Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. announced the launch of the Ascent® product line, a new suite of dc power supply systems designed to enable manufacturers to support the demand for exceptional reliability and robust performance. According to the company, the new systems simplify power supply integration in a wide range of thin-film applications; including solar, flat panel display (FPD), industrial coatings, and web coatings. Already installed at several major thin-film manufacturers, new systems are now available worldwide in 30, 40, and 60kW models.
Dr. Hans Betz, Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Energy, noted, "The new Ascent is part of a broad and growing range of products designed for the renewable energy industry. This expanding industry requires continuous innovation to achieve success in meeting technology and cost challenges. With nearly three decades of expertise in power control technology, Advanced Energy is well positioned to provide critical technology solutions to address these market needs. We expect the Ascent product suite to accelerate our presence in this growing market."
The new Ascent suite has been optimized to deliver the highest levels of reliability and quality for thin-film manufacturing, while ensuring increased productivity and capital efficiency. Architected specifically to manage sensitive processes, the Ascent product line features patented Arc Management System™ technology to deliver reliable, stable and repeatable power throughout the manufacturing process. According to the company, the result is outstanding film quality, productivity, throughput and yield. The new systems are currently in volume production and available for immediate shipment.