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Pure Power Products Solves Problems

Pure Power Products, Inc. of Livonia, Michigan was established in 1986 as a distributor of surge suppressors. From that beginning Pure Power has evolved into the Midwest’s largest supplier of services and hardware specializing in environmental solutions for sensitive electronics. Some of their major capabilities, include:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Chillers
  • UPS Systems
  • Diesel Generators
  • Monitoring Systems

Mr. Joe Arnold, owner & president, has been associated with the electronics industry for many years. He describes his company as being “in the insurance business”. Pure Power Products provides electronic protection solutions to their customers by supplying the information and equipment necessary to do the job no matter what that job might be. All of the various solution options are explained in detail, with strong consideration given to application and budget, so that the customer reaches a level of comfort and trust with their decision.

Recently Pure Power Products and Power Systems & Controls hosted a series of breakfast seminars aimed at educating electrical engineers and consultants about the many advantages of Hybrid Rotary UPS systems. The seminars were a great success and several new sales opportunities were discovered. Pure Power Products and Power Systems & Controls are presently working together to provide electrical power solutions to several large companies in the area.

Power Systems & Controls has a state of the art production and test facility located in Richmond, VA allowing for easy access to Washington, DC and the east coast. PS&C has the unique ability to support both static (solid-state) and rotary (motor generator) UPS, frequency converter, and power conditioning requirements as we are one of the few companies in the world that manufactures both types of technology. Power Systems & Controls is an employee owned company and has a long history of successfully supporting mission critical applications across the world. PS&C – The Power Is On!

About PS&C

Power Systems & Controls is a world leader in power quality and power protection technology, building systems for mission critical applications world-wide. Clients include many of the world’s leading research and test laboratories, rail and sea mass transit, advanced manufacturing, and data centers. The company was founded in 1965 by CAT. Today the company is headquartered in Richmond, VA and supports the USG and DOD, Fortune 500, and many other international organizations on a range of applications. We don’t just solve power problems; we engineer power solutions.

PS&C Supports GEICO

                                                   

The Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO) headquartered in Bethesda, MD sells insurance policies exclusively through the use of 800# telephones and a network of computer work stations connected to a powerful mainframe computer. When computer power is interrupted, the business of insurance is interrupted. In early 1992, when GEICO planned a new “state of the art” computer center in Fredericksburg, VA, critical power protection was a vital component to these plans. Sam Torrence, Facility Manager at GEICO, recognized that “a reliable UPS system is like a power insurance policy”. Sam, with his ten years’ experience in working with UPS systems, concluded the best solution was a PS&C Hybrid Rotary UPS because it offered the highest level of reliability.

GEICO purchased (12) PS&C Series XC UPS systems, each with 15 minute battery backup. The project will be under the supervising eye of GHT Engineers of Arlington, VA. PS&C will interface its Hybrid Rotary UPS with other equipment that not only will form a fully compatible critical power system, but will also be networked with sophisticated central monitoring and control. Sam is looking forward to operating PS&C’s machines at his new facility. The entire staff of PS&C looks forward to the challenge presented by GEICO to supply it with “power insurance” Power Systems & Controls mission is always to help, support, and satisfy our customers & clients.

Power Systems & Controls has a state of the art production and test facility located in Richmond, VA allowing for easy access to Washington, DC and the east coast. PS&C has the unique ability to support both static (solid-state) and rotary (motor generator) UPS, frequency converter, and power conditioning requirements as we are one of the few companies in the world that manufactures both types of technology. Power Systems & Controls is an employee owned company and has a long history of successfully supporting mission critical applications across the world. PS&C – The Power Is On!

About PS&C

Power Systems & Controls is a world leader in power quality and power protection technology, building systems for mission critical applications world-wide. Clients include many of the world’s leading research and test laboratories, rail and sea mass transit, advanced manufacturing, and data centers. The company was founded in 1965 by CAT. Today the company is headquartered in Richmond, VA and supports the USG and DOD, Fortune 500, and many other international organizations on a range of applications. We don’t just solve power problems; we engineer power solutions.

