High performance power electronics that can dissipate thousands to hundreds of thousands of watts present unique challenges to Thermal Management solutions. The voltages and currents associated with these high powers will generate waste heat, if this heat is not efficiently dissipated many components would exceed their safe operating conditions leading to inefficient operation or even failure.
Columbia-Staver offer both Air and liquid based solutions for all of the major power electronics devices including: IGBTs, Thyristors, SCRs IPMs, SCGTs etc.
Air cooled heat sinks either with or without the addition heat pipes or vapour chambers will offer the high reliability, low operating cost and low maintenance costs.
Liquid cooled solutions however can handle the highest amount of power and the highest power densities.
Columbia-Staver offer thermal management solutions specifically designed to withstand shock and vibration present in harsh environments such as subway trains and light railway applications and offer innovatively packaged designs for cooling of battery systems in the emerging electric and hybrid vehicle sector.