Moving people and goods from point to point has never been easier than in today's technological age.
The trend for more efficient and greener methods has resulted in higher power density electronics and batteries that generate more heat and heat density. This has required reliable, novel, high performance, and design intensive advanced thermal solutions to cool insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT's), traction systems, power convertors and invertors, chargers, and high performance Li –ion batteries. Aavid partners and collaborates with industry leading scientist and engineers to develop the enabling cooling technology for these systems to operate.
Rail & Mass Transit
Electric, high-speed electric and diesel-electric locomotives are used all over the world as an efficient means of transporting goods and people. Technology has enabled locomotives and people movers to travel further, faster, lighter, greener and more efficient than ever before. An enabling technology of this revolution was the switch from GTO to IGBT based traction systems. There is an on-going trend for IGBT's to have higher power density thus creating more heat and heat density. Aavid's thermal solutions for IGBT traction systems utilize advanced cooling technologies that are high performing, reliable and cost effective. Some of these technologies include high performance air cooled solutions utilizing various metal joining technologies as well as our advanced heatpipe technology. Aavid's energy efficient liquid cold plates can cool the latest and highest performing IGBT's.
Electric & Hybrid Electric Vehicles
This relatively new segment in the transportation market has the potential to transform the way people travel from point A to point B. This market encompasses buses, passenger vehicles and charging stations. Compared to fuel injection vehicles these vehicles depend on high performance power electronics and high power density Li-Ion batteries to operate. The power electronics in a typical electric vehicle requiring cooling solutions are the battery charger and DC/DC invertor. High power density Li-Ion batteries require cooling as each individual cell generates tremendous heat thus requiring novel and complex thermal solutions given the small, enclosed spaces and high cost of failure. Charging stations have similar power electronics that must be cooled. As infrastructure is developed and deployed to support rapid charging stations the need for innovative thermal management will become more demanding. Aavid is uniquely positioned to support your thermal management needs in this market with energy efficient liquid cold plates that can cool the latest highest performing chargers, invertors and Li-Ion batteries. Our liquid cold plates are customized to meet specific power and size requirements.
AC and DC electric drive mining trucks are used to move material in mines, construction and quarries. These electric drive systems offer lower operating cost, greater reliability and better performance compared to traditional mechanical drives. Mining trucks rely on the ability of an IGBT to switch power to drive the traction system. Technology has enabled mining trucks to haul more gross tonnage without sacrificing safety. Aavid's thermal solutions for IGBT traction systems utilize advanced cooling technologies that are high performing, reliable and cost effective. Some of these technologies include high performance customized air cooled solutions utilizing various metal joining technologies as well as our advanced heatpipe technology. Aavid's energy efficient liquid cold plates can cool the latest and highest performing IGBT's.