Mersen set to debut an Integrated Architecture Power Stack demonstrator at PCIM Europe 2015 in May

Mersen (Euronext FR0000039620 – MRN), a global expert in electrical specialties and graphite-based materials, will exhibit a demo of a 280 KVA 3-phase power stack showcasing state-of-the-art integration technologies at PCIM Europe 2015 in May.

Mersen has gathered together the latest technical innovations illustrating the Integrated Architecture approach that can be offered to our inverter manufacturer clients.

Mersen’s integrated architecture approach helps inverter designers save time by optimising the selection of key components, benefiting from a solution that is pre-designed for their specific application.  Busbar, fuses, cooling, gate-drivers, capacitors, connectors can now be optimally designed together, in one step, to answer electrical, mechanical and thermal challenges of the system.

Mersen’s Integrated Power Stack Demonstrator is built around a 3-phase, 1,100V DC-bus, 57×37 cm² conversion stack which is powered by three modules 1.7kV/650A IGBTs. Mersen has developed an efficient vacuum-brazed aluminum water-cooled heat sink to cool the electronics as well as a multi-layer laminated “smart busbar” with embedded small-signal control connector to power the components. The Power Stack is protected by two Power Semiconductor Protection fuses at the DC input terminals. Both a small form-factor and a high integration level are also achieved thanks to highly compact capacitor bank with several thousands of µF at high DC voltage.

Our vision for Integrated Architecture drove us to customise a full plug-and-play modular multi connection system, enabling Power Stack rack-mounting with hot-plug capability.  This results in a front and backplane that connect at the same time high-current signals (Vdc and U, V, W phases), low-current signals (GDU control and monitoring) as well as water inlets and outlets.

Our philosophy being: “Design, driven by function not by component

We invite you to come and visit Mersen at booth 7-313 at PCIM 2015, Nuremberg Germany in May 19th -21st. With industrial operations in all three major economic regions of the globe, we look forward to discussing your application and working together to design and develop your best solution for your power conversion application.

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