Maxwell Technologies’ Swiss Subsidiary Launches New Line of Medium Voltage Capacitors and Capacitive Voltage Dividers
ROSSENS, Switzerland, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL), a leading producer of energy storage and power delivery products, announced today that its Swiss subsidiary has launched a new line of CONDIS® capacitors and voltage dividers for medium voltage applications.
Maxwell Technologies SA is a leading global supplier of capacitors for applications in electric utility infrastructure and other applications involving transmission, distribution and measurement of electrical energy. Its CONDIS® products are recognized for their world class quality and reliability, electrical & mechanical strength, long lifetime and their ability to be tailored to individual customer requirements.
The new medium voltage (MV) capacitors and voltage divider products are based on Maxwell’s environmentally friendly CDAS technology, featuring molded resin construction and gas impregnation, which eliminates the potential for oil leakage. Maxwell is one of the world’s only suppliers of MV components to fully automate its winding and assembly processes, ensuring absolute product uniformity. These process and material advances result in superior electrical performance, reliability and longevity. Key user benefits include:
- Minimal variation of electrical performance throughout the product lifetime
- High temperature stability
- Compact size and lower weight
- Reduced capacitor costs
CONDIS® MV products address a large application spectrum, including:
- Partial discharge measurement
- Energy Management, e.g. railway on-board voltage measurement
- Protection of power generator breaker
- HVDC, e.g. converter voltage distribution
- Distribution automation and smart metering
- Power Line Carrier (PLC)
“With this CDAS technology Maxwell has set a new standard that confirms the company’s leading position in capacitor technology for applications in the transmission and distribution market,” said Sacha Jenny, vice president and general manager of Maxwell Technologies SA. “Based on the rapid development of smart grids and the subsequent growing demand for distribution automation and smart metering solutions, the business opportunities for MV products are very promising and we expect them to provide significant growth opportunities over the next few years.”
CONDIS® capacitor products perform reliably for decades in energy transmission and distribution equipment such as live tank, dead tank and GIS high voltage circuit breaker as well as high voltage direct current (HVDC) applications. CONDIS® capacitive voltage dividers are used to measure voltage and power levels in overhead transmission lines.
Maxwell is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative, cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. Its ultracapacitor products provide safe and reliable power solutions for applications in consumer and industrial electronics, transportation and telecommunications. Its radiation-mitigated microelectronic products include power modules, memory modules and single board computers that incorporate powerful commercial silicon for superior performance and high reliability in aerospace applications. For more information, please visit our website: www.maxwell.com.
SOURCE Maxwell Technologies, Inc.