PS&C Constantly Improving

 

The Series XC contains a six pulse rectifier/battery charger. Previous generation rectifier controls were seldom balanced, seldom stable with respect to firing angles, and were not designed to minimize harmonic content of the input current. This lack of precision and control resulted in distribution of harmonics whose amplitudes were not predictable.

Therefore, PS&C has developed a new Digital Rectifier Control Board to address this phenomenon. The new board eliminates all even harmonics and it makes the distribution of harmonics predictable. These two features alone would justify the design effort, but there is more. The Digital Rectifier Control Board easily maintains 1% regulation of the battery voltage and DC link, provides a timed current limit (walk-up), and accepts an input from an optional battery current limit board. In addition, it monitors the health of its power supplies the utility voltage, and has an upper voltage clamp to prevent excessive DC link voltages. The new Digital Rectifier Control Board is just one more example of our commitment to continually improve PS&C Products and Services.

Power Systems & Controls has a state of the art production and test facility located in Richmond, VA allowing for easy access to Washington, DC and the east coast. PS&C has the unique ability to support both static (solid-state) and rotary (motor generator) UPS, frequency converter, and power conditioning requirements as we are one of the few companies in the world that manufactures both types of technology. Power Systems & Controls is an employee owned company and has a long history of successfully supporting mission critical applications across the world. PS&C – The Power Is On!

About PS&C

Power Systems & Controls is a world leader in power quality and power protection technology, building systems for mission critical applications world-wide. Clients include many of the world’s leading research and test laboratories, rail and sea mass transit, advanced manufacturing, and data centers. The company was founded in 1965 by CAT. Today the company is headquartered in Richmond, VA and supports the USG and DOD, Fortune 500, and many other international organizations on a wide range of applications. We don’t just solve power problems; we engineer power solutions.

PS&C Supports Metrobank Manila HQ

                                                       

Metrobank in the Philippines has ordered (4) 250kVA Hybrid Rotary UPS systems for their critical data center in Manila. The UPS systems are configured in two (N+1) redundant configurations. Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (Metrobank) is one of the two largest private commercial/universal banks in the Philippines. It has a very large data communications network that covers more than 200 branches spread throughout the various islands.

Metrobank decided to purchase a PS&C Series MC UPS system after experiencing a major disaster last December when business was at its peak due to the approaching Christmas holidays. At the height of its online operation on December 22nd, the utility power failed and a 150kVA static UPS supporting the mainframe, and another 150kVA static UPS on standby, both failed. The entire database was lost. The UPS systems were repaired within a day; however, it took three days to restore the database. Before the disaster Metrobank had some concern about the rotary (motor generator) topology, but after the disaster they understood the importance of having the greatest MTBF possible.

Power Systems & Controls has a state of the art production and test facility located in Richmond, VA allowing for easy access to Washington, DC and the east coast. PS&C has the unique ability to support both static (solid-state) and rotary (motor generator) UPS, frequency converter, and power conditioning requirements as we are one of the few companies in the world that manufactures both types of technology. Power Systems & Controls is an employee owned company and has a long history of successfully supporting mission critical applications across the world. PS&C – The Power Is On!

About PS&C

Power Systems & Controls is a world leader in power quality and power protection technology, building systems for mission critical applications world-wide. Clients include many of the world’s leading research and test laboratories, rail and sea mass transit, advanced manufacturing, and data centers. The company was founded in 1965 by CAT. Today the company is headquartered in Richmond, VA and supports the USG and DOD, Fortune 500, and many other international organizations on a range of applications. We don’t just solve power problems; we engineer power solutions.

