Archive for 2016

Italy Technology Expo 2016

 

Power Systems & Controls will be travelling to  Italy for the Italy Technology Expo 2016. This expo will be held at the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy and US Army Garrison Vicenza, Italy. PS&C looks forward to an opportunity to meet with both government and commercial contacts regarding our capabilities to support their future operations. Exhibiting companies are encouraged to provide live demos and hands-on training to the benefit of the attendees.

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.

MINEXPO International 2016

                                                            

Power Systems & Controls will be travelling to MINExpo International 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 26 – September 28, 2016. More than 1950 exhibitors from 37 countries brought the cutting-edge equipment, technology and ideas that will let mining companies maximize productivity, reduce life cycle costs and reach the shared goal of zero harm. MINExpo International is the world’s largest expo for mining equipment, 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.

Africa Aerospace & Defense Expo 2016

                                                               

Power Systems & Controls will be travelling to the Africa Aerospace and Defense Expo (AAD EXPO) at Air Force Base Waterkloof in City of Tshwane, Centurion, South Africa from September 19 – September 23, 2016. AAD Expo is one of the largest trade exhibition and air shows in Africa. The event is hosted over a five day period with three days dedicated to trade exhibition and two days for the air show, which is open to both the media and general public. It boasts more than 450 participating companies in the defense and aerospace industries, from over 30 countries.

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.

DEFSEC Atlantic 2016

                                                                  

Power Systems & Controls will be travelling to the Canadian Defense Security & Aerospace Exhibition Atlantic 2016 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from September 6 – September 8, 2016. DEFSEC Atlantic is a major networking opportunity for the Aerospace, Defence and Security industries – the second largest of its kind in Canada. Incorporating elements of both a trade show and a defence procurement conference, DEFSEC Atlantic provides access to “the right people” in an engaging and professional setting. The event also brings all levels of government which often highlight the programs available to aid companies in future business development.

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.

Farnborough International Airshow 2016

                                                 

Power Systems & Controls will be travelling to Farnborough International Airshow 2016 at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, United Kingdom from July 11 – July 17, 2016. It is one of the world’s most famous air shows and attracts crowds in excess of 250,000. The airshow is an important event in the international aerospace and defense industry calendar, providing an opportunity to demonstrate civilian and military aircraft to potential customers and investors. 

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.

Energy Management Congress 2016

Power Systems & Controls will be travelling to Energy Management Congress 2016 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA from May 25 – May 26, 2016. The West Coast Energy Management Congress (EMC) is the largest energy conference and technology expo held on the west coast of the United States. It is designed specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users. It brings together the top experts in all areas of the field to help you set a clear, optimum, path to energy efficiency, facility optimization and sustainability.                              

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.

Business Energy – “Commerical vs. Industrial UPS”

This article “Commercial vs. Industrial UPS” from Business Energy Magazine does a great job comparing the differences between commercial UPS designed for IT and data processing applications verse industrial UPS systems intended for manufacturing and harsh environments as each application has their own unique backup power requirements. It reiterates that fact that not all mission critical applications are the same. You can read the article by clicking Here.

You can read the whole publication by clicking Here. To learn more about Business Energy Magazine please visit their Website.

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Improving UPS Reliability

                                                                                                                         

The Parallel Redundant configuration is the most used UPS configuration in the world. However, it can be shown that the maintenance bypass switch introduces a single point of failure and thereby reduces the overall reliability. A maintenance bypass will be required to allow service and maintenance of the UPS system (so configured) without disconnecting the critical load from a power source. Likewise, a Hot-Tie configuration, which is two separate UPS systems joined by a static transfer switch, has a single point of failure at the switch. Such single points of failure significantly reduce system MTBF.

Regardless of the configuration, the system’s reliability can be dramatically degraded if it is poorly maintained. Since people cause 50% of all UPS system failures, the key to uptime is proper training of the operating personnel. Other key points for preventing such degradation are as follows:

  • Post clear, concise operating instructions
  • Regularly scheduled maintenance by qualified personnel
  • Knowledge of battery’s health and capacity
  • Circuit breaker coordination
  • Spares inventory
  • Test the availability of the backup AC sources
  • Participate in a product upgrade program with the UPS vendor
  • Place the UPS alarm where it must be acknowledged

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.