Generally, thermal straps made with copper cables offer the best overall flexibility-to-thermal-conductivity ratio, and the lowest cost of any metallic strap configuration (to learn more about which strap configuration best meets your needs, visit our Thermal Straps page).
However, there are instances where flexibility is not needed in all 3 axes, and tight packaging constraints (limited volume), low operating temperatures, and high thermal conductance requirements, may make an OFHC copper foil thermal strap (CuFTS™) a superior alternative to cu rope or carbon straps.
As with our popular CuTS products, TAI manufactures both custom and standard CuFTS™, and because we actually make the straps we sell, customers are no longer limited to simple, rectangular end fittings/terminal blocks that are offered by other suppliers which simply outsource low quality, welded ETP cu foil straps from machine shops in the US and Asia. Come back this spring for pictures of TAI's new straps!
To discuss your CuFTS™ inquiry or to place an order, contact our Director of Business Development, Tyler Link.
Coming Soon: CuFTS™ Standard Product Line
TAI will provide our newest copper thermal strap products in 3 fixed widths, with multiple thickness and configuration/design options. As with our braid straps, these straps can be manufactured and shipped more quickly than custom straps (4 - 6 weeks on average).
All Straps are Length and Bolt Pattern Customizable at NO CHARGE.
(Details on the F5, F6, and F7 will be added to this page in April of 2018---Our apologies for the delay; we've been a little busy filling orders for our popular CuTS® products).
Comparison of Thermal Conductivity