PS&C Ring Bus Has Outstanding Potential

Power Systems & Controls’ “Ring Bus” is a name for a clever UPS network configuration. PS&C’s Ring Bus system consists of a standard Hybrid Rotary, reverse transfer modules with extra current sensing for paralleling, a Ring Bus Controller (RBCC) for supervision of the module (Each RBCC has a PLC and a backup PLC to insure redundancy and reliability in the control of the node), system switchgear, and a Central Controller, which serves as a system control interface.

Ring Bus systems are normally designed such that N+1 UPS modules will support the total system load. This allows a module to be removed from the bus for maintenance without reduction of the total amount of conditioned power supplied to the load. In the event that fewer than the required UPS modules is available to support the load, the flexible Ring Bus allows some load to be supported by the utility or alternate source while supplying conditioned power to the remainder of the critical load. Such capability does not exist in normal paralleled UPS systems.

Ease of growth is the most outstanding feature of the Ring Bus. Additional modules are installed, wired, ad tested on-site before any connections are made to the Ring us. When the new modules are ready, the Ring Bus node breakers can be closed and the new modules brought on line – with no interruption to the critical load.

Power Systems & Controls has a state of the art production and test facility located in Richmond, VA allowing for easy access to Washington, DC and the east coast. PS&C has the unique ability to support both static (solid-state) and rotary (motor generator) UPS, frequency converter, and power conditioning requirements as we are one of the few companies in the world that manufactures both types of technology. Power Systems & Controls is an employee owned company and has a long history of successfully supporting mission critical applications across the world. PS&C – The Power Is On!

About PS&C

Power Systems & Controls is a world leader in power quality and power protection technology, building systems for mission critical applications world-wide. Clients include many of the world’s leading research and test laboratories, rail and sea mass transit, advanced manufacturing, and data centers. The company was founded in 1965 by CAT. Today the company is headquartered in Richmond, VA and supports the USG and DOD, Fortune 500, and many other international organizations on a range of applications. We don’t just solve power problems; we engineer power solutions.

Siemens Solar Selects PS&C

                                                    

The majority of Power Specialists’ Inc. sales are the Washington D.C. power line with companies such as Control Concepts, Itronics, Avtec Power Systems, etc. but they are working hard to make Power Systems & Controls a large part of their business. Power Specialists is the representative firm in southern California who recently brought home an order for Siemens Solar. This order was for 750kva Hybrid Rotary UPS systems with a 5 minute battery. Siemens Solar wanted to back up a number of German built wire saws. The saws are used by them to produce silicon wafers for solar panels.

Power Specialists were contacted by Tolar & Associates (Siemens’ Engineering Firm) and asked to provide a budgetary quote. A package was sent which was followed by a presentation at Toler & Associates by our very own Mr. Gene Weaver, PS&C Regional Sales Manager. Several additional contacts were made and many questions were answered. The system shipped the last week in September with a December start-up schedule, which PS&C Field Service will handle. This order is truly unique in that the total elapsed time from first contact to order placement was only 3 weeks. We were awarded the order because of our quick response, superior offering, and the fact that PS&C has a good representative sales force in the area to act as a liaison.

Power Systems & Controls has a state of the art production and test facility located in Richmond, VA allowing for easy access to Washington, DC and the east coast. PS&C has the unique ability to support both static (solid-state) and rotary (motor generator) UPS, frequency converter, and power conditioning requirements as we are one of the few companies in the world that manufactures both types of technology. Power Systems & Controls is an employee owned company and has a long history of successfully supporting mission critical applications across the world. PS&C – The Power Is On!

About PS&C

Power Systems & Controls is a world leader in power quality and power protection technology, building systems for mission critical applications world-wide. Clients include many of the world’s leading research and test laboratories, rail and sea mass transit, advanced manufacturing, and data centers. The company was founded in 1965 by CAT. Today the company is headquartered in Richmond, VA and supports the USG and DOD, Fortune 500, and many other international organizations on a range of applications. We don’t just solve power problems; we engineer power solutions.