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Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, has announced the launch of its second generation of power supplies dedicated for Marine applications and demanding industrial systems. Responding to a demand from Marine equipment manufacturers to simplify logistics and to reduce energy consumption, the PT578 integrates programed digital protection, built-in redundancy and paralleling circuitry. Based on latest technologies, the 500W PT578 has a typical efficiency of 94% and can be operated between -25 to +70°C. It includes an active PFC, three output protection modes firmware reconfigurable, is designed for convection cooling and is protected against humidity and corrosion with conformal coating and can withstand high shock and vibration levels. The technology developed for the PT578 is suitable for immersed computing systems requiring the power unit to operate safely within neutral fluid containers and part of PRBX Custom Power library.
Powerbox, one of Europe's largest power supply companies and a leader in the optimization of power supply solutions for demanding applications for four decades, presented its new technology platform for coreless applications during the year. The new platform for medical and industrial equipment, which is used in environments with very high magnetic fields such as magnetic resonance tomographs or particle accelerators, has now been selected as a finalist by the prestigious Elektra Awards Committee.
17.08.2017Powerbox releases full range of high input voltage DC/DC converters for microgrids and datacenters
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, has announced a new range of high-voltage input DC/DC converters for microgrid, datacenters and industrial applications. Part of its industrial line, the new series of HVDC/DC converters operate with an input voltage range of 180VDC to 425VDC, and deliver output power levels from 150W to 750W. The range of applications powered by high-voltage DC supplies is rapidly expending, and from the latest microgrids and datacenters using high voltage DC (HVDC) bus voltages to reduce power losses through to industrial systems, all of these applications require ready to use, board-mounted power converters. Powerbox’s PQB-PHB-PFB300S series is specially designed for such applications. They are built around a high efficiency topology, have a layout optimized for thermal conduction, an input/output isolation of 3,000VAC minimum and deliver output voltages from 3.3VDC to 48VDC.
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, has announced a new technology platform to power industrial applications requiring high reliability and resilience in extreme environments. Designed to power subsea equipment such as gas and oil monitoring and control systems situated on the seafloor, fed from an AC or DC high voltage line feeder the PRBX VB410-380 power solution delivers 48V DC with very high reliability and resilience. The unit comprises a pre-stage converter and a secondary stage with redundant power modules and for monitoring and control, a full set of communications and interfaces.
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, has introduced a 100W encapsulated AC/DC power supply, ready for industrial systems integration. Aimed at compact industrial systems applications with limited space, the ENI100 has a narrow width of 31.7mm and a length of 140mm making it easy to fit in even the smallest of places. The unit’s input voltage range is from 90 to 264VAC and the output delivers a fixed 24V at 4A. Based on Powerbox’s flyback topology and proprietary ’Always On’ regulation mode, the power supply intelligently ’self-controls’ its output behavior to guarantee continuous operation and quick recovery in the case of a load or temperature fault. The ENI100 is CB certificated according to EN60950-1.
22.03.2017Powerbox’s rugged power modules are perfect for harsh environments in extreme industrial automotive applications
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, has introduced a 400W DC/DC converter for use in industrial automotive applications in extreme environments. Designed for free air convection cooling, the ENA400-M is packaged in an aluminum enclosure with built in heatsink and potted with heat conductive polyurethane to improving thermal dissipation. Ratified for IP67 operation and with a power efficiency of 95%, the DC/DC converter can be operated in ambient temperatures from -40 to +50 degrees C using free air convection. Suitable for 24V and 48V industrial bus voltages, the converter meets ISO7637-2 and EN12895. The ENA400-M’s high efficiency and highly optimized thermal design contribute to an increased lifetime in harsh environments.
