Based on its recent analysis of the global DIN Rail power supplies market, Frost & Sullivan presents PULS Power (PULS) with the 2008 Global Frost & Sullivan Green Excellence Award in Product Innovation for the company’s pioneering efforts to advance its product range, the DIMENSION series, during 2007-2008. Capable of generating significant environmental benefits, the product’s unmatched design and energy efficiency have enabled widespread acceptance in the market within a short time after its launch.
PULS is one of the first in the industry to have incorporated environmental conservation and sustainability efforts into its business model. The company has focused on developing energy-efficient products to enhance the performance and operating life of power units by eliminating heat from the control systems of the power supply.
“Over the years, PULS’ ingenious efforts in developing energy-efficient products have pioneered the industry standards,” explains Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Anu Elizabeth Cherian. “The launch of its upgraded product line DIMENSION in 2007-08, aimed at reducing environmental impact and conserving energy, reinforced the company’s capability to address changing environmental needs and priorities.”
The new DIMENSION range of products generates minimal heat within the power supply, thereby guaranteeing increased operating life (over 10 years) and performance of the entire power supply unit. This feature ensures that the products are sustainable in the long term. End-users can use this product range for 10 to 20 years and hence, can operate their businesses in an energy-saving mode without wasting energy or heat in the long run.
Further, the highly compact products (especially the C and Q series) offer 55 percent reduced space requirements for end-users, compared to competing products in the market. This enables end-users to use a smaller enclosure to fit power supply units, which in turn requires less energy and heightens efficiency. Additionally, compactness reduces customers’ freight costs by half. The DIN Rail power supplies are also designed to ensure greater reliability and last longer than competing products. As PULS’ products last 2-3 times longer, this helps reduce frequent addition of wastes to the environment during disposal.
Another competitive edge of the new DIMENSION range is its unsurpassed energy efficiency ranging from 92 percent to 96.5 percent. This is considered the maximum level in the industry. PULS is the first company in the DIN Rail power supply market to introduce a microprocessor to control the operation of the power supply. Its competitors are presently striving to follow the trend initiated by PULS in making their products more energy efficient and compact in size.
PULS has further demonstrated its obligatory responsibility towards the environment by constructing one of the greenest manufacturing plants in the world in 2007. The innovative design of its production facility in the Czech Republic ensures that there is no waste of heat energy generated from the power supply units. The excess heat is effectively utilized to heat water in the production plant during winters. The structure is designed to receive optimal natural light. Exterior jalousies act as sunshades and eliminate the need for air-conditioning. The concrete materials of the building act as an absorber of thermal energy. The use of burn-in-cabinets with integrated energy-recovering systems reduces energy usage by 84 percent, another significant feature among several other energy conserving methods.
PULS’ environment-centric business approach can also be upheld by the accomplishment of its 24V, 20A power supply device, which saves 250 kilograms of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere every year. With this highly efficient product, the company has successfully addressed global issues on climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.
“PULS has gained an advantage in niche markets, such as solar and wind power, which are focused on the green aspects of the environment,” notes Cherian. “These markets themselves strive to promote environmental sustainability and green products from PULS fulfill the need for eco-friendly solutions that aid in energy conservation.”
Overall, PULS has successfully formulated and implemented a long-term business commitment to ensure energy usage in an optimal manner. The company has helped in reducing the environmental burden through its products and production processes. This environment-focused business approach has placed PULS Power as an industry leader in adopting a greener path to business and set the essential guidelines for energy conservation. Its technologically advanced family of power supplies, the DIMENSION line, has outperformed all competing products in the market in terms of energy efficiency and waste disposal.
These factors clearly indicate the competitive edge the company has exhibited over other participants in the market, thereby making PULS the worthy recipient of the 2008 Frost & Sullivan Award for Green Excellence in product innovation in the global DIN Rail power supplies market.
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated unique product design and development initiatives, which is aligned with a sustainable and environmentally conscious objective within its industry sector. The award signifies the company's identification of a unique and revolutionary solution with significant environmental benefits, while simultaneously presenting tremendous market potential. It also signifies that the company's overall business strategy is sound and poised for success.
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About PULS Power
Headquartered in Germany, PULS has established itself as a reliable manufacturer of switched mode power supplies, in addition to demonstrating the company’s responsibility toward environmental sustainability. PULS, being the only company to exclusively focus on DIN-Rail power supplies in the market, has developed technologically superior and pioneering products over the years by virtue of its vast expertise and skilled resource base.
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