Custom geometries solutions for automotive industry - Automobile & Ground Transport
As countries and consumers around the world strive to reduce their CO2 emissions the automotive and transportation sectors have experienced a significant amount of change in terms of consumer habits, technology changes and governmental regulations. All of these factors are shifting more focus to more efficient and powerful electrically powered vehicles. Even though internal combustion engine (ICE) driven vehicles are projected remain the drive of choice for the next 5-10 years there is an accelerating movement toward electrically enhanced or driven drivetrains, which offer fewer emissions and less maintenance. These include Mild Hybrid, Full Hybrid and Plug-In Electric vehicles.
Automotive components are subjected to high temperatures as well as wide operating temperature range, vibration, size and weight constraints, and must meet EMI standards. Size constraints also means a need for low loss materials at high operating frequency and saturation levels.
Micrometals 200C and Alloy powder core offerings are well suited for high temperature applications. Our 200C materials do not have thermal aging up to 200C, while our Alloy offerings do not experience thermal aging effects. Unlike ferrites, powdered iron and alloys have higher and much more stable saturation flux density that does not decrease at elevated temperatures. Typical Applications for inductive components include:
- Flyback Transformer - Ignition Coils
- DC Inductor - 12V to 48V DC-DC Battery Converter
- DC Inductor - 12V-5V/1.2V DC-DC converters for lighting, vehicle sensing and safety systems and power management,
- AC Inductor – DC AC Inverter for motor drive and regenerative braking, Output Filter
- AC Inductor – AC-DC Onboard charger, Differential Mode input filter
- PFC inductor – AC-DC Onboard charger
Typical Applications for inductive components within Internal Combustion and Mild Hybrid Engines include Ignition Coils, 12V to 48V converters, DC to DC converters for lighting, vehicle sensing and safety systems and power management.
One of the most unique aspects of Micrometals distributed gap powder cores is they have the versatility of being pressed into complex shapes if needed to optimize EMI shielding, space constraints or weight.
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