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More kit for the lab

We have recently made one of our most expensive equipment purchases in order to expand our validation testing capabilities and improve our efficiency. This is a bidirectional (source or sink) power supply that is capable of both AC and DC operation. This 30kVA / 800VDC / 510 V L-L unit also allows single or 3 […]

PCIM 2018

We are not exhibiting at PCIM this year as PEMD was so close but our Technical Partner (Dr. Charlie Elliott) is going to visit. This key exhibition is a great opportunity to see the very latest in new technologies and meet with many key suppliers. Charlie spends a considerable about of time maintaining our excellent […]

PEMD 2018

We are now back from the PEMD 2018 Conference and Exhibition which was held last week at the ACC in Liverpool. As expected we had warm welcome from the folks on the other side of the Pennines. Liverpool docks is a fantastic area to visit. Well worth a long weekend.  The event was well attended […]

PLECS – We just added another seat

We have been big fans of Plexim’s PLECS simulation tool for power electronics for quite some time. We use it across most of our projects for component sizing, controls development and looking at system level behaviour. Our technical partner first came across it many years ago when it was still a free netlist-based basic tool […]

New Isolated Scope for the Lab

We are great believers in investing in our lab equipment to make us efficient but always have to keep an eye on costs. Being a modest size outfit ourselves, we are also keen on supporting the small guys out there. When one of our scopes recently failed and it was uneconomic to repair, we therefore […]

MISRA C 2012 Training

As part of our ongoing software quality improvement initiative, our Technical Partner (Charlie Elliott) and one of our Principal Engineers (Mark Berry) are going on a two day training course on MISRA C 2012 next week. This is being run by one of the top software QA tools vendors (LDRA) at their offices in Liverpool […]

What a busy week!!

The week commencing 29th January was a tad busy for our Technical Partner Dr Charlie Elliott!! Tuesday 30th was the Reinforcing the Grid for the Roll Out of Electrical Vehicles event in London. A very well attended event with interesting and diverse talks. It was particularly interesting to hear from National Grid who think that […]

Reinforcing the grid for the roll-out of Electric Vehicles

Our Technical Partner, Dr. Charlie Elliott, is attending this fascinating discussion being held in London on the 30th Jan 2018. As SPS is involved in both smart grid and EV charging development it will no doubt be great of great interest. Charlie is looking forward to meeting other professionals within this sector and learning more […]

Transition to ISO9001:2015 Complete!!

Yesterday we had our ISO9001:2015 external transition audit by BSI. We are delighted to report that we passed with flying colours with no non conformities!! This is a great reflection of the hard work and dedication of our Quality / Production Manager (Alan Yarker) in particular. We are expecting our updated certificate in due course […]

Vehicle 2 Grid Training Workshop

The concept of using EV battery storage as a distributed flexible energy storage system for the grid is not new. It has been talked about for many years. Our technical partner Dr. Charlie Elliott can recall conversations going back almost 10 years. These days it is called Vehicle to Grid and abbreviated to V2G. Charlie, […]