As the demand for more energy efficient transportation -- automotive, trains, ships, aircraft, etc. – continues to grow, the growth of more sophisticated electric and hybrid systems is accelerating. 3M recognizes that the industry has aggressive goals to improve efficiency, power density, energy density and costs for key systems such as electric motors, batteries, and power conversion devices (including inverters, converters and motor drives).
Electrical transportation systems must incorporate safety features to prevent flame propagation and possible explosion. 3M has a variety of product solutions with excellent flame resistance properties for motor, transformer, battery packs and power conversion devices and heat shrink insulation along with electrical tapes for wire harnesses. Electrical insulating tapes carry UL component certifications up to 200°C, UL Class N.
The goal of making electric motors smaller and lighter pushes them to their thermal limit. Motor insulating materials from 3M have higher thermal conductivity than typical meta-aramid materials used to insulate and dissipate heat from windings. 3M has multiple solutions with these benefits to give you more options.
Look to 3M for a broad range of insulation types – these products can help enable greater efficiency, power density, safety, and other key factors required for these extremely demanding applications. In addition, 3M can service multinational manufacturers through their global distribution, technical support and supply chain assistance. Moreover, many 3M solutions are designed for easier insertion and application, helping provide a more efficient manufacturing process.