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- Magna-Power TS Series Upgraded to 25 kW in 4U and 50 kW in 8U
- Vitrek Completes Acquisition of XiTRON
- 2018 Automotive Testing Expo Images
- Model 3250 Variable Resistance Load (VRL)
- Dranetz HDPQ Family VFD Output Measurements
- Magna-Power SL Series: Now 8 kW in 1U – New Product Release
Magna-Power TS Series Upgraded to 25 kW in 4U and 50 kW in 8U
Magna-Power Electronics, a world leader in programmable power products, announced a major upgrade to its popular rack-mount TS Series MagnaDC programmable DC power supply line, with 102 new models providing up to 25 kW in 4U (7.0” height) and 50 kW in 8U (14.0” height). The TS Series, with its rugged current-fed power processing topology combined with advanced microprocessor control, provides performance and functionality to address applications including: aerospace test and measurement, automotive component testing, semiconductor fabrication and component test, industrial and renewable energy, as well as general laboratory research and development.
The upgraded TS Series features models at 4 power levels with greatly increased power density: 20 kW and 25 kW in 4U and 40 kW and 50 kW in 8U. With major innovations on internally fabricated bus work, the upgraded TS Series offers very high currents—up to 2000 Adc in 4U and 4000 Adc in 8U—as a single power supply. Consistent with the existing TS Series, models are offered up to 4000 Vdc floating.
Upgraded TS Series, providing up to 20 kW and 25 kW in 4U with current up to 2000 Adc, and 40 kW and 45 kW in 8U with current up to 4000 Adc (25 kW 4U TS Series pictured) Icon
Upgraded TS Series, providing up to 20 kW and 25 kW in 4U with current up to 2000 Adc, and 40 kW and 45 kW in 8U with current up to 4000 Adc (25 kW 4U TS Series pictured)
All TS Series models come standard with monitoring and control from a variety of sources, including: front panel, computer interface and an isolated analog-digital I/O connector. A Standard Commands for Programmable Instrumentation (SCPI) command set is supported, allowing easy ASCII text programming over a computer interface. In addition, an IVI driver is included for the Visual Studio programming environment along with a dedicated National Instruments LabVIEW™ and LabWindows™ driver. Additional computer interface options include LXI TCP/IP Ethernet (+LXI), IEEE-488 GPIB (+GPIB), USB and RS-485.
Standard protection features on the upgraded TS Series include a dedicated interlock input, programmable over voltage trip and over current trip settings, thermal protection, phase loss, fuse fault, and analog input programming line fault. In addition, when in standby or fault condition, a 3-phase contactor provides a mechanical break between the power supply’s power processing circuit and the AC mains, providing the user confidence of safe operating conditions.
The upgraded TS Series models are available with three-phase input, including 380/400 Vac, 415 Vac, 440 Vac, or 480 Vac. All units are rated for continuous full power operation at 50 C.
All Magna-Power products are designed and manufactured at the company’s vertically integrated headquarters in Flemington, New Jersey USA. The company’s products are available directly from Magna-Power in the USA, through Magna-Power sales offices in the Germany, United Kingdom, and China or from a network of distributors in over 40 countries worldwide.
The new upgraded TS Series, along with many other Magna-Power products, will be demonstrated at electronica 2018 at Magna-Power’s stand A5.609, in Munich, Germany from November 13-16.
About Magna-Power Electronics
Magna-Power Electronics designs, and manufactures robust programmable power products in the USA that set industry standards for quality, size, and control. Its products can be found around the world feeding power to national laboratories, universities, and a wide range of industrial sites. The company’s experience in power electronics is reflected in its 1.25 kW to 2000 kW+ product line, quality service, and reputation for excellence.
Vitrek Completes Acquisition of XiTRON Technologies Brand and Product Lines
Acquistion broadens Vitrek’s power analyzer portfolio and adds range of complementary products; expands customer base with limited overlap; adds domestic and international representation and distribution channels.
Poway, CA—November 8, 2018—Vitrek, the leader in high voltage test and measurement equipment, announces the acquisition of XiTRON Technologies. XiTRON is a recognized source of precision power test and measurement solutions for industrial and consumer product development and manufacturing.
