REO UK Articles
Avoiding shocks when electrifying rail
The political wind has been blowing towards complete rail electrification for decades now without significant progress, so it’s clearly not a straightforward problem to tackle. If it’s to be done, it needs be done right. Here, Steve Hughes, Managing Director of power quality specialist REO UK, explains the importance of ensuring the components underpinning electric trains are carefully considered.
Bringing high power to small resistor
REO UK has brought high power brake resistors into the 21st century with its new REOHM series 155 braking resistors for industrial control cabinets. The product can deliver up to 3,500W of continuous power to drives with medium- and high-power frequency converters, with isolation voltages to 4.4kV, in a compact design that helps the product overcome the common problems with electrical braking resistors.
Engineering a safer future for medtech
Political and social conversations frequently overlook the role of design and electrical engineers in improving the health of the sector, warns Steve Hughes, REO
Medical isolation transformers receive certification
The power quality specialist REO UK has launched its latest edition of REOMED, a range of medical isolation transformers (MIT) for the galvanic and safe isolation of medical equipment from the mains supply. The latest generation of REOMED has been designed to comply with the fourth edition of the IEC/EN60601-1 medical use directive, the safety standard for medical electrical equipment and any additional equipment used in a medical environment.
Is your equipment working harmoniously?
Many of us are familiar with the rhyme about eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away, but how many design engineers or Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) know how to keep poor power quality at bay? Steve Hughes, Managing Director of REO UK, explains why many businesses should re-evaluate their existing equipment.
Trends in power quality for 2019
Despite advancements in renewable energy, electric vehicles and medical technology, these areas face an ongoing challenge with power quality. Variations in voltage and frequency can result in power fluctuations, interruptions and transients that can cause damage to networks. Here, Steve Hughes, Managing Director of REO UK, explains the trends in power quality for 2019.
Rethinking electric vehicle components
Electric vehicle power electronics manufacturer REO UK has released an infographic explaining the three key areas for improvement in EV components. The infographic is available to download for free from the REO UK website and aims to help electrical and design engineers choose high quality electrical components to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their upcoming EV projects.
Why is there an electronic component shortage?
Since the launch of the Model 3, Elon Musk has been under significant pressure to scale up Tesla’s manufacturing capacity and overcome its current struggle with meeting demand. Currently, the electronic component supply chain is trying to tackle a similar challenge, as Steve Hughes, Managing Director of REO UK, explains in this article.
Design considerations for next-gen of Formula E
In its first season, all teams competing in the ABB FIA Formula E championship were supplied with the same electric vehicle (EV). Now, teams can get more creative under the bonnet and automotive manufacturers are using Formula E as a test bed to fine-tune their green technology.
Smart meter requirements for business energy savings
UK industrial electricity prices are among the highest in Europe and, in light of this, a number of businesses are taking direct action to reduce their energy consumption. Power quality specialist, REO UK, has published a SlideShare on LinkedIn, which outlines three tips for businesses looking to reduce their energy costs.
Resistor for renewables launched
With UK Government figures reporting that renewable energy accounted for almost 30% of energy generated, REO UK is focusing on reliable power generation for the future. The company has launched the REO BW151 Resistor Kombi, a braking resistor for renewable applications such as wind turbines and electric cars.
Rethinking component design for electric vehicles
Despite being first invented in the 1830s, Electric Vehicles (EVs) have only become commercially viable in the last decade. Steve Hughes, Managing Director of REO UK, explains the challenges faced by automotive companies designing the next generation of EVs.
New whitepaper explores the challenges of EV adoption
As sales of electric vehicles rise and companies begin to capitalise on the increased adoption of the technology, REO UK is urging the industry to consider the three areas of concern: component design, charging infrastructure and battery technology. As part of its call-to-action, the company has released a whitepaper exploring these issues, which can be downloaded from the REO UK website.
Medical cyber-security vs. power quality
The security of patient data is of the utmost concern to healthcare organisations, due in no small part to the increase in number and severity of cyber-attacks in recent years. However, this isn’t the only risk to digital medical records and sensitive data. Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of medical power quality specialist REO UK, explains the threat poor power quality presents to healthcare.
REO awarded highest quality management system standard
As part of its commitment to providing high quality components and services, REO UK has achieved its certification to Quality Management Systems (QMS) Standard ISO 9001:2015. The certification demonstrates the company’s position as a trusted manufacturer and supplier to existing and prospective customers.
Powering renewable energy companies
Renewable energy companies are being urged to reconsider their supporting electrical infrastructure. The call comes from REO UK, who is advising businesses to invest in its RE-GEN CNW957 harmonics filter. Designed to eliminate Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) frequencies to protect the electrical infrastructure, the filter also increases the efficiency of the drive by improving power quality.
Power quality in hybrid operating theatres
If you told a NHS director of finance that they could reduce patient operating times and reduce the time that in-patients spend in hospitals, they’d most likely snap your hand off. This could soon become a reality with the introduction of hybrid operating theatres, which combine high end imaging equipment with a traditional surgery environment. However, there are several considerations that must be made to make the investment a success, as ...
Why AC/DC variable voltage sources are still necessary for testing
Producing robust variable-output power for electronic applications has not always been easy. Even now, in many higher current and high voltage applications, variable voltage sources that use modern electronics can become expensive and less robust. Steve Hughes, Managing Director of REO UK, explains why AC/DC variable voltage sources are still essential in testing applications.
The importance of engineers in the UK’s MedTech industry
The UK’s medical industry is being overwhelmed by market uncertainty, cost restraints and technological advancement. This is the worrying diagnosis according to a new medical technology (MedTech) industry whitepaper by power quality company, REO UK.
Industry is wasting potential 44TWh each year according to whitepaper
A whitepaper proposing that a lack of efficiency in industrial power drive systems means there is currently 44TWh/a of energy savings that could be made across the sector has been released by REO UK. The company has demonstrated the results in its own laboratory tests outlined in the paper and suggests that better harmonic mitigation and a change in the rules is required.