Feedthrough enables safe high power connectivity.

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Featuring copper conductor, .250 in. Power Plug Feedthrough and Cable Assembly handles up to 25 kV and 100 A. It is available in weldable, ConFlat®, and ISO flange-mounted installation configurations of 1-4 pins. Cable assembly utilizes custom plug or boot to mate to feedthrough and 6 AWG tin-plated copper conductor cable with silicone insulation. Feedthrough has temperature capability of -269 to 450°C, with leak rate of less than 1 x 10-10 atm-cc/sec.

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New .250 inch Power Plug Feedthrough for Safe High Power Connectivity

Laurens, SC, July 6, 2006 - CeramTec North America Corporation (CTNA) has launched a new .250" Power Plug feedthrough built for simple and safe high power connectivity. This feedthrough and cable assembly combination offer the versatility of handling up to 25 kV and 100 Amps.

The .250" Power Plug feedthrough is offered standard with a copper conductor for high current applications and is a high power addition to CeramTec's current 10 & 20 kV Power Plug products. The standard offering includes weldable, ConFlat® and ISO flange mounted installation configurations of 1 to 4 pins. The high voltage cable assembly, which is required to achieve the 25 kV rating, utilizes a custom plug or boot to mate to the CeramTec feedthrough and a 6 AWG tin plated copper conductor cable with silicone insulation.

Like all of CeramTec's Hermetic products this new .250" Power Plug feedthrough is built for use in extreme conditions. The feedthrough has a temperature capability of -269°C to 450°C and is guaranteed to be leak tight to a leak rate < 1 x 10-10 atm-cc/sec (He).

A subsidiary of CeramTec AG, CeramTec North America is a leading manufacturer and distributor of custom-engineered, high-tech ceramics with headquarters in Laurens, S.C. CeramTec's ISO 9001:2000 processes create ceramic and hermetic parts and subassemblies with exceptional precision, thermal stability, performance and service life. Its products are specified across a broad spectrum of applications, including electrical, electronic, structural, textile, automotive, metal cutting tools and hermetic systems.

CeramTec is entering its second century of ceramic manufacturing and has additional manufacturing facilities in Asia and Europe, making it one of the premier technical ceramic companies in the world. The company's website is www2.ceramtec.com. Employment in North America is approximately 200 people. CeramTec employs nearly 2,500 people at all sites globally.

CeramTec North America, One Technology Place, Laurens, SC 29360 USA Toll Free: (800) 752-7325, Fax: (864) 682-1140, Email: sales@ceramtec.com, Web: www2.ceramtec.com

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