REO UK, specialist in high-quality power equipment, including electronic controllers, components and electrical regulators, has added purpose-wound components for the railway industry to its product range. As well as expanding the company's offering to electrical engineers in the UK, the new range also demonstrates REO's ability to provide specially engineered solutions for particular markets.
The new REOTRON range of 'phase-angle' controllers, manufactured by REO, is designed for regulating current, voltage or power to resistive or resistive / inductive loads.
The largest controller in the new REOTRON range is rated current at 3 x 300A (shown in the picture). The smallest in the range is rated at 6A for single-phase supply.
There are a number of benefits for visitors to the web site of power-system specialist REO UK that sign up to become a member of the visitors' club. Free of charge, members have access to problem solving resources to help them overcome everyday EMC problems and power quality issues.
One of the problems with a switch-mode power supply, whether it is a variable speed drive or a DC to AC inverter, is that the output voltage sine wave contains lots of high-frequency interference caused by the fast switching of power semiconductors. When these are connected to an inductive load they can cause a number of undesirable side effects, including reducing motor life.
Customers will be able to purchase REO's braking resistors, drive products, EMC filters, medical isolation transformers, thyristor power controllers, variable transformers and EN series of handbooks, sorting products directly on-line by either price or product description.
REO has launched a new range of switch-mode, infinitely-variable output, DC power supplies, which have been designed for industrial applications such as electroplating, cathodic protection, electro-chlorination, vacuum-coating or for product testing.
Increasingly, aesthetics are being considered alongside effective performance and ergonomics when engineering products / equipment are being introduced to the market, according to Moor Instruments of Axminster.
In response to the ever increasing drive for improvements in safety within the patient environment and consequent growing demand for appropriate patient support equipment, REO (UK) LTD is now producing Medical Isolation Transformers at its South Shropshire factory. This capability enables REO both to supply ex-stock and / or to manufacture on demand in response to customer requirements.
One of the principal concerns of hospitals, clinics and surgeries is always the safety of the patient and the Medical Devices Directive (MDD), first introduced on 14th June 1993 made this a legal requirement. The MDD calls up a number of standards relating to safety and of these the EN 60601-1 series (Medical electrical equipment - general requirements for safety) is probably the best known and applied most widely.