High Power AC Power
Grid Simulator and Source
 
           
       AC Power
Sources for Test
   
       
       AC Power
Conditioners & Stabilisers
   
           
        AC Power
Frequency Converters
   


AC Specialty Power Products

Low to High Power AC Systems



REGATRON High Power Programmable
Bidirectional DC Power Source
With Separate AC Regen

REGATRON manufactures a
series of integrated current-bidirectional power sources named TC.GSS

 

The REGATRON TopCon Quadro
power supply series offers full output control
(0...100 %) of voltage, current and power as well as an adjustable internal resistance simulation.

  
 

 TopCon RESACT High Power
Bidirectional DC Supply
With Electronic Load

 

REGATRON TopCon TC.ACS
grid simulator systems
use a top-of-the-art
multilevel double inverter technology

 

  A Suite of Software for Driving
these Powerful AC and DC Test systems.
Above is the AC Power Grid Simulator Graphics

 

 High Power Programmable
DC Power Supplies
Source or Sink

Companies High Lited Sept-Oct 2017

An impressive line up of AC Power Systems Products

During September MasTec received distribution for one of the most famous acclaimed companies in the AC and DC Power Test and Simulation Market place.

Regatron is a Swiss company and a world leader in Specialty AC and DC High Power Systems. Very few companies have these technologies.

You may have noticed also we received distribution for ITECH two months back, another manufacturer with a large range of AC and DC Low to Medium Power Instruments and Test Systems.

To show off these two new companies and several other power companies technologies that we also distribute, we are highlighting four special technology systems types for this month.

All are AC systems, however these companes also do DC systems

AC High Power Three Phase Grid Simulators
AC Low to High Power Sources for Equipment Test
AC Low to High Power Stabilisers & Optimisers
AC Low to High Power Frequency Converters

On the left and right side bars we will also add other types of technology of interest.



AC (4 Quadrant) Power Grid Simulators Hardware-Software

Regatron is the Grand Master of AC Power Systems

High wattage, highly programmable AC systems for Grid Test, simulation,

Plus DC Power Systems

Plus Battery Testing and Simulation

AC and DC Traction Systems with Regen.

Have a look at the MasTec Regatron page, you will be impressed.

If you go to the Regatron site where there is incredible detail, even more so.

Itech is a highly professional company also, making Programmable low to mid power range, AC and DC Sources, Supplies, Loads, Regen Loads, Battery Testers etc, a very large range.

plus much more

Another company that will impress.

Twintex is another professional company also making Programmable low to mid power range, AC sources.

We have many 10K + units running for compliance testing in NZ

plus much more

Belotti is an Italian company that is famous for Variacs since the 1940s.

Their Servo Variacs have been used for decades to stabilise AC power systems. We have many running in Super Yachts to stabilise Alternator Power.

Their new IGBT AC Conditioners, Stabiliser and Optimiser is a new technology step and takes them ahead of most in this industry.

Soltec has a high reputation world wide for reliable high efficiency power systems, UPSs, Conditioners.

In New Zealand they are the brand for AC Frequency Converters.

50-60 HZ
60-50 HZ
50-400 HZ
60-400 HZ
400-50 HZ
400-60 HZ

Single or Three phase power from low to high wattage levels.

With Isolation for Galvanice separation or without.

They don't seem to fail, after 10 years of applications in tough environments.


Low to Mid Power
Programmable High Efficiency
DC Load with AC Regen
 

 Programmable Battery Testers
Single Battery Bank
or Ganged Systems for Production
 
 

 Low to Medium Power
Programmable
Triple Output DC Supplies for Test
 
 

 Low to Medium Power
Programmable
Single DC Supplies for Test
 

 Low to Medium Power
IGBT and Inductor Based
AC Line Conditioners and Stabilisers
 
 

 Low to Medium Power
Single and Three Phase
Frequency Converters
 

 Low to Medium Power
Programmable
AC Sources for Test
Regatron Distribution

Itech Distribution
A&C Products

One of the Broadest selection in Oceanie



Distributed PAC and Superb IO
Simple to Advanced Redundant PAC


Best Open Scaleable HMI on the Market


One of the best Software Platforms for PACs


Very Fast FPGA Control
 

  
PLCs & PACs IO and Win GRAF Software
 


True Industrial Tough PAC & HMI
 

 
One of the Best Building Control Systems
 


 Isolators & Conditioners
 

Companies High Lited Aug - Sept-2017

An impressive line up of A&C Product
Design, Technology, Software and Devices

24 companies all with their focus and speciality.

