MUNICH, Germany At the PCIM trade fair in Nuremberg, Vincotech introduced new products. The company which emerged from the former Tyco Electronics Power Systems through a buyout from investment company Gores Group introduced several power modules for solar, motor control and UPS applications.
Four modules in a flow0 package have been particularly optimized for converting the DC voltage provided by PV arrays which mean that they are unsusceptible against input voltages varying over a broad range and sport a higher efficiency compared to standard modules, explained a company spokesperson. The product spectrum covers the power range from 2 to 6 kW and supports transformer based as well as transformerless applications.
The second product family is designed for motor control applications. The three flowPIM modules support voltages up to 1200V and currents of up to 100A and are equipped with the latest generation of IGBT4 transistors. The family comprises three models with maximum current ranges between 15 and 100A. The use of IGBT4 semiconductors helps to improve EMC behavior and minimize saturation losses.
Designed for industrial motor drives and UPS applications is the third product family which comprises of four full bridges with three-phase output. Among engineers, these arrays are nicknamed 'sixpacks'. Again, the latest product generation has been equipped with 4Gen IGBTs in order to reduce conduction losses. They cover a broad range of application cases in three-phase motor drive and UPS inverting up to 30kW. In addition, high performance versions using an improved AIN substrate are available, the company said.
Vincotech has been formed by several Tyco Electronics activities acquired by investment company Gores Group in December 2007. The company runs a design center in Munich as well as manufacturing operations in Hungary and China. With about 600 employees, Vincotech achieves sales in the order of about $100 million, focusing on electronic power modules and GPS navigation modules for use in telematics.