Now available for industrial control and embedded rack systems applications is the DRL Series from Astrodyne (www.astrodyne.com). Featuring a cage-covered package with snap-on DIN rail mounts, the DRL Series of enclosed switching power supplies is intended for use in size-restrictive applications that require power levels of 25-320W output. The series accepts universal input from 85 to 265V ac, and 30 models are available to provide single outputs from 5 to 48V dc. It also comes with integral input EMI filtering and 3,000V ac I/O isolation.
Although plastics make up only about 11% of all US municipal solid waste, many are actually more energy-dense than coal. Converting these non-recycled plastics into energy with existing technologies could reduce US coal consumption, as well as boost domestic energy reserves, says a new study.
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