ITW GSE ships 100th eGPU

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eGPU pioneer, ITW GSE just shipped the 100th battery powered 400 Hz eGPU out of the 90 kVA production line at its facility in Denmark.

To celebrate the event, ITW GSE organised a small party for all employees where a traditional birthday cake was served, including customer TCR, who bought unit number 100 plus another two units.

TCR Asset Director Arnaud Dewit said that lowering emissions and minimising energy consumption were important parts of its sustainability goals, which are supported by purchasing the eGPU.

Customers who have already experienced the change from fossil fuel to battery technology are very happy with the change says ITW GSE. Beside the obvious reduction in carbon emissions by 90%, customers also appreciate the efficiency of the eGPU and the cleaner ramp environment including a reduction of the noise around the aircraft.

When it comes to economics, the eGPU also outperforms its diesel counterpart. Based on 5 hours of operation daily, the energy savings amounts to approx. 32.000 euros per year by switching to battery GPUs.

ITW GSE offers battery GPUs for all types of commercial aircraft. The battery units are versatile as they can be used wherever there is a requirement for 28 VDC or 400 Hz power in hangars and remote areas.They arrive fully tested, ready for immediate operation and hold sufficient power for 9 to 15 turnarounds on a single charge, subject to aircraft type and configuration. When recharging is required, no need to search for any special power source. The on-board charger simply allows recharging from the nearest 50/60Hz socket.

So far, more than 150 eGPUs from ITW GSE are in use all over the world.

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