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MSc to make a full electric power train for a spent nuclear fuel transfer vehicle

18.2.2021

MSc has signed a contract of supplying converters and energy storage for Posiva’s canister transfer and installation vehicle (KSAA), which is a battery powered electric vehicle operating underground.

MSc scope of supply includes the converters to charge the vehicle battery and control the main and auxiliary motor drives. Also the 200 kWh energy storage system is part of the total system delivery.

The canister transfer and installation vehicle (KSAA) is the only safety-classified system (SC3) in the underground deposition process. Its task is to transport and install the copper canisters containing spent fuel into the deposition hole.

MSc motor drives will be used for the traction of the vehicle and lifting and moving of the canisters and MSc chargers and DCDC converters will be used to charge and discharge the battery. All converters will be built in heavy duty, long lifetime and corrosion proof IP65 stainless steel enclosures.

MSc was selected as the supplier, because of proven track record of reliable power electronics solutions for special purposes. MSc was also ready to supply complete electric power system for the vehicle including the energy storage.

Posiva Oy is an expert organisation in environmental technology, which was established in 1995. It is tasked with handling the final disposal of the spent nuclear fuel. Posiva’s final disposal solution and final disposal facility ONKALO® are the results of decades of multidisciplinary development efforts.

MSc specializes in power converters for smart grid and industrial applications, and auxiliary power converters for rail vehicles. MSc has over 35 years of experience and has delivered over 16 000 power converters worldwide. MSc products are known of their quality, reliability and long lifetime in wide range of applications.

MSc Traction and Deutsche Bahn sign contract of ICE3 SIL2 -compliant battery chargers

8.2.2021

MSc Traction Oy will design and manufacture new battery chargers that fulfil requirements according to SIL2 to Deutsche Bahn for ICE3 high speed trains.

The contract consists of the first set of total 450 battery chargers. The new converter will replace the original battery chargers which have come to end of life.

Resulting from a risk analysis for the battery chargers, carried out by Deutsche Bahn, it was concluded that the battery chargers must fulfil the requirements of SIL2 (SIL=Safety Integrity Level). The fulfilment of SIL2 requirements will be assessed by an Independent Safety Assessment (ISA) body. SIL 2 is generally used in safety critical environments like nuclear power plants.

The ICE3 battery charger is a two way converter system, which in normal operation charges the batteries, but can also feed current from the battery to the critical systems of the train on cases where the current supply from the overhead line is not available.

MSc Traction was selected as the supplier of the battery chargers via a public tendering process.

Deutsche Bahn is the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. The ICE3 trains are the most widely used high speed train in Europe. 

MSc specializes in power converters for smart grid and industrial applications, and auxiliary power converters for rail vehicles. MSc has over 35 years of experience and has delivered over 16 000 power converters worldwide. MSc products are known of their quality, reliability and long lifetime in wide range of applications.

MSc strengthen Electronics sales team

25.1.2021

MSc Electronics has a long history of tailor-made power converters for OEM`s and system integrators and several new exciting and competitive products for industrial customers in the R&D roadmap.

In order to strengthen our presence on the market and launch the new products successfully we are happy to welcome Mika Sillanpää (M.Sc) as the Sales and Marketing Director in our MSc Electronics team.

Mika has wide experience of international business in several high technology companies including power quality solution and electrical motor drives. He will have an active role in our customer and partner operations and work with our team in maintaining and improving the high quality of MSc offering. He has started in his role on the 15th of January, 2021.

MSc strengten R&D resources

31.8.2020

Despite the crisis in the world MSc decided to invest in R&D to get new and more competitive products to the market after the ”new normal after covid-19” business life is back on track.

Profitability and steady growth of MSc during the last years makes it possible to invest more in R&D even during this kind of extra ordinary situation in the world.

MSc has several new competitive products in the R&D roadmap to be launched for sales before the end of 2020. More MSc news about these new products will be published in the coming autumn.

To make this happen MSc has recruited two very experienced power electronics engineering professionals to strengthen the R&D team of MSc.

We welcome Ville Ristimäki (B.Sc.) and Juha Malinen (M.Sc.) to join our R&D team.

Ville has a long and wide history in developing various special power converters and systems for special machines.

Juha has a very long history of developing realiable power electronics for military and space. This experience is essential in the products of MSc for railway, energy production and special machines

MSc

MSc electronics Oy (est. 1984) and MSc Traction Oy (est 1996) form a group which uses the common name MSc.

MSc is driven by a passion to design, manufacture and sell reliable and sustainable power converters.

Medium Power range (5 – 200kW), harsh environments, customized mechanics and small serie production are the core competencies of MSc.

These power converters can be use to control electric energy in various applications or to help generate power from renewable sources or charging/discgarging batterie/super capacitors.

MSc has its R&D and product facilities in Finland, Tampere and Service Partners in Germany, Britain, Russia and Norway.

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