Wurth Elektronics Intelligent Connecting Systems (ICS)

  • 8th Floor, Building 8, Exchange Quay
  • Salford Quays
  • Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • United Kingdom
  • M5 3EJ (map)

  • Tel: 0161 886 4929
  • Website: www.we-online.com

Intelligent Systems by Würth Elektronik


Intelligent Systems by Würth Elektronik

are more than just a circuit board with fitted or printed components. They are, in fact, smart solutions for specific practical problems - from handling high currents (power management), controlling of your applications, sensor solutions and safe signal transmission.

Our comprehensive offer can be tailored to your needs and requirements. From simple components to complete system solutions, we have a wide range of products on offer.

Our specialists are here to support you throughout the entire project process. Should you at any point not find a suitable solution, we will be happy to develop one together with you. Please, contact us!

Power Management


Power Management

In the field of power management, we offer customer-specific and standard solutions for the management of high currents within your applications.

Power Boards


Power Boards

Customer-specific power distributors

Power distributors are the heart of every electrical system. They need to be reliable, efficient and flexible. Traditional solutions for power distribution in vehicles, however, are often characterized by disorderly wiring harnesses that also involve high assembly and maintenance costs.

The circuit board based power distributors by Würth Elektronik ICS convince with their comprehensive technical and economic possibilities and advantages:

Economic advantages

Approx. 25% average reduction of wiring harnesses
Reduction of maintenance costs due to very high reliability of the component group
Low assembly times
No expensive assembly accessories (e.g. frames) necessary

Installation advantages

Easy and quick assembly (little effort and no special knowledge required)
Weight and space savings due to reduction of wiring harnesses
Wire harness is smaller, lighter and therefore more flexible to handle
Reduction of interfaces
Easy connection of modular units, e.g. voltage converters, IGBT modules, electronic controls, etc.
Supply of completely assembled component groups on demand

Reliability and flexibility

Very high vibration resistance
High mechanical stability
Low contact resistance, therefore less warming of the component group
Expandable through integration of additional circuits, substitute relays and fuse bases

Power Elements


Power Elements

Terms of an innovative product range

Since more than 25 years, Würth Elektronik has been bringing power to the PCB. Our technologies support you in reducing cable harnesses and can even render them redundant. We manage to accomplish this due to our Press Fit Technology and selected Power Elements which can carry up to 1,000 ampere. Errors and risks of wiring and common flaws of soldering belong to the past. Our Press Fit areas are gas-tight and reliable.

The Würth Elektronik Product Management Team is on hand with help and advice for you during the development process of high current terminals. That is why we offer designers the service of professionally applying power input, power distribution and electro mechanics for prototypes.

Würth Elektronik Power Elements ensure reliable connections which prove successful for years. In addition to many tests, our customers’ reports and tests have also given solid evidence that our technologies withstand even the harshest conditions.

Under the name “Powerelement” we have comprised our product range of high current terminal blocks and spacers:

Customer-Specific Power Boards


Customer-specific power distributors

Power distributors are the heart of every electrical system. They need to be reliable, efficient and flexible. Traditional solutions for power distribution in vehicles, however, are often characterized by disorderly wiring harnesses that also involve high assembly and maintenance costs.

The circuit board based power distributors by Würth Elektronik ICS convince with their comprehensive technical and economic possibilities and advantages:

Economic advantages

Approx. 25% average reduction of wiring harnesses
Reduction of maintenance costs due to very high reliability of the component group
Low assembly times
No expensive assembly accessories (e.g. frames) necessary

Installation advantages

Easy and quick assembly (little effort and no special knowledge required)
Weight and space savings due to reduction of wiring harnesses
Wire harness is smaller, lighter and therefore more flexible to handle
Reduction of interfaces
Easy connection of modular units, e.g. voltage converters, IGBT modules, electronic controls, etc.
Supply of completely assembled component groups on demand

