Selecting Litz Wire for Increased Efficiency
Product Announcement from New England Wire Technologies Corporation
Litz Wire Types and Constructions
A description of the various styles of Litz wire - Type 1 through Type 8
Litz Wire Benefits and Applications
The "WHY" and "WHERE USED" of Litz wire
Litz wire consists of a number of individually insulated magnet wires twisted or braided into a uniform pattern with the primary benefit of reducing AC losses in high frequency windings. NEWT offers unlimited Litz wire constructions with multiple types of insulation to meet agency and/or specific customer voltage withstand requirements.
- Reduce AC losses in high frequency windings
- Increased efficiency
- Mitigation of Skin Effect
- Mitigation of Proximity Effect
- Minimum eddy current losses
- Lower operating temperatures
- Reduced footprint of final product
- Substantial weight reduction
- Avoidance of "hot spots"
Applications for using Litz Wire:
- Stator windings
- High frequency inductors
- Power transformers
- Motor generators
- Hybrid transportation
- Wind turbine generators
- Communication equipment
- Marine acoustic control systems
- Induction heating applications
- Sonar equipment
- Radio transmitter equipment
- Switch mode power supplies
- Ultrasonic equipment
- Linear motors
- Grounding applications
- Wireless power systems
- Electric vehicle chargers
- High frequency chokes
- High frequency motors
- Medical device chargers
- And more…
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About New England Wire Technologies
New England Wire Technologies is a privately held, employee stock ownership company with a rich history dating back to 1898. Our Lisbon, NH facilities consist of over 385,000 square feet of manufacturing, quality/testing, tooling/machine fabrication, and office space. We are an ISO9001:2015 registered company with more than 400 employees operating three shifts, five days a week.
New England Wire Technologies in Lisbon, NH is the primary and largest corporation in the MJM Holdings Group manufacturing all of the wire and cable sold under the New England Wire Technologies name. Other subsidiaries include New England Tubing Technologies (Lisbon, NH), Bay Associates Wire Technologies (Fremont, CA) and New England Interconnect Systems (Santa Ana, Mexico).
Whether working with customer supplied specifications or designing to a unique requirement, New England Wire Technologies' design teams develop innovative, one-of-a-kind wire and cable solutions. On-site manufacturing processes include wire drawing, plating, braiding, cabling, insulating, and extrusion services. And, since all of our proprietary equipment and tooling is designed and built in-house, we have complete control while also offering quick modifications when needed. Through true vertical integration of manufacturing processes our customers' design-to-market curve is the shortest in the industry.