- Additive Manufacturing Equipment
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- Mechanical and Design
Ultrafast Capacitor Bank
The Ultrafast capacitor bank designed, built, and tested by the Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence consists of the energy storage/delivery system, the programmable logic controller (PLC), and the human machine interface (HMI) systems.
The design of the capacitor bank makes for a compact system with a very fast rise time. The system is a pulse power supply suitable for use with a variety of impulse-based forming and joining technologies, such as vaporizing foil actuator welding, electromagnetic and electrohydraulic forming. These technologies are fast and efficient methods of joining, forming and shearing.
|Dimensions||55in H x 30in W x 45 in L|
|Nominal energy range||0.5-4.2kJ|
|Absolute maximum energy||
4.2kJ (50μF at 15kV)
|Maximum output current||300 kA|
|Capacitor shot life||50,000 to 5,000,000 Charging|
|Supply voltage||180 – 250 VAC|
|Capacitor unit||3× (3 in series) parallel|