The XiTRON product line includes a range of single, dual and 3 channel Power Analyzers, portable calibration equipment, programmable DC electronic loads, power quality analyzers, digital milliohmmeters and phase angle voltmeters. The XiTRON line also contains products targeting the lighting industry, including ballast analyzing equipment and portable micro spectrometers for LED lighting measurement.
In addition to the extensive product range, the acquisition of the XiTRON personnel adds a wealth of industry knowledge and consistency in supporting and maintaining relationships with XiTRON customers. Vitrek will be able to provide significant engineering support for new product development as well as substantial marketing resources to sustain the expansion and growth of the Vitrek-XiTRON product portfolio.
“Acquisition of the XiTRON Technologies brand and its products is a vital component of our expansion strategy,” said Don Millstein, Vitrek’s President. “These two companies, each founded in 1990 here in San Diego County, share a heritage of excellence in power measurement and analysis. The addition of XiTRON’s products and brand recognition, market access and distribution channel all create exceptional synergies for Vitrek’s continued growth.”
Since 1990, Vitrek has provided innovative global solutions for high voltage test and measurement including electrical safety compliance testers, multi-point high-voltage switching systems and graphical power analyzers. Vitrek also supplies precision high voltage measurement standards to national laboratories and calibration labs around the world. This unique combination of capabilities positions Vitrek as a leading provider of test solutions serving the photovoltaic, medical equipment, power conversion, electrical component and appliance industries.
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Model 3250 Variable Resistance Load (VRL)
The Measurement Instruments Model 3250 Variable-Resistance-Load (VRL) System is a simple, easy-to-use, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS), self-contained variable-resistance electrical load – manually controlled with an adjustment knob on the front panel. The Model 3250 VRL is often used to control outgoing or incoming AC or DC electrical current to a unit under test (UUT).
The Model 3250 VRL is housed in a heavy gauge steel enclosure, vented to allow removal of generated heat. The system is continuously adjustable from 0-100% with five nominal graduations marked in Ohms to correspond to 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100%. Table 1 below shows standard part-numbers, ratings and dimensions for a wide range of Model 3250 VRL’s. Other ratings are available upon request. Please contact Measurement Instruments at 724-459-8090 or .
Dranetz HDPQ Family VFD Output Measurements
Most power monitoring instruments synchronize their
Unlike most power monitors, the Dranetz HDPQ
WHY MEASURE THE POWER AND POWER OF A VFD? Many VFD monitoring applications are at the VFD’s input to measure the power consumption, harmonics, and power line fluctuations. Being at the VFD input, a
stable 50/60Hz voltage source is available for power monitor synchronization. However, when evaluating VFD efficiency, susceptibility to PQ issues, and troubleshooting issues with the controlled outputs, it is necessary to measure at the VFD’s output, which does not have a stable 50/60Hz voltage output. Significant errors will result when using most power monitors.
It turns out that the VFD output current has a stable
50/60Hz frequency. See the snapshots below – the top is the voltage and the bottom is the current.
DRANETZ HDPQ SETUP
The required current synchronization setting
TO CONTACT DRANETZ
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MagnaPower is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new SL Series 8 kW models (http://www.magna-power.com/products/programmable-dc-power-supplies/sl-series)
Efficiency, Efficiency, Efficiency.
As many of you know, Magna-Power’s success in providing industry leading 1U and 2U programmable power levels has been a result of the company’s focus on packaging and improving thermal transfer. The new 8 kW SL Series models build upon previous accomplishments, while setting a new course for the company’s engineering efforts as we begin to now focus on improving efficiency and performance.
Our team has been closely following the latest generation of SiC semicoductor devices, awaiting a level of commercial maturity that would allow Magna-Power to offer the same level of reliability and value as its established products. These devices have now reach a level of maturity and price competitiveness with IGBTs—as proven by months of validation—that Magna-Power is confident in their application within the company’s products.
