Acumentrics In the News

SLASHING THE COST OF REMOTE POWER:

Operating costs for remote power applications such as SCADA, asset management and telecom systems can be cut up to 90% with a new Solid Oxide Fuel Cell product from Acumentrics.
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BACKUP POWER: Rugged UPS to provide AC or DC power introduced by Acumentrics

Acumentrics Rugged-UPS in Westwood, Mass., is introducing the ACG3000 rugged uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to provide clean AC or DC power to protect military communications and surveillance equipment from shutdowns or data loss. Designed for deployment in harsh physical and electrical environments, the ACG3000 power electronics device produces 3000 volt amps and 2400 watts of nominal 115-volt AC output from an input range of 80 to 265 volts AC from 47 to 440 Hz.
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Acumentrics Boosts Rugged UPS Power Output

Designed for worldwide deployment in harsh physical and electrical environments, Acumentrics' Rugged-UPS™ ACG3000 offers clean AC or DC power to protect communications and surveillance equipment from shutdowns or data loss. The ACG3000 produces 3000VA/2400W of nominal 115 VAC output from an input range of 80 VAC to 265 VAC / 47 Hz to 440Hz. This wide voltage and frequency tolerance enables users to power-up with field generators in any international power standard to provide seamless active power-factor correction and clean, reliable AC power.
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Who Will Support And Refurbish Your UPS?

Many uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) are built to be rugged, reliable and to withstand years of tough use. But let's face it — even products built for punishing military and industrial environments are not going to last forever. When things go wrong, whether due to abusive conditions, human error or normal wear and tear, you'll have a decision to make. Do you go to the potentially large expense of purchasing a new UPS, or do you seek a repair or reconditioning solution? In today's economy, with capped or reduced budgets, the first choice may not even be an option.
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UPS for Harsh Physical and Electrical Environments

Designed for worldwide deployment in harsh physical and electrical environments, Acumentrics' Rugged-UPS™ ACG3000 offers clean AC or DC power to protect communications and surveillance equipment from shutdowns or data loss. The ACG3000 produces 3000VA/2400W of nominal 115 VAC output from an input range of 80 VAC to 265 VAC / 47 Hz to 440Hz.
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Rugged-UPS Meets Demands of Harsh Environments

Designed for worldwide deployment in harsh physical and electrical environments, Acumentrics' Rugged-UPS ACG3000 offers clean AC or DC power to protect communications and surveillance equipment from shutdowns or data loss. The ACG3000 produces 3000VA/2400W of nominal 115 VAC output from an input range of 80 VAC to 265 VAC / 47 Hz to 440Hz. This wide voltage and frequency tolerance enables users to power-up with field generators in any international power standard to provide seamless active power-factor correction and clean, reliable AC power.
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Acumentrics Prepares New Rugged-Lite Uninterruptible Power Supply

Growing military power needs for advanced electronics require rugged, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems that can operate in harsh environments and Acumentrics is finding ways to keep critical systems on line in an affordable manner for budget constrained times, a company official said.
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Ruggedized power distribution unit

The ruggedized power distribution unit (PDU) provides easy access to conditioned power from up to 8 outputs. Rugged PDU eases power distribution, simplifies cabling, and has been designed to meet the demanding needs of military applications. The Rugged PDU is built to meet MIL-STD 810. It features circular mil-spec connectors sealed with positive latching to protect against rain, wind, dust, blowing sand, humidity, vibration, shock, and other environmental conditions. This unit also is built to meet MIL-STD 461, to eliminate affects from electro-magnetic interference. The Rugged PDU can be configured to accept AC inputs from multiple Rugged UPS units to increase output power. Each output connector has a circuit breaker for over-current protection, as well as for manual control of each channel.
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When it Comes to Rugged Uninterruptible Power Supplies in the Military, Smaller is Better

The modern military relies on computers and other sophisticated electronic equipment to perform its vital missions, often in extremely harsh environments like the mountains of Afghanistan or the intense heat of Iraq. Electrical variance, surges, spikes, and interruptions can cause communication and surveillance breakdown and data loss, especially during the rigors of active duty. Consequently, the military depends heavily on rugged uninterruptible power supplies (RUPS) to keep that equipment online with clean AC or DC power while withstanding the various weather- and terrain-related impediments to performance, including blown rain, dust and sand as well as extreme heat and cold.
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Rugged Blade Delivers Performance, With Protection

When a soldier is operating outside the wire, portable power is vital, whether it is for communications or other military applications. The Rugged Blade UPS (uninterruptible power supply) was developed in 24 months under guidance from military customers, who specified that they wanted a UPS that maximized power and minimized size, according to Graves. Here are some other relevant statistics provided by the company: The Rugged Blade is certified to Mil- Standard 810G.
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Rugged Power Supply Protects Aircraft Carrier's Voice-Data-Video Network Node

