Laying the groundwork for rail electrification


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The electrical components needed for a smooth transition to greener rail

Network Rail recently laid out its preliminary plans to decarbonise the rail network, which involved finding alternatives to diesel trains and electrifying more than 7,000 miles of track by 2050. The addition of more electric trains to tracks, alongside greater electrification, will add a new need for robust electrical infrastructure to support the network in a clean and safe way. Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of railway power quality specialist REO UK, explains what electrical components are needed to maximize electrical safety and performance in rail.

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Ensuring continuity of medical power



Designing good power quality into the foundations of new hospitals 

In June 2020, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a speech announcing some plans for the nation's recovery from lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic. This recovery plan included the availability of funds for the NHS, part of which would support the building of new hospitals. These new buildings would allow healthcare providers to ensure a reliable power supply for medical equipment from the outset. Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of medical power electronics specialist REO UK, explains how the security of power supply can be achieved.

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Powering the rise of e-mobility


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REO UK to showcase at a leading e-mobility technology exhibition 

Transport power quality specialist  REO UK will be exhibiting at the UK's premier low-carbon vehicle event CENEX-LCV, from 18-19 November 2020. The event, which had record-breaking numbers of attendees in 2019, will be held virtually this year and is a chance for attendees and exhibitors alike to share practical insights, industry knowledge and announce new innovations, products and initiatives.

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Sailing on a sea of electricity


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We're taught that electricity and water don't mix.

The truth is they mix very well - far too well, in fact. Electricity travels through water far more efficiently than it can through air, so it's not hard to imagine the problems that water can cause when it gets into electronics. Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of  wound component manufacturer REO UK , covers the challenges modern electronics face on the high seas.

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Choosing transformers for critical medicine


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Modern examination and operating methods would not be possible without the use of electricity.

Transformers used in these applications are designed to protect patients, staff and the equipment used in their care, and as such are required to meet demanding specifications. Steve Hughes, managing director at  REO UK  , explains the key considerations when specifying a medical transformer.

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Streamlining electrical components



 REO refocuses efforts on refined product line 

Variety is the spice of life b ut, as anyone who's tried to throw a curry together without a recipe knows well, you can certainly have too much. When specifying electrical components, engineers are often presented with dizzying spreadsheets filled with technical datapoints, for hundreds of devices. Here, Steve Hughes, managing director explains why REO is streamlining its offerings to improve support for electrical and design engineers.

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Getting the UK up to speed with EVs



You've doubtless heard of the UK Government's plans to ban the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars from the year 2035. That's less than 5,500 days left to run out and buy that gas-guzzling SUV you know you shouldn't, but it also means the days remaining to electrify the UK's road network are rapidly running out. Here, Steve Hughes points out some potential potholes on the road ahead.

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Private workshop upgrades machine tools with REO



CNW933 sine wave filter helps small rural workshop power its new CNC machines 

REO deals mainly with large or medium-sized equipment manufacturers and electrical installers. So, it was pleased to be contacted directly by the private owner of a small vintage car parts workshop in the South Downs, UK. The customer was experiencing power issues while upgrading its machine tools, for which the CNW933 sine wave filter was identified as the best solution.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Statement



At REO we are making a continuous and in-depth monitoring of the situation daily and check for new information which may influence our business and consequently that of our customers. Many of our customers are in the food or pharmaceutical industries and we are doing our utmost to ensure that we can continue to supply and provide support. Our office staff are working remotely and key production and logistical staff are operating to the Governments latest guidelines concerning safe working. As an additional measure, we are working two shifts to ensure we have a contingency in place in the event that employees should need to self-isolate.

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Insight into the future of engineering



The top-level lessons from REO UK's R30 e-book 

In November 2019, REO UK celebrated 30 years of excellence in electrical engineering by releasing its book, R30 : The past, present and future of power, on  Amazon Kindle . Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of REO UK and author of R30, shares some of the top-level insight explored in the book. 

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