Paralleled power supplies for sonar application

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In addition to sonar systems installed on surface ships, sonar is also fitted extensively on submarines and other submersible vessels. Navigation underwater is usually calculated using the vessel’s distance travelled and direction, but this does not identify the position of other submarines or the existence of a drilling rig. As radar cannot be used below the surface, sonar is the alternative.

TDK-Lambda’s compact Z+ programmable power supplies are now being used in sonar systems on submersibles due to their proven reliability. Six Z160-5-E units, rated at 160V at 5A, are mounted in a 2U high 19” rack, delivering an impressive 4,800W. As standard, all Z+ models are fitted as standard with USB and RS232/485 communication interfaces.

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

Sep14

Test benches for satellite production

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Satellites and their internal components must be tested at great lengths, under many harsh environmental conditions, to ensure reliability after launch. If testing is interrupted for any reason, often the whole process has to be restarted from the beginning, wasting time and potentially causing expensive delays to satellite launch schedules.

One major European manufacturer of satellites had prior experience of the reliability provided by TDK-Lambda’s Genesys™ programmable power supplies. That product knowledge was enough to convince the customer to continue to use the series for a new programme. The cost effective GEN40-19/LAN model is now being used, providing 0-40V at up to 19A. The optional LAN interface was ordered to provide remote programing and monitoring.

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

Sep07

Power supplies used for particle acceleration

Research on particle acceleration is being used for scientific studies to benefit many fields, including medicine, materials, and energy production and storage. A large amount of power is consumed to get electrons to nearly the speed of light in just 0.15µs through the use of radio frequencies and intense magnetic fields.

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The quality and performance of TDK-Lambda’s HFE1600 AC-DC rack mount power supplies was the key criteria for using these products. Unlike many datacom power supplies, “split” racks are offered, allowing two sets of different output voltages to be inserted in one 1U rack, freeing up valuable enclosure space for other instrumentation. Input screw terminal block connections were also specified to simplify system cabling.

Sep02

Test Systems for Fuel Analysers

The quality of today’s fuel is paramount for a huge range of industries and applications. On-time transportation of goods is critical for both the manufacturing and retail industry, which often operate on just-in-time systems. Aviation relies on high quality jet fuel to keep aircraft flying safely and reliably. Likewise, fuel testing equipment has to be thoroughly checked to ensure that it can operate effectively in the field.

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TDK-Lambda’s 750W to 5000W Genesys™ programmable power supplies were selected by a manufacturer of fuel test equipment, citing product performance, cost effectiveness and local support as the reason for purchasing. The LAN function was chosen to allow remote programming and monitoring of the testing.

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

Aug31

Managing Smart Building energy usage

Large office buildings, research and industrial facilities are now using sophisticated energy management systems to control and track usage. This Smart Building technology enables them to integrate Smart Grid and renewable energy sources while processing, storing, managing and responding to large amounts of sensor data.

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TDK-Lambda’s 48V output HFE series of AC-DC Front Ends is now powering such systems. These 1600W rack mount power supplies have redundancy and hot swap capability, ensuring reliable, round-the-clock performance. Up to five current-sharing HFE1600-48 units can be plugged into a 19” 1U high rack, providing 7,600W or over 6,000W with built in redundancy.

Aug26

TDK-Lambda Continues to Support Local STEM Education through Engineering Education Scheme (EES)

TDK-Lambda has continued to demonstrate its commitment to supporting STEM education by helping Ilfracombe Academy Year 12 A-Level students qualify for their Engineering Education Scheme (EES) certificates and British Science Association CREST Gold awards.

A team of four students from Ilfracombe Academy worked under the guidance and mentorship of Tim Puttick, Production Manager for TDK-Lambda UK. This year, students were tasked with establishing a method for handling and transporting heavy manufactured products safely for workers during product quality assurance. Previous projects have included controlling ambient temperature on the production line, calculating the facility’s carbon-footprint and developing a wind tunnel.

Image caption: Tim Puttick (far left), Production Manager for TDK-Lambda UK and Engineering Education Scheme (EES) mentor, presents Year 12 A-Level students from Ilfracombe Academy with their EES certificates

Image caption: Tim Puttick (far left), Production Manager for TDK-Lambda UK and Engineering Education Scheme (EES) mentor, presents Year 12 A-Level students from Ilfracombe Academy with their EES certificates

These projects allow students to develop valuable transferable skills not easily learned in the class room environment, including team work, project planning and presenting, writing program code, building prototypes and analysing return-on-investment for decision making.

Tim provided support and assistance to the pupils where needed, saying: “The project team undertook their challenge over a six-month period, successfully producing a solution that allowed a 28kg product to be handled and operated safely from manufacturing to testing, inspection and finally shipping”.

CREST Gold awards are widely recognised and respected by UCAS for university admissions in STEM subjects.

Aug24

Introducing the PFE-FA 1000W Full-brick Power Module

TDK-Lambda presents a short video that shows the key features of the new PFE-FA series of 1000W AC-DC full-brick power modules.

Click here to read more about TDK-Lambda’s full range of AC-DC power supplies from TDK-Lambda, or click here for the PFE-FA series 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.

Aug19

Does the CUS350M have medical approval?

In this video, TDK-Lambda explains the CUS350’s medical certification to IEC 60601-1 3rd edition, and its level of MOPPs (Means of Operator Protection).

Follow this link to read more about the full range of AC-DC medical power supplies, or click here for the product page: www.uk.tdk-lambda.com/cus350m

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

Aug17

What is the no load consumption and efficiency of CUS350M medical power supplies?

Energy usage of a power supply can be specified in a number of ways. TDK-Lambda details in this short video the typical efficiency, the average efficiency and the no load power consumption of the CUS350m.

To read more about the full range of medical power supplies, click here to head to the CUS350M product page.

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

Aug12

What are the levels of leakage current for CUS350M power supplies?

As a medically certified power supply, TDK-Lambda explains in this video the importance of specified maximum leakage currents and EMI of the CUS350M.

Click here to read more about the full range of AC-DC power supplies, or click here for the product page: www.uk.tdk-lambda.com/AC-DC/Single Output Medical & ITE Power Supplies/cus350M

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.

Aug10