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  • Ensuring continuity of medical power

    17.11.2020

    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

    04.11.2020

    e mobility  

     

    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

    24.09.2020

    power electricity

    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

    31.08.2020

    transformer medical

    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

    01.06.2020

    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

    01.05.2020

    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

    01.04.2020

    choke

    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

    26.03.2020

    pandemic

    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

    20.02.2020

    power

    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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  • REO enhances wound coil technology

    31.01.2020

    electric

    Investment in edge winding machines shows promise for future electrical applications

    REO has invested in several new edge winding machines at its German manufacturing headquarters. The new machines will allow for the development of electrical components such as chokes and transformers that are lighter by up to ten per cent and with reduced power losses of up to 25 per cent compared to existing products.

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  • 30 years smarter, a timeline of change

    02.12.2019

    electronics

    New REO infographic maps the electronic evolution from 1989-2019 

    For its 30th anniversary, we have produced a new infographic reflecting key changes in the electronic and electrical engineering sectors over the last 30 years. The infographic charts significant developments in a continuing electronic evolution that's seen the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), surgical robots, electric vehicles (EVs) and more.

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  • Discover the future of engineering

    07.11.2019

    power

     Power quality engineering book | future engineering report

    REO UK turned 30 in 2019, celebrating three decades helping industrial businesses to achieve greater power quality through excellence in design and electrical engineering.

    To commemorate this anniversary, REO UK has released a  power quality engineering ebook  exploring the industrial trends that have reshaped engineering in the past 30 years and serving as a future of engineering report to outline the road ahead.

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  • What challenges are ahead for electrical engineering?

    08.10.2019

     robots

    In the past 30 years, we've seen more industry sectors adopt electrification. However, the abundance of devices in use today leads to electrical grids with widespread power quality problems and electrical issues. As new technologies such as electric vehicles and surgical robots take over the market, the challenges will only continue to mount. Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of power quality specialist REO UK, outlines some of the biggest challenges electrical engineers will face in the coming years.

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  • REO develops compact braking resistor with 3500 W power

    21.08.2019

    power

    Specialist brings high power to small resistor 

    REO UK has brought  high power brake resistors  into the 21st century with its new REOHM series 155 braking resistors for industrial control cabinets. The product can deliver up to  3500 W of continuous power  to drives with medium and high-power frequency converters, with isolation voltages to 4.4 kV, in a compact design that helps the product overcome the common problems with electrical braking resistors.

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  • The EV overload

    16.07.2019

    EVs

    The rise of the electric vehicle, or EV, is inevitable. Over the past decade, many car manufacturers, including BMW, Audi and of course Tesla, have blown the lid off this new technology. As EV battery capacity and motor efficiency continue to increase, the ability to charge the batteries within a reasonable time frame is of utmost importance. Steve Hughes, managing director, runs us through the problem.

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  • The key to clean and consistent power

    19.06.2019

    medical

    It's not an exaggeration to suggest an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) can sometimes be the difference between life and death. Hospital operating theaters, A&E departments and emergency services all require clean and consistent power, which a UPS can help provide. Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of REO UK, explores the importance of UPS systems in the medical sector. 

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  • Aluminium-clad brake resistor passes environmental testing to EN standards

    23.05.2019

    Resistor

    Braking resistor shows enduring excellence

    A robust electrical braking resistor designed to improve the safety and longevity of electronic components in electric vehicles (EVs) has passed environmental testing and proven its quality to EN certification. A special version of the standard BW165 aluminum-clad braking resistor, manufactured by electrical power quality specialist REO UK, endured shock, vibration and salt mist environmental testing to prove its design and performance in challenging environments.

     

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  • Quarantining poor power quality

    16.04.2019

    Electrical

    The role of electrical isolation and galvanic separation in healthcare

    If a hospital patient was suffering with a contagious virus, chances are they would be separated from other vulnerable patients to minimize the risk of the illness spreading. This idea of ​​separation is equally important for design engineers working on the latest medical technology (MedTech) to mitigate electrical problems. Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of medical power supply specialist REO UK, explains why.

     

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  • Keeping cool in the Middle East

    20.03.2019

    power

    Power quality specialist supplies filters to support HVAC applications

    Power quality specialist REO has completed a contract in the Middle East worth € 300,000, supplying a building management company with its REOWAVE Passive harmonic filters. The company's filters were chosen as the most cost effective and energy efficient solution to support the project's heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

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  • UK MedTech diagnosed unhealthy

    07.03.2019

    medical

    The UK's medical industry is being overwhelmed by market uncertainty, cost restraints and technological advancement. This is the worrying diagnosis according to a new medical technology (MedTech) industry white paper.

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  • Reliably powering medtech

    05.02.2019

    transformer

    REO UK's medical isolation transformers conform to IEC / EN60601-1 4th edition 

    We have launched the latest edition of REOMED, ​​a range of medical isolation transformers (MIT) for the galvanic and safe isolation of medical equipment from the mains supply.

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  • Is your equipment working harmoniously?

    31.01.2019

    engineering

    Many of us are familiar with the rhyme about eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away, but how many design engineers or original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) know how to keep poor power quality at bay? Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of REO UK, explains why many businesses should re-evaluate their existing equipment.

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  • Transforming power quality

    17.01.2019

    transformer

    REO UK has launched a new range of  current transformers  designed to ensure  high power efficiency  and quality by offering  highly accurate linear current sensing  and electricity metering. These transformers come in a selection of power ranges to suit industry sectors including automation, railway engineering and renewable energy.

     

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  • Trends in power quality for 2019

    11.01.2019

    engineering

    Despite advancements in renewable energy, electric vehicles and medical technology, these areas face an on going challenge with power quality. Variations in voltage and frequency can result in power fluctuations, interruptions and transients that can cause damage to networks. Here, Steve Hughes, managing director explains the trends in power quality for 2019.

     

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  • Electrical expert helps fund the future

    10.01.2019

    electric

    REO UK has donated electronic equipment to the design and technology department at Ludlow School in Shropshire.

    The donation will help support an electronics project for year 9 design and technology students at the school, which the company believes will help more young people to develop an interest in technical subjects such as engineering.

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  • Fast assembly covers for chokes

    29.11.2018

    chokes

    REO UK has launched a new range of IP20 steel vented covers for industrial chokes.

    The growing demand for electrical chokes in industry has created the need for a fast, reliable and easy-to-assemble cover for speedy installations.

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  • Don't miss out on REO's BLACK FRIDAY deals!

    16.11.2018

    products

    'Not ones to be left out, REO has prepared a special' Black Friday 'product sale which includes products from most of our main product lines.

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  • Rethinking electric vehicle components

    10.10.2018

    electric vehicle

    New infographic highlights areas for performance improvement in EV industry

    Electric vehicle (EV) power electronics manufacturer REO UK has released an infographic explaining the three key areas for improvement in EV components. The infographic is available to download for free and aims to help electrical and design engineers choose high-quality electrical components to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their upcoming EV projects.

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  • Why is there an electronic component shortage?

    11.09.2018

    pcb

    Since the launch of the Model 3, Elon Musk has been under significant pressure to scale up Tesla's manufacturing capacity and overcome its current struggle with meeting demand

    Currently, the electronic component supply chain is trying to tackle a similar challenge, as Steve Hughes, managing director of specialist components manufacturer REO UK, explains.

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  • Powering Formula E

    16.08.2018

    electric

    The design considerations for the next generation of Formula E vehicles

    In its first season, all teams competing in the ABB FIA Formula E championship were supplied with the same electric vehicle (EV). Now, teams can get more creative under the bonnet and automotive manufacturers are using Formula E as a test bed to fine-tune their green technology. Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of specialist electrical components manufacturer REO UK, explains the key considerations when designing the next generation of EVs for Formula E. 

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  • Rethinking electric vehicle component design

    14.08.2018

    power

    As sales of electric vehicles rise and companies begin to capitalize on the increased adoption of the technology.

    REO UK is urging the industry to consider the three areas of concern: component design, charging infrastructure and battery technology. As part of its call-to-action, the company has released a white paper exploring these issues.

     

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  • Business energy savings

    30.07.2018

    energy saving

    REO UK outlines smart meter requirements to reduce costs

    UK industrial electricity prices are among the highest in Europe and, in light of this, a number of businesses are taking direct action to reduce their energy consumption. We have published a SlideShare on LinkedIn, which outlines three tips for businesses looking to reduce their energy savings.

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  • Resistor for renewables

    11.07.2018

    Resistor

    REO UK launches REO BW151 resistor

    With UK Government figures reporting that renewable energy accounted for almost 30 per cent of energy generated, REO UK is focussing on ensuring reliable power generation for the future. The company launched the REO BW151 Resistor, a braking resistor for renewable applications such as wind turbines and electric cars.

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  • Companies need to review the harmonic filters in their electrical infrastructure

    21.06.2018

    renewable energy

    Powering renewable energy companies

    Renewable energy companies are being urged to reconsider their supporting electrical infrastructure. We are advising businesses to invest in the RE-GEN CNW957 harmonics filter. Designed to eliminate pulse-width modulation (PWM) frequencies to protect the electrical infrastructure, the filter also increases the efficiency of the drive by improving power quality.

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  • Medical cybersecurity vs power quality

    15.06.2018

    medical

    What is the bigger risk to healthcare?

    The security of patient data is of the utmost concern to healthcare organizations, due in no small part to the increase in number and severity of cyber attacks in recent years. However, this isn't the only risk to digital medical records and sensitive data. Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of medical power quality specialist REO UK, explains the threat poor power quality presents to healthcare.

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  • Certification to Quality Management Systems (QMS) Standard ISO 9001:2015

    15.06.2018

    certified

    REO UK has achieved its certification to Quality Management Systems   (QMS) Standard ISO 9001: 2015

    As part of its commitment to providing high-quality components and services, power quality specialist REO UK has achieved its certification to Quality Management Systems (QMS) Standard ISO 9001: 2015. The certification demonstrates the company's position as a trusted manufacturer and supplier to existing and prospective customers.