These new 8 kW models operate at a significantly higher efficiency than any previous rack-mount product from Magna-Power, which has allowed the company to increase its lead even further as the most programmable power in 1U.
Consistency Now, New Specifications Later
The 8 kW SL Series models have significantly improved performance specifications over the present SL Series models, including:
- Efficiency up to 92%
- Major reduction in output ripple (up to 50%)
- Lower audible noise
- Significantly faster response times
As always, if you have any questions or would like additional technical details, please feel free to contact your local sales representative (http://www.meas-inst.com)to discuss your application.
|NEW – EX1401 Thermocouple/Voltage Instrument Offers High Accuracy and Speed, Signal Isolation and Power Over Ethernet|
The AMETEK VTI
IP65 Rating + Power Quality = Dranetz HDPQ® SP
Dranetz is excited to announce the expansion of the Dranetz HDPQ SP line of Power Quality Analyzers. The SP versions are now available in four models: Visa, Guide, Xplorer, and Xplorer 400. All are designed for use in harsh, outdoor and remote environments, as well as for applications where an LCD display is undesirable.
Dranetz HDPQ users can now choose between a traditional portable instrument with a local 7″ color touch LCD display, or an SP version that is housed in an IP65 enclosure, without a local display. Other than the enclosure and the availability of a local display, the Dranetz HDPQ and the Dranetz HDPQ SP versions of each model have exactly the same measurement and strong remote communications capabilities.
More Choices, More Capabilities
Dranetz HDPQ Visa SP – The Dranetz HDPQ Visa SP is perfect for low cost applications and offers: IEEE 1159, IEEE 519:2014, IEC 61000-4-30 Class A, Standard Ethernet, available Bluetooth, and optional GPS time synchronization.
Dranetz HDPQ Guide SP – The Dranetz HDPQ Guide SP is the best combination of value and technology in a PQ analyzer and offers: IEEE 1159, IEEE 519:2014, IEC 61000-4-30 Class A, Standard Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AnswerModules®, a large recording buffer, and optional GPS time synchronization.
Dranetz HDPQ Xplorer SP – The Dranetz HDPQ Xplorer SP power quality analyzer represents the top of the line in the Dranetz HDPQ family of products; it includes all of the features of the Dranetz HDPQ Visa SP and Guide SP power quality instruments, but also adds high speed transient capture capabilities, so you’ll never miss an event!
Dranetz HDPQ Xplorer 400 SP – Take PQ, Demand and Energy monitoring to new heights by adding 400Hz monitoring capabilities to the already powerful Dranetz HDPQ SP family. The Dranetz HDPQ 400 is designed for applications such as aviation, naval, military, etc. requiring 400Hz capabilities that are not available in most PQ and Energy analyzers which typically only measure 50/60Hz.
Yokogawa Meters & Instruments Releases AQ6374 Optical Spectrum Analyzer
-The only instrument able to evaluate both visible and optical communications wavelengths –
Yokogawa Meters & Instruments Corporation announces that it has developed the AQ6374 optical spectrum analyzer and will release it on January 11. The AQ6374 features a wide dynamic range and high wavelength resolution and is capable of precisely measuring the optical spectrum of laser light in the 350 to 1750 nm wavelength range.
Optical spectrum analyzers are used to resolve the wavelength components of optical devices such as semiconductor lasers and fiber lasers in order to assess their characteristics. The AQ6374 will be the only optical spectrum analyzer on offer in the market today*1 that is capable of covering both the visible light wavelengths and the wavelengths used in optical communications.
In recent years, optical technology has entered wide use in applications as varied as communications, medical care, home appliances, and material processing. The expansion of these markets has stimulated the research and development of products that use optical technology, and so there is a growing need for high-performance optical spectrum analyzers that can evaluate and analyze the characteristics of laser light.
Conventional optical spectrum analyzers can measure a limited range of optical wavelengths. Commercially-available analyzers are divided into two types: those that can measure the wavelengths used for optical communications (1260 to 1675 nm*2), and those that can measure the visible light wavelengths (380 to 780 nm*3) used in medical care, home appliance, material processing, and other applications. Consequently, institutes that conduct basic optical technology research, manufacturers of broadband light sources, and manufacturers of optical devices used in a variety of fields have had to use more than one optical spectrum analyzer or construct their own measurement system from a spectroscope and other components.