Reliability and flexibility

Very high vibration resistance
High mechanical stability
Low contact resistance, therefore less warming of the component group
Expandable through integration of additional circuits, substitute relays and fuse bases

Controllers


Controllers

Control
Our control units include:

Customer-specific solutions for displays and control panels with circuit boards as carriers for the foils and electronics
Standard solutions for the displays and control panels with standardized electronics parts and a customizable front design if and as required
Electronic small controllers shaped as relays
CAN modules, usable as stand-alone solutions or integratable in an existing CAN network

Displays and Control Panels


Displays and Control Panels

In the field of displays and control panels, we offer customer-specific displays and control panels as well as standard solutions such as ICCS Standard Switch Panel with 10 keys (SSP10) and ICCS LED 6 Way Symbol Cluster, which can be customized in front-end design, if required.

Advantages at a Glance

Stability, robustness, vibration resistance
Compact solution: a large number of switching functions in a confined space
Reduction of the complexity of the whole system
Optimal use of the available installation space
Reduction of cable connections
High number of switching cycles for the integrated switches
Improvement in EMC by embedding the signals in a ground surface
Improved electrical characteristics
Optimal heat management due to sealant solutions

Customized Solutions


Customer-specific displays and control panels

In the field of customer-specific displays and control panels, we offer economic complete solutions customized to your individual needs, which can easily be integrated into your existing systems.

The basis of our displays and control panels is a circuit board. This has a double function as carrier of the foil and the power electronics on the reverse side. The foil is hermetically sealed with the circuit board, resulting in extremely flat solutions without any intermediate layers.

The displays and control panels can be individually fitted with the following features:

Directly integratable: touchscreens, graphic displays, symbols, icons, video channel, 7-segment TFT, LCD, LED, fluorescent printing, warning lamps, tank indicators, time meters, etc.
Mechanical switches
Special operating elements: potentiometers, press buttons, joysticks, etc.
Backing of the entire front or individual buttons with an electroluminescent foil: button illumination, night design
Insertion strips for individual button labeling: variable design and different languages possible
UV protection built into the foil
Reserve outputs for additional functions and devices
Water-tight or water-repellent according to the IP65 standard

Are you interested in our customer-specific solutions for display and control panels? We will develop a solution customized to your needs and in cooperation with you. Please contact us!

Solid Press-Fit Technology


Solid Press-Fit Technology

Press-Fit Technology is one of the core competences of Würth Elektronik ICS

It is an important key success factor for the company. It has excellent characteristics by comparison with traditional connecting solutions and technologies such as wiring harness or soldering technologies.

Cleverly joined instead of elaborately wired up

A wiring harness in a car‘s electrical system is a favorable solution that is widely used. However, it is increasingly being replaced by circuit board based solutions due to high installation and maintenance costs. Due to the layout of the cable harness on the circuit board, there is a clear and reliable solution with many advantages:

Up to 30% reduction in the cable harness
Up to 50% reduction in the cable harness cross section
Installation of power and signal without an elaborate separation of potentials
Possibility of modular design with numerous interchangeable options
Wiring errors disappear
Installation costs reduction (up to 80%)
Reduction in interfaces
Weight and space savings

Stable connection using press-fit technology

Press-fit and soldering technologies represent two basic forms of connection for circuit board based systems. Because of its excellent mechanical and electrical properties, press-fit technology is being adopted increasingly for use in the automotive sector. By comparison with soldering technology, it allows:

Simple processing of very thick (high-current) circuit boards with a large amount of copper
Compact design of modules and reduction of the amount of space needed by installing components on both sides of the circuit board
Thermally superior behavior with high currents due to the markedly lower transition resistance between pin and circuit board
Extremely stable and robust mechanical connection due to the cold welding of the press-fit pin and the circuit board
High corrosion resistance of the pin due to the gas-tight enclosure at the contact zones

Support resources

Call Applegate +44 (0)345 600 7177 AS