Power, PDU & Networking Solutions for Military Active Protection System Program
The use of active protection on ground vehicles is now a widely adopted solution, especially considering developments in radar, LIDAR, infrared, and other sensor technologies coupled with high-speed processing capabilities. Enercon Technologies supplies various technologies for this APS application.
Enercon Technologies customized version of M4054 VPX DC/DC power supply and customized power distribution unit (PDU) support an Active Protection System (APS) program of the US Army. The program addresses a critical safety and protection requirements for soldiers operating in ground vehicles. Our MILTECH 912 and MILTECH 9012C from our new rugged Ethernet networking solutions are also part of this program.
The first primary challenge Enercon Technologies assisted the customer in overcoming was identifying a SOSA-aligned power supply in excess of 600W of total power, operating up to 85⁰C, with an integrated EMI filter compliant to MIL-STD-461. The second challenge was the ability to pass rigorous safety testing requirements. Two products were identified for this application to help overcome these challenges:... read more
Synergies include customers, platform programs, world-class leadership in military rugged design and SWaP for COTS, tailored, and customized solutions
Enercon Technologies, Ltd. (Enercon) today announced its acquisition of Techaya, expanding the company’s investment in delivering industry-leading, integrated power and power management solutions to now include networking solutions for its military and aerospace customers. The combined operations can now produce more integrated SWaP -centric solutions specifically designed for system-level networking, power and power management needs in military applications.
“Both Enercon and Techaya customers design unique military platforms that require both high-quality power and networking solutions, usually in a constrained footprint, that can mean mission success or failure,” said Eyal Shary, CEO of Enercon. “By leveraging a mature power solution with a mature networking solution and acquiring that capability from a single manufacturer, our customers can simplify subsystem integration, mitigate risk, and shorten their design schedule.”
The two companies have an industry reputation for dense, SWaP designs with a bedrock in ruggedness. This approach has created a solid reputation in the market delivering the guaranteed quality necessary for mission-critical military applications, while being able to deliver COTS, tailored and customized solutions when needed.
“The acquisition will provide streamlined sales channels and design capabilities to many of the companies’ shared customers and programs of record,” said Tsahi Sucher, Techaya co-founder. “Techaya and Enercon will benefit from efficiencies such as faster prototyping from spec, consolidation of logistics, and capitalizing on similar manufacturing requirements to consolidate subcontracting, supply partners, components, and engineering skillsets.”
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Enercon Technologies, Ltd. is a leading designer and manufacturer of tailored power conversion solutions, proudly serving the defense and aerospace markets for over 40 years. Enercon's Power conversion and Power management product families include a wide range of mature and customizable converters, inverters, UPS, and VPX/VME solutions. Enercon products are designed to meet rugged military standards and environmental conditions, including MIL-STD-704, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-1275 and MIL-STD-1399. Enercon Technologies is an AS9100 certified company.
Techaya Inc. is a prime developer, innovator and manufacturer of military-grade, ruggedized COTS and customized IP-based netowrking solutions where extreme conditions and unique tactical requirements are the norm. Their MILTECH products and solutions are designed for military rugged and unique applications involving extreme environmental conditions. They are tested and certified by an external accredited laboratory for MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD-461E, MIL-STD-1275B, MIL-STD-704A, HIK-7 and IP68.... read more
We welcome Oran Collins joining Enercon Technolgies as Europe Sales Manager.
Oran has vast experience in international sales and marketing from the defense, civilian and high-tech industries. In his last role, he served for 9 years as Sales and International Business Development Manager at Rafael. Prior to that, Oran worked for 11 years as International Sales and Marketing Manager at SELA Ltd a high-tech company engaged in the production and marketing of systems for the semiconductor industry.
Oran began his career as a project leader at the company Greenhouse Technologies owned by the Ministry of Trade and Industry. The role included building business and marketing plans, locating investors from the private sector, managing venture capital funds and accompanying the product to the alpha stage.
Oran then relocated to Englan as Operations Manager for 4 years at EIL UK a subsidiary of Israel's Electrochemical Industries. Oran improved production indices and identified marketing opportunities that increased the company’s market segment in the UK. Oran holds a B.A in Economics and Business Administration.... read more
As part of a multi-year business strategy to grow our European business, the decision was made to attain CE certification on some of our products. Although our products are REACH qualified, there is now a mandatory requirement for CE Marking for each product shipped to Europe. In early 2020, we received a number of strategic customer requirements for the purchase of standard products with CE Marking, associated primarily with civilian products. Compliance with the requirements for product marking in CE includes EMC and SAFETY tests (dielectric strength tests at 4.25kV) according to IEC62368-1 and other standards beyond compliance with MIL-STD requirements. Enercon Technologies then went to work on getting three customer-driven products CE certified in 2020.
The products achieving the CE Certification are M1986 300W AC/DC Power Supply, M3916 500W AC/DC Power Supply, and the M4916 AC filter. Standard requirements require a completely different design solution in each design parameter from that known in the military and aviation field from the PCB to a connector level. For example:
Given the full range of requirements, we were able to preserve the unit's size, rigidity and functionality while at the same time improving EMI performance, productivity and more. We were able to meet IEC62368-1 while at the same time still meeting MIL-STD-461 EMI requirements.
The design process included intensive learning of the new standards requirements, an accelerated design process (electrical / mechanical / PCB design), characterization and procurement of LLI components, coordination of laboratories for certification tests and more.... read more