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Rogers Corporation - Power Distribution Systems

Rogers Power Distribution Systems division provides a wide range of high performance power distribution busbars for the world's leading producers of electronic equipment.

With over 40 years’ experience in busbars design and manufacturing, we stand for reliable products and services, exceptional material solutions and personal collaboration, offering an answer to most customer needs.

Efficient power distribution systems

The RO-LINX® busbars product family is our promise to continue to offer power distribution systems made for performance excellence and customer confidence. RO-LINX laminated busbars serve as power distribution "highways", providing a customised liaison between the power source and capacitors, resistors, integrated circuits, integrated gate bipolar transistors and gate turn-off thyristors or complete modules.

Compared to conventional wiring methods, which can be cumbersome and time-consuming, RO-LINX busbars are efficient, modern power distribution systems offering the advantages of easy design, fast installation and a clear structure. Vertical, horizontal and on-board bussing deliver uniform electrical characteristics.

We create added-value for our customers by providing extensive design and engineering capabilities in the early stage of the product development, which results in the most economical design right from the start.

Custom designs for low inductance and partial discharge control

A laminated busbar is a critical component in a complete power module. Thanks to our experience and continuous search for innovations, Rogers has become a world leader in manufacturing laminated busbars. Our products' thin dielectrics and the flat laminar construction result in a high capacitance and low inductance, and thus in a very low characteristic impedance.

The technology of a laminated busbar demonstrates its quality level during partial discharge tests, where the integrity of the insulation is validated. Keeping the partial discharge level of the busbar under control ensures a long-lasting, reliable product. Besides the partial discharge test, our busbars withstand a high voltage test of up to 20kV, which is an assuring safety test for any occurring fault conditions.

Unique UL-rating for laminated busbars

UL-ratings for laminated busbars are often limited to the UL-94 flammability rating classes, but customers' end products may require compliance with the UL1741 or UL508C classes. Since a laminated busbar is not considered an end product, it cannot be directly listed to UL1741 or UL508C. When fulfilling the requirements in the UL746C test standard, however, it complies with specific requirements applicable for busbars used in power conversion equipment.

Rogers, in close co-operation with UL, has defined a new and complete UL-file by creating a modular and intelligent busbar construction. Tested against UL746C, it enables Rogers to use the UL-marking for almost any RO-LINX Performance busbar design in order to get your end product UL508C listed faster and more easily. The Rogers engineering team can help design the right busbar construction that meets this new UL-rating.

Our customers in electronics and energy sectors

The main markets for busbars are telecommunications, electric traction, industrial electronics and renewable energy industries. We work with the world's leading manufacturers of data storage systems, industrial process control and automation cabinets. We also provide higher voltage applications in electric traction modules and propulsion systems for the transportation industry including trains, metros, light rail vehicles, electric/hybrid cars and trolley buses.

For customers in the power electronics industry we offer busbars for elevators, air-conditioning equipment and heavy duty machinery. A growing part of our business is also dedicated to customers in the renewable energy sector, such as manufacturers of wind and solar inverters for medium to high power applications.

Our sales and project engineers have the technical expertise to add value to our customers worldwide. To provide ideal local support around the globe, we have employees who are fluent in many languages and familiar with local customs and technologies.

Contact Rogers Corporation

Corporate Headquarters
One Technology Drive
Rogers
CT 06263
USA
Phone: +1 860 774 9605
Fax: +1 860 779 5509
www.rogerscorp.com

Rogers Power Distribution Systems division
Afrikalaan 188
9000 Gent
Belgium
Tel: +32 9 235 3611
Fax: +32 9 235 3658
www.rogerscorp.com/pds