The latest electronic equipment on the market today is based on careful designs that are focused on improving experience and efficiency. Operating within known safety margins for your industry is simply not enough to compete in today’s market. The best engineering firms are working towards creating a perfect design to prevent field failures.

Failure patterns and shortcomings are something that occurs in almost any type of electrical design; occasional voltage surges and more can happen regularly and ongoing testing and redesign are important to prevent these types of field failures. There are many factors that can affect power supply reliability; here are some of the main factors that have a huge impact on service reliability.

Complexity of Components

When components get more complex, there’s an increased risk of failure. We work at simplifying our specifications to improve reliability and efficiency wherever possible.

Operational Stress

Any type of electronic equipment will face a series of stresses including vibration, voltage, temperature, and the occasional spike in current. The effect of these stresses on components need to be considered. We regularly test all of our products for reliability and applying new stress tests to make sure that they can stay adequately cooled and reliable even in intensive situations.

Generic Components

Generic components bring about generic reliability and introducing improved connections that improve reliability will work to produce a more reliable product. Although these components can be more expensive, this is often a tradeoff for professional-grade results. We can carefully select components that can provide improvements to accuracy and control reliability.

If you are interested in improving operational reliability for your operations, working with our staff can make sure that you can reduce the running costs of your equipment and gain a competitive advantage in the market.

This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Swartz Engineering. For nearly a half a century, Swartz Engineering has been at the forefront of industry safety. They are a family-owned company specializing in power distribution for the electrical industry. They are the leading manufacturer of Type 76 DC relays. It is the most widely accepted protective overcurrent device used in the transit industry today.

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