200W supplies power 3D vision systems for robots

LA3957 - CUS200M

Originally, 3D measurement systems for robots were expensive as two or three cameras were needed. Now a lower cost single camera can be used to define the location and orientation of an object. This allows robotic arms to quickly process the information for faster part pick-and-place, from shipping racks to the production line.

TDK-Lambda’s 24V open frame CUS200M power supply has been chosen to power a new series of 3D robotic camera systems. With operating efficiencies of 94%, these supplies produce less waste heat allowing easier installation. The compact, convection cooled 3” x 5” products also do not require external airflow to operate reliably.

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

Apr21

3-phase input industrial power supply delivers 3200W at 48V

TDK Corporation announces the addition of a 3,200W, 48V at 66.7A rated model to its TPS3000 series of industrial power supplies. Capable of operating from a 350 – 528Vac three phase input in a Delta or Wye configuration, the TPS3000-48 avoids the need for step down transformers that traditional 208/230Vac input power supplies require. In addition, phase current balancing is simplified. The TPS3000 series is ideal for use in many applications, including test equipment, digital printers, laser cutting, RF power amplifiers and semiconductor fabrication equipment.

LA008716 - TPS3000-48

The TPS3000 has an impressive range of programming, monitoring and control signals. These include isolated AC Fail, DC Good and dropped-phase signals, remote on/off and remote sense functions and a 12V 0.3A standby supply. The PMBus™ communications interface allows remote monitoring of the output voltage, output current, internal temperature, status signals and fan speed. In addition, the output voltage, over current limit and remote on/off can be programmed via the PMBus™. Alternatively the output voltage can also be adjusted from 38.4 – 56.5V and current limit point by 70-105% using the front panel potentiometers or an analogue 0-5Vdc voltage. For higher power applications, up to eight units can be connected in a parallel. Redundant operation is also possible with the TPS3000 internal ORing FETs.

With an efficiency of 92.5%, the TPS3000-48 delivers full power in ambient temperatures of between -40 and +50°C, derating linearly to 55% load at +70°C. Acoustic noise is minimised and fan life extended with the use of a temperature controlled, variable speed internal fan. Measuring 107 x 84.4 x 324mm (W x H x D), the TPS models can be mounted in 2U racks.

The power supply has 3kVac input to output, 2kVac input to ground and 500Vac output to ground isolation. All models are certified to UL/CSA 60950-1, IEC/EN 60950-1 and carry the CE mark for Low Voltage and RoHS2 Directives. The TPS3000 series complies with EN55022-A conducted and radiated emissions, and meets the IEC 61000-3-2 harmonics, IEC 61000-4 immunity and SEMI F47-0706 standards

Apr19

Introducing the iJC series 100A Point of Load with PMBus™ DC-DC Converters

TDK-Lambda presents a short video that shows the key features of the new iJC series of 100A non-isolated SMT Point of Load with PMBus™ DC-DC converters.

Click here to read more about TDK-Lambda’s full line up of DC-DC converters, or click here for the iJC series product range.

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Apr14

AC-DC power supplies enhance electricity network voltage regulation

Many electricity networks have unacceptable voltage stability that can affect sophisticated equipment, causing malfunctions or even failures. A Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) is often used to improve poor power factor and enhance voltage regulation.

SWS-L series - Single Output Power Supply

Following a four-year customer development programme, TDK-Lambda’s 12V 1000W rated SWS1000L and 12V 250W rated GWS250 power supplies are now being installed in STATCOM equipment to improve power quality around the world. The field support teams at TDK-Lambda are renowned for their perseverance and high service level, which is valued highly by customers.

GWS 250W Power Supplies

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

Apr12

Cost effective power supplies for use in automated scientific sample testing

Sophisticated sample testing is a requirement for most medical and scientific researchers. Often, large quantities of samples are needed to be analysed rapidly. This is achieved by using highly automated equipment that can operate 24 hours a day with limited human intervention. As consumable sales are the key profit drivers, manufacturers of the testing machines require cost effective, but reliable designs to offer a low initial acquisition price.

RWS-B

When asked which 600W 24V power supply to use, TDK-Lambda’s support team recommended the RWS600B-24 power supply. This RWS-B series was developed to provide solid performance at an economical price, and now is backed by a 7-year warranty, supported by conservative component ratings.

TDK-Lambda offers a wide range of standard Industrial Power Supplies for industrial, test and measurement applications. For more information about the RWS-B series, please visit: www.uk.tdk-lambda.com/rws-b

Apr07

Reliable power supplies for power generation control cabinets

Long term reliability is paramount when generating electricity. Power plants are expected to operate for decades with anticipated life-times in excess of 50 years. Although retrofits are carried out on a regular basis to ensure the latest technology is used, many of the control equipment cabinets are expected to last a minimum of ten years.

HWS Group

When considering which 1000W power supplies to use in their new control cabinets, one manufacturer asked other installers for their recommendations. TDK-Lambda’s HWS1000 power supply was selected, and for additional protection, the /HD option code was chosen, which includes board coating to reduce the impact of any contaminants. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, the HWS series is designed using conservative component ratings for extended field life.

TDK-Lambda offers a wide range of standard Industrial Power Supplies for industrial, test and measurement applications. For more information about the HWS series, please visit: www.uk.tdk-lambda.com/hws

Apr05

Testing circuit breakers with programmable power supplies

Circuit breakers provide an essential function in electrical equipment, protecting the human operators, reducing the risk of fire and ensuring maximum equipment up-time. They perform a variety of functions including earth leakage protection and the ability to determine if a particular current surge is a fault or non-fault condition.

genesys-test

Testing breakers correctly is an essential part of product reliability. A leading manufacturer of electrical breakers is using TDK-Lambda’s Genesys™ programmable power supplies to perform that function. In all, eight 1U high, 750W and 1500W rated units with 6V and 20V outputs are used in the test rig. Four are equipped with the LAN option to allow remote monitoring and automated programming for optimised production times.

TDK-Lambda offers a wide range of Programmable Power Supplies for industrial, test and measurement applications. For more information about Genesys™ power supplies, please visit: www.uk.tdk-lambda.com/genesys

Mar31

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.

Mar29

35W triple output power supply simplifies system integration

LA008051 - CUT35

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the 35W rated CUT35 power supplies, requiring no minimum loading to maintain tight regulation specifications. In addition, output 1 is electrically isolated from outputs 2 and 3 through the use of a two independent converter topology, enabling the product to also be configured for dual output. This flexibility makes it suitable for use in a wide range of process control, broadcast, test & measurement, and industrial equipment applications.

The CUT35 operates from a universal 85 to 265Vac input and is available as two standard models. The CUT35-522 delivers 5V +/-12V or 5V and 24V, and the CUT35-5FF can provide 5V +/-15V or 5V 30V. Packaged in the industry standard 2 x 4” (50.8 x 101.6mm) footprint, the converters have a low 27mm height.

The convection cooled CUT35 has an ambient temperature range of -20 to +70°C, derating linearly to 70% load from +55 to +70°C. Typical efficiencies are between 81 and 82%. Over voltage and over current protection is provided as standard and the units are covered by a three-year warranty.

The series carries certification to UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1 and carries the CE mark for the Low Voltage and RoHS2 Directives. All models comply with EN 55011/55022-B conducted and radiated emissions and the EN 61000-4-2 immunity standards.

Mar27

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