Industrial Measure and Control, there are various methods

PLCs
PACs
FPGAs
PID Controllers

For Industrial Control, Horticultural Cool Stores, Building Automation, Laboratory Growth Chambers, Machine Builders, Green House, Agricultural,, Hort, Farm, Acqua Systems POrtable Production Plants and more

High Lite

Distributed PAC and Smart IO Racks

Distributed Smart IO Racks for Allen Bradley

OSLess PACs, Very Fast Boot

Distributed and Redundant PACs

Excellent Software Environment

Reliable and Tough Isolated IO

IO racks all have Brains

They invented Isolated Solid State Relays

 

HMI on any Smart Device

Phone, Tablet, Laptop, PC, Smart TV etc

Very Easy Drag and Drop Build

Runs on most A&C Manufacturers systems

 

Plus Soft PLCs


Excellent Low Cost PLCs
Simple Programmable Relays to Modbus PLCs


The Correct Software


Distributed NuDAM IO
 


Super Linux PACs and IO
 


Super PID Controllers
 


Seimen Equivalent PLCs
 


T7 Modbus DAQ

 
Large Range of PLCs
 
PLCs & PLCs

IO and Software
T&M Instruments

Broadest selection in Oceanie



A well established Instrument Maker


AC/DC High Power Instruments and more


One of the new standards for Instruments


Home of Test Software + Instruments

 

  
AC Power Sources + instruments
 


 Modulated PSU, Precison Load & PSUs
 

 
PXI/VXI Special Test Instruments
 


 Isolators & Conditioners
 

Companies High Lited July - August 2017

An impressive line up of T&M Product
Design, Technology, Software and Instruments

22 companies all with their focus and speciality.

Almost all the companies logos above are companies MasTec has been distributing for many years.

Also all the logos are Buttons to their pages.

National Instruments since 1989
GW Instek and ICS since 1994
Adlink, Dataforth, MCC, Freq Dev since 1995

Most of the others are newer startups since 2000.

Introducing ITech a new company for MasTec

ITech will impress with their high power AC and DC Power Supplies, AC and DC Loads, Multi Station Battery Testers and High Power AC Power Sources.

You will know immediately if you need this company, in many cases it will be these products tick all the boxes.

All programmable and excellent software with support.

For the newbes or beginners.

The T&M Discussion

T&M is a fundamental necessity for the evaluation of perfrormance in the production of Electronic and Electrical Products.

T&M is also fundamental in the Development of Electronic and Electrical Products.

This is true even if it is just a simple Digital Voltmeter that is used to measure inputs and outputs of simple R&D system.

The Building Blocks for T&M usually consist of several parts >

A Computer, Some Test Software, a Comms Link to the Instruments, Serial, USB, Ethernet or GPIB ( even Wireless) and the T& M Instruments or Instruments as a Test Suite and finally the interconnects ( Probes, Shunts, Clamps, Cables etc ) to the Device Under Test DUT or UUT.

The Test Engineer

A Test Engineer has to be very versatile and knowledgeable > understanding Computer Test Programming, Instruments Languages, Test Instruments Specifications, Possible Errors and the necessary methods and procedures to test the product meaningfully.

A very big job and development is time consuming and often one step forward two steps back until finally the Software is driving the Instruments correctly and the results are coming out meaningfully. Well done, you will only do it a few dozen times in a lifetime but each time you become more proficient and it slowly gets easier.

So to our companies that provide the Test Instruments. we are not going to look at all of them in detail but will high Lite in the Logo and Picts each of their strengths.

 

 

 


Excellent Instrument Maker


Established with an Excellent Broad Range


One of the leaders in PXI

 


Super Dynamic Signal Analysis Devices

 


Loads and Power Supplies
 


 GPIB and Specialty Test Instruments
 


 Filters - Filters - Filters

 
Power Instruments
 
Serial - GPIB - USB - Ethernet - PXI

Chassis - Modules - Standlone

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Mechanical Relays and Contactors


Xbee Comparison Sheet
 

All things Power UPS PDU USB Power etc
 
 

Embedded ( Asus ) Intel Gen 6/7 Modules


Super IP68 Rugged Smart Phone
 

IsaGraf PACs
 
 

Water Purification  Infusion Solutions

Raspberry Pi...and SNAP industrial I/O
 

Programmable Instruments ans Power Sources

Mastec Books and Training

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Four Short PDF Books
How to program more effectively in LabVIEW

A n5th book is to be released soon, showing a full off line editor Application for Loading and Saving Cluster Constants and also a section to adjust Calibration and System Data off Line for easing commissioning.

