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Is Your Factory Power Source Corrupting Your Product Testing?

On November 7, 2013 our blog asks “Is Your Factory Power Source Corrupting Your Product Testing?” this blog / white paper is a detail extension of the previous blog. Written by Steve Boegle, Lead Engineer sboegle@behlman.com Synopsis: This paper describes … Continue reading

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Is Your Factory Power Source Corrupting Your Product Testing?

When it comes to product testing new electrical and electronic equipment, having a consistently reliable source of AC power is of paramount importance While you may feel confident that the AC power lines in your manufacturing plant or design facility … Continue reading

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Best Practices to Choose a COTS Power Supply Vendor

With the proliferation of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products being offered for military use since the 1990s, it is all too easy to be lulled into believing that COTS products are always the most economical. That is not always true. For … Continue reading

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Quality: Proudly Made in the U.S.A.

One of the first things you’ll notice on our website is an icon of an American flag with the words “Proudly made in the U.S.A.” around it. It symbolizes our commitment to excellence in the work we do as a … Continue reading

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Catching Up With the Latest in the VPX World

We haven’t focused on VPX technology in a while, so we figured you might like to read a post about some of the things that have been going on in the world of VPX recently that have caught our eye. … Continue reading

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Powering Up an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

The utility of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is unquestioned. They are quickly assuming responsibility for much of the surveillance and reconnaissance work previously handled by human pilots in the armed forces. And the range of possible future applications, both in … Continue reading

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Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration Power Supplies

There are few things as complex and challenging as offshore oil and gas drilling. Imagine taking an already difficult and dangerous process and transporting it miles out into the open ocean. It is hard to navigate a modern ship in … Continue reading

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Dealing with AC Line Harmonics in Three-phase Inputs

These days, more and more loads connected to AC power lines draw currents that are not sinusoidal. The typical example is the AC supply for a computer. When AC voltage is applied to the power supply’s diode bridge (see Figure … Continue reading

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The Theory Behind the Behlman BL Motor Test Option

In our last blog post (please see Is Your Factory Power Source Corrupting Your Product Testing?), we discussed the importance of having a consistently reliable source of AC power when testing new electrical motors. In it, we mentioned that having … Continue reading

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Celebrate Manufacturing Day

The second annual Manufacturing Day arrives on October 4, and we’ll be quietly celebrating the achievements of American manufacturers by manufacturing some of the finest power electronics in the world. It’s not that we don’t care (we do!); it’s just … Continue reading

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