A harsh environment includes, but is not limited to; extreme temperatures, high pressure, high shock, vibration, mechanical stresses, chemically corrosive substances and being exposed to elements or hazardous environments such as space.
When sourcing inductive components, or just soft magnetic cores, customers need their supply chain to be reliable and cost-efficient. Supply chain issues can have a huge impact on the success or failure of an end product.
Acal BFi's technical specialists have proposed application-specific solutions, working with market-leading suppliers such as FLIR, to help quickly specify and supply reliable products for Elevated Body Temperature systems. These products are specifically designed to identify individuals with elevated temperatures, who could potentially have COVID-19.
Our engineers are the specialists who combine technology expertise with medical industry-specific experience to find the right power solution for each application and challenges. Learn more about our specialist portfolio of market-leading standard and custom power products and services for medical applications in our new brochure.
We offer a specialist portfolio of market-leading standard and custom power products and services which are ideal for the needs of industrial applications. We utilise our expert product knowledge and in-depth experience to bring ideas from a concept to production, supporting every step of the journey. Learn more about our specialist portfolio of market-leading standard and custom power products and services for industrial applications in our new brochure.
Acal BFi remains open for business across Europe and is following Government advice in each country with regard to Covid-19 (coronavirus) with precautions in place to protect the health and wellbeing of our employees whilst ensuring we play our part to enable our customer's production lines to remain operational.
In light of the potential risk of the Corona Virus to our customers, suppliers and employees Acal BFi, part of the discoverIE Group, has made the decision to withdraw from participating at Embedded World 2020 (25th -27th February) in Nuremberg. As a regular exhibitor at Embedded World, this decision has not been taken lightly, but the health and wellbeing of our employees and partners is our utmost priority.
We would like to thank NürnbergMesse GmbH for their understanding, and look forward to future participation at the show.
With increased awareness of air pollution and standards from the EU to regulate environmental conditions, there is a growing need for smarter air quality solutions for both indoor and outdoor monitoring, leading a new generation of possibilities for smarter sensor devices to protect the natural environment from detrimental contaminants.
As a complete solutions provider with years of expertise in applying and developing environmental sensor solutions for both indoor and harsh environments, not only can we provide the best sensor technology available, we can support your design, integration and development.
To make sure your RCD (residual current device) design works exactly under all operational conditions you need to consider a variety of parameters, including failure current type (AC and/or DC) and limit, current operating range, material behaviour at different temperatures, if there is an external power supply etc., which affect your resulting core material choice and core design.
Read our article to understand more about the design challenges of RCDs.
With digital transformation opening a world of possibilities in medicine, the internet of things (IoT) is making a wave of improvements by connecting devices that can benefit both healthcare providers and patients.
These are our suggestions for the best technologies and solutions to keep in mind when designing Medical IoT applications.
By partnering with Champs Technologies, Acal BFi has strengthened its range to now include high efficiency, low profile planar transformers and inductors. These low-profile planar transformers and inductors are designed to reduce space requirements and leakage inductance while increasing the power density and overall performance
Thriving in the IIoT market requires speed and expanded expertise. As an end-to-end solutions partner, we can complement your knowledge and enable you to create solutions that will be able to solve specific challenges within industrial applications
LeddarTech Partners with Acal BFi for the European delivery of mobility and specialty LiDAR sensor solutions
LeddarTech, an industry leader in providing the most versatile and scalable auto and mobility LiDAR platform in the market, today announces that it has signed a Pan-European representation agreement with Acal BFi.
SparkLAN are a leading provider of commercial and Industrial grade embedded wireless module solutions perfect for factory and machine automation, logistics and warehousing and robotic applications within industrial IoT.
Meet our experts at COMPAMED 2019, the leading exhibition for medical technology
18 - 21 Nov | Hall 8a stand P35 | Düsseldorf, Germany
Now available to download, is Paul Winkler's paper "Direct modelling of Inductor Saturation Behaviour in a SPICE-like Transient Analysis", presented in Rome at the 7th ICSMO, 16-19 February 2019.
