Thermal Management

Heat generated by electronic devices and circuitry must be dissipated to improve reliability and prevent premature failure. Techniques for thermal management can include heat sinks, fans, modified switching schemes, and the use of improved and more-efficient components.

  • Proper thermal management planning from the project outset prevents costly design changes and unnecessary over-temperature faults
  • Advances in power device technology allow drives that are less than half the size
  • run cooler
  • and output the same power and performance as drives in the past

ADVANCED Motion Controls' Capabilities

  • Off-the-shelf drives are available with and without built-in heat sinks / fans
  • With custom drives
  • the design can be wide open and often the drive baseplate becomes integral to the overall machine cooling scheme