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Transformers having screen layers to reduce common mode noise

According to some aspects of the present disclosure, transformers having a screen layer and corresponding methods of winding transformers and are disclosed. Example transformers include at least one transformer core, at least one primary winding layer wound about the transformer core, and at least one secondary winding layer wound about the transformer core. ... Astec Inc

Circuit board assemblies having magnetic components

According to some aspects of the present disclosure, circuit board assemblies and methods of circuit board assembly are disclosed. Example circuit board assemblies include a circuit board and a magnetic component coupled to the circuit board. ... Astec Inc

Methods of forming coils for inductive components

A method of forming a coil for an inductive component includes bending a conductor into a figure 8 configuration. The figure 8 configuration has opposite first and second ends, a first substantially rounded portion, and a second substantially rounded portion. ... Astec Inc

Method and apparatus for cooling the impulse mechanism of a vibratory device

An impulse mechanism for a vibratory device includes an eccentrically weighted shaft that is adapted to be rotated to create vibratory forces. A fan component is mounted on the eccentrically weighted shaft. ... Astec Inc

Heat sink assemblies for surface mounted devices

According to some aspects of the present disclosure, heat sink assemblies are disclosed. Example heat sink assemblies include a printed circuit board having a first side and a second side. ... Astec Inc

Control circuits for selectively applying error offsets to improve dynamic response in switching power converters

A control circuit for controlling a power circuit having a power switch includes a control loop configured to generate a control signal for the power switch of the power circuit based on an error signal determined by comparing a sensed parameter of the power circuit and a reference signal, and a positive offset signal and a negative offset signal each configured to adjust the control signal. The control circuit is configured to detect a change in an output current of the power circuit and selectively apply only one of the offset signals based on the change in the output current to adjust the control signal thereby enhancing a dynamic response to the change in the output current. ... Astec Inc

Automatic transfer switch circuits and control methods

According to some aspects of the present disclosure, automatic transfer switch circuits and control methods are disclosed. Example automatic transfer switch circuits include a first voltage input having a line terminal and a neutral terminal, a second voltage input having a line terminal and a neutral terminal, a voltage output having a line output terminal and a neutral output terminal, a first relay coupled to the line terminal of the first voltage input and the line terminal of the second voltage input, a second relay coupled to the neutral terminal of the first voltage input and the neutral terminal of the second voltage input, a third relay coupled between the line output terminal and at least one of the first relay and second relay, a fourth relay coupled between the neutral output terminal and at least one of the first relay and the second relay, and a controller.. ... Astec Inc

Multiple phase power converters having integrated magnetic cores for transformer and inductor windings

A multiphase dc/dc power converter includes a magnetic core having a plurality of core sections and defining a plurality of magnetic flux paths, and a plurality of winding including a plurality of transformer winding sets and a plurality of inductor windings. Each transformer winding set includes a primary winding and a secondary winding wound about at least one core section of the plurality of core sections. ... Astec Inc

Switching power converters controlled with control signals having variable on-times

A control circuit is configured to sense an ac input voltage of a power factor correction (pfc) power circuit in a switching power converter, provide a control signal having an on-time and an off-time to at least one power switch of the pfc power circuit, and in response to detecting a peak voltage of the ac input voltage, increase the on-time of the control signal based on the sensed ac input voltage during an interval that begins with the peak voltage of the ac input voltage and ends with the next zero crossing following the peak voltage of the ac input voltage to improve a power factor of the switching power converter. Other example switching power converters, pfc power circuits and control circuits for controlling one or more power switches are also disclosed.. ... Astec Inc

Drill bit for directional drilling and method of manufacturing

A drill bit for directional drilling includes a main body and a wear component. The main body is unitary and formed of a first material. ... Astec Inc

System and method for asphalt mix tracking

An asphalt mix tracking system having a data collection system adapted to determine at least one characteristic of the asphalt mix, a data control system adapted to receive data from the data collection system, a lot tracking system adapted to track a lot of the asphalt mix, a truck tracking system adapted to track a truck, and a pavement injection system adapted to identify the lot of the asphalt mix. The preferred asphalt mix tracking system is adapted to substantially continuously track the asphalt mix from a mixing site to a paving site. ... Astec Inc

