Ferrite Microwave Technologies (FMT) water cooled waveguide loads provide exceptional power handling capabilities and reliable performance. Typically, high power water loads employ in RF or microwave settings where using a dry load may not suffice. Cooling is achieved by use of internal liquid flow. It is an extremely efficient method of dissipating the heat generated by microwave energy. All materials in direct contact with the liquid cooling are designed for compatibility.
Water Cooled Loads: FMT Designs
FMT’s water cooled waveguide load designs offer reliability and mechanical strength as the primary considerations in the manufacturing process. The peak power capability of one of our devices will typically be the same as the connecting waveguide. Water cooling is applicable to the external surface of these loads, which greatly increases the average power handling capability. We construct all load models utilizing an ultra-high temperature refractory ceramic as the microwave absorber. The absorber is then encapsulated with an intimately-fitted and welded aluminum housing. This design ensures maximum heat transfer at the rated power levels. All load designs meet the requirements of MIL-D-3954.
Ferrite Microwave Technologies capabilities with both water-cooled dry loads and water loads includes designs from WR28 to WR2300. In coaxial configurations, water loads are available from SMA to 9.1875 inches. Depending upon the power level, different materials help to absorb the microwave power. This includes: water, ethylene, propylene glycol mixture, or water / glycol absorption. FMT units are available with most common flanges, and are typically mountable in most positions. We offer custom flanges and mounting is available upon specialized request.
- Water Loads & Dry Water Cooled
- Waveguide & Coaxial configurations
- Available as stand-alone components
- Integration with microwave circulators
- Partnership with FXR dummy loads (WL-series)
- Able to integrate with or into microwave assemblies
- Partnership with Mega Industries high power water loads
- Supplied to operate at set frequencies over the full indicated frequency band
- Super High Power Loads, Test Terminations, Short Circuits & Custom System Loads
FMT: A Microwave Techniques Company
Microwave Techniques leverages several legacy microwave product brands, with multiple facilities across Maine and New Hampshire. Our quality-driven and customer-centric approach allows us to be a dedicated partner for all things microwave & RF. We have a group of advanced microwave engineers who have years of experience, innovation, and ability to take ideas from rough concepts and turn them into succesfully deliver solutions.
We offer an array of solutions for elecated power levels, as well as other custom applications. Quality, innovation, and reliability are the principles we stand by. As part of our commitment to quality and excellence, Microwave Techniques maintains ISO 9001:2015 & AS9100:D certification.
For more information about our water cooled waveguide loads, please contact our support team.