MALMÖ, SE. October 16, 2017.
Through a share swap, Comsys AB, the creator of ADF Power Tuning, has acquired Netpower Labs in order to become a full-service supplier for the next generation power grid. Netpower Lab’s CEO Stefan Lidström will continue as Product Manager within Comsys.
The acquisition of Netpower Labs, means that Comsys now will be able to offer a complete toolbox for system integrators to create the next generation power grid.
Marcus Löfgren, CEO of Comsys AB, explains why they made the move to acquire Netpower:
We saw a great fit in Netpower as we move into battery storage, EV, and solar applications. We were impressed with the breadth of development, as well as the quality of the products from Netpower. 380 V DC enables extreme power savings while eliminating many power quality issues such as unbalances and THD that we are commonly addressing with our current ADF technology.
Globally, Comsys sees immense potential in the area of energy savings - which Netpower Labs can facilitate. For Example, the data center industry is an extreme power cunsomer and growing constantly. It currently consumes 3% of global power*. With potential energy savings in the 15-30% range, it is extremely profitable to implemant 380 V DC in new projects, and there is also significanty less drain on resources and the environment. Data center power losses in particular are becoming a more urgent problem going forward. Data will cost significantly more, in terms of power, thus rerquiring efficient solutions.
“The power grid is changing fast, as renewables and EV-mobility are adapted at an exponential rate. The development puts great strain on the power infrastructure. The combined solutions of Comsys and Netpower Labs enable highly efficient solutions for microgrids, peak shaving, grid stabilization, as well as integrated solar, so called DC charging”, Marcus Löfgren says.
The telecom industry is also moving towards the next generation mobile netowrks, 5G. This shift will require new types of power feed where Netpower has ready solutions for base stations in buildings and blocks.
Stefan Lidström, CEO of Netpower Labs AB, why the chose to join Comsys:
“We saw a big opportunity in using Comsys’ network to reach out with our DC-current solution. DC power is in many circumstances simpler and more robust than AC power and 380 V DC can be used directly in today’s products for LED-lights, computers, battery storage, solar and EV chargers. Together with Comsys’ know-how in AC applications and their global partner network, we will be able to serve large commercial installations”, Stefan Lidström says
Comsys will use its global ADF Partner Network to offer Netpower’s DC solutions worldwide.
For more information:
Marcus Löfgren, email: , phone: +46 768 870 979
Stefan Lidström email: , phone: +46 705 119 985
Comsys AB, creator of ADF Power Tuning, is a Swedish cleantech company specializing in power quality. Comsys is the market leader in active compensation of unwanted electrical quality problems that are being violated in wind and solar power, but also manufacturing, data centers, hospitals, ships, water treatment, etc. ADF Power Tuning products enable increased productivity, reduced operating costs and reduced carbon dioxide emissions. Comsys customers represent world-renowned brands and ADF installations are found today in about fifty countries around the world.
Netpower Labs is a pioneer in 380 V DC applications with lengthy list of references built by a team of senior engineers from Ericsson and Telia. The product portfolio is designed for telecom and datacenters and offer market leading efficiency and carrier grade quality. Netpower Labs base technology is built around an extremely efficient SiC-based rectifier and its patented transformer integration.
ADF Power Tuning now supports even more customers in Asia. The latest is LIXIL VINA Co., Ltd. in Vietnam.
LIXIL VINA "manufactures and sells outstanding Japan-quality products such as aluminum window sashes, doors, exterior products and plastic accessories" in Vietnam and overseas markets.
LIXIL VINA now has an ADF P100 and ADF P300 on-site to support in their production of superior home accessories.
Do you have an operation in Asia in need of a high-tech power quality solution? Contact us now for a free consultation.
This year we celebrate 10 years since the launch of the ADF P300.
The launch of the ADF P300 marked two important ventures for Comsys: it was the first fully standardized product from Comsys, designed with key industrial applications in mind; and it was the first truly modular active harmonic filter with general commercial availability.
With an integrated web based user interface (WUI and ADF Dashboard), the ADF P300 raised the bar for user-friendliness and ease-of-use in advanced active filtering solutions. This, combined with the ability to handle not only harmonics but also reactive power, unbalance and flicker, made the ADF P300 the ultimate power quality tool box.
“We would like to use this anniversary as an opportunity to say thank you to our loyal customers,” says Jonas Persson, Head of Products & Services. “The ADF P300 is the benchmark product to beat in power quality. We will keep innovating to provide the best power quality solutions for the next 10 years as well.”
Since its inception many have followed, but the ADF P300 has not stood still. Originally launched as air-cooled, the ADF P300W – the liquid cooled variant of the ADF P300 – was launched in 2008. It featured increased power density, with an IP54 rating. At that time, it featured the highest power density of any active filter, saving space for the customer. This unit was also the second active filter to the market that provided 690V as an option from the start, but it was the first with modularity and 690V.
Befitting Comsys’ project heritage, the ADF P300 has been used in a number of medium voltage applications, connected to the grid via a step-up transformer.
The ADF P300 has undergone various changes, from voltage adjustments to grid compatibility, but today it remains the most flexible and complete power quality solution on the market. With ABS-approval for marine applications in 2015 and the newly added capability of Sensor-less control, it is now an even more versatile tool.
Over the years, the ADF P300 series has found applications in segments from industrial applications, variable speed drives, water treatment, electric arc furnaces, oil & gas (both land drilling and off-shore), marine applications, data centers, airports, STATCOM applications, numerous flicker applications, inductive heating, automotive industry, and many more. Although it’s just 10 years old, the ADF P300 has an unbeatable track record.
ADF Power Tuning was developed by Comsys AB in Lund, Sweden. Working with their global network of partners, the ADF Partner Network provides active filter solutions to industry leaders worldwide, enabling them to increase productivity, and simultaneously save money while reducing their carbon footprint.
After months of work, we are now proud to share with you our new and improved website!
With a new focus on our great product, you will now find all you need to know about ADF Power Tuning on our new and improved site.
In addition to a complete visual makeover, we have made many changes to provide you, our visitors, with an easier to use, customer-friendly website that is more attuned to your needs. Unsure why this is technology could boost your operation? Well, there’s a section on our most relevant industries and case stories perfect for you. Wanting to learn more about the tech behind our product? You can easily find that too—and more!
A main benefit of our product is that it optimizes efficiency for your operation, and now our website does that too.