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25th August 2020
Powerstax - powering hydrogen production

Hydrogen is widely used in existing industrial processes including semiconductor manufacturing and aerospace, as a coolant in power plant generators, petroleum refining, glass purification, fertilizer production, pharmaceuticals and welding, annealing and heat-treating metals. Other applications include UPS systems for hospitals and data centres and power for telecoms infrastructure in remote locations.

3rd June 2019
Programmable power supplies with 95% efficiency

Industrial power solutions manufacturer, Powerstax, can now supply the upgraded range of Magna-Power SL Series 1U programmable DC power supplies. Now offering up to 95% efficiency and carrying a Nationally Recognised Testing Laboratory (NRTL) safety listing the SL Series is comprised of 99 different models.

15th April 2019
Distributor appointed for high voltage DC power supplies

Value-added and industrial power solutions manufacturer, Powerstax, has been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for the Technix range of high voltage DC power supplies and capacitor chargers. Technix products are in use worldwide by major OEMs and leading research laboratories.

6th March 2019
Programmable power supplies land at Powerstax

Powerstax has been appointed as a distributor for Magna-Power’s range of Programable Power Supplies. This extensive product range complements the existing Powerstax portfolio of DC power supplies and Transformer Rectifiers. Magna-Power provide versatile high power density DC power solutions from 1.5kW to in excess of 2000kW.

11th December 2018
Legacy equipment users get obsolete power supplies help

Users of legacy equipment and those involved with repair or refurbishment of critical or capital systems can now buy form-fit-and-function replacement power supplies incorporating the latest technology and providing major increases in reliability and efficiency from Powerstax.

23rd August 2018
Powerstax appoints new design engineer

Industrial power solutions manufacturer, Powerstax, has recruited a new Design Engineer, Harit Pokharel, at their research and development and manufacturing facility in Wickford, Essex, where he will work on switched mode and transformer rectifier products.

22nd August 2018
Powerstax has appointed Martin Langmead as Sales Engineer

Powerstax, one of Europe’s leading value-added and industrial power solutions manufacturers has appointed Martin Langmead as their new Sales Engineer. Martin has had a long and distinguished career designing-in and selling power supplies and has worked for well known companies including Powerline, XP, Nu Horizons, UR and Xcel Power.

31st July 2018
Single source extends life of obsolete power supplies

Replacements and alternatives for legacy Kingshill linear power supplies are available from Powerstax covering a wide variety of linear power supplies commonly used in high reliability industrial, test and measurement, instrumentation systems and offshore platforms.

21st September 2017
Powering carbon capture installation to reduce CO₂ emissions

A high power rectifier system has been supplied by Powerstax to a leading waste management company Future Environmental Technologies, for a carbon capture installation at a factory in Wales. The installation allows the end user to its reduce C0₂ emissions and store and sell recovered commercial grade C0₂ for other applications.

13th September 2017
AC power sources can be customised in variety of ways

An options list has been published by distributor Powerstax which illustrates how Behlman Electronics’ fifteen BL High-Power Series AC Power Sources/Frequency Converters can be selectively customised in many ways, without the typically high cost of engineering a bespoke power supply.

29th June 2017
Powerstax awarded ISO 9001 on manufacturing facility

Industrial power solutions manufacturer, Powerstax, has been awarded ISO 9001 on its recently combined manufacturing facility in Wickford, Essex. The long term home to the ‘Drake’ brand of power conversion products now also houses production of the Powerstax range of high efficiency DC/DC converters and front-ends and value-added system assembly. After due process the complete facility is now ISO 9001 approved.

26th February 2016
Thyristor controlled transformer rectifiers enable outputs up to 750kVA

Powerstax announces the introduction its Drake TR Series of Industrial Thyristor Controlled Transformer Rectifiers. Available with outputs up to 750kVA this range of Transformer Rectifiers uses analogue or digitally controlled thyristors to achieve the required voltage and current profile with switched-mode technology available for smaller systems.

14th December 2015
High performance AC power sources are now CE Marked

  Powerstax announces the availability of two ranges of high performance AC power sources that are now CE Marked and therefore compliant with all relative European EMC and safety directives.

18th September 2015
How custom design can be cost-effective

A surprising number of power supply buyers and specifiers who would benefit from following the custom-design route choose not to for perceived cost and time reasons, argues Tim Worley, Powerstax

12th March 2015
Power supply can be customised rapidly without NRE costs

A power supply, which can be built to meet a customer’s exact requirements without the lengthy lead times and NRE costs generally associated with a customised solution, has been released by Powerstax. Key market sectors for the A3600 include communications, test and measurement, medical systems and general industrial applications.

28th July 2014
AC/DC power supplies offer efficiencies up to 92%

  Expanding the company's N series AC/DC power supplies, Powerstax has announced the 504W NM0501 and 1008W NM1001. Both of these power supplies feature 90-264VAC inputs and power efficiency levels of up to 92%, enclosed in ultra-low profile 1U format packages.

3rd June 2014
DC/DC converter series available with 24DVC & 48VDC inputs

A series of advanced DC/DC converter products has been introduced by Powerstax. The H0331 series is housed in the industry standard 1/2 brick packages format, with either 24VDC or 48VDC input buses, and are suited to industrial, telecommunications and data networking system applications.

2nd May 2014
Conduction cooled power units maximise operational longevity

Two switch-mode COTS DC/DC power supply units have been added to Powerstax's power supply portfolio. Designed to cope with demanding application environments, the Behlman VPXtraä 1000CM is a rugged, OpenVPX and Vita 62 compliant unit that accepts a wide range 28VDC input.

18th March 2014
Transformer rectifier maintenance service

Powerstax is now able to offer an indispensable service to those in possession of transformer rectifier units. Delivering large quantities of regulated DC power in industrial applications, 24/7 availability is often mandatory for these high value items. It is therefore important that every effort is made to keep them running smoothly in the long term with no interruptions or loss in functional integrity.

14th February 2014
SMPS for industrial, communication and medical applications

Expanding the scope of what is achievable by engineers in their power system designs, Powerstax announces the Multistax Premium family of configurable switch mode power supplies (SMPS). These units are suitable for manding application scenarios with exacting cost/performance requirements, such as industrial, communication and medical.

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