Power Control Systems
System reliability and maintenance-free operation are often driving factors in selecting a cooling approach. Heat pipe thermal solutions, with their high performance-to-heat sink volume ratio, light weight, and proven reliability, are ideal for cooling the power semiconductors that have revolutionized the control of motors in industrial applications.
Aavid's passive semiconductor cooling technologies are proven to protect and prolong the life of ultra-precise power semiconductors such as Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs), Symmetric Gate Commutated Turn-Off Thyristor (SGCT), Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs), Intelligent Power Modules (IPMs) and Thyristers. These devices, directly attached to the thermal management solution, often operate under harsh conditions such as applications including petroleum and chemical plants, mining, metal fabrication, paper mills, cement operations, water/wastewater facilities and electric power generation facilities.