Kanthal promotes rugged resistors at IEEE 2018

Kanthal will present new rugged, non-inductive high resistance resistor series – Type BA – and discuss upcoming 'Disk Washer' resistors at the 2018 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference in Jackson Hole, WY, June 3 - 7.

Axial resistor AS material from Kanthal, which will be exhibiting at booth 7 at 2018 IEEE Conference on June 3 – 7.The expanded range of electric components from Kanthal provides customers with multiplied voltage, pulse energy and power load capacity in extreme conditions.

The unique BA resistor series and extreme energy Disk Washer resistor, which will be demonstrated at the 2018 IEEE Conference, have both been designed to withstand temperature changes, humidity, vibration and dirt. With many possible ceramic geometry options, they can be custom fitted in compact or portable power packages.

"Our tubular ceramic resistors are chemically inert and thermally stable. Unlike standard wire-wound and film type resistors, they can withstand overload heat up to 350°C without failure or experience deformation when cooled," explains Charles Treadaway, Manager Sales and Marketing, Kanthal.

Kanthal's high quality ceramic resistors and capacitors are suitable for a wide range of applications including radar, motor drives, broadcast transmitters, medical defibrillators, MRI scanning devices, high voltage power supplies and energy research.

At the 2018 IEEE Conference, Kanthal will also be demonstrating how assemblies can be optimized and adapted to unique high-power needs and conditions.

Slab resistor assembly from Kanthal, which will be exhibiting at booth 7 at 2018 IEEE Conference on June 3 – 7."Our approach is to be a collaborative partner and provide a seamless service. Our products are highly customizable and they allow for more energy in a smaller space. We can use as many as 120 resistors in one assembly unit," Treadaway adds.

Visitors to the Kanthal booth 7 will be able to calculate and get advice on everything from resistors to snubber circuits, which make it easy to divert energy in the case of power shutdown.

Charles Treadaway added: "The demand for transient power protection has increased worldwide. We will explain why snubber circuits are the most inexpensive insurance policy you will find. We invite visitors to challenge us with their needs."

About Kanthal® – Part of Sandvik Group

As part of the Sandvik Group, the Kanthal brand represents world class expertise in heating technology and resistive product solutions. The Sandvik Group is a global high technology enterprise with 43,000 employees in 130 countries. Sandvik's operations are concentrated on three core businesses: Sandvik Machining Solutions, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology and Sandvik Materials Technology.

The Kanthal business is part of Sandvik Materials Technology, a world-leading manufacturer of metal powder, products for industrial heating and advanced stainless steels and special alloys for the most demanding industries.

Environmental awareness, health and safety are integral parts of our business and are at the forefront of all activities within our operation. The company holds approvals to, for example, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.


Kanthal is a developer and manufacturer of heating technology products and services. It is part of Sandvik Group and the business area Sandvik Materials Technology.

Sandvik Materials Technology

Sandvik Materials Technology, a business area of the Sandvik Group, is a world-leading developer and manufacturer of products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys for the most demanding environments, as well as products and systems for industrial heating.

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