Power supplies for driving motors in cash deposit machines

Vega AC-DC Power Supply

Cash in the EU still accounts for over half of payments, despite the increase of electronic transactions. To handle cash, banks and other financial institutions are installing kiosks to allow customers to easily and quickly deposit money into their accounts.

As bank notes and coins require verification and weighing, 12V and 24V DC motors are used to internally transport the currency from receipt to storage. These motors require high peak loads, and hence one manufacturer chose a multiple output TDK-Lambda Vega model to provide bulk power rather than utilise two or more single output power supplies. Rated at 900W for a 230Vac input, the modular Vega supply was configured for two high power 19A 12V and 24V outputs and a 5V 3A for motor control.

TDK-Lambda offers a wide range of Industrial Power Supplies for industrial, test and measurement applications, click for more information.

TDK-Lambda offers a wide range of standard Industrial Power Supplies for industrial, test and measurement applications, click for more information.

Mar23

Does CUS200M have medical approval?

TDK-Lambda’s CUS200M range of ac-dc power supplies is approved for use in many medical applications. Watch this short video to learn more:

Click here to read more about the full range of medical and scientific power supplies, or click here for the CUS200M product page.

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Mar21

Power supplies for gas leak detection systems

HWS AC-DC Power Supply

Detecting or checking for gas leaks in industrial facilities can be a complex, time consuming process. Automated equipment has now been developed that can speed up testing and even purge the test gas afterwards. Reliability of these systems is paramount to avoid expensive pipeline down-times.

TDK-Lambda’s HWS600 power supply was selected by a leading manufacturer of leak detection systems to power their next generation equipment. Product support was provided by local knowledgeable engineers, and the reliable, long-life HWS600, like all other products in the HWS series is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

TDK-Lambda offers a wide range of standard Industrial Power Supplies for industrial, test and measurement applications, click for more information.

Mar17

What is the no load consumption and efficiency of CUS200M Medical power supplies?

Capable of delivering 200W with convection cooling, the CUS200M series is ideal for applications where audible noise cannot be tolerated, including hospital, dental, broadcast and professional audio equipment. This video talks about the no load consumption and efficiency of these medical power supplies.

Click here to read more about the full range of medical and scientific power supplies, or click here for the CUS200M product page.

If you have a question you’d like to ask TDK-Lambda, please feel free to use the online FAQ form and we’ll get back to you with an answer to your question as soon as possible.

Mar14

Inspecting pipes using a mobile camera system

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The inspection of drainage pipes to check their condition or to identify blockages has been made easier with the use of portable, remotely controlled, battery operated wheeled robots. These devices feature powerful LED lights and high definition cameras, relaying data back to a control system for analysis.

TDK-Lambda’s GWS500 power supply is now being deployed in mobile camera applications, powering the control system and charging the battery packs. Chosen for its compact size, low height and specification, the GWS features a high efficiency and a built-in 5V standby output.

TDK-Lambda offers a wide range of standard Industrial Power Supplies for industrial, test and measurement applications, click for more information.

Mar10

300W rated modules augment HVDC input converter series

LA008050 - PH300A280

TDK Corporation announces the addition of new, higher power models to the PH-A280 series of high voltage input DC-DC converters. Capable of operating from 200 to 425Vdc, these 300W output power modules are suitable for use in data centres, telecommunications and renewable energy applications utilising a 380V nominal high voltage DC bus.

The four new models are rated at 12V 25A, 24V 12.5A, 28V 10.8A and 48V 6.3A. This extends the existing 50 to 150W PH-A280 product range of 3.3V, 5V, 12V, 24V, 28V and 48V outputs. The 300W models have a greater adjustment range of -60% to +20% to accommodate non-standard voltages.

Following the industry standard half-brick package (61.0 x 12.7 x 57.9mm), the 300W units, with efficiencies up to 92%, can provide full load with -40°C to +100°C baseplate temperatures. The converters can also be conduction cooled making them suitable for use in sealed outdoor enclosures or liquid cooled applications.

All PH-A280 modules have a standard feature set, including a five-year warranty, remote on-off, and over-current and over-voltage protection. The series is fully isolated with an input to output isolation of 3,000Vac and safety certified to IEC/EN 60950-1, UL/CSA 60950-1 with CE marking for the Low Voltage and RoHS2 Directives.