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  • Rethink component design for electric vehicles

    11.06.2018

    power

    Despite being first invented in the 1830s, electric vehicles (EVs) have only become commercially viable in the last decade

    H ere, Steve Hughes, managing director of REO UK, explains the challenges faced by automotive companies designing the next generation of EVs.

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  • Power quality in hybrid operating theatres

    14.05.2018

    reomed medical

    If you told a NHS director of finance that they could reduce patient operating times and reduce the time that in-patients spend in hospitals, they'd most likely snap your hand off.  This could soon become a reality with the introduction of hybrid operating theaters , which combine high-end imaging equipment with a traditional surgery environment.

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  • How will surgical robots change hospital power requirements?

    14.05.2018

    medical

    In January 2018, the NHS invited companies to tender for a contract to provide £ 300m worth of surgical robots to surgeries across the UK

    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. 

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  • Why AC DC variable voltage sources are still necessary for testing

    03.04.2018

    testing

     

    Don't take variable voltage transformers for granted

    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.

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  • Passport to export

    15.02.2018

    exporting

    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.

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  • Industrial Ethernet gets boost from REO

    30.01.2018

    ethernet

    Addition of PROFINET and EtherNet / IP targeting industry 4.0 applications

    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.

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  • Industry is wasting potential 44TWh each year, whitepaper finds

    30.01.2018

    power

    Power quality specialist proposes energy savings in white paper

    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.

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  • Can power electronics support market growth?

    15.01.2018

    power quality

     

    Power quality specialist launches DC power supply for testing

     

    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.

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  • Merry Christmas from REO UK

    14.12.2017

    Christmas

    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.

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  • Eliminating poor quality electrical components

    14.12.2017

    components

    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.

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  • Power quality in HVAC applications

    31.10.2017

    power

    Keeping your systems cool when things get hot

    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.

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  • REO UK becomes member of Rail Forum East Midlands

    15.09.2017

    Rail Forum East Midlands

    We have recently become a member of the Rail Forum East Midlands (RFEM)

    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.

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  • Overcoming smart city power problems

    08.09.2017

    power

    We created an infographic outlining three ways to overcome  problems with power quality in smart cities

    Smart cities, such as Amsterdam, Barcelona and Milton Keynes, use digital, electronic and information technology (IT) to create an environmentally and economically sustainable community.

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  • Change your approach to renewable energy

    08.09.2017

    power

    Power quality specialist releases white paper urging reform

    We are urging businesses to reconsider their relationship with  renewable energy . We have released a whitepaper exploring the state of the  renewable energy sector  and argues that the time is ripe for organizations to think about how they can overcome problems such as the changes to feed-in tariffs, power quality problems, planning permission and the threat from cheap imports of renewable technology.

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  • Transforming power quality for the renewable age

    25.07.2017

    renewable energy

    By 2018, Holland's rail network will run entirely on renewable energy.

    The country's existing wind farms already supply almost half of the network's traction power. Investment in new farms will ratchet this up to the full 1.4 TWh of electricity needed to transport Dutch commuters each year. Following the landmark COP21 agreement to reduce carbon emissions, Steve Hughes, managing director of REO UK explores why rail providers need to be prepared for the inevitable shift to  renewable energy  and to manage potential power quality issues that may arise.

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  • Guide to better power quality

    18.07.2017

    power quality

    NEW power quality white paper released

    REO UK has released a  white paper addressing electrical interference and power quality problems in the food and beverage, HVAC and medical sectors.  The white paper outlines the issues caused by technological development in each industry, as well as how electrical engineers and plant and facilities managers can mitigate these problems.

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  • REO UK uses robots to boost production

    15.06.2017

     power

    Power specialist energises production facilities

    Power quality specialist REO UK has installed new robotic units into its production facilities to improve the accuracy of component and enclosure manufacturing. The new systems allow the company to maintain a consistently high standard of product, while also boosting production capacity in line with increasing demand for effective power quality equipment.

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  • The challenges of poor power quality in the food industry

    25.05.2017

    vibration

    Powering the food chain

    From powering microwaves to keeping fridge-freezers running, electricity plays an integral role in the food chain. Yet even before products reach the hands of consumers,  a constant supply of reliable power is required to ensure that food is produced safely and properly . Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of power quality specialist REO UK, explains how electrical engineers can protect food manufacturing plants from power quality problems. 

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  • New voltage stabiliser for countries with unstable power

    05.05.2017

    voltage stabilizer

    New range targets the rise in exports following Brexit

    Power quality specialist REO UK, has launched REOSTAB,  a range of single and three-phase mains voltage stabilizers . The new range will protect industrial equipment from electrical damage in countries with unreliable power grids. The product comes at a time when UK engineering companies are turning to new export markets to mitigate for the fall in the UK exchange rate.

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  • Farmers tackling electrical interference

    30.03.2017

    filter

    Power line filter reduces electrical interference for farmers

    Power quality specialist REO UK has launched the CNW 163, a  power line filter designed to combat electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) in the agriculture industry . Power quality has become a prominent issue for agricultural engineers and farmers in recent years as the use of radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags has become more popular alongside power line communication (PLC) lines used in automatic farming systems.

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  • Protecting components in the right way

    01.03.2017

    components

    Since its opening in 1937, over two billion cars have driven across the Golden Gate Bridge. This constant flow of traffic, the salty sea air and San Francisco's famously foggy weather mean that maintenance workers use an  anti-corrosion paint coating  to protect the bridge's steel components. Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of power quality specialist REO UK, explains how  manufacturers of electronic components can protect their products from the elements.

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  • REO AG all set to exhibit at Middle East Electricity Dubai

    01.02.2017

    electricity

    REO AG are exhibiting at MIDDLE EAST ELECTRICITY at the Dubai World Trade Center, UAE from February 14th to February 16th 2017 and we would like to invite you to visit us in  Hall H3, Booth H10 .

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  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the team

    14.12.2016

    Christmas

    It is that time of year again where we would like to wish all of our customers, colleagues and suppliers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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  • The season for giving

    12.12.2016

    charity

    REO UK donate to local cancer relief charity

    Shropshire-based power quality specialist REO UK has traded in its Christmas cards for charity this year, donating the festive funds to Lingen Davies Cancer Fund. The donation will go towards the charity's ongoing projects with the radiotherapy department at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

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  • Quality rail components

    05.11.2016

    rail

    REO UK offers the chance to win a Hornby model train set

    To celebrate the launch of its new train power magnetics website, power quality specialist, REO, is offering Twitter users the chance to win a Hornby model train set worth £ 200. The new site is the home of REO's services in the maintenance, replacement and repair of rail components. Twitter users that retweet REO's competition tweet and follow @REO_UK will be entered into a prize draw to win the quality model train set.

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  • Being smart about smart meters

    02.11.2016

    energy

    "Who's left this TV on again?"

    You can almost hear the cries of dads all around the country as they realize their home smart meter is showing a spike in energy consumption. It's not just dads either. Energy companies are currently promoting smart meters as a way for consumers to reduce their energy costs. But did you know these can also be used in industry? However, as Steve Hughes, managing director of power quality specialist REO UK explains, they must be used effectively.

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  • Making vehicles more energy efficient

    05.10.2016

    energy

    New braking resistor increases vehicle energy efficiency

    Power quality specialist REO UK has launched the REOHM BWD 330,  a water-cooled power resistor for braking systems in hybrid and electric vehicles . The unique design of the resistor allows excess energy generated during braking to be converted into heat and used in heating systems, increasing vehicle energy efficiency while reducing voltage transients. This makes it ideal for vehicles in agricultural, commercial, haulage and fleet applications.

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  • Case Study - Water-cooling saves 88% space on ABB 45,000kW resistor bank

    22.09.2016

    water cooling

    REO is building its first water-cooled resistors for ABB to test converters used in shipping, railway engineering and water power plants. ABB already uses water-cooled systems but this project represented an opportunity for REO to apply knowledge gained in research areas from inductor and resistor construction to entire control boxes.

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  • The black sheep of the electrical industry

    21.09.2016

     liquid cooling technology

     

    The benefits of liquid cooling technology in the electrical industry

     

    In early 2016, a Welsh village was swept with unfounded fears that a flock of drug-fueled sheep would go on a psychotic rampage due to recent fly-tipping. This stemmed from one source's statement being misconstrued by the public. While on this occasion little harm was done to anything other than the sheep's reputation, the event highlighted the ease with which misconceptions can often lead to a fear of new developments, especially in the world of technological innovation. Using water-cooling for electrical devices, for example, has a stigma due to the combination of liquid and electricity . Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of power quality specialist REO UK, investigates the benefits of this technological black sheep.

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  • Improving power quality for food processing

    15.09.2016

    Improving power quality for food processing

    Power quality specialist REO UK has been shortlisted for the  Continuous Improvement award in this year's Food Processing awards . The company was nominated for its REOTRON SMP,  a liquid-cooled switch mode power supply for laser perforation applications in the food and beverage industry . The awards take place on October 19, 2016 at the Malmaison in Birmingham.

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  • REO UK provides voltage stabiliser for year-long documentary in the Scottish Highlands

    06.09.2016

    voltage stabilizer

    REO UK, has supplied a voltage stabilizer to Initiative Electrical for use during the filming of Channel 4's yearlong documentary, Eden. The television series sees 24 individuals spend a year creating their own society from scratch in a remote estate in the Scottish Highlands.

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  • How businesses can save 30 percent on their energy costs

    18.08.2016

    save 30 percent on their energy costs

    How businesses can save 30 percent on their energy costs

    New REOWAVE passive energy saving calculator is now available

    Power quality specialist REO UK has created an online energy calculator to help businesses calculate the energy savings they can make by using a REOWAVE passive filter. By simply entering a few key figures, businesses and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) can instantly see the cost savings and reduction in CO2 emissions they can make by controlling the unwanted interference in their power supply. 

