CAMTEC launches Industry 4.0-ready power supply series

9th July 2024
Sheryl Miles

With its new CPS-i series, CAMTEC Power Supplies sets new standards for highly robust, space-saving, precise, and cost-efficient power supplies for uninterrupted industrial and infrastructural processes.

The CPS series is based on a pioneering steering and control architecture developed by the German power supply specialist CAMTEC over the last few years. The CPS series is designed to precisely meet the demand of challenging testing automation and high-end industrial lab power supply users. It supports production process planners as well as energy and water infrastructure or UPS-system engineers. So finally, it plays its full strength wherever close to zero downtime of plants or infrastructure is mandatory.

The CPS-i series is the first original, highly precise, and robust industry 4.0 ready Lab Power Supply. It offers free scalability from 2,000W up to 105kW power output, accompanied by completely flexible up- and downscaling and service by the customer himself.

The CPS-I series connects up to 35 power supply units to form a large (DC grid) network by configuring master-slave-master to slave systems. Thanks to the modular design, it is possible to scale this system precisely to the required power, which leads to lowered system and energy costs and increased sustainability – as it is possible to reuse all system modules easily and individually in new configurations. If the power supply units are decoupled from each other, the result is independent systems, which can then be used stand-alone or in new arrangements, provided one inexpensive power supply unit is added to each new block.

The second huge advantage of this new series, compared to any other current industrial lab power supplies available, is the CAMTEC CPS's series simple configuration via web browser and its uniquely easy maintenance. Defect LAN interfaces can be replaced by the system operator himself, as the interfaces recognise the power supply unit on their own and calibrate themselves. Defect devices, therefore, don't have to go back to the service unit, but can be repaired on-site.

General CAMTEC high quality and robustness

The CPS-i2000 and i3000 devices are developed and produced in a highly automated modern production line in the German Black Forest. They are available in six voltage output versions up to 300VDC per unit. Due to their longevity even in demanding industrial or infrastructural surroundings and their unique strict modular design-to-service structure, the CAMTEC CPS series is a very cost-efficient high-end lab power supply solution. It plays out its unique strength exactly in those installations in which common power architectures enforce massive redundancies.

The CPSi series, to make this main difference, offers plug-and-play, easy-to exchange, self-configuring interface components. Modules therefore easily can be exchanged by the customer himself. Monitoring and programming is extremely comfortable, due to the systems remote programming and 24/7 web-browser-based monitoring options.

Various leading technical features

Technically, CPS-i modules therefore come with an optional digital plug-and play LAN interface. Programming supports reference voltage for autonomous programming, real-time I/V programming and monitoring, and various remote supervising and remote shutdown options. 3D heat dissipation, a dual-fan system by Pabst, and solid 2U and 3U subframes allow them to be mounted upside down if necessary. Due to their compact construction, flexible space, and cooling concept, they fit even into the narrowest industrial surroundings.

Precise dynamics on load changes, a PFC power factor of 0,99%, low EMC, and last but not least, a long lifetime, even under challenging operating conditions, have always been essential arguments for choosing CAMTEC devices. The CPS series also includes many self-supervising and protection features for heat management and remote supervision of power and currency.

Raise industrial power supplies to a new technological and sustainable level

Oliver Walter, Camtec Power Supplies' CEO, explains the mission behind the CPS series’ brand new concept: "Mere talking about what could be done due to new technological options gets us nowhere. We have to use them consequently: Industry 4.0 allows remote equipment monitoring. So we use it. Scaling performance is more cost-effective and requires less energy and space. Modular design combined with design-to-service results in lower maintenance costs and less system downtime. So we design our new series that way. All our CAMTEC devices of all generations have been constructed for very long service life. The CPS-i series to exceed this, can even be re-installed and used again in the customers' next generation of test benches. To put it in a nutshell: the new CAMTEC CPS-series’ raise customer comfort and sustainability to a new level."

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