In conjunction with its parent company, Sovema S.p.A, Bitrode has announced the North American debut of their High Density (HD) IGBT formation charger. Because the HD-CR/CD integrates smoothly into any facility’s power grid at significantly higher efficiency and power factors than previous models, this unit is one of the most financially and environmentally responsible capital investments available in the industry today.
“This represents not just a good business investment, but an investment in social and environmental responsibility,” said John Grimm, director of Sales and Marketing.
The HD-CR/CD operates at 16 KHz and allows users to achieve efficiency and power factors of 90 percent and 99 percent respectively. This increase in efficiency is not only exceptional for new facilities or for new expansions, but it also offers a unique benefit to our customers with limited space but an increase in production needs.
“With this product, power factor correction is not needed. The HD-CR/CD’s enhanced performance may be the difference that will allow an existing facility to increase their production capacity without having to increase their facility’s electrical service or distribution system by replacing their existing SCR technology based systems,” said Grimm.
Bitrode has expanded its line of formation charges with the introduction of this IGBT based product line. The HD-CR/CD is a complement to their existing line of formation equipment for automotive, traction and stationary applications. The HD-CR/CD is being produced in several configurations and supports paralleled applications.