February 21, 2012 – VPT was featured in Military & Aerospace Electronic’s article “Power Supply Manufacturers Pursue Smaller Size, Lower Weight, and Higher Efficiency.”
“Military and avionics customers are continually seeking smaller size, lower weight, and higher efficiency in their power supplies to save on board space, design cost, and operation cost,” says Steve Butler, Vice President of Engineering at VPT Inc. in Blacksburg, VA. Not only are power supplies being weighed against those factors, but as a vital piece of any system they must be rugged and reliable.
Military and avionics power supplies also are held to high standards. “Customers also continue to demand a true military/avionics-grade, or high-reliability power converter,” Butler continues. “Hermeticity is vital for these types of applications.” Hermeticity prevents air and gas from interfering with the power supply, and many high-reliability applications such as aircraft benefit from a system that is unaffected by outside sources.