Find out more about the high-quality amorphous and nanocrystalline cores product range you can access from Acal BFi kOr
We are committed to supporting our customers at every stage of a project, including offering access to specialist soft magnetic core materials. To support this, the CSfMC team leads the technical development of our Acal BFi kOr brand, providing a reliable source of amorphous and nanocrystalline cores.
Enter low-power wide-area (LPWA) technologies. Designed specifically for high coverage, low-power IoT applications, LPWAs are set to see huge growth over the next few years. Do you know which one to choose to meet your application requirements? For IoT device manufacturers and solution developers, investing in the wrong one could be costly.
Don Schriek (European Sales Manager from our power partner Excelsys) will give a presentation, including a live demonstration, on behalf of Acal BFi at the Power Electronics Event in Den Bosch - June 19. This event will enable (power) engineers to increase their knowledge, learning from power experts. Prior to the event, we have asked him a number of questions ...
Acal BFi's programmable rotary shafted sensors offer a competitive package ideally suited for robust and harsh environment applications. Featuring an IP68 sealing and an operating temperature of up to 150°C, the main sensor housing is manufactured from high grade temperature resistant plastic with anodised aluminium alloy mounting. Customisable mounting and shaft options available.
Need better light in your application? Before you invest in creating more light with a more powerful source, you should ensure you are using the lght available effectively and efficiently. Learn how you get the most from your light source:
Learn about the sources of mechanical resonance and the solutions available to protect your component's performance
When creating a component with a soft magnetic core you will have experienced "noise" caused by magnetic flux. In this paper, we explore the sources of mechanical resonances and some of the methods which can be used to reduce the resulting "noise".
PCIM Europe, one of the most important meeting points for the power and magnetics industry, is returning to Nuremberg, Germany on 7-9 May 2019. Our CSfMC team will be on hand to support customers, using their decades of experience helping hundreds of customers, to help you turn your concept into a working design.
The E36200 series single and dual output power are intended for your bench applications that require power up to 400W. Autoranging technology provides the highest current available at all output voltage.
Acal BFi is pleased to announce the addition of EOS Power's open frame power supplies to its power portfolio. By partnering with EOS Power, Acal BFi has strengthened its range of market-leading, high-quality AC/DC standard power supplies in the medical and industrial sectors.
Acal BFi's team of technical experts will be on the Acal BFi stand to discuss your ideas, plans or specific requirements for cutting-edge photonics technology and innovative applications. Hall B2, booth 353.
Ideal for education and startups: Keysight has introduced the DSOX1204A and DSX1204G oscilloscope models, an expansion of the InfiniiVision 1000 X-Series oscilloscopes. These feature four analogue channels at 70MHz, upgradable to 100 and 200 MHz.
With test equipment that is easy to configure and run, you will be able to start collecting and analyzing data faster. The new DAQ970A series of DAQ (data acquisition systems) can measure multiple signal types including volts, current, resistance, temperature, and frequency.
From making battery drain test analysis to measuring DC-DC converter efficiency, now you can do it with less instruments on your bench. Keysight offer a 1U height modular electronic load module for the N6700 family which is capable of supplying power from power module and sink to the e-load module in a single modular mainframe.
Case study: Enabling a globally-recognised brand to stand out in a new market sector with a unique solution
In our latest case study, our close partnership and collaborative approach made the critical difference for our customer Elsap, who came to us with a strict design brief and deadline.
Acal BFi, as TREK's only authorised repair and calibration centre in Europe, provides a comprehensive and efficient repair and calibration service to ensure customers can have absolute confidence in their TREK devices and the results they provide.
If you have used soft magnetic cores you will have experienced "noise", the most common is the hum of transformers in the 50Hz net, but where does this noise come from? Why is it sometimes negligible? And, why does it sometimes reach an unacceptable level?
