September 7, 2018
Strategic alliance between OPAL-RT and Imperix allowing new power electronics solutions
[MONTREAL, September, 7th 2018] Imperix and OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES are making one step further in their collaboration. On August 30th, the two companies signed a strategic alliance that sets ground for co-investments in complementary products and solutions.
Imperix and OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES are making one step further in their collaboration. On August 30th, the two companies signed a strategic alliance that sets ground for co-investments in complementary products and solutions.
This reinforced collaboration allows to accelerate product development and join product lines in order to respond to the increasing need for power electronic experimental testbed solutions. Marketing will also be facilitated, notably for microgrid applications, for which both companies currently face an increasing demand.
The first joint product to benefit from the alliance is the OP1300, a test bench dedicated to the combined hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and experimental validation of power converter control techniques. First showcased during PES GM and CIGRÉ Sessions, the test bench enables researchers and engineers to go beyond simulation and obtain world-class experimental results in the blink of an eye. “This fully turn-key system really makes HIL and Power-HIL within everyone’s reach” says Simon Delalay, CEO at imperix.
“More generally, the agreement will foster a closer relationship between the Swiss and the Canadian companies, enabling Imperix to benefit from OPAL-RT long-renowned experience in real time simulation and power systems in general, while bringing its own expertise in low voltage power electronics” says Jean Belanger, CEO at OPAL-RT Technologies.
ABOUT OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES
Established in 1997, OPAL-RT Technologies develops and markets high performance real-time simulators used by universities, research centers and large corporations working in the automotive, aerospace, power electronics and power grid industries. Over the years, OPAL-RT has taken its place as the world leader in real-time simulation in the field of electronics by distributing powerful simulation and validation systems that feature the latest technology available on the market.
Imperix is a Swiss company developing high-end control equipment and prototyping hardware for power electronics, drives, smart grids and related topics. Its products are designed to enable cutting-edge innovation in corporate and academic environments. They are especially valued for their ability to accelerate the implementation of laboratory-scale power converters and facilitate the derivation of high quality experimental results. The company also offers various levels of integration services, intended to assist its customers in their prototyping activities. As such, its offering ranges from the delivery of plug-and-play hardware and software, to that of fully customized systems involving specialized control software algorithms.