Input redundant circuit

An input redundant circuit according to the present disclosure may include: a core power supply unit; a first input port connected to a first input voltage; a second input port connected to a second input voltage; a relay unit connected to the first input port and the second input port to supply one of the first input voltage and the second input voltage to the core power supply unit; and a surge current limiting unit coupled to the relay unit, configured to limit a surge current generated when the relay unit is switched between the first input voltage and the second input voltage.. . ... Astec Inc

Switch mode power supplies including primary side clamping circuits controlled based on secondary side signals

A switch mode power supply includes an input, an output, and a power converter coupled between the input and the output. The power converter includes a transformer having a primary side and a secondary side, and a clamping circuit. ... Astec Inc

Aggregate dryer with exhaust quenching system

An exhaust quenching system is provided for use in connection with an asphalt concrete production plant having a dryer for drying aggregate material, an exhaust gas outlet conduit for discharge of exhaust gases from the dryer, and a dust collection assembly that is adapted to receive exhaust gases and entrained dust from the dryer via the exhaust gas outlet conduit. The exhaust quenching system is adapted to effect evaporative cooling of the exhaust gases in the exhaust gas outlet conduit upstream of the dust collection assembly.. ... Astec Inc

08/17/17 / #20170233180

Bulk material unloading system

A bulk material storage container assembly for storing and unloading particulate material includes a storage vessel adapted to hold particulate material. A discharge port is in fluid communication with the storage vessel and with a discharge port outlet. ... Astec Inc

08/10/17 / #20170227214

Apparatus and method for a burner nozzle assembly

A burner nozzle assembly comprising a nozzle body having a body inlet end, a body outlet end spaced apart from the body inlet end, a body air inlet adapted to convey a quantity of air, and a body fuel inlet adapted to convey a quantity of fuel, a nozzle mixer having a mixer inlet end, a mixer outlet end spaced apart from the mixer inlet end, a mixer air inlet adapted to convey the quantity of air, a mixer fuel inlet adapted to convey the quantity of fuel, and a mixing zone, a nozzle cap which is disposed adjacent to the body outlet end and the nozzle mixer, and a pintle which is partially disposed in the nozzle mixer. The mixer air inlet forms a substantially conical shape. ... Astec Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165674

Horizontal grinding machine with engine fuel consumption control

A horizontal grinding machine includes a frame, a feed hopper that is adapted to receive material to be processed and a feed conveyor that is associated with the feed hopper and adapted to move material to be processed in a processing direction. The grinding machine includes a grinding cylinder that is adapted to rotate about a generally horizontal grinding axis and a feed roller assembly that is mounted on the frame at the rear end of the feed hopper and in front of the grinding cylinder. ... Astec Inc

06/08/17 / #20170163145

Power supplies and methods for reducing common mode noise

An example switched-mode power supply includes an input for receiving an input voltage from a voltage source, an output for providing an output voltage to a load, and a transformer having a primary winding, a secondary winding, and a conductive shield disposed between the primary winding and the secondary winding. The power supply also includes a neutralization signal generator circuit coupled to the conductive shield to apply a neutralization signal to the conductive shield to reduce a common mode noise between the primary winding and the secondary winding of the transformer. ... Astec Inc

06/08/17 / #20170163144

Power supplies having a single isolation device for feedback and fault detection

According to some aspects of the present disclosure, isolated power supplies and corresponding control methods are disclosed. Example isolated power supplies include a transformer, at least one power switch coupled to the transformer, a controller, an output terminal, and a feedback circuit coupled to the output terminal to sense the output voltage and compare the sensed output voltage to a voltage reference. ... Astec Inc

06/01/17 / #20170155334

Multiphase interleaved forward power converters including clamping circuits

A multiphase interleaved forward power converter includes two or more subconverters and two or more subconverters clamping circuits. Each subconverter includes an input, an output, and a transformer coupled between the input and the output. ... Astec Inc