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  • Consistent results with new power supplies

    02.08.2016

    portable power supplies for laboratory

     

    New range supplies safe and reliable power

    Power quality specialist REO UK has refreshed its REOLINE range of  portable power supplies for laboratory, test and factory applications . The range provides an adjustable low-loss output voltage, integrated short-circuit protection and does not generate electromagnetic interference (EMI), ensuring that the power supply is consistent and reliable.

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  • Maximum power with minimal maintenance

    06.07.2016

    Water-cooled power controller

    Water-cooled power controller offers extended lifespan

    Power quality specialist REO UK has launched the  REOTRON MDW 700 WK , a  three-phase power controller with water-cooling for industrial applications . The controller offers a compact, low maintenance power solution to electrical engineers, making it ideal for industrial ovens and heating equipment in the process, automation and plating industries.

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  • Powering reliable research

    16.06.2016

    powering

    New variable transformers eliminate electrical interference

    Power quality specialist REO UK has refreshed REOVAR, a series of variable transformers that provide adjustable output voltages with a constant sinusoidal waveform. REOVAR is designed to eliminate high-frequency electrical interference in test and research facilities where it can lead to falsified results but where various output voltages are required. 

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  • The journey of railway electrification

    19.05.2016

    electrication

    If you were to step onto High Speed ​​2 (HS2) in the northern reaches of the UK for a trip to London, you would witness a significant change of landscape in a relatively short amount of time. The same can be said for the journey of railway electrification, which in 133 years has gone from a quarter-mile of the track to the majority of the UK. Here Steve Hughes, managing director of power quality specialist, REO UK, looks at the electrification of rail.

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  • Staying ahead of unstable power

    16.05.2016

    electrical locomotive ran in 1879

    The first electrical locomotive ran in 1879 in Berlin and eleven years later London changed the game with the opening of the world's first working electrical underground system.  Electrical train systems  have come a long way since then and are set to take another leap with planned high speed rail projects. Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of REO UK, discusses how managing power quality and  voltage stability on our trains  is vital for  safe, efficient functionality .

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  • New power line filters reduce electrical interference in smart networks

    07.04.2016

    Power line filter

    A smart approach to electrical interference

    Power quality specialist REO UK has launched a new range of  power line filters to combat electromagnetic interference (EMI) and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) on power lines . The CNW 161 and 163 filters are designed for  building controls, renewable and factory automation applications . They provide effective filtering in electrical power networks that use ripple control technology or data lines that use Power Line Communication (PLC), which are becoming increasingly common as more factories introduce industry 4.0 technologies.

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  • Top three trends in smart city power

    24.02.2016

    electric systems

     

    How good electrical systems are the key to smart city success

     

    The race is on to develop smart cities of the future that are cleaner, greener, easier to navigate and better to live in. The prospect of living in a place where utilities, roads and even buildings work in harmony to make life easier, all while reducing environmental impact, may still seem farfetched, but it's quickly becoming a reality. Here Steve Hughes, managing director of REO UK considers the top three trends in power quality that are the key to smart city success.

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  • No More Medical Shock Horrors

    15.02.2016

    medical

     

    New large electrical transformers ensure patient safety

     

    Power quality specialist REO UK has launched PROMED, ​​a series of large electrical transformers designed to provide  fully isolated power in operating theaters and other medical environments. The transformers are fully compliant with the EN 60601 medical directive, offering low current leakage and efficient isolation.

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  • Future ready: the road to renewable power quality

    20.01.2016

    power

    In a perfect world, all industries and applications would be fueled by renewable energy and provide us with sustainable power. Unfortunately, as Steve Hughes, managing director of power quality expert REO UK, explains, there are many problems to resolve before industries can fully rely on a consistently sustainable source of power.

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  • The History Of Rail Electrification

    04.01.2016

    Rail electrification

    Electric rail might be the accepted standard of powering train journeys across the UK now, but it is still a relatively new system. To help electrical and transport professionals better understand the history of rail electrification,  power quality specialist  REO UK  has put together an infographic outlining its journey. 

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  • Case Study - Cathodic protection improves National Grid sustainability

    16.12.2015

    National grid

    When BAC Corrosion Control Ltd (BAC) began to investigate the possibility that switch mode power (SMP) supply technology could be applied to Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) systems, the company turned to REO to supply the SMP units. Here, Tony Gerrard, managing director of BAC, explains how REO helped his company introduce ICCP to the National Grid at over 100 sites around the UK.

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  • Merry Christmas from all at REO (UK) Ltd

    14.12.2015

     

    Christmas

    It is that time of year again where this year we would like to wish all of our customers, colleagues and suppliers a Peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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  • REO UK donate to local charity this festive season

    09.12.2015

     Severn Hospice

    Shropshire-based power quality specialist REO UK is breaking from the tradition of giving Christmas cards and choosing to share some goodwill instead. This year, REO is getting into the festive spirit by donating money to the Severn Hospice in place of mailing cards.

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  • Top three ways power quality affects your business

    04.12.2015

    lightning strike on the power grid

    When lightning strikes sand a beautiful crystal, a fulgurite, is created. However, a  lightning strike on the power grid  is not as pleasant, as Google recently discovered. When lightning struck the local power grid supplying one of its data centers in Belgium - four times - several of the discs stored there were completely wiped. Here, Steve Hughes managing director of REO, takes a look at the top three ways power quality can affect your business's electronic systems.

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  • Profinet I/O module designed for food production machines

    24.11.2015

    Profinet

    New Profinet module embraces the future

    Power quality expert REO UK has developed a  Profinet  I / O module designed for food production machines that can be easily integrated into  Industry 4.0 networks . The module returns operational metrics to a supervisory system, allowing for easy monitoring of all production processes. This results in increased operational efficiency and reduced waste by providing accurate feedback on the position of actuators.

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  • Visit REO AG at SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg

    10.11.2015

    electric automation

    Europe's leading exhibition for electric automation will be held in Nuremberg from November 24th - 26th, 2015.

    This year you will find REO in a new hall with a larger stand. REO can be found in Hall 4 on Stand 150

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  • High Voltage Test Equipment for the Rail Industry

    09.11.2015

    High voltage test equipment

    Power to the people

    According to recent research by the UK Office of Rail and Road (ORR) we are using rail more than ever before. Over 1.6bn passenger journeys equated to 62.9bn passenger kilometers in the year to March 2015, a 4.5 per cent rise on the previous year. Here Steve Hughes, managing director of REO UK, looks at the role of power quality in this growth and how, to stay at the forefront of testing innovation, the world's leading multinational aerospace and transport company turned to REO for specialist expertise.

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  • Take control of cathodic protection

    21.09.2015

    transformer-rectifier power

     

    New electronic power supply provides cost effective accuracy

     

    Power quality specialist REO UK has launched the REOTRON SMP-CP, a range of  transformer-rectifier power supplies  designed specifically for impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) applications. Using the latest in primary switch-mode technology, the SMP-CP provides an economical and reliable solution to remote cathodic monitoring and control.

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  • New range of 5-limb chokes target EMC problems

    03.09.2015

    choke

    Industrial systems given added protection

    Power quality specialist REO UK has launched a new range of 5-limb chokes targeting electromagnetic interference  (EMI)  problems in industrial applications. The CNW range is available in two variants, the liquid cooled series-835 motor choke and the series-915 three-phase line choke. Offering a 40 percent weight and volume reduction on previous models, the new CNW range features high thermal dissipation and a maximum current rating of 1200 A.

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  • Power Supplies for Cathodic Protection Applications

    10.08.2015

    power

    Powering cathodic protection

    Often dubbed the inconspicuous killer, rust costs the global economy $ 2.2 trillion dollars every year. It accounts for anywhere between 3.5 to 4.5 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) and is responsible for the structural failure of steel frames around the world. From bridges and cars, transcontinental and marine pipelines, to industrial machinery, tools and parts, rust contributes significantly to plant downtime the world over.

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  • REO AG Celebrate 90 Years In Business

    31.07.2015

    REO AG Celebrate 90 Years In Business

     

    With innovation and experience for the future

    What started in 1925 by Boris Freiherr von Wolff as a small Berlin-based company which manufactured resistors, switching and testing equipment and the motto “Reklame ErsteOrder” or “Demonstrating First Class” as a literal translation, has now grown into a global company that is synonymous with innovation and sustainable business activities in various fields of electrical engineering.

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  • IT specialist ensures electrical safety

    16.07.2015

    reomed

    Parity Medical becomes REO Healthcare Solutions Provider

    Healthcare IT solutions  provider Parity Medical has announced that it has achieved REO UK's  Healthcare Solutions Provider  status. The Wirral based IT firm will now be able to add more value to sales of its systems by including REO's medical isolation transformers in an application. The company will be able to offer its customers preferential levels of pricing and service on the devices. 

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  • Isolating medical devices

    09.06.2015

    Isolating medical devices

    The increased complexity of medical device setups is causing concern in the medical industry. As more and more healthcare professionals use a variety of electrical equipment as part of their diagnosis and measurement regime, there is a knock-on effect on the stability of the mains power supply. Here, Steve Hughes, managing director at REO UK, explains the importance of electrical isolation and good product design.

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  • Case Study - Acrobot

    10.03.2015

    reomed

    Precision 3D Joint Replacement Surgery System Employs REO Medical Transformer

    Joint replacement has become relatively common place and is now more successful than ever. This is due to a large extent to the improved planning and increased precision of the procedure. Experience of the surgeons plays an important part in this but, possibly, even more so is the technology employed.

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  • EN60601-1 3rd Edition Certified Medical Isolation Transformer

    27.02.2015

    Medical isolation transformer

    Transforming the medical market - UK power quality expert sets benchmark for compact medical transformer

    Power quality specialist REO UK has launched today a new compact transformer for use in medical applications. The REO Unimed is designed to overcome the growing challenge faced by doctors and nurses in ensuring medical setups meet European safety and performance standards to protect patients, especially those on life-critical machines.