Mar09

What are the levels of leakage current and EMI for CUS200M power supplies?

This video explains the levels of leakage current and EMI for the CUS200M series medical power supplies.

Click here to read more about the full range of medical and scientific power supplies, or click here for the CUS200M product page.

If you have a question you’d like to ask TDK-Lambda, please feel free to use the online FAQ form and we’ll get back to you with an answer to your question as soon as possible.

Mar08

Preventing maritime saltwater corrosion with constant current

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Saltwater corrosion is a significant maintenance problem for the maritime industry, affecting hull fittings and metals below the waterline. This can be controlled through the use of impressed cathodic protection, involving the use of a powerful external current to suppress the natural electrochemical activity. Less corrosion also enables the hull to be kept clean and smooth, reducing fuel costs.

Ideally the current should be controlled by adjusting the applied voltage to counter the effect of changes in seawater resistivity. One producer of a sophisticated cathodic protection system has utilised TDK-Lambda’s Z+ series of programmable power supplies. Six 200W 2U high units are mounted in a 19” rack, each capable of supplying 20V at 10A. The Z+ units are operated in constant current mode, allowing precise control of the current via a LAN interface.

TDK-Lambda offers a wide range of Programmable Power Supplies for industrial, test and measurement applications, click for more information

Mar03

DRB 15-480W Single Output DIN Rail Power Supplies Video

Now available with a 480W 24V output model, the DRB series of high efficiency DIN Rail mount power supplies has been extended to cover 15, 30, 50, 100W and 480W power levels. The very compact sizes of the DRB series consumes less space on the DIN rail, freeing up space for other devices. All models accept a wide range single-phase AC input.

Click here to read more about the TDK-Lambda’s full range of DIN Rail power supplies, or click here for the DRB product page.

If you have a question you’d like to ask TDK-Lambda, please feel free to use the online FAQ form and we’ll get back to you with an answer to your question as soon as possible.

Mar01

TDK Lambda supports Ilfracombe Academy F1 in Schools competition entry

Team Nebula - miniature compressed air powered balsa wood F1 cars

TDK Corporation is pleased to announce that engineers from TDK-Lambda UK supported a team of students from The Ilfracombe Academy with its entry to the international STEM competition, F1 in Schools. This is part of an extensive programme that TDK-Lambda engineers are engaged in to help promote, encourage and support STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education to young people across the region.

“TDK-Lambda is committed to supporting STEM education. We believe it is vital to address the looming skills gap and our engineers are engaged in a range of activities with local schools in North Devon to foster early enthusiasm and interest in young students,” says Tim Puttick, Production Manager for TDK-Lambda UK. “We aim to give them an insight into the opportunities that are open to them if they study STEM subjects and support them in developing the necessary skills to pursue these interests.”

Spanning age ranges of 9 to 19, F1 in Schools is a global educational programme designed to raise awareness of STEM among students. Its main objective is to challenge the perception of STEM subjects, using Formula One’s appeal to create a fun and exciting learning environment, helping young people to develop informed views about careers in engineering. Teams of 3-6 students use CAD/CAM software to collaborate, design, analyse, manufacture, test, and then race miniature compressed air powered balsa wood F1 cars. In addition to the engineering elements, each team must also raise sponsorship and manage budgets to fund research, travel and accommodation, as well as create a design portfolio and present their project to judges.

TDK-Lambda provided support and mentoring to The Ilfracombe Academy year 9 team, Nebula. TDK-Lambda engineer, Stephen Smith, and milling machine operator, Dave Maskrey, shared their engineering knowledge, helping the team to develop its 3D concept design and go on to build two competition race cars.

Working with the TDK-Lambda engineers, and Design Technology teacher and Head of Year 9, Steve Cronin, Nebula competed for the first time at the South West Regional finals in South Devon in February 2017. The team won their category (Entry Class) overall, recording the fastest car, as well as creating a high quality portfolio of supporting work and delivering two presentations to the judges.

“Nebula was outstanding in all aspects of the competition, winning its class at its first attempt,” says Steve Cronin, Design Technology teacher and Head of Year 9 at The Ilfracombe Academy. “This success simply wouldn’t have been possible without the time and support of TDK-Lambda and its engineers – and the team is already planning on how to improve upon its design and enter the next class in next year’s competition.”

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