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Aero. Astro. Acopian

Posted by Acopian Power Supplies on July 24, 2014

Powering The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is well-known for their undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in aeronautical and astronautical engineering. Strong research relationships with the Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA Glenn Research Center and GE Aviation have allowed OSU graduates to discover and develop innovative solutions that have advanced air and space exploration. In order to give students the best education possible, OSU has built and stocked their laboratories with all the equipment for prototyping and experimentation, including custom power systems from Acopian.

With Acopian's online custom power supply system builder, it's easy to create your own custom power supply with just a few clicks. From the number of outputs to the type of circuit design (switching, linear, unregulated) you need, it's never been easier to build the power supply that's right for your project.

If you can't find a standard power supply, no worries. Go to our custom power supply builder and create your own. And if you want to talk with one of our engineers, feel free to give us a call.

Acopian is no stranger to the aerospace industry, having played vital roles in the 1969 moon landing and Hubble Space Telescope repair, in addition to supporting clients like Caltech, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, the U.S. military and more. These applications require reliable, rugged power supplies to keep their critical electrical systems running. Acopian is proud to power the future of aerospace exploration by supplying custom power supplies to The Ohio State University.

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Trifecta! Bet on Acopian's 3-Day Shipping.

Posted by Acopian Power Supplies on July 15, 2014

Let’s face it. When critical applications demand uninterrupted power, you can’t afford to bet on just ANY manufacturer to get the power supplies you need.

Acopian holds a 40-year record for shipping AC to DC power modules within just three days after receipt of an order! With other manufacturers, you have to take risks and hope they have the power supply you need in stock, otherwise it’s a four to six week delay!

Acopian's 3-day shipment promise applies to ALL 3-day models (larger units ship within 9 Days, though) and is not dependent on the quantity in stock. We build each unit right after the order is received. We can fulfill a variety of options and specifications to deliver exactly what you need within the time frame you require. And if an order is needed faster, we can often ship in less than 3 days!

For your critical power supply needs, choose the manufacturer with the best track record: Acopian Power Supplies.

Learn more about our 3-day shipping promise. But don’t just take it from us, hear what our customers have to say!

 

 

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Ground Control to Acopian

Posted by Acopian Power Supplies on July 09, 2014

Powering Aerospace Exploration

Since our very beginning, Acopian power supplies have been chosen to power mission-critical operations that are literally out of this world. When aerospace research and exploration calls for custom power solutions and quick shipping, Acopian answers the call.

Moon Walk

Many companies played a vital role in NASA’s 1969 moon landing mission, including Acopian. One of the primary contractors for the Apollo Program at the time was General Electric. They knew they needed ultra-reliable and rugged power supplies to keep their critical electrical systems running, so they turned to Acopian. Read our Apollo Moon Landing Letter from the Acopian archives.

Hubble Trouble

In 1995, engineers from Lockheed Martin were testing electronics packages that NASA astronauts would install in the Hubble Space Telescope during its 1997 repair and refurbishment mission. When a major power supply failed, they asked local manufacturers for support, but none could deliver on the quick timeline they needed; the estimated delivery for a new power supply was five weeks! That’s when they called Acopian, who delivered a new one in less than 3 days! And when another power supply went a few days later, it’s safe to say that Lockheed Martin knew just who to call. Read more about it in our Hubble Space Telescope Letter from the Acopian archives.

No Mission Impossible

With a long history of powering aerospace applications, Acopian knows that no mission is impossible. We continue to support clients like Caltech, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, the U.S. military and many more in their research and exploration of aeronautics and astronautics.

Read more testimonials from Acopian’s satisfied customers.

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Acopian Gets Four Stars

Posted by Acopian Power Supplies on June 18, 2014

Raytheon Company has awarded Acopian with the prestigious “Four Star Supplier Excellence” award for their support as a supplier of the Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business unit. For the second consecutive year, Acopian was one of 180 suppliers selected from thousands to be recognized for their exceptional performance in providing reliable power supplies for air and missile defense technology.

Raytheon IDS started the annual Supplier Excellence Award program to recognize the performance of supplier partners who have provided outstanding service in the areas of quality, on-time delivery, customer service and continuous improvement.

"Our supplier partners have become instrumental to Raytheon's global growth," said Mike Shaughnessy, vice president, Integrated Supply Chain. “It's important that we recognize their outstanding contributions to the business, and inspire them to keep getting better."

Last year, Acopian received the “Three Star Supplier Excellence” award.

“Being recognized for a second time is a great honor and a testament to Acopian’s commitment to continuous improvement of our products and services,” said Alex Karapetian, Director of Sales and Marketing at Acopian.

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Acopian Strong

Posted by Acopian Power Supplies on May 26, 2014

The U.S. Army defends our country in some of the harshest environments on the planet, so it’s no surprise they need small, rugged equipment that’s as tough and adaptable as they are.
 
Acopian is proud to serve our country by supplying the Army with Low Profile Switching Power Supplies. These little supplies are compact, making them ideal for use in small spaces and portable applications. In addition, our Low Profile Power Supplies have overload, short circuit and thermal protection, ensuring critical communications and missions go on uninterrupted.
 
Additional benefits of our Low Profile Switching Power Supplies include:

  • Universal input
  • Power Factor Correction
  • Output Inhibit
  • Constant voltage and constant current modes
  • Voltage and current monitor terminals
  • Voltage and current programming capabilities
  • Adjustable down to 0 volts (‘Wide Adjust’ models)
  • Can be paralleled for increased current
  • N+1 Redundancy
  • Internal EMI Filter and RFI Shielding
  • Remote Sensing

Learn more about our patriotic Low Profile Switching Power Supplies and order yours online today!

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