How drones are being used to make farming “smart”

How drones are being used to make farming “smart”

Published: 14 April 2021

Many view the agricultural sector as one of the most traditional and old-fashioned sectors in our modern economy. Whilst it is true that farming has, since the dawn of civilisation to recent times, been largely unchanged. In the last few decades, this has changed dramatically. Modern agriculture uses state-of-the-art technology to drive down operational costs and improve profitability in the sector. Farmers are now turning to a new tool to revolutionise their trade: powerful drones.

How Digital Controlled Power Supplies can improve the bottom line for your business

How Digital Controlled Power Supplies can improve the bottom line for your business

Published: 6 April 2021

Most standard power supplies are controlled by analogue signals from passive components. Even the most sophisticated power systems have an extremely limited pathway for configuring and monitoring crucial parameters like fault data and adjusting output voltage.

But as the industry has developed greater need for power systems with greater accuracy and precision control in key adjustable operating parameters, many system designers have turned to digital controlled power supplies for on-the-fly monitoring and management of their crucial power systems.

How this revolutionary power supply saves US farmers $110k a year and how it can cut costs for your business!

How this revolutionary power supply saves US farmers $110k a year and how it can cut costs for your business!

Published: 30 March 2021

Adored for its intelligence and flexibility, the stunning Artesyn iHP series of power systems has, since its release in 2017, been well renowned for providing accuracy, resolution and stability as either a programmable voltage or current source in both medical and industrial settings.

Artesyn’s parent company Advanced Energy, in a recent study, certified these business gains by observing their product’s effects on operating expenses and capital expenditure in the horticultural sector and their findings are telling of how the iHP Series can improve the bottom line for your business.

Compact brick offers high power efficiency with wide operating temperature

Compact brick offers high power efficiency with wide operating temperature

Published: 30 March 2021

Artesyn’s new AIF06ZPFC series offering 97.3% efficiency. 

The compact brick (the size of a smart phone) is ideal for a wide range of high-voltage applications including medical devices, unmanned aerial, rough terrain vehicles and industrial applications where extreme heat and cold are a significant factor.

What can I expect from rugged power supplies for Defence?

What can I expect from rugged power supplies for Defence?

Published: 25 March 2021

Whilst standard industry-grade power supplies are great for commercial and industrial workloads, when it comes to defence appliances, there exists a whole host of different requirements to meet the standards for use in the military.

Defence applications are one of the most demanding scenarios for power appliances, combining the high DC output needed to drive complex machinery with extreme endurance and ruggedisation to increase the safety and longevity of devices.

When do I need a high voltage power supply?

When do I need a high voltage power supply?

Published: 23 March 2021

When do I need a high voltage power supply?

A high voltage power supply is a power conversion circuit that converts a low potential difference input to a high potential difference. With an AC current, it’s fairly simple to variate voltage levels via a transformer, but this isn’t the case for DC power.

In the past, there was little need for high voltage applications, with low voltage 12V/24V/48V industrial power supplies being the norm. However, nowadays, as industrial applications become more and more demanding, the demand for high voltage outputs has grown accordingly. Whilst many companies have opted to research and develop their own bespoke DC-DC solutions, the astronomical cost involved in designing industrial power supplies makes this option off-limits to smaller firms and users.

High Power Solution for Medical Applications

High Power Solution for Medical Applications

Published: 19 March 2021

Cosels new PJMA series focused entirely on Medical applications offering 600W and 1000W. 

Offering up to 88% efficiency the 600W PJMA600F and the 1000W rated PJMA1000F have a universal input range of 85 to 264VAC and comply with international safety standards. 

50W to 1200W Power solutions designed for reliability and rugged applications

50W to 1200W Power solutions designed for reliability and rugged applications

Published: 23 February 2021

Components Bureau part of the Fortec Group based in Cambridgeshire are pleased to add the new ruggedised power supplies from Powerbox designed specifically for the military/defence market. The new product line includes seven series of new power supplies, comprising three DC/DC (DAA-DAB-DAC), four AC/DC (DBA-DBB-DBC-DBD) and embracing a power range from 50W up to 1,200W.

