Powerstax awarded ISO 9001 on recently combined manufacturing facility

Powerstax, one of Europe’s leading value-added and industrial power solutions manufacturers has been awarded ISO 9001 on its recently combined manufacturing facility in Wickford, Essex.


The long-term home to the ‘Drake’ brand of power conversion products now also houses production of the Powerstax range of ultra-high efficiency DC:DC converters and front-ends and value-added system assembly. After due process the complete facility is now ISO 9001 approved.


Powerstax acquired Drake power products and their manufacturing facility in in 2012 and the recent relocation of the Powerstax manufacturing completes the planned restructuring of the company to manufacture and support all Powerstax products from this one facility.


Tim Worley, CEO of Powerstax, comments: “When we acquired Drake we knew that eventually all of our manufacturing and support would be best served by being located under one roof. We have now realised this objective and expect that the efficiencies of scale and combining our engineering and commercial teams will bring added benefits to our customers, ensuring we offer them the best possible service from a single location. The same sales and engineering personnel will continue to support customers via our normal channels”


Powerstax designs and manufactures an extensive range of standard, value-added and custom AC and DC power solutions for a broad range of fixed and mobile applications including hot-swap front-end AC-DC bulk power, DC-DC converter bricks and modules and programmable, modular, rack mounted power supplies.


Drake range of transformer rectifiers from Powerstax offers output currents to 5,000A and output power up to 1000kVA and beyond. Power solutions are available for harsh (marine, offshore, desert) and hazardous (Zone 1 and Zone 2) environments and can be oil, air or water cooled and can be sealed up to IP65 if the environment dictates with purge and pressure systems and heat exchangers incorporated if required


The main markets served by Powerstax include high-end industrial, defence, vehicle and transportation, defence and avionics, impressed current cathodic protection, water treatment, test, measurement and control and medical equipment.



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