Jordan A. Davis

Engineering Upgrades: A Breakdown of Our Touchpad and Touchscreen Controllers

At Dynapower, we refer to engineering upgrades as a term used to describe putting a non-original part in a machine as opposed to a repair—which refers to a like part for a like part exchange. An easy way to understand this is if you blow out your tire and replace it with the exact same tire it’s a repair whereas purchasing a higher end tire would be an upgrade.

Our main goal when considering engineering upgrades is determining how we can bring your piece of equipment that you know and love and are comfortable troubleshooting to the next level. When it comes to meeting today’s demand and production requirements, engineering upgrades to existing rectifiers are a great solution for a lot of customers.

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Jordan A. Davis

Rectifier Repair, Engineering Upgrade & Refurbishment

Rectifiers can last decades before needing replacement. But not all parts used to build this essential piece of equipment have the same life expectancies. Some circuit boards or semiconductors degrade as part of their natural life cycle, and will need to be replaced several times in the rectifier system’s lifetime. Leaving parts at their end of life installed in the rectifier can lead to:

  • Loss of efficiency
  • Loss of communication capabilities
  • Loss of operator control
  • System failure
  • Injury or even death

When any of these conditions arise, companies need to assess the source of the issue and decide the best course of action. Customers have a variety of options to maintain their equipment. Some are by choice, and others by necessity.

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Jordan A. Davis

Top 3 Considerations When Buying a New Rectifier

Rectifiers are power systems that convert alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) power. The applications in which rectifiers are used are seemingly endless—with everything from metal finishing in the automotive and aerospace industries to mining, military defense and waste water treatment.

When it comes to purchasing a new rectifier or determining if it would be more cost effective to upgrade or refurbish, there are three main areas to consider: Process, environment and people.

Often, customers get lost in questions such as: Air vs. water-cooling? Switchmode or SCR type? Manual controls or PLC?

Like anything else in life, the more you put into researching and understanding the type of rectifier you need and more importantly why you need it—the more successful your operations will be.

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