Archive for 2004

PS&C Launches Solid-State Solutions

 

Power Systems & Controls is proud to announce the conclusion of a five year R&D effort to design and create our own line of Solid-state power quality products. Engineering has spent a lot of effort in achieving this goal. Five years ago, PS&C reorganized the Engineering department to have a greater emphasis on electrical, solid-state equipment to meet the growing demand.

PS&C President & CEO Tom Delano has said, “This has been an important focus of our company ever since I joined in 1999. To achieve this goal, we brought in new talent from similar fields to bolster the efforts of our electrical engineering department in the design and implementation. I challenged them to create a competitive product, which will push the envelope long after being launched. I feel we have accomplished this goal, and am proud to announce this new chapter of our company’s history.” The first two power quality systems being released are the Series SFC, a Static Frequency Converter system, and the Series LPP, a Solid-State Portable Power module. A static (solid-state) Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) line should be ready for release by next year. It has taken longer to develop due to the complex nature of its design.

The Series SFC is a static frequency converter designed for our corporate, government, and international customers. It is offered in a 6 or 12 pulse model, as well as, in a full IGBT system with the latest technology available. Currently the Series SFC is only available in a vertical configuration. The Series SFC is built on a dynamic platform, which is versatile enough to incorporate an IGBT topology for the rectifier or traditional semiconductors when the customer requires the 6, 12, or 24 pulse rectifier option.

This advancement in digital technology gives the PS&C inverter the robust output required by our customers and clients, while maintaining the precise output requirements. PS&C has decades invested in the development of power quality systems, and we always create the best solution for the application. With an incredible output range reaching farther, this machine will support equipment in the even the most extreme electrical conditions.

The Series LPP was developed as “Portable Power” for the secure community within the USG. This harsh environment system has been designed in support of the “mission critical” customer for the immediate deployment efforts around the world. These units support the tactical deployment terms in the most remote locations, where the power is either poor or nonexistent. The Series LPP will accept voltage variations from 200 to 230VAC and frequency ranging from 30 to 70Hz to make it the perfect fix for power problems experienced in remote locations throughout 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 + SHOP-VAC In CHINA

                                                          

Shop-Vac Corporation is the recognized world leader in wet/dry vacuum cleaners. Shop-Vac has manufactured innovative, high quality vacuum cleaners, and offers the most complete line of vacuum cleaners and accessories available for consumer, industrial and commercial applications. Power Systems & Controls was contacted by Shop-Vac to support the transition of their manufacturing operations from the United States to China.

Shop-Vac needed Frequency Conversion support to convert the power from China (50Hz), so it would work for their equipment being shipped from the United States (60Hz). PS&C provided dozens of large scale Series RFC rotary frequency converter systems to do the job. We are pleased to have another satisfied customer, and are glad we could help their transition with our superior products and logistics!

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.

New PS&C Series AVR

 

Corporate sales has been pushing PS&C’s Engineering group on developing an Automatic Voltage Regulator, which would be based on our popular Series GSR, but one that we could offer to our corporate customers and clients. Customers are constantly sending us requests for such systems, but until today we could only offer AVR’s with government specs. However, Power Systems & Controls now offers our Series AVR Automatic Voltage Regulator, which was designed for corporate and international entities in mind. It offers the same results and dependability of our trusted GSR, but at a more economical cost.

The Series AVR is the most economical power conditioning available in the market. The Series AVR provides voltage sensitive load equipment with conditioned power that have been filtered for noise and adjusted for voltage. It uses solid-state switches to select between 7 possible taps on the triple shielded isolation transformer. This switching takes place in less than a cycle. The system also provides protection from transient voltage spikes, and comes complete with a system bypass switch for maintenance.

Standard Features:

  • K-13 Transformer
  • Overload Capability
  • Noise Attenuation
  • Automatic Restart
  • Full Electrical Isolation
  • Numerous Others…

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.

The Greenbrier Chooses PS&C

                                                    

The Greenbrier recently decided to go with Power Systems & Controls and purchase a set of Series MC Hybrid Rotary Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems to protect their critical operations. This Series MC will be the first PS&C Product installed at the Greenbrier. The Greenbrier is a 4 Star and 5 Diamond Award winning luxury resort located just outside the town of White Sulphur Springs in West Virginia. In 1858, a hotel – the first building was built on the property to cater to influential northerners and southerners alike. In 1913, a new building was built and named The Greenbrier and this new name was adopted for the entire resort.

The Greenbrier is most known and famous for its role in being the Congressional shelter during the Cold War. In the late 1950’s, the USG approached The Greenbrier for assistance in creating a secret emergency relocation center to house Congress in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust. The classified, underground facility, named “Project Greek Island”, was built at the same time as the West Virginia Wing, an above-ground addition to the hotel.

Although the bunker was kept stocked with supplies for (30) years, it was never actually used as an emergency location, even during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The bunker’s existence was not acknowledged until The Washington Post revealed it in a 1992 story. The facility was decommissioned as a bunker, and has since been renovated and is used as a data storage facility for private sector entities. It is featured in an attraction in which visitors can tour the now declassified facilities, known as The Bunker.

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.