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, and actively engaged in the development of sustainable power solutions, has become a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative. As such, Powerbox pledges to support and promote the Compact’s 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, has announced the release of its new Defense Line of ruggedized power solutions for highly demanding environments. The launch includes seven series of new power supplies, comprising three DC/DC (DAA-DAB-DAC), four AC/DC (DBA-DBB-DBC-DBD) and embracing a power range from 50W up to 1,200W. In metal chassis format with a baseplate for conduction cooling, the DAx and DBx series can be used with a baseplate operating temperature range of -40 up to +100 degrees C. For extremely demanding applications they can be configured with a conformal coating and mechanically ruggedized as well as electrically ruggedizing to withstand harsh transients and demanding EMC performance requirements as required with most common defense, marine, avionics, rugged industrial and railway standards. Designed for high availability, short time-to-market and to meet commercial and military off-the-shelf (COTS/MOTS) business models, the modular build style of the DAx and DBx series allows up to six outputs which can be connected in serial, parallel or used as a standalone output – very versatile products.
25.01.2017Powerbox reveals breakthrough coreless power conversion technology for high magnetic field applications
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, has announced the release of its new coreless technology platform to power medical and industrial equipment operating in very high magnetic field environments such as magnetic resonance imaging or particle accelerators. Using the latest technology in high-frequency switching topologies and digital control with proprietary firmware to optimize efficiency and voltage regulation, Powerbox’s GB350 buck-converter module is the first building block in its category that is able to operate safely when exposed to high radiation magnetic fields of 2 to 4 Tesla. GB350 delivers an output power of 350W and when higher power levels are required it can be paralleled using an interleaving mode thus reducing EMI.
Powerbox (PRBX), one of Europe’s largest power supply companies, and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ralf Heukrodt to the position of Powerbox Group Quality Manager. With his long expertise in the power industry, Ralf adds significant strength to PRBX quality and sustainability processes, ensuring highest quality standards are maintained through sourcing , processing to finished goods. Ralf will work closely with our product development teams ensuring quick reaction to customer requests giving Powerbox an edge in the marketplace. Ralf will directly report to C.E.O.
Powerbox International AB has promoted Patrick Le Fèvre, its Marketing and Communication Director, to the role of Chief Marketing and Communications Officer (CMCO). In an extension of his responsibilities to promote Powerbox standard and custom products and solutions, starting 1st of January 2017, Le Fèvre will be responsible for marketing custom power solutions from Eplax, a German company acquired by Powerbox in May 2016, and for the products designed by the former Power Technics BV, the Dutch business whose assets were purchased by Powerbox in April 2016. He remains part of the Powerbox corporate business team and reports to the group CEO, Martin Sjöstrand.
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for 4 decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, introduces four new products within its Marine Line, PT570, PT571, PT576 and PT577, complying with the major classifications and approved by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Germanischer Lloyd (GL) and major marine approval organizations. Designed for demanding applications requiring peak power, the new series can deliver 50% extra peak current for 10 seconds and exhibits high efficiency, up to 92%. The PT570, PT571, PT576 and PT577 can be operated from -25°C to +70°C without derating in convection cooled conditions. Built for robustness the new products are suitable for use in harsh environments with high vibrations, e.g. on diesel generators and all units are protected by conformal coating to withstand condensing conditions. The PT570 (250W) and PT571 (125W) are built-on baseplate technology whilst the PT577 (250W) and PT576 (125W) are made for DIN-Rail mounting
25.10.2016Intelligent battery charger for automotive and industrial applications - changing the game
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for 4 decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, introduces a new product within its Automotive Line, the Smart DC/DC ENA200-Charger. Designed to meet new market requirements for intelligent and flexible charging solutions for automotive and industrial demanding applications, the ENA200-Charger includes the latest technologies for intelligent charging. Part of the “One package to fit all“ program developed with our customers, the ENA200-Charger fits into the same IP21 packaging as the isolated DC/DC converters ENA100 and ENA200. The ENA200-Charger includes a micro-controller with very advanced firmware to guarantee optimum charging and longer battery life-time. The unit includes pre-defined charging algorithms for standard Lead Acid, Absorbed Glass Matte (AGM), Gel Cell and Calcium, though application-defined profiles can be uploaded at the Powerbox configuration center to meet customer’s specific application. The ENA200-Charger includes load temperature monitoring and intelligent spark control. The ENA200-Charger is available in two input voltages for 12V and 24V systems, delivering smart adjusted voltage for 12V batteries with up to 15A charging current and peak power up to 216W. For safety, the unit provides galvanic isolation of 500VDC (input/output/case).
