic LCD display with intuitive navigation
• Alarm output with audible signal as standard
• Plain language error messaging
• Modbus RTU & SPI communications capability
as standard
• Modbus TCP communication available using a
separate “bridge” at an increased cost
• Digital sensing and display of refrigerant and
water pressures
• No more gauges or pressure limit switches so
less leaking potential
• High fluid temperature shutdown system
• Ability to operate almost any compressor
• Staging of tandem scroll compressors (not
available on M1)
• Single scroll compressor
• Digital scroll compressor
• Screw compressor

Advantage Portable Air cooled Chillers, Portable water Cooled chillers and OACS Outdoor Air-Cooled Chillers have seen a design upgrade
incorporating the G-Series chiller control instrument on single zone units and incorporating new tank designs in many models. These and other minor changes have led to lower selling prices on many Advantage engineering Ciller models.

Contact your local Thermal Products office or sales rep to discuss the new MG Controller or your process cooling needs.

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