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New 800 Volt MRI Gradient Amplifier

Performance Controls designs low-noise, wide bandwidth MRI gradient amplifiers.

Performance Controls, Inc. (PCI) announces the release of its QDCM800 Gradient Amplifier for powering MRI magnetic coils.

The QDCM is based on PCI's field proven series of QDCM gradient ampliers. As such it addresses the demanding requirements of MRI imaging applications: high bandwidth, exceptional stability, high repeatability, low THD, low noise, and high slew rate.

The QDCM800 is a pulse width modulated, digitally controlled gradient amplifier system that contains three 800 VDC, 250 Arms, 600 Apk amplifiers and a mains isolated power supply, intended for use in precision control systems. The amplifier operates from 380-480 VAC, 50-60 Hz three phase mains connected power and provides a precisely controlled, high fidelity output current. The amplifier and power supply are water cooled and packaged in a cabinet 700 mm wide with an 1890 mm height and 950 mm depth. This Power Amplifier has been designed to operate in a control room environment and has been tested for EMC compliance when operated as part of an imaging system.

As with all of the PCI products, Performance Controls will partner with its clients to customize the QDCM800 to meet their requirements for form, fit and function.

About Performance Controls

Since 1980 Performance Controls, Inc. (PCI) has been a leader in designing and manufacturing high performance motor controllers and power amplifiers for customers worldwide. The company has a well-earned reputation for its deep amplifier engineering expertise and innovation, and offers products used in a wide range of demanding applications. These include medical imaging such as MRI, oil and gas exploration, power generation, electric vehicles, radar and antenna positioning, factory automation, vibration testing equipment, and various custom applications.

For More Information

For more information on this press release or to learn more about Performance Controls, contact:

Performance Controls, Inc.
151 Domorah Drive
Montgomeryville, PA 18936, USA
Tel:  +1 215-619-4920