12.10.2016Industry’s first high power density and extra wide input bricks - optimized for demanding industries and railway applications
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for 4 decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, introduces two new board mounted DC/DC converters to power industrial and railway applications; the extra wide input PQB50U-72S and the ultra-high power density PFB600W-110S. With an unprecedented extra wide input of 12:1 (14V to 160V) the PQB50U-72S delivers 50W in quarter brick packaging, bringing simplicity to power designers addressing EN50155 applications (one unit covering all bus voltages). In full brick packaging, the PFB600W-110S delivers industry’s first 600W unit within a 4:1 input voltage range of 43V to 160V, accommodating 72V, 96V and 110V bus voltages. Both products can be operated from -40°C up to +100°C case temperature, matching very demanding and ruggedized requirements such as in construction vehicles, mining equipment & heavy machinery process control.
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for 4 decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, introduces four new power supplies designed to power Industry 4.0 applications. As part of Powerbox Industrial Line, the four series are based on the latest power switching technologies ; LLC, synchronous rectification, active PFC, low leakage current and energy optimization. From 80W up to 400W, the OBM33, OBM35, OBP37 and OBP38 deliver single output voltages from 12V to 48V suitable for the new generation of applications deployed in Industry 4.0 applications. The new series are designed and optimized for high performance in industrial applications.
The Powerbox Group, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, announce that they will showcase a new series of advanced products and technologies for rail applications at InnoTrans 2016. Designed to reduce time to market and meet specific rail industry requirements, the new technology platform developed by the Powerbox group is extremely flexible to adjust to performance and parameters quickly. First to benefit from this new technology concept is the Powerbox Low Battery Voltage Start Unit which will be presented at Innotrans.
31.05.2016Low profile – DC/DC converters with high power density to power IoT in automotive applications with ultra-high efficiency
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, announces the launch of a new series of power supplies for automotive applications and on-board Internet of Things (IoT). Based on a highly integrated components platform and low-profile planar magnetics the new series ENA100 (100W) and ENA200 (200W) are packaged in a plastic enclosure, which is IP21 and the boards are conformal coated to withstand high humidity, complying with the challenging environments found in the automotive industry. To guarantee the highest levels of efficiency and reliability, the ENA100 and ENA 200 power stage uses specific components selected for robustness and high-reliability data and operated within a safe-band area. The series comes with galvanic isolation of 500VDC and built-in protections and filtering, making products ready to use without additional components.
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, announced today that it has acquired the privately-held German power supply manufacturer Eplax. The acquisition strengthens Powerbox custom-power capabilities, addressing its four major markets - industrial, medical, railway/transportation, and defence - for which the company designs and distributes premium power conversion solutions for systems requiring high reliability.
EPLAX GmbH has expanded its portfolio of customized power supply solutions to include a 19" power supply for highly sensitive electronic measuring equipment
28.11.2014Looking back on electronica 2014
EPLAX’s participation at the main European electronics show in Munich was a great success.
EPLAX celebrated its successful debut at the German trade show for traffic technology, InnoTrans 2014, in Berlin.
19.09.2014Successful presentation at E-14
EPLAX’s participation at the international electronics fair E-14 in Denmark was a great success.
18.02.2014EPLAX part of “Germany at CERN”
EPLAX enjoys success and visits from illustrious guests at their booth at the 12th CERN industry exhibition in Geneva
06.09.2013EPLAX opens new production facility
EPLAX expanded its production capacity by opening a new production hall with 450 square meters of floor space.