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  • Brake Resistor for variable speed drives, inverters and VSDs | HVAC | Automation

    16.02.2015

    Brake resistor

    Variable speed drive applications

    Power quality expert, REO (UK) has launched a new braking resistor incorporating a component mounting surface. The novel design of the BW156.9 range will free up installation space for mounted components used with motors and variable speed drives (VSDs). At the same time, a higher ingress protection (IP) rating and forced cooling will provide better power efficiency and increase safety. 

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  • The Tichelmann philosophy

    12.01.2015

    power sector

    Those who visit our news section frequently may be a little confused about the title of this post. But fear not, REO UK hasn't turned into a children's publishing house. Our Tichelmann is not an orange blob with wobbly arms, but rather a system that applies to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning markets. Originally named after Albert Tichelmann, leading engineer in the field of hot water heating, the Tichelmann philosophy can be applied to the power sector as well.

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  • Merry Christmas from all at REO (UK) Ltd

    17.12.2014

    Happy Christmas

    It is that time of year again where we would like to wish all of our customers and colleagues a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

    Our offices will be closing for the Christmas period on Tuesday 23rd December and will re-open on Monday 5th of January 2015.

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  • When the going gets tough - REO has you covered

    11.12.2014

    ingress protection (IP) equipment

    Power equipment manufacturer REO has launched its highest ingress protection (IP) equipment to date. The company's years of experience working with clients that operate in harsh environments has allowed it to enhance its REOunity range, adding IP65 and IP66 rated chokes, braking resistors and EMC filters, to handle aggressive environments and severe climatic conditions.

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  • 25 years of changing power usage

    02.12.2014

    power

    Power quality expert REO UK is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. A division of REO AG, the Shropshire based firm was setup in 1989 to cater for the growing demand for high-quality power equipment for use in industrial automation. With 300% geographic and an increase in turnover of 8000% over the last quarter-century, the company focuses much of its research and development on new markets such as renewable energy and electric vehicles.

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  • REO all set to exhibit at SPS IPC Drives 2014

    26.11.2014

    REO all set to exhibit at SPS IPC Drives 2014

    This year Europe's leading trade fair for electric automation technology is celebrating it's 25th anniversary. REO will of course be there and we will be exhibiting our latest product innovations and complete system solutions. Come along and visit us in our usual place Hall 1, Stand 660 between the 25th and 27th November 2014.

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  • Case Study - Behind the motion of motor control

    16.10.2014

    drives

    The challenges faced by OEMs on the cutting edge of drive development

    The market for a  variable-speed drive  (VSD) based motor control is growing rapidly. A result of increasing global consumption, rising electricity prices and frantic infrastructure development in newly industrialized countries (NICs), the global market is expected to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4 per cent from 2014, reaching a total value of $ 22.7 billion by 2019. Underlying this trend is a concerted effort by leading VSD manufacturers, such as UK based  Invertek drives , to undergo collaborative development for further product innovation.

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  • REO signs new Invertek contract

    16.10.2014

    EMC and harmonic filters

    Power quality expert, REO UK, has announced today a new partnership with drives specialist Invertek, to supply the company with a range of EMC and harmonic filters. In compliance with EU directives on "adjustable speed electric power drive systems", the new equipment is tested for use in various environments and with a number of different operating variables. This eliminates many common electromagnetic and radio frequency interference (EMI / RFI) issues, which are increasingly becoming a focus for installers and site operators.

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  • Electrical website brings power to the people

    08.09.2014

    Electrical website

    Electrical design engineers and purchasing teams will now be able to access information more easily, thanks to power quality specialist REO UK, which has launched a new website. The redesign focuses on the visual clarity of information as well as streamlining the method of online checkout. Other new features include a restructured product portfolio and easily accessible download content. To top it off, an intuitive navigation aids usability by guiding users through a step-by-step process of search, select, checkout and after sales support.

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  • REO all set to Exhibit at InnoTrans

    08.09.2014

    InnoTrans

    With over 40 exhibition halls and more than 2000 Exhibitors, InnoTrans has become established as an international industry showplace focusing on Railway Technology.

    InnoTrans opens its doors for the 10th time in Berlin on 23-26th September

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  • Industry 4.0 unplugged

    14.08.2014

    manufacturing

    Industry 4.0 is a big concept and a hugely popular buzzword across manufacturing. It originated at the Hanover Messe a couple of years ago, when Siemens defined it as the computerization of manufacturing, including transition to higher levels of interconnectivity, smarter plants and communication between equipment.

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  • Case Study - Bowman Power

    10.07.2014

    power

    REO Filter Ensures EMC Compliance For High Efficiency Diesel Electricity Generation System

    Bowman Power claims that a 10% increase in energy efficiency can be achieved with its new advanced exhaust energy recovery system when used with diesel electricity generators. The company says this increase in efficiency offers significant financial benefits for those receiving incentives from governments to generate electricity to be fed into national power grids using biofuels and also remote generating stations by reducing fuel requirements.

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  • Case Study - ABS Production Wexford Ltd

    10.07.2014

    Section

     ABS pumped up with REO transformer 

    To ensure that its pumps satisfy customer performance demands, ABS Production Wexford Ltd puts its pumps through vigorous testing procedures to verify specified performance criteria to meet international requirements. This enables the company to issue an appropriate performance compliance certificate. Tests previously performed manually are now automated resulting in a three fold increase in through put. Helping to achieve this is a variable voltage transformer from REO (UK).

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  • Innovation in electric vehicles charges ahead

    27.06.2014

    electric

    The electric vehicle took a significant evolutionary step forward when REO UK launched its REOHM BWD330, a high voltage recuperation heater, recently. The D330 brings significant efficiency improvements to the vehicle thermal management systems used in electric vehicles. Its launch comes at a time when the market for clean energy vehicles continues to expand amidst supportive legislation and improving infrastructure.

     

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  • Braking resistors take centre stage at NMI event

    13.06.2014

    Braking resistors

    REO expert set to speak at 'Power Electronics Network'

    Tim Cooke, an electric braking expert from wound components manufacturer REO, is set to speak at the NMI Power Electronics event on July 2 in Nottingham. The event entitled 'Power Conversion for More Electric Transport' will take place in the National College at the University of Nottingham and Tim's presentation will be entitled 'Braking Challenges in Electric Vehicles'.

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  • Patent makes waves in industry

    30.05.2014

    industry

    In a move which will further solidify its status as a leading manufacturer of high quality power equipment, REO UK has obtained a patent for the water cooling and encapsulation of chokes. Used in railway, renewable and regenerative applications, the new chokes improve size and efficiency, helping customers make further energy savings.

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  • High voltage boost for trains

    03.03.2014

    power

    New HVDC test equipment strengthens railway sector

    Leading test equipment manufacturer REO (UK), has launched a new high voltage direct current (HVDC) power supply for multi-function use. The REOLAB 420 boasts a range of high-stability innovations to improve testing in railway engineering.

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  • Home of manufacturing makes room for Shropshire business

    25.02.2014

    manufacturing

    Shropshire based component manufacturer REO UK has joined the North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce. Despite being a business from outside the area, REO has joined the Staffordshire branch in order to work effectively with its customers based in the county.

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  • Stormy skies and sunny shows

    13.02.2014

    manufacturing

    A live blog from Southern Manufacturing by Michelle Gillam

    Yesterday the REO team, made up of Michelle, Steve and Tim, got up bright and early and set up shop at Southern Manufacturing. And although we were bright, the weather was ... well quite the opposite.

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  • REO in the birthplace of industry

    31.01.2014

    industry

    A few weeks ago, REO's Steve Hughes and Tim Cook attended a business networking event at the Engenuity Center in Ironbridge. Organized by the Corrosion Prevention Association (CPA) and BAC Corrosion Control, the aim of the event was to promote a debate on cathodic protection and corrosion prevention methods. REO088 - Ironbridge

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  • Increasing the lifespan of your motor

    30.01.2014

    engine

    In mission critical industries such as pharmaceuticals or paper and pulp, a motor malfunction can translate to millions in lost profit. Looking after the bearings in your motor by improving power quality increases its lifespan and reduces maintenance related downtime, explains Steve Hughes of REO UK.

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  • Anchoring spiralling cable costs

    29.01.2014

    choke

    The cost of cables is rising in manufacturing as the result of the need for lengthy shielded cable to tackle attenuation and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) issues.

    Compounded by increasing commodity prices, this is leading many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to look for cost effective solutions. Here Steve Hughes, managing director of REO UK, explores how OEMs can anchor spiraling cable costs using sine wave filters.

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  • The best of both worlds

    29.01.2014

    choke

    Increasing motor life and reducing EMI whilst increasing ROI

    Business purchasing decisions are increasingly being made in a vicious cycle of short-termism, even under circumstances where a long term strategy may yield higher return on investment (ROI). At a time when austerity measures are leading businesses to cut costs, Tim Cooke, business development manager at REO UK, discusses how manufacturers can use high current line reactors to make considerable energy savings, increase motor life and reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) issues.

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  • Merry Christmas from REO UK

    13.12.2013

    Christmas

    It is that time of year again where we would like to wish all of our customers and colleagues a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

    Our offices will be closing for the Christmas period on Monday 23rd December and will re-open on Thursday 2nd of January 2014.

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  • REO showcases energy saving and power quality expertise

    12.12.2013

    choke

    REO will demonstrate its expertise in manufacturing high efficiency power quality technology, contributing to significant energy savings, at Southern Manufacturing 2014, on February 12th and 13th. Booth J49 will showcase products including the CNW933 Sinewave filter, the energy saving CNW903 choke and the long life CNW961 Sinusoidal filter Plus ++.

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  • Exhibition Review SPS IPC Drives 2013

    10.12.2013

    drives

    The highlight of the exhibiting year was a great success and the SPS IPC Drives has confirmed it's position as a leading trade fair for electric automation technology.

    More than 60,000 visitors were informed about the latest developments and trends in the electrical automation sector.

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  • Joining trade bodies what is in it for you?

    03.12.2013

    trade

    The Monster Raving Loony Party, The Telegraph Pole Appreciation Society, The Association for Dressings & Sauces, The Freshwater Biological Association… The names of all of these organizations will put a smile on our face, yet they all boast healthy memberships. However, if you're in the automation business, chances are you will be looking to join a different kind of professional body.

