Dana bags innovation award for its thermal management technology for hybrid- and e-vehicles

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 18 Dec 2018

Dana has received an Automotive Innovation Technology Award for its insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) cooling solutions, Long ThermaTEK, at the 11th International Automotive Congress in Shanghai, China. 

The company says the award recognises its achievement of high standards in creating and promoting advanced technologies that improve the performance of automotive applications. "Earning this award is a testament to our superior thermal-management expertise and strong focus on supplying cutting-edge technologies for electric and hybrid vehicles," said Dwayne Matthews, president of Dana Power Technologies.  "China remains a strong growth market for vehicle electrification and we are pleased to support the region's efforts with our innovative solutions."

The company's IGBT cooler is a two-sided aluminium cooling technology that enhances the heat transfer of power inverter devices through its flat, clean, and flux-free qualities. The technology enables hybrid and electric vehicles to achieve consistent operation and long-lasting performance by managing optimal system temperatures within a compact, lightweight, and cost-effective design.

Earlier this year, Dana was also recognised as the 2018 Outstanding Power Electronics Solution Provider for its IGBT cooling technology at the 10th Annual Green Vehicle Convention in China.