26.08.2013Virtual prototype saves time and money
EPLAX power supply integration uses high-precision 3D CAD models that saves a considerable amount of time
EPLAX builds extensive rack system with 100 specially-developed PSUs in record time
26.11.2012electronica 2012 in review
electronica 2012 trade show impressions from Munich, with photo gallery. Once again, our EPLAX trade show initiative was a great success
15.11.2012electronica 2012 Impressions
Click here to view a gallery of electronica images to offer all those who were there a little review and all those who couldn’t be there a small glimpse into the electronica 2012 experience.
09.03.2012Proof of Quality
TÜV Rhineland certifies EPLAX quality management according to ISO 9001:2008
01.08.2011Tiny and flexible
EPLAX launches new 19" compact range with DC/DC converters
EPLAX is the official sponsor of the new eight of the Jacob University Bremen rowing team.
03.12.2010EPLAX launches new ultra compact series
EPLAX now offers highly efficient, compact, rack mounted power supplies with 4 HP width and flexible H15 pin assignment (VERO pinning, Haltec compatible pinning and more)
20.11.2010electronica 2010 Impressions
Click here to view a gallery of electronica images to offer all those who were there a little review and all those who couldn’t be there a small glimpse into the electronica 2010 experience.
Bureau Veritas issued a certification according to IECEx standard OD 005-1
Many new contacts and lots of interested visitors at the EPLAX booth made Scandinavia’s key electronics trade fair a success for EPLAX.
27.09.2010Power supplies meet logistics
EPLAX provides innovative, customized solutions for efficient supply chains.
10.08.2010Full steam ahead!
EPLAX management, staff, and partners embark on a Weser cruise to celebrate 10 years of company history.
EPLAX and our subsidiary powerSelect are the first European power supply manufacturers to be awarded AEO C certification.
Andreas Mielke and Wolfgang Pape, both EPLAX, awarded City of Bremen's Founders' Prize 2009.
EPLAX is the first German power supply manufacturer to be awarded the latest ISO 9001:2008 certification
25.11.2008electronica 2008 a success
We thank all visitors for a very successful, interesting trade show! Read more in our review, where you’ll also find a small gallery of images.
30.10.2008Trade exhibition review
Elektronik-08 a huge success
15.05.2008New cooperation agreement with Intermas
EPLAX and Intermas have entered a cooperation agreement for the development and distribution of power supply systems.
Distribution partnership with Heynen expanded to include Belgium and Luxembourg, focusing on OEM segment.
The EPLAX GmbH management impressed the jury of the initiative for medium-sized businesses, and EPLAX won the Bremen nomination. The initiative for medium-sized businesses under the patronage of Lothar Späth and Christian Wulff nominated EPLAX for the Mutmacher der Nation (Local Hero – Inspirational Entrepreneurs) award.
23.03.2007EPLAX company video
Fresh from the studio: an EPLAX company profile as short film
02.03.2007News from UK
New cooperation partnerships and reorganizations at EPLAX Ltd. serve to strengthen our market position in the UK.
28.02.200730 years of dedication
After 30 years of successful, dedicated work for our company, Günter Fritz, Director of Technical Service and Distribution, is now retiring.
28.11.2006Serial Number: 1,000,000
Reaching the magical number: EPLAX manufactured the one-millionth Veropower standard power supply unit.
Lively interest and numerous contacts and discussions: As a forum for fascinating exchange, our exhibition booth at the electronica has met our expectations.
13.11.2006BLUERAIL – The new rail series
The new BLUERAIL power supply series are capable of communicating with a control system or with each other via Power Interface.
20.04.2006Veropower Trivolt PK75
New, RoHS compatible 75 Watt universal power supply with 3 outputs from EPLAX.
20.04.2006EPLAX starts through
From the former Elektro-Automatik Schaltnetzgeräte GmbH becomes at 15th April 2006 the new EPLAX GmbH by a management buy-out.