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Acme Electric Launches New Apex Active Power Filter Line

Acme Electric
South Bend, Indiana May 26, 2020 - Acme Electric introduces the new Apex line of Active Harmonic Filters. These products include advanced features to ensure cost-effective power quality for variable frequency drive motors. Acme Electric, part of Hubbell Commercial Construction, provides innovative electrical products to OEM, industrial and commercial markets.
 
Acme's new Active Filters are designed for dynamic reactive power compensation and harmonic filtering. Connected parallel to electrical loads, they sense distortion caused by non-linear loads and respond to cancel them out in real time. They save money by improving power quality, increasing process reliability and productivity while complying with power quality standards.
 
Acme's Apex line features state-of-the-art controllers built on a modern 3 level topology to provide real-time response in cancelling harmonic distortion. Higher efficiency, lower losses and longer life are achieved compared to conventional 2 level Insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) inverter systems. This system also produces the lowest possible audible noise, perfect for use in spaces where silence is vital.
 
The Apex line is designed for easy operation. Simplified commissioning is provided through a 7" touch screen interface and built-in commissioning wizard. The filters automatically sense system voltage and frequency. Smart operation mode extends filter life by reducing operational losses when in low load conditions. Comprehensive monitoring and reporting are included. Compliance with all standard communication protocols is provided.
 
The compact modular design of the Apex Filter family allows for easy integration into VFDs or other cabinets. The standard module case provides NEMA1 rotection. Modules with NEMA3 protection are also available. These filters can even be delivered in a stand-alone wall-mount design.
 
Four Apex models are available, offering 50-200A normal current capacity. For industrial applications, Acme's Filters provide stable voltage for dynamic loads such as welding equipment and cranes. In commercial applications, they support switch mode power supplies. For infrastructure applications, they are used for VFDs that support fans, compressors and other heavy loads.
 
Acme offers Apex Filters as part of the Hubbell Power Quality Solutions product line in conjunction with Powerohm Resistors. Apex Active Harmonic Filters are available now.

Find more information at www.hubbell.com.

About Hubbell Commercial Construction
Hubbell Commercial Construction includes five brands that provide innovative and cost-effective electrical products with superior customer service for commercial and/or residential markets. RACO creates electrical boxes, covers, and fittings. TayMac crafts in-use covers for outdoor electrical applications. Bell produces weatherproof boxes, covers and outdoor lighting. Wiegmann offers the most complete line of electrical enclosures for OEM, Commercial Construction, and MRO markets. Acme Electric manufactures power conversion and conditioning equipment for industrial, commercial and OEM applications.
 
These historic brands are part of Hubbell Incorporated, one of the largest electrical manufacturers in North America. The company's history of innovation extends back to 1889. Founder Harvey Hubbell invented the pull chain light switch and electric plug.
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