Mersen Rochester is Registered Under the ITAR
Mersen‘s Rochester, NY plant is registered under the ITAR with the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). Mersen’s Rochester, NY plant manufactures laminated bus bar, a key component in many military systems:
Certain laminated bus bars manufactured for military systems may be subject to the ITAR.
Power Distribution for Electrical Cabinet
Dense packaging is a hallmark of laminated bus bars as shown in this 20-layer edge filled design with Kapton insulation to withstand high temperatures from soldering. Made for a special military application, the design distributes power through wide tabs inserted and soldered into a backplane. It also replaces multiple power cables for a more simplified design and assembly process. Power inputs are located at one end for easy connection with a cable assembly.
Size: 1.2” x 10” | Thickness: .020” per layer | Voltage: 12VDC | Current: 50A per conductor
Surface Mount for Fighter Aircraft Power Electronics
Used in tandem, one as a high-temp, high-current board for switching components and the other is densely populated with chip capacitors. The use of Kapton insulation allows full solderability for surface mount components. Both bus bars are epoxy edge filled and designed to withstand extremely demanding conditions of temperature and altitude.
Length: approximately 4” each | Volts: 200VDC | Current: 260A | Conductors: .025” & .050”
Military Fighter Aircraft
This complex, nine layer, low inductance laminated bus bar is engineered to perform at very high altitudes in a confined area. It interconnects custom power modules through brazed bushings and PEM hardware. The high temperature insulation is entirely epoxy edge filled around each individual layer.
Size: 6” x 11” | Thickness: .025” per layer | Voltage: 300VDC | Current: 60A
Laminated Power Backplane
High current power distribution is easily handled with this sixlayer, twenty one conductor laminated bus bar. Designed to function as a high-current backplane, a bank of special connectors are soldered directly to the bus bar, and used to distribute power within a turret control system.
Missile Guidance System
A complex and unique laminated bus bar design provides high power distribution over a backplane with solder tabs for output connectors and gold plated input connections. This military application for a laminated bus bar provides power within the Patriot Missile Guidance system. The pluggable input connections on this laminated bus bar are gold plated to provide low resistance and high reliability between the bus bar and its subsystem. Forty pairs of outputs from the bus bar to the backplane are made by solder connections. The bus bar is entirely encapsulated using epoxy edge fill to provide a complete hermetic seal.
Size: 8” x 18” | Conductors: .040” | Voltage: 48V | Current: 190A
Radar Systems Power Distribution
Distributing three AC and six DC voltages and currents over a long distance presents challenges in assembly time, wiring errors, and efficient use of space. This 10-layer laminated and epoxy edge filled bus bar system delivers power and reliability over a long distance in a tight package. Using special joiner bus bars, the system can be “daisy chained” to distance exceeding twenty feet in length.
Length: 144” | Volts: 208 VAC/5, 15, 28 VDC | Current: 25A | Conductors: .04″, .06”, .188”