Acal BFi's specialist CSfMC team offers a variety of services to enable customers to overcome complex EMC challenges and create unique component designs. Come and meet us at EMV 2019, stand C2 318, to discuss your ideas, plans and requirements.
Inductor Design Engineer, Paul Winkler M.Sc. will be presenting his paper "Direct modelling of Inductor Saturation Behaviour in a SPICE-like Transient Analysis" at the 7th International Conference on System Modeling and Optimization (ICSMO) in Rome, from 16-19 February 2019.
SynQor now offer an innovative N+M, glitch-free redundancy feature for their uninterruptible power supplies
SynQor's new redundancy feature can provide systems with the capabilities needed for always-on critical applications, without needing separate, back-up UPS (uninterruptible power supply) systems or units.
When permanently marking a material, for branding or to facilitate tracking through your manufacturing and supply chain, it is very important to find the balance between having enough power to create a mark and not having too much power which could damage the area. Find out more about our laser marking products.
Excelsys have now expanded their range with the new CoolX1000, the industry's only fanless, 1000W, modular power-supply platform with an efficiency of up to 94%. It also offers the most comprehensive feature set and specifications available in the market.
We ensure your IoT solutions are ahead of the curve with market-leading designs by providing you with an extensive range of leading-edge technologies and custom services. Find out more in our newly updated From sensors to the cloud brochure.read more
Our engineers are the specialists who combine technology expertise with sector experience to find the right solution for the customer's application and challenges. Read eight examples of where our close partnerships and technical design support has solved customers' design challenges and made the impossible possible.read more
Some applications may require a powder core permeability that is in between the values of the standard range. Additional permeabilities can be achieved by adding an air gap between the two cores; however, this also has a negative impact of fringing flux and the related loses. In our paper, we share how different permeability Sendust E-cores can be combined to create a much fuller range of permeabilities without using an air gap or creating new materials.read more
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is an essential element of any electronics design, as electromagnetic interference (EMI) can disrupt electronic equipment and systems. Understanding how a component will function in the final application is key; however, the impact of different environments can change your test results.
Our Photonics and Imaging technical experts will be at Vision 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany. Come and see us on stand 1H66 to discuss your needs and see some of our innovative products.read more
Visit Acal BFi at Design Automation & Embedded Systems 2018,
7 and 8 November, Mechelen and Eindhoven
We will be attending this year's Design Automation & Embedded Systems event. Come and join us to learn about the latest security, IoT and electronic design technologies, and listen to John Boudewijns' talk on how to get your data into the Cloud safely.read more
Our specialist Power team will be at COMPAMED 2018 for the first time. Come and see us in Hall 8a, stand P35 to discuss your needs and see some of our innovative products.read more
Meet our team of experts at Electronica, Europe's leading exhibition in electronics. Come and see us on stand 233 in hall C3 to discuss your needs and see some of our innovative products. Our sister companies MTC, Myrra, Flux and Variohm will also be there.read more
Meet our team of technical lighting experts at Lux Live, Europe's largest annual lighting event. Come and see us on stand J21 to discuss your needs and see some of our innovative products.read more
Our team of technical experts will be at SPS IPC Drives. Come and see us in hall 10.0 on stand 536 to discuss your ideas, plans or requirements for innovative applications.read more
By using just one magnetic material, you can simplify your design, supply chain and purchasing processes. In the same way, Acal BFi can simplify your ordering, purchasing, delivery and supply chain processes, enabling you to work with a single supplier for all your ferrite material needs.read more
Acal BFi enhance their comprehensive power portfolio to offer high-voltage solutions following new strategic pan-European partnership with Advanced Energy.read more
We are all moving to a future where the fast, continuing innovation in wearable technology is allowing humans to converge with the environment around them, driving a more interactive, intuitive and optimised experience.read more
Controlling and understanding light is critical to many products' commercial success. Do you have access to the light-measurement solution you need?read more
Temperature increases within a component can influence its performance and efficiency, with aging, endurance and life span affected detrimentally over the long term. Read our technical download to find out how we use thermography as a solution to these issues.read more
Case study – using nanocrystalline cores to mitigate EMI issues in electrical ship propulsion systems
