OREANDA-NEWS. June 26, 2012. Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. and Furukawa Magnet Wire Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Fumikazu Sano; hereinafter “FMGW”) have jointly developed rectangular wires with a high dielectric breakdown voltage.

High-withstand voltage rectangular wires are effective in motors with a higher design voltage than that of existing motors, and are applicable to drive motors for electric and hybrid vehicles. They have been invented as wires that will help to miniaturize such vehicles. The wires have been adopted by Toyota Motor Corporation for its compact hybrid vehicle model branded the Aqua. At the end of last year, Furukawa Electric and FMGW commenced the mass production and shipment of the wires.