Press releases

27 April 2018

ebm-papst takes 2nd place in category for data center energy technology

The awards ceremony for the German Data Center Award took place on April 24, 2018, in Darmstadt. The top three prizes were awarded in each of eight categories at the “Darmstadtium” convention center, with ebm-papst taking second place in the category for data center energy technology.

Jochen Breuer from ebm-papst Mulfingen took second place in the category for data center energy technology at the German Data Center Awards with 3-phase active PFC. (source: ebm-papst)
Jochen Breuer from ebm-papst Mulfingen took second place in the category for data center energy technology at the German Data Center Awards with 3-phase active PFC. (source: ebm-papst)
 
Fig. 2: Already integrated in the fan, 3-phase active PFC minimizes unwanted harmonics during parallel operation of EC fans. (source: ebm-papst)
Fig. 2: Already integrated in the fan, 3-phase active PFC minimizes unwanted harmonics during parallel operation of EC fans. (source: ebm-papst)
 
Awards ceremony for the German Data Center Award at the Darmstadtium. (source: future-thinking)
Awards ceremony for the German Data Center Award at the Darmstadtium. (source: future-thinking)

"Even second place is an excellent award for our 3-phase active PFC solution, and we’re pleased to be among the top 3 in this category," said Jochen Breuer, sales engineer at ebm-papst Mulfingen.

To minimize trouble with harmonics in parallel operation of EC centrifugal fans, ebm-papst developed a solution in which a harmonic filter is already integrated in the fan. This solution, 3-phase active PFC, converts the pulsed input current of the EC motors into a sinusoidal current. The current is then shifted so that it is in phase with the voltage, permitting emergency power supplies, power electronics, switches, wiring and protective devices to be designed smaller and more cost-effectively thanks to the nearly ideal current characteristics.

Katrin Lindner
Trade press coordinator
Phone: +49 7938 81-7006
Fax: +49 7938 81-97006
Katrin.Lindner@de.ebmpapst.com

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Germany
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