Published: 11 April 2023
Digital controlled power supplies offer several advantages over traditional analogue power supplies, making them an ideal choice for the robotics industry. With improved accuracy and precision, faster response times, enhanced efficiency, and better monitoring and control capabilities, DCPS can help improve the performance and reliability of robots and cobots. If you're designing a robot or cobot system, consider using digital controlled power supplies to optimise your power management and improve your system's accuracy and efficiency.
Published: 4 April 2023
Autronic has launched its latest product, the HFBC80-W/KS DC/DC converter, which is designed for railway applications. This compact converter offers an ultra-wide input voltage range from 14.4 V to 154 V, making it suitable for a variety of on-board voltages used in railways. With a power output of 80 watts, the HFBC80-W/KS can cover all international on-board voltages from 24 V to 110 V in a single device, making it a cost-effective and efficient option for railway applications. The device is designed to withstand harsh environments, is compliant with critical railway safety standards, and is equipped with various safety features. Its high efficiency, compact design, and flexibility make it an ideal option for companies operating in the railway industry.
Published: 3 April 2023
Automation systems are highly dependent on reliable and efficient power sources to operate. However, different automation systems may require different power specifications, making it challenging to find a power supply that is a perfect fit. This is where modular power supplies come in. They offer a flexible and scalable solution that can be easily configured to match the specific power requirements of different automation systems. Made up of individual modules such as input, output, and filter modules, users can choose and combine the necessary modules to create a power supply that is just the right size and output for their automation system. Furthermore, as automation systems grow and evolve, users can add new modules to their power supplies to increase their output or adapt to new requirements. With modular power supplies, users can enjoy the benefits of a tailored power supply that can be scaled up or down as their needs change over time.
Published: 20 March 2023
Compact power supplies are small but powerful devices that provide stable and reliable power to medical equipment. They use advanced technologies to deliver efficient and precise power output, which makes medical devices smaller, more portable, and more efficient. Compact power supplies are used in a wide range of medical equipment, from portable devices to diagnostic machines, and they offer benefits such as portability, efficiency, and reliability. This technology is transforming patient care by improving medical device design and making healthcare more accessible and convenient for patients.
Published: 17 March 2023
The transportation sector is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions, and there is a growing need to transition to cleaner and more sustainable transportation options. Capacitors and fuel cells offer a promising alternative to traditional fossil fuels in powering trains, as they are clean, efficient, and can be used in a variety of ways. Capacitors can provide quick power bursts, making them ideal for accelerating trains, while fuel cells can generate electricity from hydrogen and oxygen, producing only water as a byproduct. Both technologies can help store excess energy generated by renewable sources and improve the reliability and resiliency of train transportation systems. By using these technologies, we can significantly reduce the environmental impact of train transportation and move towards a more sustainable future.
Published: 13 March 2023
The TR220M is a 220Watts AC-DC Medical C8/C14 Desktop Power Adapter that is designed for use with medical equipment. It has a universal input range of 80~264Vac and high efficiency of up to 94%. It is available in two classes, Class I (TR220MA) and Class II (TR220MB), each offering different levels of protection and safety features. The TR220M is approved by IEC/EN/UL 60601-1 2 MOPP, IEC/EN 60601-1-11 (TR220MB), EN55011, and CISPR/FCC Class B for EMC. It also has continuous short circuit protection, overvoltage protection, and meets CoC Tier 2 and DOE Level VI for energy efficiency. Overall, the TR220M is a reliable and efficient power supply for medical equipment that meets strict safety and performance standards.
Published: 10 March 2023
COSEL has launched the GHA700F power supply, a high-power density, 700W, 3x5 inch power supply optimized for efficient cooling in demanding medical and industrial applications. The GHA700F is designed with the latest power switching topology and components, resulting in an excellent efficiency figure of up to 96%, making it one of the highest power density power supplies in its category.
