One of the critical measurements that an optometrist or optician makes when you have an eye examination and need spectacles are the horizontal and vertical centration, which ensures that the area of the lens where the prescription is most effective is placed at the optimum point for the individual patient. These measurements, including one sometimes called inter-pupillary distance or centration distance, are traditionally made manually with the aid of a millimeter ruler. A leading supplier of optical health equipment has developed a digital system that offers highly accurate 3D centration and innovative features to create a memorable experience for patients. The customer chose to power the system with Artesyn’s LCC600 conduction cooled power supply as they wanted to avoid noisy fans and have a supply with the latest medical approvals. A maximum leakage current of less than 400 µA and protection against contact thanks to being fully enclosed also made the LCC600 series the ideal power supply for this innovative development in optical healthcare.
3D printing is no longer a concept for the future – it’s a reality for today with printers being used to produce a huge range of things from everyday objects to commercial products and manufacturing parts. A producer of printers, PCs and mobile devices was looking for an alternative to its existing power supply for one of its 3D printers. Their product, used for industrial prototyping and final part production environments, required a highly reliable yet cost-effective solution. Artesyn’s LCM1500 fit the bill with its 1500 watt output power, high efficiency (89% typical) in a low cost package. The customer saw the benefits of Artesyn’s excellent technical support, product availability and price, and replaced two competitor units with the LCM1500.
A provider of network access solutions and devices has integrated Artesyn’s AVD100 series DC-DC converters into its IP/MPLS provider edge (PE) router and pre-aggregation device, which is used for a number of applications such as backhaul FTTH, leased line services, mobile backhaul, and wholesale businesses using aggregation devices on a carrier network. The AVD series of 100 to 120 watt 16th-brick isolated DC-DC converters are optimized for high density applications with restricted space, offering excellent thermal performance and up to 92.5% efficiency. The converters use 250 kHz fixed frequency switching to minimize the need for external EMI filtering, which was an important factor in the selection process, along with Artesyn’s technical support and a high level of service from Artesyn’s local distribution channel partner.
LTE Micro Base Station
When a maker of LTE wireless broadband access solutions was looking for a high density 48 Vin DC-DC converter for an innovative LTE micro base station, it selected Artesyn’s small but powerful 120W AVO120 series 8th-brick module.
This isolated unit supports the base station’s power amplifier and provides a regulated low-noise 12 Vdc output for downstream non-isolated conversion for logic/communications circuitry.
The innovations built into the new base station are matched by the high density and reliability of Artesyn’s industry-standard, compact telecom brick and have helped this customer to create one of the lightest and most powerful micro base stations in the world.
Laser Skin Therapy
Our skin shows the effects of the environment, the use of products and many other internal and external factors, including ageing. Acne scars, spider veins, dark circles and other skin conditions can affect our self esteem and mental wellbeing. Laser therapy uses long-pulsed combination laser light to provide a range of treatments for skin toning and rejuvenation. A leading maker of medical aesthetic devices was looking for a fanless power supply for its new laser skin therapy product, which is used in specialist clinics all over the world. The company selected Artesyn’s LCC600 series, which uses conduction cooling rather than fans or convection. The unit is carefully designed to direct any heat to a baseplate through which the heat is dissipated to the outside of the end product. With worldwide medical safety approvals, the LCC600 series met this company’s requirement for global support.