For effective heat transfer and cooling for high-performance power electronics — often dissipating hundreds to thousands of watts of waste heat within electronic enclosures that make thermal management a challenge — the small size, high efficiency, and reliability of Aavid's passive and active thermal solutions allow for tremendous design flexibility. Their versatility enables designs for motor control and transit operation in all kinds of rugged environments.
Heat pipe thermal solutions, with their low cost, light weight, and lack of moving parts, are ideal for cooling the power semiconductors that have revolutionized the control of motors in industrial applications. Aavid semiconductor cooling technologies protect and prolong the life of ultra-precise power semiconductors such as such as thyristors, Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs), Symmetric Gate Commutated Turn-Off Thyristors (SCGTs), Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) and Intelligent Power Modules (IPMs). These devices operate, often under harsh conditions, in petroleum and chemical plants, mining, metal fabrication, paper mills, cement operations, water/wastewater facilities and electric power generation. Heat management for power semiconductors is necessary in nearly all thermal technology applications. In addition, Aavid offers active thermal solutions with liquid cold plates that provide additional benefits when air cooling is insufficient.
Thermal management systems in most mass transit systems (such as subways and light rail) must be reliable to stand up to vibration, climate extremes, and physical wear and tear. Aavid heat pipes provide reliable, durable performance, electrical isolation, and conditioning and electronic control system protection for mass transit applications around the globe, in all types of climate and weather. Aavid also offers automotive system heat management solutions.
A highly efficient, cost-effective thermal control solution, such as heat pipes, is essential to the operation of uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems in today's precise manufacturing environments. With Aavid thermal technologies, engineers have more flexibility than ever in taking UPS systems to new levels of performance, because our thermal management solutions reliably meet the challenge of dissipating heat.