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  • High frequency means smaller transformers

    18.11.2013

    High frequency means smaller transformers

    New guide set to explain use of HF components in industry

    REO UK has launched a new guide to the integration of high frequency components, such as chokes and transformers, into applications such as drive converters, train technologies, renewable energy and e-mobility applications. The guide is free and can be downloaded from REO's web site.

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  • Bullet train buys Berlin’s best

    21.10.2013

    train

    China's bullet train improves safety standards by incorporating key drive components from REO

    The designers of China's high speed, cross country bullet train have incorporated absorption circuit inductors (AMCs) and auxiliary transformers manufactured by power equipment manufacturer REO. The components have helped the train improve both safety and passenger comfort.

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  • The proof is in the pie

    21.10.2013

    pie

    On Friday, September 6, the whole team here at REO turned off their computers earlier than usual and headed out to the Shropshire Food Enterprise center. But they weren't on the lookout for a post-work pint or snack, as you might be tempted to believe. Instead, everyone entered the Pork Pie Event and Competition organized by Heart of England Fine Foods.

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  • REO Exhibiting at SPS IPC Drives

    18.10.2013

    electric automation

    REO will be exhibiting from November 26-28, 2013 at Europe's leading exhibition for electric automation in Nuremberg. We will be showing you some of our innovative developments and our new IP66 range of drive peripheral components for challenging environments. Visit us at booth 660 in Hall 1.

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  • REO all set to exhibit at eCarTec Munich 2013

    30.09.2013

    car

     REO will be exhibiting at the 5th International Fair for Electric- and Hybrid-Mobility which is running from 15 - 17th October at the Munich Trade Fair Center.

    If you would like to visit then please apply for a voucher for a one day ticket by entering promotion code A638t7G at http://www.ecartec.de/en/tickets/

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  • China's bullet train improves safety standards by incorporating key drive components from REO

    27.09.2013

    train

    The designers of China's high speed, cross country bullet train have incorporated absorption circuit inductors (AMCs) and auxiliary transformers manufactured by power equipment manufacturer REO. The components have helped the train improve both safety and passenger comfort.

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  • The unconscious gender agenda

    19.09.2013

    engineering

    I've read many articles focusing on the status of women in engineering roles which illustrate the unconscious beliefs and expectations we have as a society and our attitudes towards the gender issue. Although the figures for the male / female engineer ratio emphasize the chronic shortage of talent in manufacturing, trying to stop the conversation about gender differences can only deepen discrimination in our sector.

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  • REO's new 3D printer will speed time to market

    22.08.2013

    prototyping

    REO UK, a manufacturer of resistive and inductive wound components, has introduced a new 3D printing machine in its factory in Solingen, Germany, to assist with rapid prototyping. The newly acquired 3D printer will help speed time to market and improve product quality.

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  • Case Study - Surrey Water

    10.08.2013

    Resistors

    Rotary Variable Resistors Govern Pump Speeds For Surrey Water

    Pumping water from bore holes and to reservoirs after purification at Surrey Water's Woodman Stars Pumping Station is carried out using DC motor-driven pumps. A switch to electronically-controlled AC systems has been investigated but the cost of implementing this is considered prohibitive.

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  • Water cooling boosts performance and component life

    07.08.2013

    Water cooling

    REO's latest range of water cooled potted chokes and transformers can increase the reliability and lifetime of electric motor and drive applications. In comparison, air cooled systems often have limitations, especially when the components must be compact. As a result, and to guarantee efficient cooling, REO developed its range of water cooled inductive and resistive components.

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  • Serving the drives industry

    05.08.2013

    drive

    With a history spanning almost a century, the global REO team has built its success on quality manufacturing and the ability to adapt to the needs of control panel manufacturers, drives and motor manufacturers and systems integrators, whatever the economic and technical challenges. Here Michelle Gillam of REO UK explains where the UK team fits in.

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  • REO business development manager focuses on drives

    30.07.2013

    drives

    REO UK has appointed Tim Cooke as business development manager. Tim, who for 16 years drove RS Components' sales leadership initiative after a successful period in account management, has also worked for Cray Electronics and Control Techniques.

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  • Why certification is important

    29.07.2013

    certification

    Certification grants confirmation of certain characteristics of an organization, often but not always, provided by some form of external review or assessment.

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  • Case Study - PolyPrint Plastics

    10.07.2013

    Custom-Engineered Voltage Stabilizer Built In A Week Starts Return On £ 400k Investment

    PolyPrint Plastics of Nottingham installed a new £ 400,000 large format digital printer recently to meet the demands of the company's expanding business. Unfortunately, the excitement of having the new printer installed was dampened when the machine proved sensitive to variations in power supply, stopping with even small variations in voltage.

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  • The run up to The Shrewsbury Marathon

    18.06.2013

    engineer

    Electrical component manufacturer REO's logo will be proudly displayed on the running shirt of product support engineer Tim Newcombe at this year's Shrewsbury Marathon. The company based in Shropshire has supported Mr Newcombe in his personal challenge by providing funds for the cost of the race and supporting him in his training.

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  • Exhibition Review swissT.fair 2013

    12.06.2013

    electronics

    Another exhibition came to a successful end. We had many visitors on our stand at the swissT.fair, in particular export buyers from key companies expressed an interest in our product range. Discussions took place with key personnel from the automation and electronics industry.

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  • Chokes test appliance switches to international standards

    04.06.2013

    chokes

    REO has designed and manufactured chokes for testing switches in domestic applications to the international BS EN 61058-2-1 and BS EN 60669-2-1 standards. BS EN 61058-2-1 applies to switches for appliances with particular requirements for cord switches, while BS EN 60669-2-1 covers switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations with particular requirements of electronic switches.

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  • REO will be exhibiting at the swissT.fair for automation and electronics in Switzerland

    30.05.2013

    engineering

    The swissT.fair is a trade fair providing solutions in the areas of automation, engineering and technology, running from 6th to 7th June in Zurich.

    The fair is aimed at interested professionals from the automation, electronics, mechanical engineering and plant construction industries.

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  • Windpower 2013 Chicago Exhibition Review

    13.05.2013

    windpower

    The exhibition was very successful and there were many interesting conversations with key companies of the US Wind Industry. REO USA showcased the newest technology of components for renewable energies and also electrical test systems.

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  • REO to exhibit at the SPS IPC Drives Exhibition in Italy

    13.05.2013

    drives

    The SPS IPC Drives Italia originates from the German homonymous fair show which has been the leading event of the industrial automation in Germany and takes place from 21 to 23 May in Parma.

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  • Case Study - TRaC - KTL

    10.05.2013

    testing

    REO Load Banks Covers Testing House Needs

    KTL, based in Hull, is a world leader in testing, certification and approvals, offering an extensive range of test and conformance services for voluntary and regulatory markets worldwide. One of its most frequent tasks is to test equipment for manufacturers of telecommunications network equipment that wish to gain access to the US market. In such instances, it may be necessary to comply with “Nebs” requirements for electromagnetic compatibility, product safety, and environmental performance. This is in addition to Federal Communications Commission requirements.The term “Nebs” is derived from Network Equipment Building Systems and is required by manufacturers who sell their equipment to the US Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCS), which includes companies such as Bellsouth, SBC and Verizion, or Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLEC ).

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  • REO are exhibiting at the “SNEC PV” in Shanghai!

    07.05.2013

    engineering

    The international exhibition "SNEC PV" is one of the biggest events in the photovoltaic industry. Running from 14th - 16th May 2013, you can visit REO on stand 675 in Hall E7. There you will find more information about REO's range of products, local production and the international REO service. See the successful result of global engineering and local production at our ISO 9001: 2008 certified facility in Shanghai.

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  • Brake resistor tested for salt water spray

    22.04.2013

    Brake resistor

    The Rail System Testing Laboratory at Hennigsdorf, Germany has validated REO UK's BW155 range of braking resistors for corrosion resistance against salt mist and water spray as well as dust ingress protection to IP65. The specific standards that the resistors were tested to are EN60068-2-52 for salt mist and EN60529 for ingress protection.

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  • REO’s head start in electric vehicle race

    18.04.2013

    technology

    REO Germany has recently partnered with the University of Freiberg in an attempt to encourage and promote eco-friendly vehicle technology by organizing an electric vehicle race.

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  • Ingress protection added to drive peripherals by encapsulation

    08.04.2013

    drives

    REO has developed a solution to the problem of using non-IP65 rated drive peripherals with IP-65 rated variable speed drives (VSDs) by introducing a range of partially and fully encapsulated units. The problem arises when there is a design or maintenance reason for not housing external input or output chokes or brake resistors in a control cabinet.

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  • Exhibition Review "WIN - World of Industry"

    28.03.2013

    engineer

    This year many experts visited the exhibition and the exhibition stand of REO.

    There was an extensive exchange of information with many interested parties where REO was established as a specialist within the different product areas.

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  • WIN - World of Industry

    14.03.2013

    automation

    Visit us at the "WIN - World of Industry" - Exhibition next week in Istanbul!

    The trade fair for the high-growth Automation, Electrotech, Hydraulic & Pneumatic and Materials Handling sectors is running from 21 to 24 March in Istanbul.

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  • Exhibition Review "EurasiaRail" Istanbul

    12.03.2013

    railway

    The third visit of REO to this trade fair for rail technology was a huge success.

    The clear structuring of the topics, enabled the visitors to receive more information about our product range for railway technology:

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  • One for the ladies…International Women’s Day

    07.03.2013

    womens day

    Not many people know that Women's Day - which we now celebrate every spring on the March 8th - was originally called International Working Women's Day.

    The first National Women's Day was celebrated in 1910 in the United States. It focused on promoting equal rights, including suffrage, for women across the world. Although influenced by communist ideology, the celebration stood the test of time and irrespective of political or geographical coordinates is now a growing part of popular culture.

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  • We are all set up to exhibit at the EurasiaRail in Istanbul!

