THE GUND COMPANY MANUFACTURES AND FABRICATES A BROAD RANGE OF MATERIALS THAT CAN PROPERLY INSULATE THE MOST DEMANDING POWER ELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS.
- Composite Materials
- Thermoplastic Materials
- Composite Electrostatic Dissipative (ESD) Materials
MATERIALS FOR POWER ELECTRONICS
In general, composite materials are able to serve as heat shields, dielectric barriers, air baffles and electrical insulation within transformers.
Many of the flexible thermoplastic materials can typically serve as board liners, battery insulation and capacitor shields.
When it comes to composite electrostatic dissipative (ESD) materials, though, they are able to help combat the destructive nature of corona discharge in electronic manufacturing environments. The ESD materials can, essentially, minimize the accumulation of static energy. Not only that, but they can also neutralize the electrostatic energy through a process that is known as grounding.
POWER ELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS
There has been a great deal of interest on electrification for a more clean environment. For that reason, there is an increasing need for electric power in a variety of applications.
The Gund Company has the ability to successfully manufacture custom material solutions for a wide range of power electronics applications in various types of equipment.
Here are some of the applications that demonstrate the diverse and critical role of power electronics in the electrical systems today.
- Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
- Power-Conditioning Equipment
- Data Center Power Infrastructure Equipment
- Power Distribution Cabinets
- DC Power Systems
- Industrial AC and DC Systems
- Power-Transfer Switches
- Paralleling Switchgear
- Load Banks
- Surge-Protective Devices
- Power Control and Monitoring
We supply a complete line of insulating components for a broad range of designs. With that being said, these components and spare parts can be provided individually or in a complete kit for a particular type of product.
POWER ELECTRONICS INSULATION COMPONENTS
- Fuse Boards
- Board Liner
- Interphase Insulation
- Sight Windows
- Bolt Insulation
- Insulating Tubes
- Spreader Bars
- Capacitor Insulation
- Battery Liner
In addition to that, we also offer custom molded parts that are made from BMC, SMC, Polyamide and Epoxy.
In essence, The Gund Company’s testing capabilities are readily available for any new product designs, specifically for electrical and mechanical properties.
POWER ELECTRONIC INSULATION MATERIALS
The Gund Company additionally offers a variety of elastomeric materials. For the most part, the elastomeric materials are available for enclosure sealings, O-rings, thermal shielding and gaskets.
PolyPro FR® II is a flame-retardant polypropylene that, essentially, carries a UL 94 V-0 flame class rating. Not to mention, this material has features and quality characteristics that make it a substantial economical choice for electrical insulation applications. The material offers a range of standard thicknesses, which are available from 0.010” to 0.125”. The PolyPro FR® II material is known to be cost-effective and can also be fabricated into a wide range of designs using cost-effective fabrication methods, such as die-cutting or knife-cutting. Not only that, but the material also exhibits excellent formability characteristics. As a result, it can be scored, shipped flat and quickly folded into many three-dimensional shapes.
PolyPro FR® II provides a lower cost alternative for designs incorporating the use of materials such as aramid papers or polycarbonate films.
PolyPro FR® can be customer fabricated for a wide range of application designs. It’s ability to be scored and formed allows it to be made into insulating boxes for various applications in electrical and electronic equipment. Developed by The Gund Comapny, PolyPro® is a flame retardant Polypropylene extruded for electrical insulation applications in electrical and electronic power systems equipment.