To satisfy such needs, Yokogawa has developed the AQ6374.
- Wide wavelength range (350 to 1750 nm)
The AQ6374 will be the only analyzer on the market that is capable of evaluating and analyzing both the visible light wavelengths and the wavelengths used in optical communications. With a maximum resolution of 2 pm and the ability to sample power levels at up to 100,000 wavelength points, the AQ6374 can precisely evaluate and analyze a wide range of wavelengths with a single scan. The AQ6374 also features a wide close-in dynamic range of 60 dB, which is sufficient for measuring the side mode characteristics of a semiconductor laser*4. This instrument can thus be used to develop distributed semiconductor devices such as feedback laser diodes (DFB-LD) that emit only one wavelength as well as optical fibers that necessitate measurements over a wide range of wavelengths.
- Accurate measurement of the optical spectrum of light
The AQ6374 comes with two additional enhancements. The first is a function that purges the water vapor trapped in its monochromator that can suppress the absorption of light at certain wavelengths. The second is a function that reduces the effect of high-order diffracted light whose wavelengths are 2–3 times that of incident light, a characteristic that all monochromators have due to their design principle.
Main Target Users
Universities and institutes that conduct optical research,and manufacturers of active and passive optical devices
– Emission spectrum measurement for semiconductor and fiber lasers
– Measurement of wavelength transmission characteristics for optical fiber and optical filters
Through its U.S. subsidiary, Yokogawa will exhibit the AQ6374 at Photonics West, a major optical technology trade fair. Photonics West 2017 will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, from January 31 to February 2.
*1 Based on a January 2017 Yokogawa market survey
*2 As defined by the International Telecommunication Union Telecommunications Standardization Sector (ITU-T)
*3 As defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in ISO 20473:2007
*4 Side mode is the spectrum adjacent to the peak of the light being measured; wide close-in dynamic range is the ability to resolve and measure this.
Yokogawa’s commitment to the optical measurement field
Yokogawa entered the optical measuring instrument market in the 1980s and since then has developed this business by focusing on visible-range light sources and optical power meters. In April 2004, Yokogawa acquired Ando Electric, one of the world’s top optical communications measuring instrument manufacturers, and since then has developed products based on this company’s technologies as well as its own.
Yokogawa’s AQ6315, which was available until 2006, was well received as an optical spectrum analyzer that could measure a wide range of wavelengths, from visible light to the wavelengths used for communications. The AQ6374 greatly improves upon the basic performance of this popular model.
In addition to optical spectrum analyzers, Yokogawa offers a wide range of products that meet the needs of its customers. These include our market-leading optical time domain reflectometers (OTDR), optical power meters, and laser light sources.
Yokogawa’s global network of 92 companies spans 59 countries. Founded in 1915, the US$3.7 billion company engages in cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa is active in the industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, and aviation and other businesses segments. The IA segment plays a vital role in a wide range of industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, and food. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit http://www.yokogawa.com
Please welcome Kevin Weaver to the Measurement Instruments Sales Team.
Kevin is located in Blairsville, PA and will be covering Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia as a member of the Measurement Instruments Eastern Region Sales Team – including Roger Rager, Joshua Gwinn, Jason Robling and Chet Szymecki.
Kevin brings to our table (collectively):
- An Electrical Engineering Degree from University Of Pittsburgh
- An MBA from Saint Francis University
- Five years in the US Marine Corps in Avionics work
- Lead Systems Engineer for 13 years at Technology Corporation in Johnstown, PA
His education, background experience, skill sets and energy are a great matchup for the rest of the Measurement Instruments Sales Team.
Kevin reports to Roger Rager, Eastern Territory Sales Manager at Measurement Instruments.
Kevin’s contact information is:
124 East Market St
Blairsville, PA 15717
724-459-8090 – Office
724-388-6512 – Mobile
Spectrum Analyzer with a Fluke Calibration
This video shows a full calibration of the Agilent E4440A high performance spectrum analyzer using a newly released MET/CAL procedure and the 96270A RF reference source.
