Virtual prototype saves time and money

EPLAX power supply integration uses high-precision 3D CAD models

Bremen, (PresseBox) - It took the network specialists at EPLAX only a few weeks to find and implement a power supply solution for a complex security electronics testing system. The device's seven precision output channels have a combined output of 1,400W. For the switch-mode power supplies, Bremen-based EPLAX used its existing, well-proven Veropower standard devices. It was the system's mechanical specifications that posed the main challenge in this project, as they called for an accurate custom fit into the existing 19" switching cabinet and precision-controlled air flow cooling.

Instead of manufacturing the usual mechanical prototype, EPLAX's development team created an exact 3D model, a virtual prototype, using the CAD system. The virtual model was then used to plan, measure, and position all connections and controls. This procedure cut not only the usual development cost, but saved a considerable amount of time in the bargain. The new power supply unit is a perfect fit and could be integrated in the system swiftly and without problems.

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Who is EPLAX?

EPLAX develops, manufactures and provides power supply solutions in nearly every industrial application, our VEROPOWER brand is synonymous with reliability and durability.

Formerly Elektro-Automatik, re-branding to EPLAX was the result of a management buy-out in 2006. The entire staff, the production facilities in Bremen and our development resources were acquired as well - so, apart from the name, very little has changed. VERO, Elektro-Automatik Schaltnetzgeräte, now EPLAX: find out more about our successful, 50-year company history.

What does EPLAX stand for?

Our company philosophy is based on three pillars: quality, innovation and experience. They are the foundation on which our strong, experienced team develops efficient, reliable power supplies of worldwide renown - from standard 19" plug-in power supply units to highly complex, customised OEM solutions.

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