Many ship designers are turning to electric propulsion to increase efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and improve reliability of vessels. However, compared with industrial or transportation applications, there are several characteristics unique to ships, and this new generation of power distribution and propulsion system presents engineers with a complex set of EMC challenges.read more
Acal BFi's new pan-European agreement with Rebellion Photonics allows us to offer the only imaging systems in the world that can identify and quantify gas releases in real time.read more
Excelsys Technologies have extended their range of power card modules for the CoolX600 NFF (no fan featured) series modular power supply with their new CmG dual-output 120W power card.read more
Tous les jours, notre spécialiste Dirk Faber conseille nos clients afin de choisir la caméra thermique la plus appropriée et aussi d'autres appareils de test et mesure éléctronique. Voici donc les cinq points importants listés par Dirk lors de la sélection d'une caméra thermique.read more
Acal BFi's new partnership with gas-sensor specialist, Cubic, will provide high-performance, customisable products and solutions to the rising demands of the air-quality-monitoring market.read more
Acal BFi selected as the first European technical partner to bring cutting-edge Airoha (MediaTek Group Company) technology to the IoT sector
Airoha Technology Corporation (Airoha) have selected Acal BFi as the first regional technical partner to bring their systems-on-chip (SoC) solutions to the IoT sector.read more
Improving the accuracy of your SPICE simulations of powder cores by modelling inductor's variable saturation
In this paper, we explain how the change in inductance from applied current can be described mathematically and be considered in a circuit simulation to improve design accuracy, based on the choke design or measurements.read more
Managing price vs performance is integral to making sure you are not paying too much for overly complicated products with unnecessary extras. Acal BFi work with Tucsen because they focus on developing the highest-quality sCMOS cameras and imaging solutions to meet your exact industrial application requirements.read more
Dr Guenther, Head of Custom Services for Magnetic Components (CSfMC), will be presenting the case study "How nanocrystalline cores can reduce EMI from ship propulsion systems" at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo Conference in June 2018.read more
PCIM Europe is one of the most important meeting points for the power and magnetics industry. Come and visit us on stand 435 in Hall 7.read more
Micrometals and Acal BFi. Micrometals are one of the world leaders in the production of high-quality, low-cost iron-powder cores - offering an unrivalled customisation service.read more
Discover how your magnetic component designs and applications can benefit from carbonyl iron powder, using a tried-and-tested material from a different sector.read more
Our portfolio covers every possible power supply scenario. From creating your own bespoke power supply with SynQor bricks, to flexible, user-configurable modular products from Excelsys, internal open-frame designs from SL Power to cost-effective, plug-and-play external supplies from Cincon, we put the power in your industrial application.read more
New 600W CmE power module provides the full potential of the Excelsys CoolX600 power supply with just one power card
Excelsys have released the CmE module for its revolutionary CoolX600 NFF (No Fan Featured) Series power supply which enables users gain the maximum 600W (at 24V(nom) and 25A) from just one power card module.read more
Myrra launch the 48000 series â€“ their smallest, complete AC/DC power supply solution for low-power electronic designs and devices
Myrra have launched their smallest-ever power supply, the 48000 series; available with seven output voltages – 3.3, 5, 9, 12, 15, 18 and 24Vdcread more
Developed by one of the world’s leading suppliers of precision soft magnetic materials and components, Magnetics’ new M material pushes the boundaries of ferrite class materials with a permeability of 15,000µ, one of the highest permeabilities available for ferrite materials.read more
Find out how Acal BFi overcame an almost impossible brief with the latest IoT technology solutions and innovative designread more
Acal BFi advances technology through innovation by supporting designers with their applications and developing new, custom solutions. Our internship programme sees the next generation of engineers complete their academic studies with real-world experience at our Custom Services for Magnetics Components centre in Germany.read more
Pan-European thermal imaging specialist, Acal BFi, opens the potential of FLIRâ€™s new Lepton 3 micro-camera
Acal BFi, thermal imaging specialist and European leader in advanced technology solutions, is helping enable customers to easily access and design with FLIR´s Lepton® micro-thermal camera series, including the new Lepton 3.read more
See the FX30 in action - Acal BFi have teamed the new Sierra Wireless FX30 with the Acal BFi Environmental Sensor Platform to produce this demonstration video of this new cellular gateway.read more
Sierra Wireless Smart SIM gives global access to more networks than any single mobile network operator SIM. Claim 3 FREE Smart SIMs today.