Magna-Power Releases 66 New Programmable DC Power Supply Models, at 25, 60, and 300 Vdc from 1.5 kW to 1000 kW+
Press Release, May 24, 2016
FLEMINGTON, NJ USA
Magna-Power Electronics, a worldwide leader in programmable DC power products, added 66 new models to its already expansive line-up of programmable DC power supplies. The new 30 Vdc, 60 Vdc, and 300 Vdc models are offered at every power level for the company’s DC power supplies, across 5 product lines from 1.5 kW to 1000 kW+. The 66 new models are available immediately at standard pricing and lead-time.
The new models come in response to customer demand for emerging DC power applications. In particular, 30 Vdc and 300 Vdc models satisfy 28 Vdc and 270 Vdc military and aerospace voltages, while providing necessary voltage overhead. The 60 Vdc models addresses battery and laser diode manufacturing applications. “With the addition of 66 new models, we tailored our product offering to meet the demands of our growing customer base,” said Michael Williams, Magna-Power’s Director of Sales. He added “Magna-Power Electronics continues to be home to the industry’s largest portfolio of programmable DC power supplies.” All models feature Magna-Power’s high-accuracy voltage and current programming, along with industry-leading line and load regulation performance.
Magna-Power’s product line of DC power supplies now spans 1.5 kW to 2000 kW+ with over 500 standard models ranging from 5 Vdc to 10,000 Vdc and from 0.2 Adc to 24,000 Adc. All Magna-Power DC power supplies models come with monitoring and control from a variety of sources, including: front panel, computer interface and an isolated DB37 analog-digital user I/O connector. A Standard Commands for Programmable Instrumentation (SCPI) command set is supported, allowing easy ASCII text programming over a computer interface. In addition, an IVI driver is included for the Visual Studio programming environment along with a dedicated National Instruments LabVIEW™ and LabWindows™ driver. Additional computer interface options include LXI TCP/IP Ethernet (+LXI), IEEE-488 GPIB (+GPIB), USB and RS-485.
All Magna-Power products are designed and manufactured at the company’s vertically integrated headquarters in Flemington, New Jersey USA. The company’s products are available directly from Magna-Power in the USA, through Magna-Power sales offices in the United Kingdom and Germany, or from a network of distributors in over 40 countries worldwide.
About Magna-Power Electronics
Magna-Power Electronics designs, and manufactures robust programmable DC power products in the USA that set industry standards for quality, size, and control. Its products can be found around the world feeding power to national laboratories, universities, and a wide range of industrial sites. The company’s experience in power electronics is reflected in its 1.25 kW to 2000 kW+ product line, quality service, and reputation for excellence.
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Please Welcome Kvaser
Measurement Instruments announces it’s reseller agreement with Kvaser. With over 25 years of CAN development experience and more than 60 CAN-related products to its name, Kvaser AB (www.kvaser.com) is the CAN expert, bringing its deep knowledge in the field of CAN to dozens of industry segments, including Automotive, Industrial Automation, and Medical Equipment.
As a Qualified Sales Representative for Kvaser, Measurement Instruments will distribute the full range of Kvaser CAN interfaces. This includes CAN-to-USB, Wireless, PCI and MiniPCI, and Ethernet-connected devices.
Kvaser is headquartered in Mölndal, Sweden, with regional offices in Mission Viejo, CA in the United States, and in Shanghai, China. Kvaser AB also has a global network of highly knowledgeableTechnical Associates with software tailored for your industry.
Kvaser Leaf Light HS V2 (http://www.kvaser.com/products/kvaser-leaf-light-v2/) – Popular single-channel, CAN to USB interface.
Kvaser Memorator Professional HS/HS (http://www.kvaser.com/products/kvaser-memorator-professional-hshs/) – Highly configurable, standalone datalogger.
Kvaser Ethercan Light HS (http://www.kvaser.com/products/kvaser-ethercan-light-hs/) Connect to your CANbus via Ethernet.
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