Load bank and dynamic braking resistors

Kanthal products are problem solvers for high voltage, energy and power applications.

Kanthal strip for resistive loads and braking applications enabling safe equipment operation and electrical protection

Traveling overhead cranes

For safe motor operation while lifting and lowering.

Elevators and lifts

For dissipating unwanted energy during operation.

Locomotives

Dynamic braking resistors are used with air-brakes to reduce wear on mechanical components.

Wind turbines

Dumping energy from the generator into a braking resistor to keep the turbine speed within its allowed limit, for cyclical braking with high wind conditions and to slow turbine blades for safe speed operation.

Kanthal NiCr alloysMax. continuous operating temp. °C (°F)Resistivity at 20°C (68°F) Ω mm2/m (Ω/cmf)
Nikrothal 80 (wire) 1200 (2190) 1.09 (655)
Nikrothal 80 (strip) 1200 (2190) 1.09 (655)
Nikrothal 60 (wire) 1150 (2100) 1.11 (668)
Nikrothal 60 (strip) 1150 (2100) 1.11 (668)
Kanthal FeCrAl alloysMax. continuous operating temp. °C (°F)Resistivity at 20°C (68°F) Ω mm2/m (Ω/cmf)
Alkrothal 720 (wire) 1000 (1830) 1.20 (720)
Alkrothal 720 (strip) 1000 (1830) 1.20 (720)
Kanthal NiCr alloysMax. continuous operating temp. °C (°F)Resistivity at 20°C (68°F) Ω mm2/m (Ω/cmf)
Alkrothal 14 (wire) 1100 (2010) 1.37 (752)
Alkrothal 14 (strip) 1100 (2010) 1.37 (752)