Value-add system solutions
The alternative to customized power supplies
Rapidly available, cost-effective and without risk
PULS created the value-add platform to help you receive your customised power supply, quickly and cost-effectively. To accomplish this we modify our proven standard power supplies and combine them with customised modules from our subsidiary MGV, if necessary.
The value-add system has many advantages: Development time is significantly shorter than for strictly customer-specific power supplies. This reduces costs significantly. The value-add solution is also based on proven circuit designs that meet the highest technological standards. Additionally, you will also benefit from the renowned top-class quality of our standard power supply families.
When does a value-add solution make sense?
If your specification can not be cost-effectively accomplished exclusively with standard power supplies, it may make sense to think about a value-add solution if one more of the following factors apply to your application:
- Special voltage ranges
- Very high peak load current
- Buffering DC-UPS
- Features for monitoring and regulation
- Extra long lifetime
- Mechanical changes
- Extreme ambient temperatures
- High vibration and shock
- Absolute reliability and system stability
- Protection classes > IP20
- Save development costs
- Minimise risk
- Samples available quickly
- Fast access times
- Small quantity needed
Innovative modular systems
Which combinations can be implemented with value-add?
Our value-add systems are based on an 80-20 basis. This means that for the implementation of a value-add project, we use around 80 % original or modified standard units and just 20 % fully customised modules.
The following components can be combined in any way to build up an efficient value-add system.
Standard power supplies
Choose from the broad PULS product portfolio of more than 148 standard DIN rail power supplies.
Standard power supplies can be easily modified and made precisely for the requirements of your application.
Customer-specific assemblies can be utilised to complement any missing functions in the value-add system, if necessary.
Examples of successful value-add system solutions
The placement machine can process up to 135,000 components per hour. The placement heads must be accelerated rapidly to enable this high speed of assembly. This leads to high peak loads of up to 30 kW.
The value-add system for this customer includes standard power supplies, modified power supplies and a customised buffer module. The system is optimised for powering dynamic loads and covers the high peak loads with the energy from the buffer module which avoids undesirable effects on the grid.
- 1 x standard
- 1 x standard
- 1 x standard
- 2 x modified
- 1 x maintenance-free buffer module with electrolytic capacitors
Modifications of QT40.241:
- Input: 3 AC 400-480 V
- Two output voltages: 162 Vdc and 300 Vdc
- Power: 1,300 W
- Modified communications interface for output of live data
- Multi-layer printed circuit boards and smaller components
- Additional fan to achieve an extremely long lifetime at + 60 °C ambient temperature
Typically 19-inch plug-in power supplies are used for this kind of application. The challenge was to find a cheaper and more efficient solution based on a standard DIN rail power supply, that worked exactly like a 19-inch system.
The 19-inch racks are equipped with three standard power supplies and a modified DC/DC converter. The system is actively cooled and can be complemented with a specially designed module for battery backup if necessary.
- 2x standard
- 1x standard
- 1x modified DC/DC converter
- 19-inch mechanism with backplane
- Input: AC 100-240 V, DC 24 or 48 V
- Output: 24 V, 10 A, ±15 V, 12 A, 8 V, 25 A
- Standard power supplies mounted in cassettes 4HE, 21TE for insertion in 19-inch racks
- Cassettes are equipped with integrated fans for harsh operational conditions
- Racks for integration of 4 cassettes with individual backplanes