ROCKLEDGE, FL — November 11, 2018 — Mainstream Engineering Corporation, a 33-year-old Brevard County manufacturer with a history of leading-edge research and development that has resulted in advanced, lean-manufacturing, cost-competitive products, which are all Made in the USA, has been awarded a contract from the U.S Army for an advanced electrical power supply.
Current army vehicles use Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTs) power inverters to power 120VAC loads. These inverters are large and inefficient. They are also not well suited to the very hot desert climates of the Middle East. As a result, the COTS power inverters currently used do not meet many of the typical requirements for military grade electronics resulting in high failure rates.
In this program, an integrated design considering the electrical, thermal, mechanical, and functional aspects of a 2.5kW inverter have been combined to produce a revolutionary new inverter configuration that is smaller, lighter, more rugged and more efficient.
About Mainstream Engineering Corporation
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a solutions-oriented research, development and manufacturing small business with a history of leading-edge R&D that has resulted in advanced, American-made, cost-competitive products. Founded in 1986, Mainstream’s mission is to transition thermal control, energy storage and energy conversion technology into high-quality, cost-effective, environmentally safe green, commercial products. Products include lightweight diesel engines, thermal control units, biomass conversion technologies, refrigerators/freezers for shipping containers and the QwikProducts™ line of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) products.