Do you have an application that you are building right now or ready to be tested/launced in the next 8 weeks? Is Mobile connectivity an essential part of your solution? If so why not claim up-to 3 Sierra Wireless Smart SIMs for 15MB of data for up to 3 months.read more
Cincon’s new quarter size brick railway series - including 150W and 50W variants - is designed for the demanding needs and requirements of the rail industry, with full compliance to the EN50155 Railway Standard for use on rolling stock, and EN45545 Railway Standard for fire and smoke.read more
Qioptiqâ€™s world-class laser technology is now available with Acal BFiâ€™s specialist technical integration and design expertise
Acal BFi, the European leader in advanced technology solutions with over 30 years’ experience in photonics and lasers, has partnered with Qioptiq to increase application support and enable more sectors to benefit from Qioptiq’s leading laser technology across Europe.read more
Acal BFi are pleased to announce that all products of GW Instek are now in our portfolio. GW Instek has more than 300 product items, ranging from oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, signal sources, basic test and measurement instruments to video surveillance systems.read more
Acal BFi signs exclusive pan-European agreement with onboard video and image processing system specialist, SightLine Applications
Acal BFi has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement to provide advanced video processing products from SightLine Applications across Europe.read more
Tommy Kärrman and Antti Silventoinen from our partner ProAnt will give a lecture about the crucial component of a wireless device, the antenna. We are honored that these Swedish specialists will come on behalf of us to the D&E event ‘17 on 11 and 12 October next. We asked them a couple questions in advance.read more
Overview brochure – providing an overview of all of our sensor solutions.read more
Save up to 50%* on a range of ex-demo test and measurement equipment from brands including Keysight, FLIR, Sefram and BK Precision.read more
Wireless footswitches from Herga Technology bring improved safety and convenience to the medical sector
Medical footswitch and hand control specialist, Herga Technology, have added Bluetooth Low Energy technology to their range of single- and multi-pedal switches, providing the medical sector with a new, convenient and safe wireless solution.read more
Acal BFi have produced a series of soft magnetic material user guides. Based on decades of experience providing our customers with the solutions they need, we share valuable insight and knowledge of the key materials worth considering.read more
Acal BFi bring unique sensor, switch and motion system solutions offer from the Variohm Group to the European market
Acal BFi have enhanced and extended their specialist and custom solutions offer with sensor, switch and motion system technologies from the Variohm Group.read more
This paper explores an alternative solution to large or multiple air-gaps in power-inductors – lower permeability powder materials.read more
Technology continues to expand at a phenomenal rate, directly impacting the way we go about our day-to-day lives. In our latest white paper we look at how smart beacons and Bluetooth Low Energy technology will drive further change, adding yet more convenience to our everyday lives.read more
Het meten van power electronics is voor engineers gemeengoed. Gelukkig ook maar, hierdoor vermijdt men gevaarlijke situaties zoals het te warm worden van een applicatie. Hoe je effectief meet met een warmtebeeldcamera demonstreert Dirk Faber op het eendaags event Power Electronics op 20 juni a.s. Wij stelden hem alvast vier vragen.read more