This includes a section on setting up all Paths for an application as a large Cluster Constant, again easing commissioning, Typically a large Application will have in excess of 30 Paths to manage.

The current 4 books introduce a more thorough development of LCOP - LabVIEW Component Object Programming methods.

This method makes extensive use of Front Panel TABs, Diagram Constant Clusters as Type Defs and Enums as Type Def Verbs.

It has a built in Cluster Editor that runs either in the Program that allows remote adjustment of programs configuration files.

Using LCOP methods will simplify and establish design development plus stabilise your programs. It even make installs and maintenance easier.

Updating and expanding programs then follows a standard pattern already in the program design.

This method delineates Public and Private data clearly.

This is critical for Component Design and for low coupling and best Cohension.

Book 1 "Hidden Data", that is, cleaning up LV Program's by Removing Constants from Diagrams and putting them in Configuration Files for Loading at runtime.

This method does not use ini files but a far more robust LabVIEW centric method, not seen in other literature. It also cleans up Diagrams and Self Documents.

Book 2 "Abstraction", that is, removing complexity in the top layer of a LabVIEW diagram by building Abstracted Message Driven LV Components.

This shows how to build Message driven (Test Verbs) Abstracted named (noun) State Engine Components that are safe & robust. It also leads to better cohension of course and no/low coupling.

Book 3 "Real Time Cluster Constants Editor", that is, Removed Diagram Constants that are loaded at Run Time from a config file, can now be edited, in situ, inside the Program /or its Component while it runs, allowing tuning of programs in Real Time.

Changes made to the Constants by the editor can also be saved back into their original configuration files at run time. This addition of the Real Time Editor removes the need to exit a component or program to edit constants.

Book 4 "Low Frequency Real Time Control", is about how to use USB DAQ, DIO and DAC to control an Hydraulic RAM for Testing a UUT.

It is a close look at how to use State Engine for Control.

Simple but useful for anyone wanting to do closed loop control.
It embodies many of the LCOP methods discussed in the other three books.

To get your copy, send this email request to the MasTec LabVIEW Develop Laboratory in Northland NZ.

MasTec Training
"LabVIEW for Everyone"

MasTec recently under took a 4 day Training course for 15 Academics, (Professors and Grad Students), at one of Oceania's largest universities.

The focus was on getting students to the point where they can undetake projects by the end of the course. A big ask. However, the focus was not on how to use all the bits inside LabVIEW to make software but the development of strategies to allow projects to be undertaken.

The MasTec Instructor has trained all over the globe and has taught over 2000 students.

He will also come to your site and do training with your LabVIEW team, using traditional or these new LabVIEW methods MasTec has developed.

Keep up with MasTec's latest LabVIEW Notes


MasTec Projects

Over the last year MasTec has completed 6 major projects in sites through out NZ. Several hundred hours of programming work has been completed, as well as many hundreds of hours of commissioning, site management, and installation.

All these projects involved LabVIEW at the core. However, many of these projects also include PACs, PLCs, Process Controllers, with peripherals like Servos, Actuators, VSDs, Water measurement and control, Hydraulic Control and other real world systems.

MasTec has several large projects on its books, spread out over about 3-4 years.

There are gaps in this schedule.

Many sites still run XP and Win 7 for their LABs and Production areas. MasTec is still undertaking new projects in legacy LV 6.1 /7.1/8.2 and 8.6 systems.

Major new projects are still undetaken in LabVIEW 7.1 that run in Windows 7 32 Bit OS, very successfully. LabVIEW 7.1 is still (in our opinion) the best LabVIEW ever released. Fast, efficient and stable. Win 7 32 bit OS will be available for some time. Most large corporations are still running Win 7 due to its excellent stability and IT staffs familiarity and history.

However, other projects using from LabVIEW 2010 up to the present version of 2015 SP1, which is good, but very processor hungry and much slower to develop in. We only recommend I7s CPUs with this software with SSDs for the OS and LV.

Announcement >>> Opportunity

The MD of MasTec has recently decided it is time to realign his life after 50 years of technology, to go horse riding with his wife and dogs Polly, Lilly and newly arrived Freddie.

If you have an interest in owning this important technology company, now is the time to act and start communcation.

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