Earl Integrated Power & Controls, a division of Earl Industries (Portsmouth, VA), was enlisted by the U.S. Navy to create an innovative, vertically mounted voice-data-video (VDV) network node for the Ford Class Aircraft Carrier. One of the major challenges in this endeavor was that the rugged uninterruptible power supply (UPS) required to power the system would have to be equally innovative, owing to the node's vertical orientation; the need for extended battery backup runtime; quick replacement of the unit's power factor correction board; access to the Ethernet switch; and limited space availability. Earl turned to Acumentrics (Westwood, MA), a company that specializes in designing rugged UPS for military applications.
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Powerful and Rugged Lightweight UPS

Acumentrics announced its powerful and portable Rugged Blade UPS. Far lighter in weight than most rugged UPS products, this double on-line conversion UPS brings a new level of power density to a wide range of military applications and environments.
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Delivering on Power & Thermal Demands

Technology firms advance power and thermal management technologies to meet growing demands for increased capabilities in the field. Current military and aerospace missions are driving the demand for ever-more-capable embedded computing solutions. Engineers are delivering increased capabilities and functionality in two ways: installing more electronic systems onto vehicles, ships, and aircraft, and infusing systems with increasingly advanced and powerful components, such as the latest commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) processors.
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Acumentrics Expects Continued Demand from Military

Despite the ending of the war in Iraq, and the winding down of one in Afghanistan, Westwood provider of electrical power supply products for military uses Acumentrics Holding Corp. is not only confident of the future market for its product, it just launched a new product and is looking for new space to expand manufacturing.
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Acumentrics Rugged Blade Uninterruptible Power Supply

Acumentrics has announced its powerful and portable Rugged Blade uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Far lighter in weight than most UPs products, this double on-line conversion brings a new level of power density to a wide range of military applications. Acumentrics used advanced technologies in power conditioning, high performance digital controls and innovative high frequency conversion to create the Rugged Blade UPS.
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500W Fuel Cell Powers Remote Sensors and More

The RP20 is a first fuel cell well suited for powering remote-sensing instruments such as Lidar, Sodar, and met-tower lighting. It can also power cathodic protection systems. The 500W RP20 is efficient, reliable, easy-to-maintain and has significant advantages over existing off-grid, power generation alternatives for the corrosion market.
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New Equipment: Acumentrics SOFC Corporation

Acumentrics SOFC Corporation has introduced the RP20. The company says it is the first fuel cell designed to power cathodic protection systems. Designed to electrochemically convert the energy from natural gas or propane directly into DC electric power, the core of the RP20 is a solid-state, ceramic, tubular fuel cell.
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Rugged Blade UPS Features High Power Density 

Acumentrics has announced its powerful and portable Rugged Blade UPS. This double on-line conversion UPS brings a new level of power density to a wide range of military applications and environments. It provides 1250VA/1000W of AC or DC output power, and is scalable up to 8 kilowatts. The unit is approximately 60 percent lighter than the company’s current 1250VA product at only 28 lbs with the optional Li-ion battery pack and 33.5 lbs with the lead acid battery pack. It is a slim 1U profile at 1.75” high, 17” wide and 21 3/4” deep.
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Acumentrics Fuel Cell Installed at Exit Glacier

A fuel cell from Acumentrics has been installed at the Exit Glacier Nature Center in Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. The fuel cell runs on propane and will provide 1 kW power, sufficient to cover the Center's electrical needs including lights, outlets and other basic appliances. It generates electrical power at a much higher efficiency than burning fuel in a traditional reciprocating engine generator.
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Improved Fuel Cell Installed in Exit Glacier Nature Center

Technicians have been busy this past week installing a brand new fuel cell at the Exit Glacier Nature Center in Kenai Fjords National Park. The fuel cell, which runs off of propane, will provide 1 kilowatt of power for all of the center's electrical needs including lights, outlets, and other basic appliances. A team at Acumentrics Holding Corporation developed the fuel cell which converts chemical energy in fuels to electric power through an electrochemical process.
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Acumentrics Fuel Cell Product Newly Unveiled to Power Cathodic Protection

RP20 fuel cells are announced as "the world's first fuel cell product designed specifically to power cathodic protection systems." It electrochemically converts energy from natural gas or propane - directly into direct current power. Its' efficiency is reported 20-times higher than incumbent thermo-electric-based generators for significantly less fuel consumption. It is also said to create less waste heat and air pollutants.
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Acumentrics Introduces First Fuel Cell Product for Cathodic Protection

Safe pipelines require reliable protection from the elements. Acumentrics SOFC Corp. has introduced the RP20, the world's first fuel cell product designed specifically to power cathodic protection systems. Offering significant advantages over existing off-grid, power generation alternatives for the corrosion market, the 500-watt RP20 is highly efficient, reliable and easy-to-maintain.
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Acumentrics Advances Power Solutions for RUPS

One area where battery and power supply technologies overlap is in the area of Uninterruptible Power Supplies. UPSs are critical for military systems where a power outage can disrupt a mission. Late last year, Acumentrics, working with Earl Industries, modified an existing Rugged-UPS to power a vertically mounted voice-data-video (VDV) network node for the Ford Class Aircraft Carrier (Figure 3). According to Acumentrics, while the company has fielded many shipboard UPS systems, the specifications for the VDV contract required significant modifications. After implementation of the adaptations, the newly designed unit was successfully tested and certified to MIL-STD-1399 and MIL-STD-461.
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Acumentrics Launches New Rugged Power Distribution Unit

