DC Power Supply
How Kikusui helped company P gain test environment with high precision variable DC power supplies in their limited installation space.
Company P manufactures and sells automotive airbags. The airbag is a vehicle safety device to protect human’s life. Under some rare conditions, the airbag can cause fatal accidents. The airbag module is designed with high accuracy so that the airbag system shall be activated to minimize the effect of accidents once they occur.
DC power supply capable of conducting voltage variation test on the latest model of cars. Solution to support peak current up to 6 times that of the rated output.
With an increasing public perception of the benefits of driving more economically and efficiently, the demands for electric and hybrid vehicles continue to grow. Automakers have announced new Electrified Vehicles (xEVs) models or electric versions of their existing models indicates the industry is embracing the electrification transformation. The increase in the number of electric components […]
Wanted to streamline multiple Inspection processes. DC multi-output power supply suitable for inspection on electronic circuits.
Inspection plays a very important role in production process to prevent distributing the defectives to markets. The inspection processes for detecting nonconforming products must be performed at higher speeds without any loss in accuracy. The company D focuses on defect reduction, these pass/fail decisions are often the basis for determining project success.
AC Power Supply
Distortion of output waveform from AC source deteriorates production throughput. The way to improve product quality and increase the production capacity.
Company J manufactures and sells refrigerators, and received a request to increase the production capacity from their business partner. To meet the request, the company J evaluated their ability to increase the production. The company realized the production throughput decreased.
Test environment conflict happens in a test environment where infrastructure is shared across several development teams. Solution to improve the development environment and contribute to recruiting engineers.
Several major automakers have announced plans to add large numbers of electric cars along with Hybrids, Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Vehicle to their lineups. Company W had been accelerating speed of research and development to launch a new product with original technology aligned to the technology trend. The company W also planned to expand its […]
Shifting to developing the higher capacity power supplies is accelerated. Solution to increase test power supplies efficiently.
With the increase of electrical equipment and advancing of the concept about More Electric Aircraft (MEA) and All Electric Aircraft (AEA), the capacity of aircraft power systems have been required to improve more greatly. As servers have grown more powerful, their energy requirements have increased as well. This trend creates a need for power supply […]
Evolving test standards continuously keeps us upgrading test environments. An intuitive software that reduced the risk of failing the compliance test.
It is well known that reliability of aircraft components is very important to aircraft during the flight because performance of the aircraft parts can affect flight safety directly. All suppliers to the aircraft manufacturers are required to meet the stringent quality demands of the avionics industry and related equipment industries. Modern avionics systems continue to […]
Manufacturer’s fight with vibration to keep electric motor production line running. A large-capacity inverter type power supply with a low-ripple current and low noise solves problems.
Power supplies, used to do performance and aging testing during product development, are an indispensable part of the power electronics market. As communications equipment, household appliances, automotive devices, aviation equipment and other electronic devices go on increase the Electric capacity, and there is an increasing demand for high-power supplies.
Motor Manufacturer Needed High-Performance Power Supply for EV Applications. Kikusui’s compact, high-capacity, variable-frequency power supply to the rescue!
QM Power develops and manufactures alternating and direct current motors, controllers, and related equipment. Before embarking on a plan for a new, more efficient motor with enhanced performance to be used in electric vehicles, QM Power rethought its approach to motor manufacture to include new technologies. QM Power also decided to relocate to a new […]
Rethinking Inefficient Testing Power Supplies. We’ll look at an energy-efficient power supply that delivered a 15% reduction in factory CO2 emissions.
As the adoption of the Paris agreement and sustainable development goals make the reduction of industry’s impact on the environment a global issue, more and more corporations are getting serious about reducing their carbon dioxide emissions. Environmentally friendly policies also help improve a company’s image.
Speeding Up Current Measurement. Kikusui Solution Enables Accurate Analog Readings with no Complex Setup.
The race to develop electronic technologies is becoming increasingly competitive in a wide range of industries, and the automotive industry is no exception. The environmental testing of devices while connected to power is an essential step in the development of these technologies, and there is an increasing demand for higher capacity, more precise, and more […]
Wanted to boost efficiency of inspection process on Fuel Cell. Electronic load with impedance measurement capability simplifies the test.
Around the world, efforts are being made to harness the power of hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe. Using hydrogen results in zero CO2 emissions. Fuel cell vehicles are ideal eco-cars. Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) are an expected market trend.
Wanted to conduct efficient evaluation tests on high voltage batteries. The way to cut down the development period without depending on manpower.
The worldwide battery market is undergoing enormous growth, due in large part to recent advances in electronic technology. The automakers have been accelerating Electric Vehicle (EV) development and they are introducing the new EV models in the market. In response to these situation, Company I received a request from its customer for prompt action on […]
Manufacturer required load that would enable stringent load variation testing of point of load converters.
Smart devices and devices that utilize information and communications technology are becoming rapidly more sophisticated. The control circuits contained in the field programmable gate arrays (FPGA,DSP,ASIC etc.), digital signal processors, and application-specific integrated circuits, which are central to the operation of these devices operate at increasingly lower voltages and higher currents, have created an increased […]
Insufficient Electronic Load Capacity Means High-Voltage Components Can’t be Tested. The Mission to Find an Efficient, High-Capacity Solution.
With the increasing popularity of electric vehicles, the automobile industry is rapidly transitioning to an electronic one. As demand increases for the components that support vehicle systems, including motors and batteries, more manufacturers from other industries have started to produce components for automotive use, causing competition between component suppliers to intensify.
The Headache of Imprecise, Low Quality Load Banks (variable resistors). Configuring load banks used to be a chore, but now it’s a breeze for anyone to configure a load precisely at the twist of a dial.
The client was ramping up development of solid polymer fuel cells, which it made in small lots but to a wide range of specifications to cater to the needs of its customers. However, an inefficient manufacturing processes was causing issues.
Electrical Safety Testers
Dealing with Increases in Lead-Time Caused by New Fault-Testing Equipment. Intuitive, all-in-one solution has minimal impact on lead-time.
A manufacturer had been experiencing a series of unexplained breakdowns in small motors used in the manufacture of EV vehicles and other products that were sold a year ago. Although the motor was selling well, the manufacturer continued to receive reports of unexplained faults, mostly related to the failure of insulation. Viewing the matter seriously, […]
Wanted to simulate the discharge current of a device. Charge/Discharge system controller that integrated complicated secondary battery evaluation system into one unit.
Rechargeable batteries play an important role in our lives, and many daily chores would be unthinkable without the batteries. The battery manufactures place the highest priority on quality and safety for their products. Engineers at the company U had been facing a daily challenge to enhance the battery quality through trial and error.
A battery manufacturer wanted an efficient solution for measuring the impedance of electric vehicle batteries. We look at a state of the art device that is able to test both batteries and individual cells.
Demand for electric vehicles is increasing rapidly and the batteries used in these vehicles are increasing in voltage. Battery manufacturer K had decided to build a new factory to better cater to market demand.