Bedrock announces MIL-STD-461E and IEC 61000 certification for UPS-500 and SPS-500 power supplies

Bedrock announces MIL-STD-461E and IEC 61000 certification for UPS-500 and SPS-500 power supplies

July 7, 2017 – Bedrock Automation announced that both its secure power supply (SPS.500) and lithium uninterruptible power supply (UPS.500) have achieved compliance with Military Standard 461 (MIL-STD-461E) and International Electrical Commission 61000 (IEC 61000) for electromagnetic pulse (EMP) resistance. This certification, which Bedrock Automation has also achieved on its flagship BedrockT control system, means Bedrock users now have maximal assurance of process continuity during an EMP event.

National Technical Systems, an independent military and industrial testing firm, conducted test RS105 for radiated susceptibility to a transient electromagnetic field. The power supplies were tested separately, each receiving repeated 50,000 V/m nanosecond EMP strikes that emulate the energy of a High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP), as would be created by an atmospheric nuclear detonation. The Bedrock power supplies performed without error and without consequential damage during and after the test.

The SPS.500 Secure Power Supply provides cyber security authentication and onboard intelligence for diagnostics and secure Ethernet communications, making it a power component for IIoT applications. Encased in a NEMA 4X sealed aluminum enclosure, it provides single or redundant power, using 90-264 V AC main voltage 50/60 Hz input. Its output of up to 500 watts is software configurable, between 21 to 28 volts. Users of any PLC, SCADA RTU, PAC or DCS can retrofit to the SPS.500 inside or outside enclosures, anywhere in a plant and in harsh environments

The UPS.500 uninterruptible power supply is designed to be the battery backup for the Bedrock OSA, but can be used to supply 24 V DC 12Ah of power to any industrial control system. An onboard secure microcontroller controls the Li-Ion polymer battery cell-by-cell. It is also protected by a sealed aluminum enclosure rated for IP66/67.   

About Bedrock Automation

Bedrock Automation, based in San Jose, California, is the maker of Bedrock, a cyber secure automation platform. This Silicon Valley company has assembled the latest technologies and talents from both the automation and semiconductor industries to build an unprecedented automation solution for industrial control based on three prime directives: simplicity, scalability and security.