Published: 6 March 2023
Railway companies are investing in energy-efficient trains, using technologies like regenerative braking and lightweight materials to reduce emissions and make train travel more sustainable. Regenerative braking generates electricity from the train's brakes, which can power other systems on the train or be fed back into the grid. Lightweight materials like aluminum or carbon fiber make trains lighter and more aerodynamic, reducing the energy needed to move them. Energy-efficient trains are an important step towards more sustainable transportation, mitigating the environmental impact of railway travel and making it a more eco-friendly choice for passengers.
Published: 3 March 2023
Customised DC DC converters are becoming increasingly popular for powering trains and railway systems with renewable energy sources. These converters provide efficient and reliable power supplies that meet the high demands of the railway industry, while also helping to save energy and reduce carbon footprint. Ranges like AUTRONICS HFC and ACR are particularly beneficial for railway companies due to their high efficiency and reliability.
Published: 1 March 2023
The Hyperloop is a high-speed transportation system that uses vacuum-sealed tubes to transport passengers or cargo at speeds of up to 700 mph. It could significantly reduce travel times, have economic benefits, and be more environmentally friendly than traditional modes of transportation. However, there are also challenges and obstacles to be overcome before the Hyperloop can become a reality, including the high cost of building and maintaining the infrastructure required for the system to operate, and regulatory and legal hurdles to overcome. Despite these challenges, many experts believe that the Hyperloop is a promising technology with significant potential benefits. Several companies, including Virgin Hyperloop and SpaceX, are currently working on developing the technology and have conducted successful tests of their systems.
Published: 22 February 2023
Autronic has launched the ACM60/Ks plug and play converter for defense/military use. The DC/DC converter offers a wide input range, EMC filtering, and complies with various military standards. The compact and lightweight converter has features such as reverse polarity, inrush current, and overvoltage protection. It also provides input surge current protection of 60A for 1 second and insulation up to 1500V.
Published: 20 February 2023
Power supply leakage can have serious consequences in medical applications. It can lead to injury or death, as well as malfunction of medical devices. The article explains the causes and impact of power supply leakage, and provides strategies to prevent it in medical applications. These include using medical-grade power supplies, performing regular maintenance and testing, considering design factors, and using grounding and shielding as appropriate.
Published: 13 February 2023
Power Tech is a new podcast that explores the world of power supplies. It covers topics such as protection, how power supplies work, EMI, and more. The podcast is hosted by experts in the field and provides comprehensive and engaging discussions on the latest trends and developments in power supplies. The first episode focuses on the basics of power converters and what makes them work, while subsequent episodes delve into EMI filters, standards, protection features, noise, and UPS battery chargers. Power Tech covers a wide range of topics to help listeners understand the complexities of power supply design and the important role that power supplies play in modern society. It is a must-listen for anyone interested in the fascinating world of power supplies, whether a professional or simply curious.
Published: 13 February 2023
Medical technology is making significant strides through the integration of automation, aimed at improving the accuracy, speed, and efficiency of medical procedures. Power supplies play a crucial role in this progress by providing the necessary electrical energy to operate medical equipment and devices. Efficient power supplies can reduce energy consumption, operating costs, and improve reliability, making them an important component in the advancement of medical technology. This article highlights the importance of power supplies in medical technology and the benefits of using efficient power supplies in the field.
Published: 10 January 2023
Digitally controlled power supplies are becoming more popular due to the availability of high-performance digital signal processors (DSPs) and microcontrollers (MCs) at lower costs. These supplies offer several advantages over analog counterparts, including lower component count, simplified PCB design, and improved reliability. Digitally controlled supplies can be easily updated and modified through software/firmware updates, allowing for changes in operating conditions and improved efficiency and performance. Additionally, these supplies have advanced fault detection and protection features, as well as the ability to monitor parameters for predictive maintenance. Digitally controlled power converters can also interface easily with other systems using the I2C interface protocol, allowing for remote monitoring and control in industries such as horticulture lighting, data centers, and entertainment events.