A Brite Adds Green Power Products' Switch Mode DC and Pulse Rectifiers.

The product line can be used in both the surface finishing and waste-treatment sectors, and are designed not only to save energy, but also to be compact, rugged and corrosion-proof.

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At the heart of every finishing line is the power supply. Without the right rectifier running flawlessly and reliably, even the best line would be facing down time.

That’s why A Brite Co. in Garland, Texas, has added electronic power inverters and rectifiers to the list of equipment it offers plating operations with the introduction of the Green Power Products (GPP) line. The company says the products are used in both the surface finishing and waste-treatment sectors, and not only save energy, but also are compact, rugged and corrosion-proof.

“We’ve been looking for the right rectifier product and partner for some time,” says Dan Dunigan, A Brite president. “With the inclusion of Green Power Products in our portfolio of offerings, we can now offer our customers some of the best power solutions in the industry.”

The chemical blender of its own line of industrial cleaners and environmental products has had success partnering with many leaders in the surface finishing industry. A Brite is a toll-blending stocking distributor for MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions, and a regional distributor for Palm International metals, Houghton International metalworking fluids, Hubbard-Hall chemicals and now Green Power Products power supplies.

Green Power Products electronic switch mode DC and pulse rectifiers are intended to be used in harsh environments, Dunigan says, and still maintain a high-level of performance over an extended service life.

“The multiple uses of these versatile power supplies makes their inclusion into a typical surface finishing operation both practical and cost efficient,” he says. “Being able to have a piece of equipment serve double duty reduces parts inventory and maintenance staff training.”

A Brite says replacing a working silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) with a pulse rectifier has a number of advantages, including better current distribution, higher thickness in low-density current regions, higher energy savings than DC-type rectifiers and reduced plating times, which increases line production.

“There is also a raw material savings, including anodes, salts, acids and additives, with as much as 50 percent for nickel,” Dunigan says.

The finer grain structure results in improved corrosion resistance, better adhesion, better ductility, higher hardness and abrasion wear resistance and improved brightness, he adds.

For the wastewater treatment sector, Dunigan says GPP pulse rectifiers can be used in both electric flocculation and electrocoagulation applications. Advantages include high efficiency, easier solid-liquid separation, reduced or elimination of external chemicals, less secondary pollution, simpler control and maintenance of the entire system, and simplification of the sedimentation process.

Green Power Products offers 10 types of standard pulse rectifiers with 10 V output, eight models with 20 V output and three standard DC rectifiers with 10 V output.

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