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February 16, 2021

Single Phase Power Solutions has partnered with Yaskawa America to incorporate their VFD and Digital Single-Phase Converters within Single Phase’ engineered power systems.  Availability of these proven, digital solutions enhances SPPS’ capabilities to engineer custom designs based on application-specific parameters to deliver clean, stable, reliable three-phase power from single phase utility service.  In many areas of the country, it is prohibitively expensive to extend three-phase power, forcing customers to choose among problematic options such as static or rotary phase converters, or derating three-phase VFDs, which can produce harmful harmonics that can damage sensitive electronics.  This partnership allows Single Phase Power Solutions to better design custom power sources to suit site-specific needs, with no harmonics, no reliability issues, and no tuning required. 

“We’re excited to partner with Yaskawa and include their Digital Single-Phase Converters in our product offerings,” said SPPS President Drew Abbott.  “Incorporating their best in class technology allows us to add even more performance to our engineered power sources.  We’re seeing more interest in custom packages like VFDs with single-phase converters that allow remote monitoring.  This partnership gives us a more robust toolbox for designing power solutions engineered for specific applications.”. 

The partnership with Yaskawa provides substantial benefits, including an IEEE 519 compliant product with total harmonic distortion of less than 10% which reduces installation costs.  Drive sizing is more accurately accomplished, eliminating the need to oversize, thus saving acquisition and operating costs. 

Additionally, Single Phase Power Solutions manufactures the world’s only large horsepower single-phase motor.  Their patented Written-Pole® technology delivers a robust and reliable solution for agricultural, industrial, municipal, oil & gas, and emerging market application that need large horsepower output but only have access to a single-phase power line.  They manufacture a full range of Belle Motors up to 100 HP as well as their 1-to-3 PowerSource that generates three-phase power from a single-phase line.

For more information, visit www.sppowersolutions.com.


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New woodlands are being created in the UK with the help of Mid Wales-based Invertek Drives through the Forest Carbon project to offset its carbon footprint. The company, which manufactures variable frequency drives (VFD) at its global headquarters at Welshpool, Powys, has worked with a local printing company to purchase ‘carbon balancing’ paper for all of its in-house printers, including the printing of its products’ handbooks.

Forest Carbon plants woodlands for companies wanting to mitigate the impact of their greenhouse emissions, as well as making a contribution to wider environmental benefits. It is the only UK-based carbon standard and is supported by the government.

The woodlands are planted at locations where they would not otherwise be commercially viable. The paper purchased by Invertek Drives is currently helping plant trees on land near Carlisle, Cumbria.

The new woodlands will not only help capture CO2, but also provide benefits for local biodiversity, landscape, flood management, water quality and recreation.

Referring to companies like Invertek Drives, Carbon Forest states: “These are companies who already avoid and reduce their emissions as far as they can and want to finish the job by capturing the remaining balance.”

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Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) was recently pleased to announce that Electrocomponents plc, a global omni-channel solutions partner for electronics, industrial and automation customers and suppliers has joined the association as a global member, along with its subsidiaries Allied Electronics & Automation (Allied), a distributor of automation and control, electronic, electrical, mechanical, and maintenance products in North America and RS Components (RS), a global distribution partner for industrial customers and suppliers involved in designing, building or maintaining industrial equipment and facilities.

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“We recognize the importance of partnering with other industry leaders in electronics manufacturing and distribution to stay on the cutting edge of technology for the wide-ranging benefit of our customers,” said Beeson. “Membership in ECIA allows Electrocomponents, Allied and RS to have a seat at the table with other global distribution and manufacturing leaders to solve problems and advance our industry.”

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