Archive for 1996

PS&C – How We Built A Better Breed of Power Protection

     

     

     

     

MAC Engineering in Puerto Rico

 

MAC Engineering is a San Juan, Puerto Rico based corporation established by Miguel Arturo Cortes. The company’s primary interests are the sales, design, installation, and support of power quality products and services. Miguel Cortes is a Professional Engineer with a BSEE from the University of Puerto Rico. He also has a MSEE from John Hopkins University in Baltimore. His experience has been as an engineer for Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Baltimore. For the past three years, he has been working as a power consultant for private industry and the government of Puerto Rico.

MAC Engineering supports commercial, governmental, and industrial marketplaces with the following products & services:

Recently MAC Engineering hosted a series of seminars aimed at educating Electrical Engineers and consultants about solutions to problems concerning voltage sags, transients, power factor and harmonic distortion. From the many successes that MAC Engineering has experienced, its knowledge has grown proportionally to better serve its increasing customer base.

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.

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.

Rocky Mountain Electrical League

                                                                

Power Management Systems & Sales Inc. is a Colorado corporation established in 1987 as a distributor of Surge Suppression equipment. As their customer base increased, it became necessary to add more power quality products to their lineup in order to accommodate customers’ evolving requirements. Their quest to find the right solution for each customer led them to Power Systems & Controls, Inc. (PS&C). According to Mr. Rick Marsh, president of Power Management, “Power Systems & Controls provides excellent products with unmatched reliability and service. We feel extremely comfortable bringing them into a project.” Power Management’s areas of expertise include the industrial and commercial arenas with specialization in the medical, telecommunication, process controls, and fabrication industries.

PS&C was recently featured at the UPS seminar held by the Rocky Mountain Electrical League on behalf of Power Management Systems & Sales Inc. in Denver, CO. This seminar focused on state-of-the-art Static UPS and Hybrid Rotary UPS systems. Four different UPS technologies were represented, including Battery Free UPS, Static UPS, static switch technology UPS, and Rotary UPS systems. The RMEL is a growing association of manufacturers, utilities, and end users who mostly operate outside the traditional computer related power conditioning applications. PS&C was very pleased to be selected to present the Hybrid Rotary UPS technology to what is an emerging market segment concerned with overall electrical power quality.

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 Signs Arizona Rep

                                                          

Power Systems & Controls (PS&C) is proud to announce that it has finalized an agreement with Empire Power Systems of Phoenix, Arizona to become its first dealership for power quality and Power Conditioning systems, as well as, associated power services. Empire is the Caterpillar engine dealer for all of Arizona, southeast California, and portions of northern Mexico. For over thirty years, PS&C has manufactured power supply equipment for critical users in Data Processing, Telecommunications, and Industrial markets, as well as, the U.S. Government. It specializes in medium to large Static Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Hybrid Rotary UPS,  Synchronous Condensers, and Power Filters above 30kVA.

By adding the products of Power Systems & Controls to its offering, Empire Power Systems has demonstrated its continuing commitment to providing the highest quality equipment and services available. According to Gale Plummer, Empire’s Engine Sales Manager, “It is our goal to become the Southwest’s leader in power quality solutions. The addition of PS&C’s product line to our existing sale and rental equipment provides our customers with a single source for help with any type of electrical power problem.” With a significant PS&C customer base in Phoenix and the surrounding area, the addition of Empire’s service capability enhances Power Systems & Controls’ ability to quickly respond to customer needs with factory trained, qualified Field Service technicians.

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.

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 at Southwest Electrical Expo

                                                

Houston – Power Systems & Controls exhibited the Series SC Synchronous Condenser at the 1996 Southwest Electrical Exposition held at the J.R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. PS&C, along with our local representatives, Power Reps Inc. (PRI), dominated isle 600 with six separate booths highlighting power quality offerings such as harmonic metering, substation design, transformers, and PS&C’s Power Conditioning products for the industrial power user.

The Series SC was extremely well received as an alternative to capacitors for Power Factor Correction. Utilities in the Houston area are among the first to acknowledge their additional transmission cost to lower power factor customers. Local industrial electrical rates account for this with kVA demand charges. The Series SC has the ability to correct power factor regardless of harmonics, without switching transients, and at a reasonable price, generated a lot of interest at the show.

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.

Glass Manufacturer Chooses PS&C

                                                   

Prompted by customer demand, Power Systems & Controls has introduced a new line of its successful Hybrid Rotary UPS products. The new line has been labeled the Series MC. The name “MC” is an extension of the Series XC line, which means a product for the twenty-first century. The Series MC is configured in two different packages. The 30, 50, 75kVA units are housed in a single package with the motor-generator (M-G) in a vertical arrangement. The larger kVA sizes of 100, 150, and 200 are also in a single package but its M-G is in a horizontal arrangement. It was one of these first horizontal Series MC units that captured the interest of a glass manufacturer in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Guardian Industries is one of the world’s leading producers of glass for the automotive and construction industries. It has sixteen plants throughout the world and uses a “floating glass” method, in which molten glass “floats” on a pool of liquid tin and is drawn out as a continuous ribbon. It is during this phase of the process where it is critical to maintain electrical power by means of a UPS. Power interruptions cause the glass to cool prematurely causing a sticky mess, which is expensive to clean. More importantly, glass production is halted for as much as a full day – production that can never be recovered.

Guardian Industries had already been sold on using the dependable rotary type UPS for electric power backup. They installed their first PS&C Series XC UPS in their South America plant in the late 1980’s. They became intrigued; however, when they were introduced to the single package Series MC Hybrid Rotary UPS, and decided it would be the ideal solution for their plant in DeWitt, Iowa. Multiple 150kVA Series MC units are currently being installed and are expected to be online in late March. This specific unit will have an added advantage of being linked via diagnostic computer and modem to PS&C’s Field Service Department in Richmond, VA.

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.

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.