06/01/17 / #20170155332

Modifiable dc-dc power converters for providing different output voltages

A dc-dc power converter kit includes a body, a plurality of input connectors, and a plurality of output connectors. The body includes a plurality of inputs configured to couple to one another to form a power converter input, a plurality of outputs configured to couple to one another to form a power converter output, and a plurality of transformers. ... Astec Inc

05/18/17 / #20170141678

Power factor correction stage control during start-up for efficient use of a negative temperature coefficient thermistor

A power factor correction (pfc) stage of a power supply unit has a pfc circuit including a rectifier circuit, a pfc controller circuit with a pfc switch, a current sensor connected to the pfc switch, a high frequency bypass capacitor connected between the pfc controller circuit and the rectifier circuit, and a bulk storage capacitor connected between the pfc controller circuit and an output of the pfc stage. The pfc stage also has a negative temperature coefficient thermistor connected in series with the pfc switch and the current sensor. ... Astec Inc

04/20/17 / #20170111041

Methods for overdriving a base current of an emitter switched bipolar junction transistor and corresponding circuits

An emitter switched bipolar transistor circuit includes a bipolar junction transistor (bjt) having a collector coupled to an output terminal, a metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (mosfet) coupled to an emitter of the bjt, a bias voltage supply coupled to the base of the bjt, a buffer coupled to the base of the bjt, and a comparator. The comparator includes a first input coupled to the collector of the bjt, a second input coupled to a voltage reference, and an output coupled to an input of the buffer. ... Astec Inc

04/13/17 / #20170104407

Control circuits and methods for transitioning between power converter control modes

A control circuit includes a first integrator circuit corresponding to a first mode and a second integrator circuit corresponding to a second mode. The control circuit is configured to transition control of the power converter between the first mode and the second mode such that one of the first mode and the second mode is a controlling mode for a period of time and the other one of the first mode and the second mode is a non-controlling mode for the period of time, and set an output of the first integrator circuit or the second integrator circuit corresponding to the non-controlling mode to equal an output of the first integrator circuit or the second integrator circuit corresponding to the controlling mode. ... Astec Inc

04/13/17 / #20170104340

Constant current limiting protection for series coupled power supplies

A control circuit for controlling multiple power supplies having their outputs coupled in series is configured to in response to an output current reaching a defined current threshold of a power supply of the power supplies, control the power supply to operate in its constant current mode so that the output current is regulated at the defined current threshold as the remaining power supplies operate in their constant voltage mode, and in response to the output voltage of the power supply reaching a defined voltage threshold, control the power supply to operate in its constant voltage mode so that the power supply provides a first regulated output voltage to its output as the remaining power supplies provide a second regulated output voltage different than the first regulated output voltage to their output. Various other systems, power supplies, control circuit and methods are also disclosed.. ... Astec Inc

03/02/17 / #20170057117

Chip size control system for log chipping machine

A log chipping machine includes a frame having a long axis and a rotating chipping mechanism having an axis of rotation that is oblique to the long axis of the frame of the machine. The machine also includes a log advance system that is adapted to advance a log to the chipping mechanism, in a processing direction that is generally parallel to the long axis of the frame. ... Astec Inc

02/23/17 / #20170054375

Fixed frequency discontinuous conduction mode flyback power converters employing zero voltage switching

A power supply system includes a flyback power converter and a control circuit coupled to the flyback power converter. The power converter includes an input, an output, a transformer having a plurality of windings coupled between the input and the output, a first power switch coupled to the transformer and a clamping circuit having a capacitor, a diode, and a second power switch coupled to one of the plurality of windings. ... Astec Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051369

Method for recycling-processing of dust generated in converter furnace, and method for manufacturing steel

A method for recycling processing of dust generated in a converter furnace, includes: crushing and drying a cake formed by adding a binder to a slurry containing iron powder-containing dust that is generated at the time of converter blowing and wet-collected to produce a mixed slurry and subjecting the produced mixed slurry to a dehydration treatment in a filter press; accumulating the cake in an accumulation tank; and charging the cake into a converter furnace 10, the crushed product in the accumulation tank 25 is kept at a temperature of less than 90° c. By forcibly passing air into the accumulation tank 25 and charged into a converter furnace according to the converter operation.. ... Astec Inc








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