ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

Digital Active Harmonics Filters perform targeted PFC.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
April 17, 2009 - In addition to providing real-time mitigation of harmonic currents up to 50th order, ECOsine Active Filters immediately compensate for voltage dips and reactive power surges. Units continuously measure and analyze disturbances in power network and provide exactly opposite compensation current, responding in less than ms. Filters are available in 3-phase/3-wire as well as 3-phase/4-wire configurations for 480 and 400 V grids, respectively, and with rated compensation currents from 30-300 A.

New ECOsine Active Harmonics Filters Improve Power Quality; Reduce Downtime

(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)

Schaffner EMC, Inc.
53 Mayfield Ave.
Edison, NJ, 08837

Press release date: April 1, 2009

Edison, N.J. April 2009 -- Schaffner, the international leader in the fields of electromagnetic compatibility and power quality, now offers the digital ECOsine Active Harmonics Filters (AHFs) that provide real-time mitigation of harmonics and immediate compensation for voltage dips and reactive power surges.

ECOsine Active filters continuously measure and analyze disturbances in the power network and provide an exactly opposite compensation current. In doing so, the filters actively adapt to changing network topologies and respond in less than half a millisecond, before damage from the disturbances can occur.

The improved power quality provided by the new filters minimizes the risk of downtime and process interruptions, saving energy and money. In addition to the global or selective mitigation of harmonic currents up to the 50th order, ECOsine Active filters are able to perform targeted power factor correction. This highly dynamic process provides the required reactive power within microseconds, faster than traditional automatic capacitor banks.

ECOsine Active filters are compatible with the stringent international harmonics standard IEEE 519 as well as with local utility codes. In addition, their electrical infrastructure is unburdened, preventing potential overheating of transformers, motors or cables and reducing premature wear of electrical equipment.

The filters are available in 3-phase/3-wire as well as 3-phase/4-wire configurations for 480V and 400V grids respectively and with rated compensation currents from 30A to 300A. All 3-wire filters are UL listed.

The IP20 50A and 100A filters are ideal for panel integration, where they can be installed right by the non-linear load. The IP54 rating of the 300A unit provides protection against dust and environmental influences, perfect for harsh industrial applications.

ECOsine Active filters are easy to install and intuitive to operate. Their compact packaging makes the filters ideal for use where space is limited. Building technology and HVAC installations; data, UPS and banking centers; water/wastewater treatment facilities as well as heavy industry and welding applications can benefit equally from the many advantages of ECOsineT Active filters.

The ECOsine Active filters are an expansion to Schaffner's ECOsine filter series, introduced in May 2008 with the company's ECOsine Passive harmonics filters.

Additional information can be obtained from, the product documentation, and from every worldwide Schaffner location.

For further information, contact:
Dave Armitage
Engineering Manager
1 732 225 9533 X 247
Schaffner EMC Inc.
52 Mayfield Ave
Edison, NJ 08837
T 1 732 225 9533
F 1 732 225 4789
Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


Post a comment about this story

(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.

 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
Electronic Components and Devices
 More New Product News from this company:
Modular Passive Harmonic Filters come in high power versions.
Active Harmonic Filters target 690 V systems.
Sine Wave Filters suit 600 and 690 Vac motor applications.
Power Entry Modules feature snap-in mount design.
Power Cords with Locking System work with existing IEC inlets.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
"iF Product Design Award" 2014 for Schaffner IEC Inlet Filters
Lockable Power Cord IL13 with New Swiss Safety Mains Plug
SchaffnerPQS - New Power Quality Simulator
Arrow Electronics and Schaffner Extend Distribution Agreement
More Functionality - Simple Product Search - Efficient Dialogue Options - iPad app
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Active Filters
Harmonic Filters
Join the forum discussion at:
Tools of the Trade

Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy

Error close

Please enter a valid email address