II-VI Marlow is an experienced, high-volume manufacturer of systems with a well-established, low-cost supply chain and optimized solutions. These solutions combine all the aspects of thermoelectric systems to provide a balanced design to meet performance at the desired tradeoffs. Efficiency, acoustical noise, power budget, desired life and cost are all balanced for specific applications to tune a system to the customer’s needs. This balance is achieved by II-VI Marlow’s expertise in the following areas:Continue reading →
II-VI Marlow follows a customer-centric business model for its operations. Central to our corporate culture and values is the motto: “customer first.” By this commitment, Marlow seeks to maintain a customer focus, provide reliability to customers, understand their current and future needs and strive to meet/exceed their expectations.Continue reading →
With II-VI Marlows’ foundation as a thermoelectric supplier to the aerospace and defense markets, quality and reliability are built into all products and processes as the defining element of the company’s success.Continue reading →
The II-VI Marlow team is well equipped to support your design efforts with a multitude of skills and services. Research and development is a very significant part of our company. We strive to develop products that give real value to our customers. We also continue to incorporate new technological solutions developed by our scientists and engineers that yield significant improvements in overall thermoelectric performance.Continue reading →
II-VI Marlows’ ability to provide both low-cost standard products and cost-efficient, customized products remains our industry advantage. As the leading supplier of custom thermoelectric coolers (TECs), Marlow has a concept-to-completion approach to design. This approach enables II-VI Marlow to span a variety of markets and applications, offering world-class support to the customer and capturing the optimum design to match their requirements.
Why is a custom, optimized design important?
According to basic theory, TEC coefficient of performance (COP) is a strong function of ∆T across the elements. In a real-world situation, with thermal resistances due to interfaces and heat exchangers, ∆T across the elements is a function of COP. Therefore, there is a compounding effect and a severe penalty for failure to optimize at the system level. II-VI Marlow's optimization process specifically addresses minimizing TEC power consumption by system-level analysis.
Similar to Christopher Columbus navigating the vast waters of the Atlantic, Thomas Seebeck helped to plot the way for the field of thermoelectrics. Seebeck’s discoveries in the 19th century have stood the test of time and continue to be used to this day.
Along with fellow physicists Jean Peltier of the Peltier effect and Lord Kelvin of the Thomson effect, Seebeck created the foundation for the field of thermoelectrics as we know it today.Continue reading →
NASCAR has Dale Earnhardt, cooking shows have Julia Child, and thermoelectrics has Jean Peltier. While his might not be a household name, chances are his discoveries and lasting legacy has reached you in some way. Peltier, a French physicist, is responsible for discovering what are now called thermoelectric coolers and heaters.Continue reading →