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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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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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Kennedy’s Speech Was a Preview of the Future of Space Exploration

On September 20, 1963, President John F. Kennedy gave a speech before the General Assembly of the United Nations in which he called for the United States and the Soviet Union to cooperate on a program to send the first … Continue reading

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Obsolescence: The Problem that Never Goes Away

In our last blog post (please see Form-Fit-Function Solutions: A Modest Proposal for Defense Department Cost Savings), we discussed a method in which replacement parts can be customized to supply the same functionality (or better) of an old part that … Continue reading

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Form-Fit-Function Solutions: A Modest Proposal for Defense Department Cost Savings

As the federal budget sequester rolls along with no end in sight, pressure mounts on the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to trim its spending. Recently, the Senate Armed Services Committee warned that unless the Congress and the White House … Continue reading

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The VPX Story

If you’re reading this page, you’re probably well-acquainted with the power-electronics market. For the sake of common cause, though, let’s take a few minutes to review one of the most significant developments in recent years in the field of embedded … Continue reading

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Keeping the Railroads Running

Upon hearing that this is National Transportation Month, we thought we should praise our friends in the railroad industry, the men and women that keep people and product moving. After all, we’ve been working with them for more than 20 … Continue reading

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