Wakefield - Established in 1957, Wakefield Engineering designs efficient, affordable and reliable thermal management solutions for a diverse range of commercial, industrial, and military markets. Recognized as a worldwide leader, Wakefield Engineering has grown with the market while expanding into others, responding to technological advances and anticipating industry demands. Wakefield Engineering is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alpha Technologies Group, Inc.
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|Individual Heat Pipes - Heat pipes from Wakefield-Vette are a transport mechanism to move heat from the source to an area where the heat can be dissipated. Heat pipes do not actually dissipate the heat and are therefore incorporated into many different types of heat sinks as helpers. A heat pipe is a copper tube with an internal wick structure that is sealed on both ends with a small amount of water inside.
|Wedgelocks B, C, D, Series - Wedgelock card retainers offer the highest locking force available for cold wall applications. In a typical application they will mount either directly to the PCB or to a heat frame assembly with screws or rivets and are then inserted into a machined channel of a cold wall within a rugged enclosure. When expanded, the wedgelock will clamp the PCB in place providing resistance to shock and vibration, as well as a thermal path for heat transfer between the PCB and the cold wall.
|Low to High Fin Density Extrusions for Power Semiconductors - Extruded heat-sinks are the most common heatsink used for thermal management today. They are manufactured by pushing hot aluminum billets through a steel die to produce the final shape. The most common aluminum alloy is 6063-T5, but other 6XXX alloys can also be examined as needed. When the material is extruded, the initial sticks are 30-40 feet in length and are very soft.
BGA Heat Sinks
Wakefield’s BGA Heat Sink catalog includes a number of new products for BGAs, Super BGAs, PBGAs and FPBGAs. Applications include Network routers and switches, high resolution printers, digital cameras, video games, DVD and global positioning systems (GPS).
Stamped Heat Sinks for Low Power Devices
Wakefield offers a wide range of board level power semiconductor heat sinks for surface mount and thru hole devices. This catalog contains a number of new devices.
DC/DC Converter Heat Sinks
Wakefield offers a comprehensive line of DC/DC converter heat sinks for quarter, half and full brick sizes. These heat sinks are designed with anchoring slots to accommodate various mounting requirements and both natural and forced air convection installations.
Bonded Fin Heat Sinks
Wakefield has greatly expanded its line of high performance Bonded Fin heat sinks and now includes 20 available shapes for use with IGBTs, power modules, SCRs and other high power electronic components. Bonded fin products can be easily configured as maxiTHERM-HD3™ forced convection or natural convection assemblies.
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Compliance with the RoHS Directive is essential to Wakefield’s ability to continue to do business with European Union customers after July 1, 2006.
More about Wakefield
Headquartered in Pelham, New Hampshire and with support from channel partners, sales teams, and manufacturing across the globe. Wakefield Thermal Solutions, ISO 9001:2000 certified, has been excelling and will continue to succeed in not only offering thermal solutions, but in all sorts of industry. Our resources with our subsidiary companies allow us not only to compliment our products, but also make the buying process for a variety of difficult products that much easier for our customers.
We serve the following industries:
• Lighting / LED
• Building & construction
• Hardware / machinery
• Computer hardware- racks, enclosures, face plates
• Solar industries
• Alternative energy applications
Wakefield Thermal Solutions manufactured products include:
• Heat sinks- extruded, bonded and swedged fins
• Heat frames, liquid cold plates, compression clamps and spring assemblies
• Solar panel frames and assembled components
• Enclosures, face plates, front panels, computer cabinets
• Interior and exterior LED lighting
• Curtain wall, door and window profiles
• Louvers, heating vents, skylights, walkways and greenhouse structures
• Awnings, bleachers, railings, furniture, marine docks, and ramps
• Universal joints
• Powdered metal gears, over molded components
• Injection molded components
Corporate Headquarters - Pelham, NH