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Milwaukee Resistor / Vishay

Established in 1944, Milwaukee Resistor Corporation manufactures resistors. Resistors can be produced to standard, custom or designed and manufactured to customers specifications. The company provides a variety of resistors, including edge-power resistors, hex-power resistors, grid resistors, ribwound resistors, roundwire resistors, metal case resistors, oval resistors, water cooled resistors, resistor enclosures, braking resistor enclosures, terminal data resistors, hardware for resistors, neutral grounding resistors and specialty loadbank resistors. Milwaukee Resistor has been designing and manufacturing a wide variety of standard and custom power resistors. For over 60 years our commitment to customer service, excellent quality, short lead-times and on-time delivery has allowed us to remain a leader in the highly competitive resistor market. Milwaukee was acquired by Vishay.

On September 28, 2011, Milwaukee Resistor Corporation was merged into of Vishay Intertechnology Inc. Milwaukee Resistor Corporation designs and manufactures dynamic braking resistors for use with AC variable frequency drives and DC drive applications. It offers quick build braking resistors and enclosures for installation at original equipment manufacturers’ factories and industrial job-sites; edge-power, wirewound power, ribwound, roundwire, and metal case resistors for motor/motion control applications in overhead cranes, locomotives, lift trucks, elevators, machine tools, conveyors, battery lines/chargers, plating baths, power supplies, industrial controls, arc and spot welders, UPS systems, and processing equipment; and grid resistors for high current and low resistance applications in braking, test loads for generators, crane controls, speed control, grounding resistors, heaters, and motor starting applications. The company also provides oval resistors for use in power supplies, motor controls, and process controls; water cooled resistors for maximum heat dissipation applications; enclosures for dynamic braking, test loads, crane controls, speed control, grounding resistors, industrial controls, motor starting, and process equipment; mounting hardware; neutral grounding resistors; and convection-cooled, fan-cooled, and water-cooled load banks for military and industrial applications. It serves generator manufacturers, defense contractors, and heavy industry customers.

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