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October 13th, 2017

APTA EXPO 2017 - the year of the electric bus

Back from APTA 2017 in Atlanta. It was a great event to continue developing existing relationships and forge new ones ...more

September 15th, 2017

REO-USA at the APTA EXPO 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.

REO-USA is exhibiting at the APTA EXPO 2017 October 9 - 11 2017 in Atlanta, GA.
We are exhibiting our latest technology of Components for Railway applications. ...more

August 29th, 2017

REO-USA at the Corrosion Technology Week (CTW) in Indianapolis, Indiana

REO-USA is participating in the Corrosion Technology Week 2017, September 10-14 2017 ...more

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► REO-USA prepares for APTA EXPO

July 29th, 2014

While REO-USA has a reputation for designing and manufacturing a wide range of inductive and resistive components that enrich the performance of railway drives and train electrical equipment, today's transportation environment requires more. As the company prepares for the APTA EXPO, REO-USA will focus on how its products also impact safety factors and the bottom line.

Visit us at booth 4300 where we will display an assortment of reactors, charging resistors, current transformers, and EMC and sinus filters.

APTA Expo 2014 - October 13-15, 2014

George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX more


► REO-USA CNW 903 and CNW 905 Line Reactors provide key performance and market advantages

July 8th, 2014

Patented technology and an inductance edge can deliver documented ROI

REO-USA has a pair of line reactors that other manufacturers can't match. Like many in the marketplace, the CNW 903 and CNW 905 address voltage and current issues and attenuate harmonics in variable frequency drive (VFD) systems, helping to extend VFD and motor service life. But the company and its parent corporation have gone the extra step for OEM prospects, panel builders and system integrators.

3-phase line filter CNW 903
Payback in 5 weeks ~$1,000 1st-year energy savings: Not bad for a single REO-USA CNW 903 Line Reactor on a 4kW VFD, with more savings year after year while the reactor combats voltage spikes and current issues.

Whether incoming facility power sources are nearby or relatively distant, REO-USA line reactors do more than parrot their counterparts. They can pay big dividends, including energy savings, based on measuring what happens in actual installations. In a typical example, energy savings with a CNW 903 line reactor on a 4kW VFD paid for itself in less than five weeks, achieving savings of nearly $1,000 for the first year alone.

"In an industry where precious little down-line data exists on actual application ROI, it's not about how much it costs up-front. It's how much it pays long-term," remarked REO-USA Technical Sales Engineer Alex Ward. "Whether such savings with your own VFD installations are higher or lower, they keep accumulating year after year and that's the difference with our line reactors."

The first line of defense in the component chain, line reactor performance affects all components thereafter. Indicative of the commoditized approach common in the industry, however, many manufacturers' line reactors and load reactors are exactly the same product, right down to the part numbers. Flip a coin and it's either "line" or "load", but not so with REO-USA says Ward.

"We make line and load reactors differently. We put more carefully selected 'build' material into our 3-phase line reactors, providing more inductance per phase," revealed Ward. "They're specifically designed to more effectively handle line-side voltage and current issues, reduce harmonic ripple and minimize distortion from EMI (electromagnetic interference)." more

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