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26 Jun 2017, News

PBF Group B.V. receives prototype order for fully integrated power supply system for high tech laser systems

PBF Group B.V. announces the receipt of a prototype order from their partner Schulz-Electronic GmbH, Baden-Baden, Germany: An international laser tool producer has ordered fully integrated laser power supply systems for the direct operation of diode pumped fiber lasers used in metal working.

Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, June 26, 2017 – PBF Group B.V., Dutch subsidiary of SFC Energy AG, a leading provider of hybrid power solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets, announces the receipt of a prototype order from their partner Schulz-Electronic GmbH, Baden-Baden, Germany: An international laser tool producer has ordered fully integrated laser power supply systems for the direct operation of diode pumped fiber lasers used in metal working. The initial prototype order amounts to EUR 0.25 million, after successful prototype qualification PBF expects annual revenues of annually EUR 1 million for the subsequent period.

Laser diodes require very stable, precise, often highly dynamic power supplies. PBF’s powerful power supplies feature an extremely high energy density solution for the highly sensitive laser diode loads. Dynamic load adjustment between grid connection and laser unit ensures optimum efficiency with the dynamic, fast pulsability required in lasers. The power supplies also significantly increase total system performance and lifetime, enabling new and optimized applications.

PBF customized the specified laser power supply system on the basis of their successful PBF platform. The fully integrated plug & play solution combines a high performance PBF power supply with multiple pulsable current drivers, and eliminates the need for external modules the customer had to purchase separately in the past. Load current supply can be configured and scaled on demand, featuring attractive new options plus decisive cost, quality and service advantages over the former external solution.

“The laser system producer has selected PBF’s Power Supply Systems due to their high performance and modular flexibility. Thanks to our innovative production optimization we were able to even undercut the customer’s target price”, says Hans Pol, CSO of SFC Energy. “Our successful platform technology enables us to realize fast, efficient and cost-attractive solutions to meet the customer’s very specific requirements. We see substantial potential in our platform in the international laser industry and many other applications requiring ultimate flexibility and cost efficiency.“

Additional information on SFC Energy, PBF, and SFC Group’s portfolio of power electronics and power generation products at www.sfc.com and www.pbfgroup.nl. Additional information on Schulz-Electronic at www.schulz-electronic.de.

About SFC Energy Group

SFC Energy AG (www.sfc.com) is a leading provider of hydrogen and direct methanol fuel cells for stationary and mobile hybrid power solutions. With the Clean Energy and Clean Power Management business segments, SFC Energy is a sustainably profitable fuel cell producer. The Company distributes its award-winning products worldwide and has sold more than 50,000 fuel cells to date. The Company is headquartered in Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, operates production facilities in the Netherlands, Romania, and Canada. SFC Energy AG is listed on the Deutsche Boerse Prime Standard (GSIN: 756857 ISIN: DE0007568578).

About Schulz-Electronic GmbH

Schulz-Electronic GmbH, in Baden-Baden since 1975, is leading provider of professional power supplies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, offering AC/DC and DC/DC converters, electronic loads, high voltage systems, AC sources, inverters, laser diode drivers and pulse generators. Schulz-Electronic is distribution partner of renowned producers all over the world and authorized German service provider and quasi manufacturer for many products. The Company offers customized energy conversion solutions based on standard, modified and proprietary technologies.