Industrial 3D Printing
It is now possible to 3D print almost anything, from body parts to cars. 3D printing is hailed as the next industrial revolution and the printers themselves range from small desktop units for hobbyists to massive industrial machines designed for production-grade manufacturing. When a maker of high-speed industrial 3D printers was looking for cost-effective but quiet 600-watt power supplies for their latest machine, the developers turned to the Artesyn LCM600 series. These power supplies are available with sophisticated smart fan algorithms providing low-noise performance. The digitally controlled topology of the LCM600 series provides the highest level of flexibility with simple software changes to suit the client's needs.
Stage and Studio LED Lighting
Innovative lighting can bring a stage or studio performance to life, adding atmosphere or drama. These types of luminaires are increasingly using LEDs as they provide higher efficiency and longer life than traditional lightbulbs. A leading manufacturer of stage and studio lighting is using Artesyn’s AIF series power factor correction (PFC) modules to increase the efficiency of the power supplies used in their lighting fixtures.
Digital currency or digital money, the most well-known of which is Bitcoin, is an increasingly popular medium of exchange. The hardware required to create (sometimes called mining), manage and assure this Internet-based currency is often based on specialized processor technology drawing massive amounts of power. Artesyn is supplying its high power, high density bulk front end power supply in the industry standard 1U x 2U form factor, the DS1200, to a developer of transaction verification and mining technology. Working closely with an expert local channel partner, the digital control built into this power supply series enabled the units to be modified by software to meet the customer’s exact needs.
Infection Control & Decontamination
Bio-decontamination equipment is used in hospitals and laboratories worldwide as well as providing a critical line of defense when major bacterial, viral or pathogen outbreaks occur. Artesyn’s LCM600 series AC-DC power supplies provide a very cost-effective and reliable single-output power source for a manufacturer of bio-decontamination equipment. Full medical approval to the IEC 60601 3rd edition standard and 2xMOPP (means of patient protection) made it easier to integrate Artesyn’s unit in to the customer’s design, while digital control gave them the flexibility they needed to tailor the power supply to their exact needs. For example, the customer selected a low noise fan option to suit the clinical environment of their equipment.
External Security Cameras
A supplier of networked security camera systems approached Artesyn with a requirement for a 230 W maximum power AC-DC power supply providing a single 12 V output to be installed in a sealed metal enclosure in an external location. Artesyn’s expert sales engineers recommended the LCC250 series, which offers IP64 protection and up to 250 W power in a conduction-cooled, fully sealed package.