With it now only a matter of time before robots become commonplace in UK hospitals, Steve Hughes, managing director of medical power component manufacturer REO UK, explores the power demands they will bring with them.
Producing robust variable-output power for electronic applications has not always been easy. Even now, in many higher current and high voltage applications, variable voltage sources that use modern electronics can become expensive and less robust. Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of power quality specialist REO UK, explains why AC DC variable voltage sources are still essential in testing applications.
The current uncertainty surrounding Brexit and what it will mean for British businesses has forced many companies to begin targeting markets outside of the European Union (EU). Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of power quality specialist REO UK, explains what businesses need to consider when planning to export to its second-largest export market, the US.
REO UK has added the industrial Ethernet communication standard PROFINET and the industrial network protocol EtherNet / IP to its range of Fieldbus interfaces. The two additions will help manufacturers improve power control in industry 4.0 applications in food and beverage manufacturing, process engineering, water treatment and electroplating.
REO UK has released a white paper proposing that a lack of efficiency in industrial power drive systems means there is currently 44TWh / a of energy savings that could be made across the sector. REO has demonstrated the results in its own laboratory tests outlined in the paper and suggests that better harmonic mitigation and a change in the rules is required.
Recent market research by Grand View Research has projected that the global power electronics market will be valued at $ 39.2 billion by 2025. To ensure electrical products and infrastructure are capable of supporting this 40 per cent growth, power quality expert REO UK is calling on laboratories and testing facilities to invest in stable DC power supplies for electrical testing.
With the Christmas holidays upon us, many of us will be ordering the turkey and wrapping our gifts. Of course, it's also the time of year that every street and city center is illuminated with festive decorations, bringing with it higher utility costs.
In 1897, the conflicts between the increased use of bicycles alongside horses and pedestrians in Germany created chaos and disruption on the roads. Implementing a less disruptive system for the different methods of transport became critical to organizing the flow and safety of traffic. Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of power specialist REO UK, explains how the company is resolving similar problems with the increasing use of electrical components.
Most people can remember a time when they've walked into a room and seen one person dressed for the arctic while the person next to them looks like they're in the Bahamas. Although disagreements over heating like these have led to fights in some offices, for most businesses poor power quality in HVAC systems can do more damage financially. Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of REO UK, explains how to keep your HVAC running cool when things get hot.
The organization operates as a source of knowledge and a voice for the rail industry. REO UK's membership represents the company's increased focus on helping businesses tackle electrical interference problems in the sector.