Acumentrics (Westwood, MA) has announced the release of its ruggedized power distribution unit (PDU), providing easy access to conditioned power from up to 8 outputs. Acumentrics' Rugged PDU eases power distribution, simplifies cabling, and has been designed specifically to meet the demanding needs of military applications.
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Companies Jockey for Share of Special Operations Market

“You have to go where the money is,” said Steve Graves, vice president of sales and marketing for Acumentrics, a small business that is marketing a new rugged uninterruptible power supply for troops on the move. "Everything is getting cut except special ops. Look at how we fight. You don't need an Abrams tank to drop eight guys out of a helicopter.”
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Acumentrics RUPS, Westwood

Mark Bertolami has been appointed to the board of directors at Acumentrics RUPS, a Westwood company that supplies AC and DC power sources for combat environments as well as industrial applications.
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Acumentrics Names Mark Bertolami to Board of Directors

Acumentrics RUPS, has appointed Mark Bertolami to the company's Board of Directors. Bertolami is a global senior operating executive with more than 25 years of experience in the portable power industry with Duracell's battery business.
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Lithium Ion Battery Packs Power Rugged-UPS™

The difficult conditions soldiers face ensuring reliable power in-theater are lessened with Acumentrics' Rugged Uninterruptible Power Supplies (RUPS) with lithium ion battery packs. Dramatic weight reduction, extended run time and longer battery life mean a lighter, more powerful and mobile RUPS solution for battlefield command and control.
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Acumentrics Announces Multiple MIL-STD Certifications

Acumentrics RUPS has confirmed that its 1000W and 2000W series Rugged Uninterruptible Power Supplies (RUPS) have achieved MIL-STD-810G (environmental), MIL-STD-461-F (electro-magnetic inference), and MIL-STD-1275-D (steady state and transient voltages) certifications. The MIL-STD testing was completed by an independent test laboratory with international accreditations to ISO/IEC 17025 in a wide variety of industries.
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Acumentrics Lightens War Fighters' Loads with Lithium Ion Battery Packs for Rugged UPS

The difficult conditions soldiers face ensuring reliable power in-theater are lessened with Acumentrics' Rugged Uninterruptible Power Supplies (RUPS) with lithium ion battery packs. Expressly designed to offer a lower weight profile, these new lithium ion battery packs provide a superior option to sealed lead acid batteries, which have a much lower energy density. With the capability to supply up to 86% more energy per pound under a 2,400-watt load than the average sealed lead acid battery, Acumentrics' packs are the best energy source available for Rugged UPS (RUPS) products.
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Acumentrics unveils lithium ion battery packs

Acumentrics has introduced a new lithium ion battery pack to the market with the release of the Rugged Uninterruptible Power Supplies (RUPS). The system has been designed to lessen the difficult conditions soldiers face ensuring reliable power in-theater. According to Acumentrics, dramatic weight reduction, extended run time and longer battery life mean a lighter, more powerful and mobile Rugged UPS (RUPS) solution for battlefield command and control.
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New Rugged-UPS Automatically Shuts Off During Roll-Overs

Most RUPS (Rugged Uninterruptible Power Supply) units and power conditioners remain "on" during vehicle and power equipment roll-oversdue to shock, vibration or kinetic impact during combat. UPS systems remaining on in those situations pose a safety risk to vehicle occupants, power generators, and sensitive electronics. Addressing that risk, Acumentrics Corporation recently introduced the Rugged-UPS 2500 DC series of uninterruptible power supply and/or power conditioner units that automatically sense the orientation of the vehicle or piece of equipment, and shut off. These units can also send a 12 VDC trigger signal to another system, for example, to relay an emergency alarm.
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New Products: Shut UPS

A recently introduced Rugged Uninterruptible Power Supply automatically shuts off during vehicle and power equipment roll-overs caused by shock, vibration or kinetic impact during combat. Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) that remain turned on in such situations create a hazard for vehicle occupants, power generators and sensitive electronic equipment, according to officials at Acumentrics Corporation, the company that makes the Rugged-UPS 2500 DC series of uninterruptible power supply and power conditioner units.
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Rugged Uninterruptible Power Supply from Acumentrics Automatically Shuts Down in Combat Vehicle Roll-Overs

Acumentrics Corp. in Westwood, Mass., is introducing the Rugged-UPS 2500 DC uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and power conditioner units for military combat vehicles that shut off automatically in vehicle roll-overs to protect vehicle occupants, power generators, and sensitive electronic equipment. "Typical applications where this shut-off have is particularly helpful include Humvees, ships, trains, planes, tracked vehicles, and construction equipment where significant roll, inversions, or vibrations would present a dangerous situation to personnel or power sources," explains Jeff Boudreau, senior applications engineer at Acumentrics.
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