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David Seabury looks back at record 2015 & forward to busier 2016

The 31st of January 2016 saw the end of the 2015 fiscal year for MPE, and it’s been an incredibly busy 12 months. Apart from the company celebrating its landmark 90th Anniversary, order intake was at a five-year high, manufacturing output exceeded budget, new export territories were initiated, and additional staff were recruited.

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Spotlight on Peter Williams

Peter Williams has been the Fabrication Manager for 3½ years and more recently Machine Shop Manager at MPE, also spearheading continuous improvement projects at the company. His current areas of responsibility on the shop floor include Fabrication, Component Manufacturing and Choke Manufacturing, and a total of seven personnel report to him. Every filter unit that MPE produces passes through Peter’s department, with box fabrication and choke winding being integral and critical processes.

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MPE Technology

In-house pulse generator to test & optimise new filter designs

In late October 2015 MPE took receipt of a prototype Marx generator, capable of delivering electromagnetic pulses up to 25kV and 2.5kA and with a wave shape representative of that used to test HEMP filters against the pulse current injection (PCI) requirements of MIL-STD-188-125.

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New EMP/EMI Gigabit Ethernet filter breaks the mould

MPE has launched a new and ground-breaking EMP/EMI Ethernet filter. It is a surge-protected, low-pass EMI filter, for use on Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) over-copper wiring in applications where optical fibre is not an option.

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MPE Distributor News

Norshield presented with MPE’s Top Distributor Award

In the period when MPE’s prestigious Top Distributor Award was announced in June 2015, Norshield A/S were so busy with installations incorporating MPE powerline filters that the earliest MPE could meet them to present their Award was prior to Christmas. So, pictured here from left to right, are Roy Sørum and Torstein Hernes of Norshield and John Jephcott of MPE.

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EMSEC 2015 in Seoul focuses on emerging IEMI threat

October 2015 saw a gathering of the South Korean EMP community at the K-Hotel in Seoul, for the annual Electromagnetic Security Workshop (EMSEC) 2015. Organised by the Korean Institute of Electromagnetic Engineering and Science (KIEES), the event took place over a single day, 22nd October. The focus for this year’s event was the emerging IEMI threat and the effective measurement of this threat.

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MPE Applications

MPE filter solutions for Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers

The Queen Elizabeth class comprises two new aircraft carrier platforms which are currently under construction by BAE Systems for the Royal Navy. Construction of the first, HMS Queen Elizabeth, began in 2009. Her assembly took place on the east coast of Scotland at Rosyth dockyard, from nine blocks built in six UK shipyards. HMS Queen Elizabeth was named at Rosyth on 4th July 2014, with her ship commissioning planned for 2017, and she is expected to enter service in 2020.

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EMP & TEMPEST protection for Norway

Throughout the past 20 years, Norshield A/S of Os i Østerdalen, Norway have been asked to consult, specify and install a wide variety of custom applications for electromagnetic shielding protection across the Norwegian territory. These applications have included EMP and TEMPEST protection for both the commercial and defence sectors. MPE have developed and delivered a custom filter for Norshield which was derived from the well-established DS41016 16A CleanPower filter.

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Fast Facts on MPE Ltd

For comprehensive information about MPE’s products and services, contact the Sales and Marketing Department, MPE Ltd, Hammond Road, Knowsley Industrial Park, Liverpool, L33 7UL, U.K. Tel +44 (0)151 632 9100. Fax +44 (0)151 632 9112.
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