Battery energy storage systems (ESS) are becoming an increasingly popular way to capture electricity produced by renewable methods (solar, wind) at one time for use at a later time. These systems scale from residential, commercial and UPS systems in the KWh range to MWh systems designed for utility grid-level use. Energy storage is used to maximize investment in renewable generation sources, provide consistent power for remote wireless network base stations and stabilize the output of renewable energy into transmission grids.
An original manufacturer of innovative battery technology is using Artesyn’s LCM1500 series AC-DC power supply in its new energy storage systems thanks to the company’s ability to rapidly modify the unit (due to its digital control loop) and provide a working sample quickly. Artesyn was also able to model the performance of the power supply according to the customer’s specific requirements and produce a detailed application test note from its dedicated customer support lab, which the customer praised as outstanding technical support.
Wafer fabrication equipment is used to produce complete electrical or photonic circuits. Examples include production of radio frequency (RF) amplifiers, LEDs, optical computer components, and CPUs for computers. One of the steps within the wafer fabrication process is lite etching, where blank wafers with micrometer photoresist patterns on their surface are exposed to short-wave ultraviolet light and the unexposed areas are thus etched away. A supplier of lite etching equipment to fabs worldwide was looking for a reliable 600 watt single output AC-DC power supply with global support that offered good value. The company selected the Artesyn LCM600 series thanks to short lead times and low minimum order quantities, which accelerated the development and integration of the lite etching system.
Artesyn has invested in the manufacturing of the LCM family, including greater automation, to shorten lead times and lower the minimum order quantity for non-stock units. The quality and reliability of the LCM series units are assured through careful component selection, automated production processes and sophisticated circuit design. Variable-speed ‘Smart Speed’ fans draw on software controls developed by Artesyn to match fan speed to the unit’s cooling requirement and load current. Slowing the fan not only saves power but also reduces wear, thus extending its life. Digital control also enables the LCM family to be rapidly and cost-effectively modified to suit the exact needs of a customer application.
The security of carrier networks has never been more important. As our world becomes increasingly connected, internet security management is facing unprecedented challenges. An innovative supplier of leading edge network security equipment was looking for reliable and cost-effective redundant power supplies from a trusted supplier for several of its next generation products.
The company engaged with Artesyn’s technical experts and developed a good working relationship, leading to the selection of both the DS495SPE-3 and DS750PED-3 AC-DC bulk front-end server-type models to provide redundant power conversion.
These latest DS series AC-DC power supplies from Artesyn are designed to provide a scalable power conversion solution in an industry-standard 1U high by 86mm wide form factor with individual power ratings from 500 to 2,000 watts and a roadmap for higher power models. This customer has selected the models with the power ratings it needs today and has the confidence to raise or lower the power rating as it develops future generations of products, while keeping the same mechanical envelope.
Wavelength division multiplexing / optical transport network (WDM/OTN) equipment is used in the backbone core, metro core, metro aggregation layer, and metro edge telecom networks. A leading global provider of WDM/OTN solutions has selected Artesyn’s AVQ400 series quarter-brick isolated DC-DC converters for their large capacity multi-service OTN platform. This provides flexible transmission and fast service provisioning, allowing carriers to offer new services to their subscribers.
Chosen for its high quality and reliability, the AVQ400 series is designed to provide a regulated low noise 12 Vdc output for feeding downstream non-isolated point-of-load (POL) converters and is designed primarily for use with standard 48 V telecommunications equipment supplies. The converter has a typical efficiency of 95% and is based on an open-frame design that is optimized for forced air or conduction cooling – an aluminum baseplate option is available for enhanced thermal performance. The conversion technology employs 140 kHz fixed frequency switching to help minimize external EMI filtering requirements.
Laser Hair Removal
South Korea produces some of the world’s most highly innovative beauty products and the country has a long history of technological advancements at affordable prices. A leading South Korean developer of specialized medical devices for skin, beauty, cosmetic and dental treatments based on laser technology has created an innovative new product for laser hair removal. Powered by the Artesyn iVS Series configurable high power unit, the new technologically advanced aesthetic solution is available at a price point that makes it accessible to more users. Having multiple configurable outputs, medical safety approvals and quick delivery, Artesyn’s power supply quickly removed the need for any other solution.