    04.03.2013

    railway

    REO will be participating for the third time at the Railway technology exhibition in Turkey on 7-9th March 2013.

    Turkey itself has seen a 20% increase in railway construction over the last 3 years and the Turkish Ministry of Transport have provided 50 billion euros for the next 12 years to improve the high speed train lines and to construct new lines for both freight and passenger transportation .

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  • Southern Manufacturing 2013 - Show Review

    19.02.2013

    manufacturing

    Last week, REO exhibited at the SMEC show in Farnborough, UK.

    The show is the largest industrial exhibition in the UK and has a diverse range of exhibitors and an excellent standard of attendees. Geographically most of our customers are concentrated in the North of England and this show was a good opportunity to demonstrate our knowledge and expertise to companies in the London area.

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  • New current transformer has IEC 60044-1 accuracy of 0.2%

    19.02.2013

    transformer

    REO's new AC current transformer is accurate to 0.2% - meeting IEC 60044-1 requirements. Current transformers are used to isolate low voltage monitoring circuits from higher power circuits when monitoring or measurement must take place. A current transformer produces a reduced current accurately proportional to the current in the circuit, which can be connected to measuring and recording instruments.

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  • Do a grouch a favour with UL approval

    15.02.2013

    UL

    In case you didn't know, February 16 is 'Do a grouch a favor day'

    Why are we telling you this? Well, it seems some people regard this type of approvals process as unnecessary red tape rather than as an opportunity to break into new markets.

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  • Case Study - Smiths Aerospace

    10.02.2013

    aerospace

    REO load banks help with aircraft power distribution and 'health' maintenance

    Smiths Aerospace is a major supplier to manufacturers of military and commercial aircraft, spacecraft and ground vehicles around the world. It designs, develops and manufactures equipment such as electrical power systems, vehicle management systems, data management technology and in-flight re-fueling systems. A key aspect to the work is testing at all stages to appropriate international standards

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  • UK trade body GAMBICA gains key driver for industrial growth

    06.01.2013

    technology

    Wound component and power quality specialist REO (UK), has become the latest member of GAMBICA, the trade association for Instrumentation, Control, Automation, and Laboratory Technology in the UK. The company hopes that the move will allow it to strengthen its supply and customer value chains.

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  • Merry Christmas from all at REO UK

    20.12.2012

    Christmas

    It is that time of year again where we would like to wish all of our customers and colleagues a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

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  • REO ensures patient safety with new medical isolation transformers

    20.11.2012

    reomed

    REO has launched REOMED II

    A range of medical isolation transformers for the galvanic and safe isolation of medical equipment from the mains supply. The entire range is designed to conform to EN / UL60601 medical use directive. Medical isolation transformers reduce the risk of electric shock to people who may already be in a compromised state of health, by removing the connection between neutral and earth which exists in a normal un-isolated system.

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  • Save money by improving power quality

    13.11.2012

    energy

    Reduction in energy consumption has become the Holy Grail of both the engineering world and the wider business environment over the last decade. However, in the process the importance of power quality has been marginalized and few energy users understand that a welcome side effect of power quality improvement is a reduction in your electricity bill.

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  • REO showcases wound-component filter expertise

    22.10.2012

    filter

    REO will showcase its leading-edge wound component technology at Southern Manufacturing 2013 at booth N49. The products on show will include toroidal current transformers, a water-cooled choke filter combination and variable switch mode power supplies, as well as power supplies for use in cathodic protection.

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  • Electrical manufacturer appoints technical PR firm

    04.10.2012

    manufacturing

    Power equipment manufacturer REO UK has appointed Stafford based technical PR firm Stone Junction to handle its media relations work. The agency will also provide blogging, online content and some social media activity for REO, whose product range includes electronic controllers, components and electrical regulators.

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  • Wound components simplify VSD purchasing

    25.09.2012

    Wound components

    Variable speed drive (VSD) manufacturers are moving away from offering multiple options and add-ins to their core product according to REO UK. Instead they are encouraging end-users to source equipment such as input mains chokes and filters, DC link braking resistors and output dv / dt filters, sinusoidal filters and motor chokes independently. This is to be welcomed by VSD users as they are now able to more easily compare like for like without the issue being clouded by basic inverter variations. REO has launched its REOunity range of wound components to address this trend.

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  • ELECTRICAL FARM VEHICLES

    30.06.2012

    electrical

    REO has a strong background in supplying drive peripheral components for use in arduous applications, for example Railway Traction

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  • REO MEDICAL ISOLATION TRANSFORMER CONFORM TO LATEST MEDICAL STANDARD-EN60601 3rd Edition

    14.06.2012

    medical

    The REOMED range of medical isolation transformers (MIT) has been tested by the TUV to ensure compliance with the latest revision of applicable sections of the EN60601 standard

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  • InnoTrans – Exhibition Review

    12.04.2012

    train

    The REO Train Technology was very well attended for this exhibition. Many visitors commented that our stand was particularly good this year and particular praise was given for the clear and informed way in which our products were presented.

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  • NEW SPECIALIST DRIVE COMPONENT ONLINE SHOP

    20.02.2012

    DRIVE

    REO is a long standing manufacturer and supplier of AC Chokes, DC Chokes and Braking Resistors to Drive manufacturers and integrators alike and its REO Unity range is the most comprehensive range of drive peripheral products available from any single manufacturer. 

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  • WATER COOLED COMPONENTS

    10.02.2012

    drives

    At the Drives & Controls exhibition in April, REO will be introducing an exciting new range of water cooled drive peripheral components

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  • REO UNITY

    30.01.2012

    emc

    REO is taking the opportunity at the Drives and Controls exhibition to present its range of drive peripheral components, known as REO Unity

    This comprehensive range provides drive manufacturers and integrators alike with a single source for EMC components, like RFI filters and input chokes, as well as performance enhancing products like output chokes and sinewave filters. In addition there is a comprehensive range of braking resistors. 

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  • Sign of the (Delivery) times!

    22.07.2010

    emc filters

    More and more new contacts are approaching us with stories of increasing lead times for products from EMC filters to brake resistors, power electronics and everything in between.

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  • NEW EMC FILTER DESIGN RAISES PROFILE OF REO

    26.06.2010

    filter

    EMC filters have historically been housed in folded aluminum cases, which although reasonably inexpensive to produce are often easily damaged and provide limited mounting and termination options.

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  • New Government – New Ideas?

    13.05.2010

    govenment

    We have all been enthralled at the events of the last few weeks

    Even to the extent that we have actually discussed 'politics' in the office. Our office presents a fairly limited political view, purely because of a lack of diversity of the people that work here.

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  • Renewable Energy

    08.04.2010

    govenment

    News of the incumbent UK governments initiative concerning Feed-in tariffs (FiTS) has been a long time coming, the Germans raised legislation concerning this in 1990

    The legislation basically is a vehicle for suppliers of renewable electricity to get paid for putting energy back into the grid, hopefully making the investment in generation equipment justifiable.

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  • SKYPE – Death of email?

    24.02.2010

    skype

    We have just installed a Skype system here. Actually that makes it sound complicated, it isn't. Nor is it expensive, time-consuming or distracting.

    However, it is really useful, especially if you have colleagues in remote locations that you want to speak to, or even see, for free! Voice and video calls for Skype to Skype calls cost nothing which makes it great if you have to make a lot of calls to the same user. We cannot recommend it highly enough.

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  • PR – The Industrial Context

    10.02.2010

    pr

    A trip to the bookshop at the airport recently reunited me with one of the best stand up comedians of all time, Bill Hicks; or actually a book concerning his comedy to be more precise, Bill died in 1994, aged 32. Incidentally, I have read there is an upcoming film on Bill's life starring Russell Crowe which should be interesting in itself.

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  • How important is price?

    07.01.2010

    books

    Michael Porter listed 4 generic marketing strategies in his 1985 book 'Competitive Advantage' (I got my copy for 70 p from a second-hand bookshop!) 

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  • I want it all

    21.12.2009

    products

    ... and I want it now!

    Business in our sector seems to be slowly catching up with wider cultural requirements regarding the desire for information now and product tomorrow (if not sooner!) REO have spent a lot of time, and no little expense, ensuring that our website provides an effective resource for our customers, especially those concerned with legislative issues regarding EMC (actually thats virtually all of them) Coupled with this we are developing our webshop to back this information up with product which is able to be supplied directly.

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  • The ‘X’ Factor

    10.12.2009

    power

    Not sure if that it is registered tradename? In any case, we are seeing more and more examples of customers who are being very successful in spite of the economic conditions and competitive situation. Seth Godin wrote in his book 'The Purple Cow' that simply being good is not sufficient any more, you have to be truly outstanding to be noteworthy and success should follow. This book is an interesting, reiteration of things we probably already know but maybe chose to forget in favor of more pressing issues.

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  • Face to Face Contact

    02.12.2009

    hands on

    REO has always been a 'hands on' organization with an emphasis being placed on getting out there and meeting customers and prospects. The REO motto is 'we follow the customer' it could equally be 'we visit the customer'

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  • The UK market – Green Shoots?

    19.11.2009

    uk market

    Discussions with various individuals, each with differing perspectives, suggest that things are getting better, relatively speaking at least!

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  • End of an era

    18.11.2009

    MR GERT VON WOLFF

    The son of the founder of our company Mr Gert von Wolff sadly passed away on the 26th October 2009. He was 85 years old.

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  • €1 MILLION TEST EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED BY REO FOR BEIJING OLYMPIC FAST TRAIN

    05.11.2009

    train

    An order valued in excess of € 1m for a system to test electronic equipment was supplied to the China Academy of Railway Sciences (CARS) by REO for use in the development of the Olympic Fast Train. It is used for final testing of train components to verify performance compliance, which is critical with the train traveling at speeds up to 300 km / h. The REO test equipment was employed successfully for the initial six Fast Trains and is now being used for an additional 60 trains.

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  • Who are REO?

