Custom Power Supplies [BR]
GE's Critical Power business maintains a broad range of standard technologies that are the ideal building blocks to solve your application's power requirements. Many of our customers want us to re-package our technologies to develop an optimal solution that maximizes performance while reducing their total cost of ownership. We quickly and cost effectively employ our leading-edge technologies to deliver custom products that best fit our customer's unique power requirements-reducing their risk and time to market by utilizing proven technologies.
GE's Critical Power business retains independent Research & Development and Custom Product Development teams to ensure both continued development of next generation technology road maps as well as custom/modified designs. We are self-certified to support major safety agencies, further reducing product development schedules.
Our regional Field Application Engineers (FAEs) work closely with our customers to rapidly produce clean engineering prototypes, and, along with our design teams, provide ongoing sales and technical support throughout the life of each application. Our closed-loop engineering processes ensure continued process improvements and new technology trends are implemented into our future designs.
GE Global Research (GRC)
GE Global Research is one of the world's most diversified industrial research labs, providing innovative technology for all of GE's business. Global Research has been the cornerstone of GE technology for more than 100 years, developing breakthrough innovations in areas such as medical imaging, energy generation technology, jet engines and lighting. GE Global Research is headquartered in Niskayuna, New York and has three other multidisciplinary facilities in Banglore, India, Shanghai, China and Munich, Germany.
We employ 2,800 researchers all searching to uncover the next technological breakthroughs that will change the landscape for the GE businesses. Our diverse set of technology expertise ranges from electronics to chemistry, biosciences to computing, metallurgy to fluid mechanics, materials to imaging and everything in between.
Quality / Reliability
Our Global Total Quality Management System ensures consistent measurement and collection of SPC data and deployment of controls of operation. Starting with the design and development phase, we apply stringent derating criteria of components and expose our designs to STRIFE and HALT testing. Our focus on reliability continues into production by using HASS screening and elevated temperature testing. Finally, we monitor the process using CPK and statistical analysis tools, forming a closed-loop process. All of our facilities are ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 Certified with many of our Quality Managers holding Green and Black Belt Six Sigma ratings.
As a leading power provider, we offer our customers low-risk, leading-edge technology and consistent, high-quality product produced around the world and backed up by responsive local support.
Research & Design
GE's Critical Power business maintains strategic alliances with key suppliers and global industry leaders to help define future technology direction and objectives. Our alliances allow us greater utilization of next generation technologies and topologies that we deploy into our custom power designs to drive leading power densities and efficiencies for our customers.
Once a solution is proven at the prototype level, our product development teams execute a full development process finalizing the design and implementing improvements to the fabricated parts (such as PCBs, sheet metal, and magnetics), confirming the bill of materials, defining the quality assurance metrics, performing design verification tests, performing reliability tests (HALT / STRIFE), and testing for certification and EMI / safety qualification.
Manufacturing & Quality Control
Our global operations and standardized processes enable us to build product at any of our global facilities utilizing consistent processes, equipment, training, and quality standards ensuring our customers receive exceptional product regardless of the country of design or manufacture. Our consistent approach ensures product quality, faster prototypes, and a reliable disaster recovery program.