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The Gund Company

The Gund Company is a vertically integrated manufacturer and fabricator of engineered material solutions. Our team of research and development engineers focuses on developing materials that meet the electrical and mechanical requirements of our customer’s demanding applications. This includes, but is not limited to electrical insulation applications in transformers, switchgear, power electronics, and rotating equipment. The Gund Company utilizes a consultative approach to assist engineering teams with designing new equipment or servicing existing equipment. By partnering with industry leaders in the metals processing, oil & gas, aerospace, and industrial markets, we’ve learned how our materials can be utilized in applications beyond electrical insulation. Our team of application engineers works with customers in these markets to understand their needs and develop solutions that meet their most demanding electrical and mechanical requirements.

The Gund Company is an ISO 9001:2008 Manufacturer. We are AS9100C Certified and ITAR Compliant. As a lean enterprise, we are focused on Continuous Improvement and finding the most cost-effective, efficient solutions for our customers. Contact one of our material specialists today to learn more about our application engineering approach to manufacturing and fabricating the parts for your next project.

Switchgear Applications

switchgearThe manufacture of electrical insulation components for switchgear represents the core of The Gund Company. Switchgear is made up of a combination of electrical switches and fuses or circuit breakers that are used to isolate, control, and protect electricity distribution to the end equipment. The gear is typically classified by operating voltage and fall into the following three categories: low voltage < 1kV AC, medium voltage 1 – 75 kV AC, and high voltage 75 – 230 kV AC.

Low voltage switchgear is located in buildings and consists of circuit breakers, disconnects, power distribution centers and meter housings. Medium voltage switchgear includes pad mount cabinets, circuit breakers, and large motor control centers. Most high voltage switchgear is operated at outdoor substations and utilizes air as the primary insulator. As an integrated manufacturer of NEMA Grade GPO-3 Glass Polyester Laminate, The Gund Company supplies phase barriers, pultruded GPO-3 angle and channel, bus duct windows, and bus supports. We also manufacture our proprietary PolyPro FR Flame Retardant Polypropylene, water resistant insulation for motor control centers, watt-hour meters, and power supplies.

Timers, Monitoring, Counters, Pneumatics, Syrelec Relays, Legacy

Power Electronics Applications

power electronicsModern power electronics equipment involves the use of solid state electrical devices to control and convert electrical power. Most of these systems employ devices such as diodes, thyristors, and power IGBTs. The conversion equipment is classified by the type of input and output power. The four categories include rectifiers (AC to DC), inverters, (DC to AC), and converters (AC to AC or DC to DC). As power requirements have increased and design envelopes have decreased, the need for cost-effective, high-performance electrical insulation has intensified.

As a vertically integrated manufacturer of insulation materials, The Gund Company supplies NEMA Grade GPO-3 Glass Polyester Laminate (UPGM 203) glass polyester laminate for power inverters, converters, and storage devices. We also manufacture our proprietary PolyPro FR Flame Retardant Polypropylene, water resistant insulation for board liners, bus bar covers, and power supplies

Generator Applications

generator The Gund Company is a world leader in electrical insulation components for the manufacture and repair of power generators. There are a variety of types of generators: Turbine Generators, Hydro Generators, Wind Generators, Generator Sets, and other specialty applications. These Generators operate in a multitude of environmental conditions, so it is important to understand temperature and plant location when designing an appropriate insulation system. In addition to the operating environment, one must also consider the electrical load (kW, kVA, etc.) and application (emergency, prime, peaking, or continuous and base load power) of the generator in the design process.

The Gund Company manufactures and fabricates a complete line of electrical insulation and elastomeric (gasket) components for generator applications. We offer a full line of generator insulation materials and fabricated parts for all makes, models, types, and OEM’s of generators.

For decades, we have listened and learned what it takes to serve our customers’ generator insulation systems and elastomeric material needs. We are proud to offer world class customer service, reverse engineering, and application knowledge to generator OEM and repair/service companies.

Microswitches, Limit Switches, Manually Operated Switches

Electric Motor Applications

motor Electric motors convert electrical energy into mechanical energy. The Gund Company manufactures and fabricates a complete line of electrical insulating components for electric motors. We specialize in motor topsticks, wedges, and pole collars.

In motor repair situations, the most commonly required spare parts include insulation components. The Gund Company can supply individual components or complete kits for your motor repair project. We are an independent source for insulation and elastomeric (gasket) materials and components for all AC and DC motor types.

The Gund Company produces motor spare parts from OEM drawings, or we can reverse engineer customer-provided samples. In addition to our full range of capabilities, our focused experience in motor applications allows our customers to find practical solutions to their application requirements. We manufacture custom components from thermoset composite materials, focusing on custom composite solutions with the shortest lead-times in the industry. Our technical knowledge of thermoset composites, electrically insulating materials, and years of application experience makes The Gund Company the perfect source for engineered material solutions.

Transformer Applications

transformer Transformers can be found everywhere along the electrical grid from the power plant to our homes and offices. The primary purpose of a transformer is to increase or lower the voltage. The voltage changes as it flows through coils wound around steel cores. This demanding application requires a variety of quality electrical insulation materials.

The Gund Company manufactures and fabricates a complete line of electrical insulation and gasket components for transformer applications. We offer transformer insulation materials and fabricated parts for large Power Transformers, Distribution Transformers, and Dry-Type Transformers.

For decades, we have listened and learned what it takes to serve our customers’ transformers insulation material, and elastomeric sealing material needs. We are proud to offer world class customer service and application knowledge to both OEM’s and Repair / Service Companies that deal with Dry-Type and Oil-Filled Transformers.

Metals Processing Applications

metals Several metallurgical processes make use of electrical energy to extract, heat treat, and shape metals. Naturally, the equipment utilized in these processes require high temperature, electrically insulating materials with excellent mechanical strength and, in some cases, chemical resistance.

The Gund Company manufactures and fabricates a complete line of electrical insulation and elastomeric sealing components for electric heating and melting applications. We specialize in providing custom fabricated insulating components for Electric Arc Furnaces, Induction Furnaces, and Smelting Pot Lines. We understand the demanding operating environment and parameters of metals processing applications and the materials capable of performing in such environments.

For decades, we have listened and learned what it takes to serve our customers’ electrical insulation material and elastomeric sealing needs. We are proud to offer world class customer service and application knowledge to both OEM’s and Repair / Service Companies that work with Electric Arc Furnaces, Induction Furnaces, and Smelting Applications. To learn more about the high temperature insulating and sealing products and services we offer for electrical insulation.