BIEL, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS) an international power and IC semiconductor company, today announced that its wholly owned UK subsidiary, IXYS UK Westcode Ltd., announces the introduction of a range of ‘easy mount’ rectifier diode assemblies.
The new assemblies, which can be supplied either with the diodes ready mounted or as kits, allow for easy mounting of rectifier diodes to cooling fins using four bolts. The diodes are single side mounted directly to a copper base plate pre-drilled with the four bolt holes. Diodes can be either anode or cathode side down, with three versions available suitable for 34mm to 50mm electrode devices. An extensive range of ‘standard’ parts is available with the mounting hole positions compatible with the now obsolete range of flat based rectifiers previously offered by a number of manufacturers.
“These new clamp arrangements allow the high reliability fully hermetic capsule devices manufactured by IXYS UK to be single side mounted to cooling plates with the same ease as plastic top modules. However, the substantial copper base plate and low thermal resistance to the junction present a range of opportunities for ‘easy mount’ parts with higher current ratings than available with modules,” commented Frank Wakeman, IXYS UK’s Marketing and Technical Support Manager.
For ease of selection an extensive range of parts in three configurations are available as standard, with voltage ratings from 1.5kV to 4.5kV and average current ratings from 435A to 2035A. As an alternative, the clamps can be used with an extensive range of other IXYS UK products, including phase control thyristors, either as kits or with the devices pre-mounted. Consult the Chippenham factory for your specific requirement.
Typical applications include traction rectifiers, chemical power supplies and all general rectifier needs.
About IXYS UK
Located in Chippenham, England, IXYS UK Westcode Ltd is the IXYS leading manufacturing site for very high power thyristors, SCRs and rectifiers ranging up to 6500 Volts and 15,000 Amps. IXYS UK continues to supply high technology components for a wide range of applications such as wind and solar energy, welding, AC and DC motor drives for oil, marine and water treatment facilities, uninterruptible power supplies, motor soft starters, transportation, induction heating, mining equipment and many other industrial applications.
About IXYS Corporation
Since its founding, IXYS Corporation has been developing power semiconductors and mixed signal ICs to improve power conversion efficiency, generate solar and wind power and provide efficient motor control for industrial applications. IXYS, and its subsidiary companies, offer a diversified product base that addresses worldwide needs for power control in the growing cleantech industries, renewable energy markets, telecommunications, medical devices, transportation applications, flexible displays and RF power.
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