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May 14, 2014

PCIM Paper Presentation: 20% Increase in Inverter Efficiency Seen with Integrated DC Link Capacitor/Bus

SBE Inc. and Danfoss Silicon Power GMBH will present a paper entitled “Integrated DC link capacitor/bus enables a 20% increase in inverter efficiency” at the upcoming PCIM Europe conference, Wednesday, May 21 at 2:00 PM. Voltage overshoot at switch turn-off traditionally limits the DC operating voltage for inverter systems thus limiting the total power output for a given silicon die.The... Read more

April 1, 2014

SBE, Inc. Announces Sale of Wrap & Fill/Axial Product Line to Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc.

SBE, Inc. (dba SB Electronics) is pleased to announce the sale its Wrap & Fill/Axial Leaded Film Capacitor Product Line to Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (CDE) of Liberty, SC. This line consists of products typically less than 50μF in total capacitance and at voltages less than 5kV. Packing is exclusively that of single windings with wire or lug leads attached and wrapped with an insulating... Read more

March 12, 2014

SBE Announces the Launch of the First-ever UL-recognized Integrated Capacitor/Bus Structures – The 777A Series

SBE, Inc., manufacturer of the proven Power Ring Film CapacitorsTM, announced today the launch of the UL-recognized 777A series of integrated capacitor/bus structures. This is the first time UL has ever issued recognition of an integrated capacitor/bus assembly. The 777A series enhances the technological advantages of its UL-recognized Power Ring Film CapacitorsTM by tightly coupling the capacitors... Read more

October 8, 2013

SBE Releases UL-recognized Power Ring Series

SBE, Inc., a leading manufacturer of film capacitors, announced today the launch of a new, UL-recognized 777D series of Power Ring Film CapacitorsTM. The 777D series is the UL-recognized version of the proven 700D Power Ring series. Its release furthers SBE’s commitment to providing the highest performing, longest lasting DC link film capacitors. “With an unmatched life expectancy, both the 700D... Read more

May 6, 2013

Integrated Module Vertical Test Kits Available

Integrated Module Vertical Test Kit SBE has been using capacitor and interconnect technology to facilitate power module system integration since 2007, allowing for greater power density, lower cost, lower ESR and lower ESL. SBE’s new vertical test kits allow customers to do rapid prototyping of the topology without major investments in time and engineering resources. The test kits received a great... Read more

May 6, 2013

Danfoss Motor Drive New Technology Demonstrator Features SBE Power Ring Film Capacitors.

SBE is part of Danfoss’ new innovative motor integrated drive (VFD) project under development, in the perspective of size reduction. The design – adjustable to customer’s needs – offers longer life while providing a higher power density compared to traditional AC motor drives. The latest design was recently exhibited at the Danfoss Booth during the Hannover fair (April 2013). Over the... Read more

May 6, 2013

Aalborg University – SBE: A Collaborative Project for Tomorrow’s High-efficiency Electric Car

In a 3-year research project and with the goal of promoting Denmark’s future position in transport, Aalborg University has been hard at work on the development of tomorrow’s high-efficiency electric car. The project is now in its final stages and the the car will be taken to a test field on May 31, which the press as well as participants and contributors will be invited to attend. The project... Read more

March 12, 2013

Revolutionary Design Combines Electrolytic and Film Capacitors to Save Costs

Over the past months, SBE R&D group has been testing and validating a revolutionary product – the Bank Hardener™ – which combines film and electrolytic capacitors to reduce costs and increase system efficiency in solar and wind applications. The initial data is now available for review and discussion and the Bank Hardener will be on display at the following shows: APEC, Wind Power... Read more

March 11, 2013

Customer Story: Phoenix Science and Technology (PS&T)

Phoenix Science and Technology (PS&T) researches, develops, engineers and applies unique, patented pulsed light and acoustic sources (sparkers) for application to advanced water treatment, depainting, biofouling control, sonobuoys and submarine countermeasures, within the DoD and commercial markets. PS&T and SBE engineers worked in close collaboration to develop high energy density capacitors... Read more

March 11, 2013

Electric Drive Cost Reduction by Design Simplification – Jon Bereisa

“Agressive cost reduction at all levels is essential for the commercial viability and mass market acceptance of electric drive vehicles” said Jon Bereisa, SBE Senior Technical Advisor and Director, in a recent presentation. “Electric drive systems are typically mature in performance, size and mass” he added “but the issue remains their cost“. “A traditional... Read more

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