    26.10.2009

    division

    Its a question we get asked a lot

    The problem (if it is one!) Is that REO consists of several divisions, each specializing in its own field of operations, with individual competencies and strengths. So a one-line answer which encapsulates all our capabilities is virtually impossible.

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  • Inrush Limiting for Transformers

    16.10.2009

    transformer

    Limiting inrush current at the primary of transformers has always been a problem. Depending generally on the transformer type, quality and the voltage phase angle at start-up, the inrush current can be 15-20x nominally rated current for a short period of time.

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  • New Guidebook on EMC for use in Drive applications

    14.10.2009

    drive

    In theDrive segment next few weeks we will be releasing a new guidebook on Variable Speed ​​Drive installations, with particular regard to EMC.

    Our guidelines will basically disect the applicable points of EN61800-3 and provide the user with informed information so that they then may make the best choices to ensure that their installation complies with legislative requirements.

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  • REO UK LTD celebrates 20th Birthday

    14.10.2009

    birthday

    This month saw REO UK LTD celebrate its 20th anniversary.

    For those of you who don't know, John Symonds started REO UK 20 years ago in a small office in Craven Arms. Time has passed and we are now seven people occupying about 10 times the floor space and John has been elevated to Chairman of REO Elektronik.

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  • Case Study - Easiweigh Ltd

    18.09.2009

    vibratory

    Vibratory feed controller provides solutions for Easiweigh's multi-lane / stand-alone machines

    Easiweigh of Worcester specializes in the design and manufacture of custom-engineered weighing systems. Around 90% of the company's business is for the food industry, the remainder going to the hardware market for handling small components. All of the company's machines employ vibrating feeder systems to transport product between feed delivery systems and weighing stations. On many of these machines, the feeders are controlled by vibration controllers from REO UK.

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  • Vibratory feed controller provides solutions for Easiweigh’s multi-lane/stand-alone machines

    17.09.2009

    vibratory

    Easiweigh of Worcester specializes in the design and manufacture of custom-engineered weighing systems. Around 90% of the company's business is for the food industry the remainder going to the hardware market for handling small components.

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  • FREE 184-page EMC Good Practices Handbook

    17.09.2009

    emc

    'Good EMC Engineering Practices in the Design and Construction of Fixed Installation'

    The title of a new 184-page handbook from REO UK. Normally sold for £ 10, it is available free to first 25 people that sign up as new members on-line in the 'Members Area'.

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  • MEDICAL ISOLATION TRANSFORMERS – RANGE EXPANSION

    17.09.2009

    transformer

    The proliferation of higher power and more feature packed Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) and endoscopy stack systems has meant that the necessity for safe operation in accordance to the mandatory EN60601 standard for electronic / electrical equipment used in the patient environment has driven power requirements for REO's range of Medical Isolation Transformers higher.

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  • Lift Specific Brake Resistors and Chokes for Variable Speed Drives

    01.09.2009

    Brake Resistor

    REO products make drive integration safer and easier

    The BW155 range of brake resistors can be sealed to IP67 meaning, no need for special housings and their EMC glands and cabling ensure that RFI emissions are kept to a minimum, important for EN12015 compliance. Their construction and high impulse rating mean that the resistors are compact but much less liable to fail than less sophisticated designs.

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  • Merry Christmas 2009

    18.06.2009

    Christmas

    Speaking to a customer this week, led me to an interesting thought. Whilst our turnover is only slightly less this year than last (around 4%) we did both agree that trading had not been straightforward and that we were pleased to see the back of 2009. At the beginning of the year the operating conditions did seem much worse and our expectation of 2009 was not encouraging.

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  • INVERTER DRIVE COMPONENT TEST SYSTEM OFFERS REDUCED ENERGY CONSUMPTION/HIGHER POWER TESTING OPTIONS

    28.04.2009

    drive

    An energy-optimizing, modular test system that significantly reduces the energy required for proving trials of industrial electrical equipment has been developed by REO. Its modular construction permits it to be adapted to individual customer specifications whilst its energy efficiency helps drive down the base cost of products.

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  • Case Study - Corac Group PLC

    10.04.2009

    power

    REO AC Power Supply Employed In Development Of Gas Recovery Technology

    With gas and oil reserves becoming increasingly scarce there is considerable emphasis on new technology aimed at maximizing yield from wells. Amongst the companies endeavoring to satisfy this demand is the UK-based company Corac Group plc who are developing their 'Downhole Gas Compressor' technology.

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  • PRECISION 3D JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY SYSTEM EMPLOYS REO MEDICAL TRANSFORMER

    15.02.2009

    technology

    Joint replacement has become relatively common place and is now more successful than ever. This is due to a large extent to the improved planning and increased precision of the procedure. Experience of the surgeons plays an important part in this but, possibly, even more so is the technology employed. 

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  • Repeat order for Saudi Arabian AC Test Application

    15.12.2008

    test

    REO has just supplied a second custom-engineered variable AC power supply to the Middle East Technical Services (METS) in Saudi Arabia. METS is an electrical engineering company involved with infrastructural projects involving Power Distribution, Telecommunications, Monitoring & Surveillance systems, SCADA, DC & UPS systems and Information Technology (IT) applications. 

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  • QUALITY AND SUPPORT FOR INPUT AND OUTPUT CHOKES FOR INVERTEK

    28.10.2008

    chokes

    Invertek Drives manufactures products to satisfy around 80% of the general AC drives market

    Usually the company sells stand alone drives but some customers have applications that demand a package that ensures optimum system functionality and protection both from harmonic distortion. The company also offers a solution for energy dissipation for when drives might be exposed to returned energy from the driven motor during braking of high inertia loads. 

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  • FLEXIBLE SUPPLY PLUS TECHNICAL SUPPORT ENSURE BUSINESS FOR REO

    15.10.2008

    manufacturing

    As a manufacturer of frequency converters / inverters and UPS units with customers from around the world involved in the aerospace, military (UK and overseas) and ocean-going yacht industries, Effekta (UK) Ltd use only the best components for its systems.

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  • HIGH VOLTAGE, UL RECOGNISED BRAKING RESISTOR EXTENDS REO’S RANGE

    29.09.2008

    Braking resistors

    REO has added a high voltage unit to its range of braking resistors. It is ideal for dynamic braking applications involving large frequency converters or as a charging resistor for rail applications.

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  • MEDICAL TRANSFORMERS – STANDARDS AND COMPLIANCE

    28.06.2008

    transformer

    TUV and UL approved medical isolating transformers manufactured by REO are featured in a new publication released by the company.

     

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  • BRAKING RESISTOR DESIGNS AND APPLICATIONS

    13.05.2008

    Brake Resistor

    When a motor is driven by its mechanical load, such as in the case of a decelerating flywheel, the motor acts as a generator and the kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy. Often this surplus electrical energy, if it cannot be regenerated, is unwanted and it can be harmful to the electrical motor drive system. 

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  • SIZE AS WELL AS PERFORMANCE COUNTS FOR TEXTILE TESTING EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER

    27.03.2008

    manufacturing

    The textile industry has very demanding quality standards

    There are internationally and nationally recognized ones while others are imposed individually by merchants and retailers. They embrace every stage of a fabric's life, right from the yarn through to the finished product and cover such characteristics as strength, color fastness and pilling & abrasion.

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  • EASIER TO SEARCH FOR QUICKER SOLUTIONS

    08.02.2008

    manufacture

    REO, manufacturer of high quality power equipment, including electronic controllers, wound components and electrical regulators has just published a new web site with the intention of helping visitors find information and solutions quicker and more efficiently. 

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  • MOTOR PROTECTION IDEAL FOR PUMPS AND DIFFICULT ACCESS APPLICATIONS

    03.12.2007

    motor

    Frequency inverters, which normally have switching frequencies from 2 to 20kHz, produce considerable common-mode (asymmetrical) noise. The fast switching of the DC voltage causes voltage peaks in motor cables and the longer the length of cable the higher the amplitude of the voltage peaks.

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  • ‘MAINS POWER QUALITY’ – LATEST ADDITION TO REO’S REFERENCE LIBRARY

    15.11.2007

    power

    A new 60-page handbook entitled 'Mains Power Quality' is available free from REO UK.

    It is the latest addition to the company's extensive reference library of handbooks that is available via its web site, www.reo.co.uk.

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  • WATER COOLING OPTION LIFTS TEMPERATURE TOLERANCES FOR REO’S POWER ELECTRONICS COMPONENTS

    03.08.2007

    Water cooling

    With an increase in frequency drive applications that demand more power whilst operating in reduced space envelopes and the need for systems to work in high ambient conditions beyond the bounds of forced air-cooled designs, REO is now offering drive system components suitable for water-cooled installation.

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  • NEW MEDICAL ISOALTION TRANSFORMERS FOR EQUIPMENT IN PATIENT ENVIRONMENTS

    02.08.2007

    Medical Isolation Transformer

    A new range of medical isolation transformers called PROMED, ​​with power ratings of up to 8 kVA (1 and 3-phase), has been introduced by REO.

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  • Braking Resistors for confined spaces

    06.04.2007

    Brake resistor

    A new range of braking resistors designed for applications such as lifts, elevators, cranes and high inertia loads, particularly where space is limited, has been introduced by REO UK Ltd. They are ideally suited to absorbing surplus energy generated by traction motors when loads are being lowered.

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  • Transformer puts solar power on the grid

    06.04.2007

    transformer

    With a focus on alternative and renewable energy increasing globally, REO (UK) has launched a transformer that allows solar power to be fed back onto the public supply network.

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  • NEW EMC DIRECTIVE EXPLAINED

    05.04.2007

    emc

    Are you aware that there is a new EMC Directive 2004/108 / EC that will replace the existing EMC Directive on July 20, 2007? Do you know what the main changes will be?

    To help you get to grips with the new Directive, REO UK has published a new handbook which is available as a free download or can be ordered in hard copy via the company's web site.

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  • Specialist Electrical Components for the Railway industry now available in UK

    05.04.2007

    railway

    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.

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  • New Versatile Controller Regulates Current

    05.04.2007

    controller

    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.