500W open frame baseplate cooled power for critical medical applications

500W open frame baseplate cooled power for critical medical applications

Published: 4 February 2021

We are pleased to add the Cincon CFM500M with PFC new series to our range of Medical power supplies. The new baseplate cooled power supply offers an efficiency up to 94.5%.

Comes in compact size 3” x 5” with a wide operating temperature range of -40°C ~ 85°C and approved to EN 60601-1, ANSI/AAMI ES 60601-1 and 2MOPP making it suitable for critical applications in the Medical market.

Intelligent Configurable Power Supplies from Components Bureau

Intelligent Configurable Power Supplies from Components Bureau

Published: 19 January 2021

Configurable power supplies are made up of a single front-end and multiple modules. Components Bureau can offer a wide range with PMBus digital communication for monitoring and control capability.

Highlights from Components Bureau range

NEW - Advanced Energy’s Excelsys CoolX®3000 series

Artesyn iHP24 power supply up to 24kW 

Cosel AME Series up to 1200W

3000W configurable AC/DC power supply offering intelligent digital power with 24 isolated outputs

3000W configurable AC/DC power supply offering intelligent digital power with 24 isolated outputs

Published: 14 January 2021

We are pleased to offer Advanced Energy’s Excelsys CoolX®3000 series. The new small sized configurable power supply offers an incredible 3000W in a small package of 300 x 131 x 120mm, addressing the requirement for smaller power supplies offering the same power but in a smaller footprint.

The CoolX®3000 series offers an impressive 24 outputs; all outputs are isolated (1850 VAC) and the power supply has PMBus™ digital communications for monitoring and control capability.  Features include plug and play power along with series and parallel outputs for higher voltage and currents.

COVID update

COVID update

Published: 8 January 2021

Following the Government’s announcement of a National lockdown, Display Technology Ltd has taken steps to ensure that we minimise the risk to our team whilst still remaining fully operational.

The office and warehouse are being manned by a skeleton staff allowing the rest of the team to work from home. 

 

260W AC-DC open frame baseplate cooled power supply suitable for extreme environments

260W AC-DC open frame baseplate cooled power supply suitable for extreme environments

Published: 2 December 2020

Components Bureau part of the Fortec Group based in Cambridgeshire are pleased to offer Cincons new CFM260S series. The new series offers a high efficiency of up to 93.5% and a very wide temperature range of -30°C to +80°C, which covers most of the extreme environments for industrial applications.

The new AC/DC open frame power supply that provides 260W (220W with Natural Convection) of regulated power in an 2x4 inches (50.8x101.6mm) dimension and a low profile of 1.4 inch (36.6 mm).

Choosing the right power supply for medical equipment is a crucial and critical task.

Choosing the right power supply for medical equipment is a crucial and critical task.

Published: 30 November 2020

Over time, safety and environmental standards have been changed for the benefit of all in the medical industry. Here at Components Bureau we can help you decide on the most efficient power choice for your application.

Medical power supplies are used in multiple medical equipment applications including MRI, X-ray, CT and PET scanners, DNA equipment, ultrasound, diagnostic equipment and automated pharmaceutical dispensers.

There is a trend for all medical equipment to make them compact, light-weight and efficient.

All medical equipment has to meet a set of safety standards that keep the patient and the operator safe.  

Why Choose a Modular and Configurable Power Supply?

Why Choose a Modular and Configurable Power Supply?

Published: 19 November 2020

For any complex, sensitive or critical application; configurable and modular supplies  can play a vital role in the overall system  and can provide greater flexibility for the overall design. Modular and configurable power supplies provide a vast array of outputs using commercial, off the shelf building blocks, delivering a custom solution from proven, standard, stocked modules. Custom designs can be delivered in days rather than weeks or months.

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