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.