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

What are the key features of CUS350M medical power supplies?

A single output AC-DC power supply, the CUS350M has full IEC 60601-1 3rd edition medical approval, as well as IEC 60950-1 ITE certification. This video demonstrates the key features and available options of the convection cooled 350W power supply.

If forced air cooling is applied to the components side of the power supply of at least 1.5 m/s, then available CUS350M output power can be increased to 420W.

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.

Aug05

Introducing the KMS-A 15-60W Medical AC-DC PCB-Mount Power Supplies

With three power level options, 15W, 30W and 60W, the KMS-A series medical AC-DC power supplies is available in 5V, 9V, 12V, 15V and 24V output voltages with product efficiencies as high as 89%. All models are certified to UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1, ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1 and IEC/EN 60601-1.

Medical safety compliance extends to providing 4kVac, 2 x MOPPs (Means of Patient Protection) input to output isolation and a touch current of <100µA at 264Vac. With a Class II input, the KMS-A series require no earth ground connection, making them ideal for use in a range of medical, dental and home healthcare applications.

Watch the video, which introduces the KMS-A series,now:

Click here to read more about the full range of AC-DC power supplies from TDK-Lambda, or click here for the KMS-A 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.

Aug03

Introducing the RFE2500 1U 2500W AC-DC Power Supplies

RFE2500 Series

The RFE2500 series of 2500W AC-DC power supplies have a very low 1U (41mm) profile, feature efficiencies of up to 93% and have power densities of up to 27W/in3. Models are available with 12V, 24V or 48V outputs, with cooling from variable speed fans to reduce audible noise. Models can be paralleled to achieve higher power or for redundant operation using the internal ORing MOSFETs. An optional PMBus™ interface allows programming of the output voltage, activating the remote on/off and monitoring of the output voltage, output current, internal temperature and status signals.

Click here to read more about the full range of AC-DC power supplies, or click here for the product page: http://www.uk.tdk-lambda.com/rfe

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.

Jul22

North Devon Power Supply Manufacturer Brings STEM to Life at The Big Bang Fair South West

TDK Corporation is pleased to announce that a team of technical experts from TDK-Lambda UK helped bring electronics engineering to life for children and young adults at this year’s Big Bang Fair South West. Held at Exeter University, the one-day event attracted 1,800 students looking to explore the possibility of following a career in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related subjects.

TDK-Lambda UK’s Product Performance Manager, Alex Knill presents the Big Bang Fair South West ‘STEM Club Best Project’ award to Treviglas College for their winning entry entitled: Nature Gardens Power Generation. [credit: Tom Sandberg/Pinnacle]

TDK-Lambda UK’s Product Performance Manager, Alex Knill presents the Big Bang Fair South West ‘STEM Club Best Project’ award to Treviglas College for their winning entry entitled: Nature Gardens Power Generation. [credit: Tom Sandberg/Pinnacle]

“Many local businesses participated in the event to showcase their industry to students,” said Anne Sutton, Training and Development Officer at TDK-Lambda UK. “The interactive activities, live demonstrations and quizzes held during the event helped inspire young students, enabling them to discover how STEM school subjects can lead to fantastic, rewarding careers.”

The Big Bang is a national programme that celebrates STEM and incorporates the National Science and Engineering Competition (NSEC). TDK sponsored the award for the ‘STEM Club Best Project’ category as part of this, and TDK-Lambda UK’s Product Performance Manager, Alex Knill presented the award to Treviglas College for their winning entry entitled: Nature Gardens Power Generation.

TDK-Lambda UK has manufactured electronic power supplies in Ilfracombe for 50 years and offers a large number of career development opportunities. For more information on the current opportunities available, please email your interests with Anne Sutton directly at: anne.sutton@uk.tdk-lambda.com

Jul19

High performance 120W DC-DC converters are suitable for harsh environments

LA006633 - HQA

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the 12V, 24V and 28V output HQA DC-DC converters, with additional output voltage models to be added in the coming months. Packaged in a ruggedised quarter brick form factor, the encapsulated HQA120 models can deliver 120W output power and will operate over a 9V to 40V input range (50V for 1 second). These 89% efficient converters are suitable for use in COTS, communications and industrial equipment.

The HQA120 has been qualified using methods consistent with MIL-STD-883 & 202, and offers a two screening and operating temperature options. The M-Grade has functional testing in cold, hot and room ambient temperatures, and an extended 96 hour burn-in with ten-cycle temperature testing. The S-Grade has functional testing at room ambient temperature and a standard burn-in period. The full load operating temperature for the M-Grade is -55 to +115°C and -40 to +115°C for the S-Grade.

Two baseplate mounting versions are available. The flanged format measures 60.6mm x 55.9 mm x 12.7 mm, with the non-flanged following the standard quarter brick format and measuring 60.6mm x 39 mm x 12.7 mm. Negative logic remote on/off and remote sense is provided.

All models are fully regulated, have a constant switching frequency for easier system EMC integration and utilise no opto-couplers in the control loop for increased reliability. Full auto-recovery protection is provided and the output can be adjusted ±10% or turned on or off remotely.

Safety certification includes IEC/EN 60950-1, UL/CSA 60950-1 with CE marking for the Low Voltage and RoHS2 Directives. Input to output and input to baseplate isolation is 2250Vdc.

For more information about the TDK-Lambda HQA series of DC-DC converters, please call TDK-Lambda directly on +44 (0)1271 856600 or visit the TDK-Lambda website at: www.uk.tdk-lambda.com/hqa120/12-28.

Jul14