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Cabinet cooler

Streamtek Cabinet Panel Coolers are an affordable, low maintenance, and easy to install alternative for thermal management of control panels and electrical cabinets. These panel cooling systems incorporate a vortex tube to produce cold air from compressed air – with no moving parts.



What is a Cabinet Cooler?

Powered only by compressed air, Streamtek’s Cabinet Cooler is an ideal solution to keep your electrical components from overheating in seconds. It incorporates our reliable Vortex Tube to separate the compressed air into hot and cold air streams. The hot air is exhausted into the atmosphere through a muffler to reduce noise, while the cold air enters the electrical cabinet. The filtered air that enters electrical control panel cabinets is up to 70°F colder than the compressed air supply.

A purge built into the Cabinet Cooler eliminates hot air from the cabinet even as the cooler simultaneously supplies clean, cold air to keep your systems working as intended. Our Cabinet Coolers are ideal for all NEMA 4/4X (IP56) and NEMA 12 (IP52) rated panels. They can be easily mounted in minutes through a standard knockout hole and locking ring.

Streamtek shares your concerns about maintaining a clean environment and consistent temperatures in electrical control panel cabinets. Our high-performance, competitively priced Cabinet Cooler is a solution to these very concerns.

Cabinet Cooler

How does a Cabinet Cooler work?

Here is how a Cabinet Cooler works:

(A) Compressed air enters the vortex tube powered Cabinet Panel Cooler through a standard NPTM inlet.

(B) The vortex tube separates the compressed air into cold and hot air streams.

(C) The hot air from the vortex tube is exhausted into the atmosphere after being muffled to keep noise levels down.

(D) As the hot air from within the cabinet enclosure cooler, it exhausts through the cabinet air exhaust at a slight positive pressure.

(E) The cold air enters the cabinet enclosure cooler via the cold air distribution kit. Holes are drilled into the tube to supply cold air where required.

What type of Cabinet Coolers do we carry?

NEMA 12 (IP52)

NEMA 4/4x (IP56)


Stainless Steel (Type 303)

Stainless Steel (Type 303)


Dust and Dirt


Capacity BTU/Hr

550 up to 5600

550 up to 5600

Noise level




Best Electrical Cabinet Coolers

Streamtek Cabinet Panel Coolers are an affordable, low-maintenance, and easy to install alternative for thermal management of control panels and electrical cabinets. These panel cooling systems incorporate a vortex tube to produce cold air from compressed air – with no moving parts.

Benefits of Cabinet Coolers

  • They are incredibly easy to install and can be mounted on all enclosure types. Any unit can be customized to suit customer specifications.
  • They are are capable of stabilizing humidity that can otherwise lead to operational problems in a cabinet.
  • A single unit has a capacity to produce 550 – 2,800 BTU/Hr. We also offer dual cooler units with a higher cooling capacity of 3,600 – 5,600 BTU/Hr.
  • Stringently manufactured and rigorously tested to withstand all kinds of wet and harsh corrosive adverse work settings.


Cabinet Cooler Specifications


Streamtek Cabinet Coolers must be vertically mounted, usually on top of the electrical cabinet. The Cabinet Cooler system is easy to install through a standard electrical knockout or drilled hole. We offer optional side mount kits if mounting on top is not an option. Side mount kits allow for Cabinet Cooler installation along the side of the cabinet while keeping it vertical. Side mounts also install though a knockout or drilled hole and are secured by a locking ring.

It’s important to close off any openings and vents that may bring in ambient air, especially in warm/hot or highly humid environments. The relative humidity inside

Cold Air Distribution Kit:
Our cold air distribution kit consists of a clear vinyl tube, self-adhesive clips, and hose clamps. This allows the user to direct the cold airflow to any hotspot within the cabinet. the enclosure stabilizes at 45% for all continuous operating Cabinet Coolers.

Thermostat Control Kit:
If air consumption is a concern, we recommend using a Cabinet Cooler Thermostat Control Kit. Our kits include a normally closed solenoid valve (available in 24V, 120V and 240V) and a thermostat. The adjustable thermostat is pre-set to 95°F – 35°C. Once the temperature reaches 95°F – 35°C the solenoid valve will open and allow the air to flow into the cooler. Once the temperature in the cabinet cools, the solenoid valve will close and stop the flow to the cooler. This will save on compressed air consumption.

We recommend using a Streamtek 5 Micron Auto Drain Filter with all Cabinet Coolers. As most compressed air lines contain water, using a filter is imperative to prevent any accidental moisture flowing into the enclosure. If oil is present in the compressed air supply, use a Streamtek Auto Drain Oil Filter.

Environmental Considerations:

NEMA 4/4X (IP56) – Designed for Electronic Control Panels – Splash resistant, oil-tight, and dust-tight for use in washdown environments as well as outdoor use. When the Vortex Tube Panel Cooler is not operating, a low-pressure relief valve closes and seals to maintain the integrity of your NEMA 4 cabinet enclosure. It is constructed of Stainless Steel (Type 303) for long life in wet environments.

NEMA 12 (IP52) – Cabinet Panel Coolers (oil-tight, dust-tight) are used in industrial environments where no liquids can come into contact with the unit. It is constructed of Stainless Steel (Type 303) to withstand harsh corrosive environments.

Model No. Capacity Btu/hr. Capacity Watt/hr. Air Consumption SCFM @ 80 PSI Air Consumption SLPM @ 5.5 Bar Sound Level
CC1208-1 550 161 8 226 67*
CC1215-1 1,100 322 15 425 73*
CC1225-1 1,800 528 25 708 74*
CC1230-1 2,060 603 30 849 74*
CC1240-1 2,800 821 40 1,132 79*
CC1250-1 3,400 996 50 1,415 74*
CC1260-1 4,000 1,171 60 1,698 76*
CC1270-1 4,800 1,406 70 1,981 76*
CC1280-1 5,600 1,640 80 2,264 77*

Cabinet Cooler Designs

Our Cabinet Panel Coolers make innovative use of compressed air technology to help you save power and take your productivity from good to great. When you use our Cabinet Panel Coolers in spot cooling, conveying, and blow-off operations, you stand to benefit from the following advantages:

Cabinet Cooler Examples Applications

Here is a list of Cabinet Cooler examples:

  • Cooling electronic controls
  • Cooling machining operations
  • Setting hot melts
  • Cooling soldered parts
  • Cooling gas samples
  • Electronic component cooling
  • Cooling heat seals
  • Cooling environmental chambers



  • Quiet & Affordable
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Fast Installation
  • No moving parts
  • Compact/Lightweight
  • No fans or filters
  • No CFC’s
  • Mounts through standard knockout
  • Stabilize temperature/humidity


Cabinet Cooler Applications

Streamtek cabinet panel coolers products use innovative compressed air technologies to improve: productivity, increase equipment efficiency and deliver enclosure and vortex tube for spot cooling, conveying, and blow-off. If you don’t find a solution and/or idea for your application, or if you want additional details, call our factory at 1-705-770-4455 or email an Application Engineer at

Additional information

Weight 0.6 kg