Lex Products Corporation Receives U.S. Marine Corps Contract to Develop Intelligent Power Distribution Units

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Lex Products receives contract from the United State Marine Corps to design and develop a new power distribution system that will meet the challenges of a changing mobile power landscape, which will feature fuel savings and power grid efficiencies on the battlefield.

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Lex Products Corp. announced that the U.S. Marine Corps has awarded the company a contract for the design and development of Advanced Mobile Electric Power Distribution System (AMEPDIS).

AMEPDIS is the enhanced version of the MEPDIS-R portable electric power distribution system, which Lex Products has supplied to the all Marine Corps forward operating bases since 2004. AMEPDIS will incorporate technology designed to add features such as load prioritization, load shedding and automatic phase balancing. Improvements to the MEPDIS-R line will include fault monitoring and isolation thereby adding safety and reliability to the system. This new system can achieve active load management as a result of its load prioritization and shedding capability.

Joe Birchak, Senior Vice President of Business Development, said, “Lex Products is proud to be the sole source for power distribution systems for the United State Marine Corps.” He added, “Through this contract award we will provide an improved system that will meet the challenges of a changing mobile power landscape that will require fuel savings and power grid efficiencies on the battlefield.”

By introducing AMEPDIS as a supplement rather than a replacement of the legacy system, the Marine Corps will now have the added flexibility of incorporating a mix of MEPDIS-R and AMEPDIS units in grid configurations that allow complete interconnection. AMEPDIS can be considered a “smart” MEPDIS-R.

About Lex Products:
Lex Products Corporation is a leading manufacturer of innovative power distribution and control systems for demanding markets, including entertainment, industrial and the military. Founded in 1989, the company specializes in portable power systems including distribution boxes, cable assemblies, cable protectors and other products, designed to withstand rough use and harsh environments. Lex Products is ISO 9001:2008 certified for all design, production, operations and support services across its three U.S. facilities and AS9100C certified for the design and manufacture of cable assemblies.

Headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut, the company also has offices in Sun Valley, California and the United Kingdom. In 2012, Lex Products ranked 77th in the Manufacturing segment on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000.

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