Danfoss Drives has taken over the product team from Finland-based company Ampner and acquired the ACE 300 product family to extend its electrification portfolio with a dedicated 1,500V DC power converter.
ACE 300 will be integrated within Danfoss Drives’ portfolio of electrification solutions with a primary focus on smart grids and energy storage. As an established and respected power systems company in renewable energy and hybrid power systems, Ampner will continue to grow its power engineering business.
Mika Kulju, president of the Danfoss Drives business, said, “With 2030 climate targets becoming ever more imminent, decarbonization via electrification is accelerating in multiple sectors. There is a growing trend in all focus application areas where 1,500 V DC is starting to play a key role. This is a big step for Danfoss Drives in ensuring a complete electrification offering, thus securing the right solutions for our customers in their electrification projects.”
With the extension of the electrification portfolio, Danfoss Drives will be able to better support customers in battery energy storage system applications (BESS). Battery energy storage can be used for mobile power supply; absorbing surplus renewable power for later use; and in peak shaving in industrial plants, smoothing peaks and troughs in power supply.
Shekhar Kubal, head of the electrification business unit at Danfoss Drives, stated, “I am excited to extend our team and strengthen our power conversion portfolio. The new team has developed an extraordinarily strong product, and we will add even more value to it while integrating it into the Danfoss electrification portfolio. In the electrification business unit, we are excited to offer our customers even better energy storage solutions from now on, and we are looking forward to sharing this exciting news with our customers. I consider this to be a promising start. We will continue to expand the portfolio using energy-efficient technologies targeting decarbonization, together with our partners.”
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