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  • NEW AC/DC Transformers

    05.04.2007

    ac dc

    The new 'Select' AC / DC direct relationship current sensors from REO UK Ltd are versatile in their application.

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  • FREE MEMBERSHIP OFFERS MULTIPLE BENEFITS

    05.04.2007

    power

    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.

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  • NEW FILTERS PROVIDE SOLUTION FOR HIGH-FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE ON DRIVE SYSTEMS

    11.01.2007

    drive systems

    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.

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  • REO ‘OPENS’ ON-LINE SHOP PROVIDING ON-DEMAND PURCHASING FACILITY

    05.12.2006

    Brake resistor

    An online shop has been 'opened' by REO UK

    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. 

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  • NEW INDUSTRIAL SWITCH-MODE POWER SUPPLY FROM REO

    05.12.2006

    TESTING

    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.

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  • MEDICAL TRANSFORMER AIDS ERGONOMIC AND VISUAL TRANSFORMATION FOR MOOR INSTRUMENTS

    05.12.2006

    medical

    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.

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  • MEDICAL ISOLATION TRANSFORMERS TO BE PRODUCED IN THE UK

    30.06.2006

    medical

    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.

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  • NEW SAFETY ISOLATION TRANSFORMERS COMPLY WITH EUROPEAN MEDICAL DEVICES DIRECTIVE

    23.06.2006

    transformer

    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.

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  • REO MOTORISED VARIABLE TRANSFORMERS USED FOR MARINE PROPULSION CONVERTER DEVELOPMENT

    23.06.2006

    transformer

    Modular multi-phase inverters developed specifically for the international military and commercial marine markets by Converteam of Rugby (formerly ALSTOM Power Conversion) are subject to continual development to ensure maximum control and efficiency.

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  • ONLINE SHOP FOR HIGH-QUALITY POWER EQUIPMENT OPENED BY REO UK

    23.06.2006

    power

    REO UK Ltd, specialist in high-quality power equipment (off-the-shelf and custom-engineered), now offers an on-line purchasing service. Purchases can be made on-line using credit cards or, alternatively, by phone, fax or email.

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  • EMC filters – the technology and their application explained

    06.04.2006

    emc filters

    Selecting an EMC filter based upon typical test house protocols employing a conventional 50 source and 50 load impedance test does not guarantee the connected product will not cause (or suffer) problems in the field due to conducted emissions (or immunity).

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  • Harmonious outcome for Thyristor controller

    06.04.2006

    thyistor controller

    A new power controller, employing novel technology has been developed by REO. Called the 'REOTRON MEW 700/50 2S', the controller operates on the phase-angle principle but, unlike traditional systems, it reduces harmonics (power factor) and provides a smoother process. The unit can be used for voltage, current or power regulation.

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  • New transformer offers high efficiency even under low/no load conditions

    06.04.2006

    transformer

    A new range of transformers that are designed specially to operate in applications where an electrical system operates much of the time in stand-by mode has been introduced by REO (UK) Ltd. They offer significant energy savings as a result of high operating efficiencies even under low or no load conditions. 

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  • A multi-function AC power supply offers variable voltage and frequency

    06.04.2006

    power

    A new versatile switch-mode AC power supply unit that provides a step-less adjustment of output voltage and frequency, with a choice of either analogue or digital control, has been introduced by REO (UK) LTD. The unit can be used in voltage, current or power regulation mode.

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  • Current limiter guards against current in-rush problems Stay up to date with REO - sign up to our newsletter today: Name Email Address Current limiter guards against current in-rush problem

    06.04.2006

    current limiter

    A new current limiter module, designed to reduce the current surge when loads such as transformers (especially toroidal types), switch-mode power supplies or small motors are first switched on, has just been introduced by REO UK Ltd. Key features are said to be compactness and high efficiency.

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  • Portable Measuring Instrument for Vibratory Feeders

    06.04.2006

    vibratory feeder

    A measuring instrument designed to facilitate the development, tuning and servicing of vibratory equipment, such as conveyors or bowl feeders, has been introduced by REO.

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  • Sunny future for green energy

    11.07.2005

    energy

    We have used the sun for drying clothes and growing food for thousands of years but only recently have we harnessed its power. With a focus on alternative and renewable energy increasing globally, REO (UK) Ltd has launched a solar transformer that allows this power to be fed back onto the public supply network.

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  • Cutting through the standards puzzle

    11.07.2005

    emc

    To help demystify the new EMC Directive, REO has published a series of FREE mini guides, which can be posted or downloaded from their website The new Directive puts the onus on virtually everyone in the supply chain including designers, system integrators, panel builders, contractors , installers and equipment owners, to ensure that equipment, whether it is a finished appliance or a fixed installation conforms to the essential requirements of the Directive.

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  • Taming Harmonics

    11.07.2005

    harmonic filters

    Minimizing harmonic pollution of the public electricity supply is an issue, which, with good reason, is being given more and more attention. John Symonds of REO UK Limited examines why harmonics are an issue, and explores some of the options available for harmonic control.

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  • REO copes well with high currents

    11.07.2005

    EMC

    As current rises, EMC conformance and system protection becomes more costly and the choice of solutions diminishes. Installers, panel builders, systems integrators and drive suppliers not only have to conform to European Union Directives and G5 / 4 but also have to consider protection against surges and ride-through.

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  • Transformer sales up as new medical EMC standard kicks in

    28.07.2004

    transformer

    REO (UK) has reported a sales surge in its range of REO-MED medical isolation transformers, which it puts down to the medical industry's preparation for the new EMC standard that comes into play in November 2004. The introduction of this tighter standard for medical equipment has been driven by the proliferation of wireless devices by legitimate users in hospitals.

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  • Setting new standards for healthcare EMC

    28.07.2004

    transformer

    From November of this year, all medical electrical equipment and systems supplied in the EU must comply with a tough new electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) standard - EN 60601-1-2: 2001. John Symonds of REO UK examines the need for this standard, discusses its implications, and provides guidance on meeting its requirements. 

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  • REO-MED transformers deliver safe, reliable power for medical applications

    01.07.2004

    reomed

    REO (UK) Ltd is now supplying a range of REO-MED medical isolation transformers, which provide an ungrounded power supply system that improves the reliability of the supply voltage and reduces the leakage current. This effectively eliminates the potential for high touch voltages on the connected equipment.

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  • REO test systems for motors and frequency drives

    01.07.2004

    drives

    REO is now producing special systems under the REOLAB 340 banner, which provide a variable voltage supply for testing motors

    Inverters produce harmonic rich currents on the mains supply side, which increases the I2R losses in the supply transformers and causes additional heating. Furthermore, the high frequency current components also cause heating because the inductive reactance is frequency dependent. The problem is made greater by the “skin” effect ”forcing the current to flow in the outer surface of the conductors.

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  • Free technical guide filters out drives gobbledegook

    01.07.2004

    filters

    Installers of AC variable speed drives are now faced with a myriad of confusing technical issues about filters and ancillary equipment. REO UK has therefore issued a new free technical guide called “Application Notes for Drive Engineering”, which is now available. The guide provides beneficial information about avoiding and overcoming everyday, power quality problems associated with variable speed drives.

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  • REO introduces range of high current transformers

    01.07.2004

    current transformer

    REO UK Ltd, the manufacturer of power quality and power management equipment has introduced a new range of high current transformers. The new units are based on the current transformer principle with single or multiple secondary turns. The range produces an output voltage of either 1.67 or 0.8V with output current ranging from 500 to 5000 A. They are suitable for use in test generators for power frequency magnetic fields immunity tests as specified in EN 61000-4-8: 1993. REO also manufactures the variable transformers that are used as voltage regulators

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  • Advanced braking resistors benefit lifts and escalators

    01.07.2004

    Brake resistor

    REO has produced its largest ever braking resistors to absorb the surplus energy generated by lifts and escalators during their people laden descents. These new products, specific only to REO, are sealed to IP64, so can withstand extremely dusty and damp environments and are suitable for outdoor use.

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  • Free guide to transformers

    01.07.2004

    transformer

    REO UK has released a new detailed guide, which provides information about various types of transformers and their applications. The Transformer Guide also details the theory, functions and actions of transformers and gives an overview of their history and the future.

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  • REO puts choke production on full throttle

    18.07.2003

    choke

    In response to increasing demand for power quality equipment, specialist manufacturer Reo has invested substantially in two new fully automatic coil winding machines. Reo can now make its ranges of compensation chokes, DC link chokes and storage chokes at rates of up to 3600 an hour using the two new machines. The new plant enables the company to deliver an exceptionally fast response to requests from customers for both standard and special purpose EMC filters.

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  • Power quality guide simplifies power problems

    01.06.2003

    power

    REO UK (Ltd) has released a new comprehensive guide to power quality for those with little or no experience of effective power supply control. The guide highlights the importance of safe and clean power supplies and discusses the problems that can occur. Preventive measures are described to stop power supply problems damaging equipment.

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  • REO cleans up supplies to screened rooms

    28.05.2003

    manufacturing

    REO UK Ltd, the manufacturer of power quality and power management equipment, now carries a full range of equipment for screened rooms and test facilities.

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  • Multiformer tests equipment performance on worldwide power supplies

    07.05.2003

    engineers

    REO (UK) Ltd has introduced the new Multiformer MF6, which allows engineers to test equipment performance across the different voltage levels and frequencies found in mains supplies around the world. The Multiformer is the first in a new generation of power supplies from REO and will ensure that products are able to function at the same performance level in countries with different main supplies from the UK. It not only makes performance testing less time consuming and more efficient, but also results in safer products by ensuring correct operation at different voltages and frequencies.

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  • New load bank simplifies equipment testing

    13.03.2003

    testing

    Designed for testing equipment under load, REO UK Limited has introduced a new variable resistor load bank with fixed stages connected in parallel and switched in, as required, with an adjustable stage for fine trimming. The REOLOAD 100 series will find applications in the testing of power supplies, generators, motor / alternators and rectifier sets. It is also ideal for testing lifts and cranes.

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