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New 1000W Power Supplies Offer Cost-Competitive Reliability and Efficiency for Industrial and Medical Equipment

Posted May 20, 2015

Tempe, Ariz. [20 May, 2015] — The latest addition to the popular LCM family of AC-DC power supplies from Artesyn Embedded Technologies is the LCM1000 series, new 1000W models that continue the family reputation for high efficiency and reliability at a competitive cost for industrial and medical equipment. Cost per watt for the new series can be as low as $0.14/€0.13 in production volumes.

The new series includes models rated for nominal 12, 15, 24, 36 or 48 V single outputs, which can be adjusted by 10 percent. An optional 5 V standby output enables OEM standby functions even when the equipment is nominally off. A sophisticated digital control loop optimizes efficiency across a wide load range, giving the new LCM1000 series efficiency greater than 91 percent at full load, a typical power factor of 0.99, and a power density of 7.7 watts per cubic inch. Digital control also enables the LCM family to be rapidly and cost-effectively modified to suit the exact needs of a customer application. 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.

Backed by a comprehensive set of industrial and medical safety approvals, Artesyn’s LCM1000 series is ideal for industrial applications such as burn-in systems, test and measurement equipment, laser-carving machines, and factory automation; non-patient contact and non-patient critical medical, dental and laboratory applications; as well as for telecom and datacom equipment.

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.

The MTBF of the LCM1000 series is greater than 500,000 hours, and all models in the series carry a manufacturer’s warranty of three years.

About Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEIS) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of highly engineered, precision power conversion, measurement and control solutions for mission-critical applications and processes. Advanced Energy’s power solutions enable customer innovation in complex applications for a wide range of industries including semiconductor equipment, industrial production, medical and life sciences, data center computing, networking and telecommunications. With engineering know-how and responsive service and support for customers around the globe, the company builds collaborative partnerships to meet technology advances, propels growth of its customers and innovates the future of power. Advanced Energy has devoted four decades to perfecting power. It is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, USA.

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