Haeusermann GmbH and Weidmüller, two leading providers of innovative solutions in the field of power electronics and device connectivity, are entering into a technology partnership. Both companies have agreed to work closely together in the specification of connection solutions for power electronics and they will be side by side at the PCIM Europe conference and exhibition taking place in Nuremberg with Weidmuller’s on stand no 7-225 and Haeusermann on stand No 7-326.
Customer benefits are at the heart of the expertise partnership – from component design and production to implementation, and throughout the lifecycle of the component. “Taking into consideration the increasing requirements in the high-current field and the challenges these can present for our customers, establishing a link between PCB technology and connection technology is a logical step towards optimising the overall system”, explained Jörg Scheer, Executive Vice President Device Connectivity Division, Weidmuller, on the joint goal of the partnership.
Christoph Jarisch, CEO Haeusermann added “Together withWeidmüller, we are able to support our customers with comprehensive expertise in individual design-in support and with short development times. The close alignment of PCB and connectivity also brings such advantages as cost efficiencies, without comprising on performance and reliability”. Stefan Hörth, HSMtec Product Manager at Haeusermann stated: “From specification sheets through to development, design, approval and series production – with the integration of high-current PCB and connectivity, customers are capitalising on the results, while at the same time reducing both their project costs and time-to-market“.
HSMtec PCB technology from Haeusermann allows for the selective integration of large copper cross-sections in standard FR4 PCBs, thus integrating high-current flows up to 400 A with ultra-fine conductor structures on one circuit board. This not only results in an increase in the current-carrying capacity while minimising the space required for high-current conductor tracks, but also a reduction in the overall costs incurred in logistics, all the way through to quality assurance. Other advantages include standardised production and further processing, as well as combining high currents with 3D PCBs.
Weidmüller also offers highly comprehensive design-in competence for power and signal interfaces in and on the device, in addition to tried-and-tested connection technology for power electronics. For power electronics, this means a high performance and overload capacity, as well as continuous scalability up to 100 kVA. A further advantage is that only a small amount of time and money has to be spent on the project effort as a result of simpler approval processes, (e.g. 600 V in accordance with UL or for IT networks in accordance with IEC 61800-1-5), as well as safe EMC application. The designer also gains more space on the PCB and at the front of the device. Production also benefits from more efficient manufacturing processes, which simplifies intuitive operation and speeds up installation and service.
Weidmuller and Haeusermann staff will be on hand on their stands to discuss the specification of connection solutions for power and Weidmuller will be demonstrating their range of device connectors, with a key focus on its OMNIMATE Power range portfolio.
PCIM Europe is an international exhibition and conference which takes place at the Nuremberg Messe offering a comprehensive, focused and compact presentation of power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management.
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This post was updated by Lesley Young, Weidmuller UK