Arrow Electronics to distribute Isabellenhütte’s precision and power resistors
Distributor Arrow Electronics has signed an agreement with Isabellenhütte, a specialist developer and manufacturer of products based on electrical resistance and thermoelectric properties, to supply its resistor line of products throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The agreement also extends to the two companies working together on customised solutions.
Isabellenhütte is an independent, family-run business whose roots stretch back hundreds of years. Today, it produces devices for future markets such as e-mobility and the smart grid. The company develops new materials and designs them into products for current, voltage and measurement technology.
Arrow will initially offer the Isabellenhütte range of low resistance precision and power resistors. These are used in a range of market sectors including the automotive industry where they are used in engine control, injection systems, driver assistance and energy management systems. The company’s precision and power resistors are also used in industrial and power electronics, aviation and aerospace, telecommunications and the medical sector.
Isabellenhütte’s ISA-Plan and ISA-Weld technologies extend Arrow’s portfolio in the area of shunts (low Ohmic resistors), explained the distributor. With ISA-Plan technology, the precision resistor elements are etched from films of resistance alloys. Seven ISA-Plan surface mount device families are available in addition to conventional two- and four-terminal resistors.
ISA-Weld technology uses solid electron beam-welded composite material made from two copper strips and a resistance alloy. This composite material can be adapted to almost any shape or application through a punching and bending process. According to Arrow, it delivers a high level of flexibility for application design.