Elevating Drone Battery Stations with Advanced Cooling Solutions

Drone Docking Station-RIGID

  • Project:  Drone Station(battery) Cooling
  • Cooling Approach: Air-cooled
  • Demand: Hextronics, a leader in drone aerial autonomy, seeks advanced thermal solutions from RIGID for its battery stations. With deployments in hot environments like South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, they require reliable cooling systems to ensure optimal drone performance and longevity in extreme conditions. The client desires a portable battery-driven micro DC aircon capable of maintaining a constant temperature of 20℃.
  • Recommended products: Micro DC Aircon

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Micro DC aircon


Background

In the dynamic landscape of cutting-edge technology, collaboration is key to driving innovation and propelling industries forward. RIGID, a leading compressor DC air conditioning unit provider, is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Hextronics, a pioneer in drone aerial autonomy based in the United States. This collaboration represents a convergence of expertise and resources aimed at delivering advanced thermal solutions to revolutionize diverse industries and applications.

At RIGID, we have a rich history of supplying advanced thermal solutions to a wide range of industries, from automotive to telecommunications. Our compressor DC air conditioning units are renowned for their reliability, efficiency, and ability to withstand harsh environmental conditions. With a commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, RIGID has established itself as a trusted partner for companies seeking precision cooling solutions.

 

Solution

Micro DC Airon-Cool

As a spot cooler designed for confined/small space cooling, small footprint, and less power consumption.

 

  • 12V/24V/48V DC
  • R134a /R290 refrigerant
  • Brushless direct-current compressor
  • Small in size, compact like A4 paper
  • 2,000~6,500 rpm variable speed adjustment
  • Drive board (PCB) included for controls and software

 

Micro DC Aircon-Air Cooling
Micro DC Aircon-Air Cooling
Drone Station Battery Cooling
Drone Station Battery Cooling

Hextronics, on the other hand, is a trailblazer in the field of drone aerial autonomy, offering comprehensive hardware, software, and autonomous battery-swapping technologies. Their drone-in-a-box platforms have garnered acclaim for their versatility and reliability, enabling clients to automate drone operations in various industries, including agriculture, public safety, and construction.

The partnership between RIGID and Hextronics brings together two industry leaders with complementary expertise to address the growing demand for advanced thermal solutions in the drone technology sector. We can ensure optimal performance and longevity, even in the most challenging environments by integrating RIGID’s compressor DC air conditioning units into Hextronics’ drone battery stations.

Drone Station air conditioning - RIGID HVAC

 

Micro DC Aircon Features

  1. Compact Size: Micro DC Aircon is designed to be compact and lightweight, making them suitable for various applications where space is limited.
  2. Energy Efficiency: These A/C units are often highly energy-efficient, utilizing DC power sources to minimize power consumption and reduce operational costs.
  3. Quiet Operation: Micro DC Aircon is engineered for quiet operation, making them ideal for environments where noise levels must be minimal.
  4. Variable Speed Control: Offer variable speed control, allowing users to adjust the cooling capacity based on their specific requirements.
  5. Durability: Built with durable components and materials to withstand harsh environmental conditions and ensure long-term reliability.
  6. Easy Installation: These A/C units are often designed for easy installation, with simple mounting options and minimal setup requirements.
  7. Remote Control: Comes with remote control capabilities, allowing users to adjust settings conveniently from a distance.

Overall, RIGID company Micro DC Aircon provides efficient and reliable cooling solutions for a wide range of applications, including drone docking stations, telecommunications equipment, and mobile cooling systems

 

How Does Micro DC Aircon Work?

Micro DC air conditioning units are integral components of drone docking stations, ensuring optimal operating temperatures for sensitive equipment like drone batteries and electronic components.

These units actively cool the air within the station, efficiently dissipating heat generated by drones and environmental factors. Drawing power from the station’s electrical system or external sources like solar panels, they operate with high energy efficiency.

Equipped with temperature sensors and thermostats, micro DC aircon units offer precise temperature control, activating when internal temperatures exceed set thresholds.

Their compact design allows for flexible integration into docking stations with limited space, while built-in fans or blowers ensure proper airflow for uniform cooling.

By maintaining stable temperatures, these units contribute to the uninterrupted operation of drones in various environments, including hot and harsh conditions.

Overall, micro DC air conditioning units play a vital role in safeguarding the performance and longevity of drone systems, enabling reliable and efficient operations for applications ranging from agriculture to public safety.

Drawing Micro DC Aircon - RIGID Cooling

 

Customized & Design

At RIGID, we go beyond standard products to offer tailored solutions that meet the unique needs of our customers.

Our team of experts collaborates closely with clients to understand their specific applications and demands, crafting customized designs and services to address their challenges effectively.

Whether modifying existing products or developing entirely new solutions from scratch, we are dedicated to delivering innovative and reliable thermal management solutions that exceed expectations and drive success in every project. Feel free to contact the engineer!

Design process - RIGID

RIGID Technology

Looking ahead, we are excited about the opportunities that this partnership will unlock. By leveraging our combined strengths and resources, we will continue to develop cutting-edge solutions that meet the evolving needs of our clients and drive industry-wide innovation.

This collaboration is particularly significant as it underscores our shared commitment to innovation, excellence, and customer satisfaction. Together, RIGID and Hextronics are redefining the possibilities of aerial autonomy, empowering clients to harness the full potential of drone technology in their operations.

Micro Air Conditioner for Drone Docking Station

 

Conclusion

The partnership between RIGID and Hextronics represents a pivotal alliance in advancing drone technology.

By integrating RIGID’s micro DC air conditioning units into Hextronics’ docking stations, we ensure optimal performance and longevity for drones operating in diverse environments.

As we continue to innovate and collaborate, we invite industry stakeholders to join us in exploring new possibilities and applications for aerial autonomy.

Together, let’s harness the power of technology to drive innovation, improve efficiency, and unlock the full potential of drone operations worldwide. Join us in shaping the future of aerial autonomy with us.

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