SAN DIEGO, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
New Generation Instruments Integrate High Performance Power Source and Power Analyzer to Replace Multi-Unit Systems
AMETEK Programmable Power (http://www.programmablepower.com) today introduced the California Instruments CSW Series, a completely new generation of AC/DC power sources that offers more features without additional cost. By combining a flexible AC/DC power source with a high-performance power analyzer, the compact CSW Series handles complex applications that normally require multiple systems. This high level of integration simplifies wiring, saves valuable rack space, and ultimately reduces system cost.
A single unit provides up to 5,550 kVA output, and up to six units may be connected in parallel to provide up to 33,300 kVA output. Instead of changing configuration settings from a front panel or reconfiguring internal jumpers, as you need to do with other systems, a user simply connects auxiliary power sources to the master power source with an interface cable.
Powerful Waveform Generation
With its modern, DSP-based digital controller, the CSW Series has powerful waveform-generation capabilities allowing users to more easily generate complex harmonic waveforms, transient waveforms, and arbitrary waveforms than ever before. This controller allows the power source to provide both AC and DC outputs simultaneously on any of the three outputs. The AC outputs can run at frequencies up to 5 kHz, much higher than the typical 1.2 kHz offered by most other AC power sources.
Waveform Acquisition and Harmonic Analysis
The CSW Series includes a measurement system that digitizes voltage and current waveforms in real time and provides detailed harmonic information on acquired waveforms. Information on the first 50 harmonics of the fundamental voltage and current signals (up to 16 kHz) are available. The LCD front panel displays the harmonic information in both tabular and graphical formats giving immediate feedback to the operator.
The CSW 5550 Series units are available 10-12 weeks after receipt of order.
For more information, contact AMETEK Programmable Power sales at http://www.programmablepower.com or contact an authorized sales representative.
AMETEK Programmable Power is a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 2010 sales of $2.47 billion.
Full data sheet is available at: http://www.calinst.com/go/csw/.
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CONTACT: Craig Frahm
SOURCE AMETEK Programmable Power