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Electrical insulation

Virtually all machines and plants contain electrical switching circuits that are used for movement, positioning or operation. To ensure that the currents and voltages do not result in flashovers or pose a danger to persons in the vicinity, electrical insulators must be installed.

What sets these types of insulators apart is the combination of different requirements that simultaneously apply to their implementation. For instance, they may have to cope with high mechanical loads and the entire system may be subjected to significantly higher temperatures. The insulating materials can be precisely tailored to withstand all challenges presented by the process.

The properties of high-performance ceramics with regard to hardness, wear resistance, temperature resistance, impact strength, abrasion resistance and anti-adhesion contribute to making processes and sequences of machines and plants more secure and quality-focussed. Components made of high-performance ceramic are increasingly replacing conventional materials such as plastic for electrical insulation.

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