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Company History

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1940s

  • From a young age, Carl Basler was fascinated by electricity. He began electrical work in a shop in his father's garage in the small industrial town of Highland, Illinois. In the early 1940s, he turned this passion into a business, rewinding and repairing electric equipment.
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1950s

  • Began manufacturing power supplies and rectifiers.
  • Introduced first solid-state voltage regulator. Thousands of SR regulators are still in service.

1960s

  • Sold first solid-state protective relay for the oil-exploration and drilling industries.
  • Began manufacturing layer wound Class 2 transformers for remote low-voltage control circuits.

1970s

  • Developed our first static excitation system to control large utility-scale electrical power generation.
  • Revolutionized the design of Class 2 transformers by introducing bobbin winding with welded lamination, spray impregnation, and base-plate construction.
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1980s

  • Opened a facility in Taylor, Texas, which now manufactures sophisticated protection, control, and regulation products.
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1990s

  • Received patent for first microprocessor-based voltage regulator.
  • Expanded our transformer manufacturing capabilities by opening a plant in Mexico.
  • Introduced the first of a family of DECS (Digital Excitation Control Systems).
  • Introduced BE1 numeric multifunction protective relaying systems.
  • Introduced our first microprocessor-based multifunction genset controller, the DGC-2000.
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2000s

  • Expanded our large-scale excitation systems line with the addition of the ECS2100 model.
  • Expanded our international operations by establishing our sales / technical center and manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China.
  • Continued expansion of the international divisions by opening a sales / marketing / technical support office in Singapore.
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2010s

  • Introduced the high-performance DECS-250, the next generation in microprocessor-based voltage regulators and the flagship of our DECS family of regulation products.
  • Acquired a full-service plastic molding company to provide a stable supply base for plastic parts and to expand our product offering.
  • Introduced the DECS-2100 digital excitation control system for the power generation industry to enhance and improve the performance and reliability of utility-level power generation facilities.
  • Celebrates 75th anniversary in 2017