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Copper Bus Bar

Storm Power Components offers unmatched dedication to the fabrication of copper bus bar.

Copper is a unique metal with several key variables often overlooked by manufacturers, like alloy characteristics, energy efficiency and electrical consideration such as resistance, heat loss and optimal use of surface area. To meet these demands Storm employs CNC fabrication, copper sourcing, electroplating and testing.

And by consolidating all aspects of copper bus bar manufacturing Under One Roof, Storm cuts lead time and outsourcing costs.

Storm's Expert Engineering and Design Support staff can also assist you in the fabrication of other custom bus bar options such as Laminated Bus Bar, Bus Bar Insulations, Inverter Bus Bar, IGBT Bus Bar, Power Distribution Bus Bar, Backplane Bus Bar, Circuit Breaker Bus Bar, and Multilayer Bus Bar.

 

Copper Bus Bar Efficiency

This is where Storm's engineering and design support also steps in.

For example, copper bus bar systems for industrial and commercial facilities are often designed to minimize first costs, with the bus bar sized to the minimum permitted by safety considerations.

In such cases, operating costs are ignored at the design stage and, as a result, large amounts of electrical energy are wasted in service due to heat loss. Here, Storm's engineers may recommend using larger cross-sections of bus bar that result in more efficient systems with lower operating costs.

The result is an optimal system that properly balances first costs with operating costs in order to minimize total life-cycle cost.

 

Copper Bus Bar Fabrication

When combined with Storm's Value Engineering, our full in-house CNC Capability saves even more time.

Virtually all of Storm' electrical busbar business involves copper and a variety of core metalworking capabilities, all based on CNC technology. Storm's equipment includes laser, presses, press breaks, lathes, water jet, and punching machines, to produce materials, processes, and finished components engineered to meet standards required by ISO AS9100:D, ISO 9001, ASTM, UL, CSA, Bellcore, and other testing/standards bodies.

Plus, Storm's prototyping capability can put samples of bus bar connectors in your hands for evaluation in a matter of days.

 

Storm's In-house electroplating streamlines bus bar manufacture even more by eliminating the time and cost of outsourcing.

Storm offers in-house copper bus bar bright and matte tin, lead, tin/lead alloys, nickel and silver using rack & barrel plating electroplating. This capability is proven to reduce lead times critical to OEMs. Not only is internal electroplating more cost effective than outsourcing, plating in house offers a green component to manufacturing by eliminating transport issues such as fuel consumption and pollution.

Plating Types 
Medium Phosphorus Electroless Nickel Plating
Multiple Electroplating Options
Strike Plating — an ultra-thin coat of nickel, tin or other material that is applied before the final exterior plating finish.

 

Storm's In-house testing equipment also eliminates transport costs.

Quality inspection and testing throughout the bus bar production process to ensures all specifications are met, once more eliminating fuel consumption and pollution from transport from plant to lab. Storm's testing equipment Includes:

FARO Arm
X-Ray
Dielectric test (Hi-Pot)
Partial Discharge test
Video Inspection (Keyence)
Hardness test (Rockwell)
Ultrasonic Thickness test
Surface Roughness test

 

Please call 1-800-394-4804 for more information about Storm's Copper Bus Bars

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Ampacity Calculators for Copper Bus Bars

 

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