Customers have come to expect certain features from PS&C’s rugged and reliable Synchronous Motor Generator and Induction Motor Generator sets. Now both the Series SMG and Series IMG motor generator sets have the following new features:

  • Both have a “Ride-Through” option, which is effective for most utility power disturbances.
  • A touch screen interface simplifies all operator functions. The operator can instantly access all the standard system data but also vital parameters such as status and fault data.
  • Program Logic Controller (PLC) Technology.

The application of modern technology to the Series IMG and Series SMG product lines makes the product easier to use and increases its reliability. Extensive design efforts were applied to insure they provide the expected quality power and safely removes itself from the utility power when necessary. PS&C chose the best input circuit breaker for each model. The breaker is critical for any Power Conditioning motor-generator set. When the utility is lost and returns within a short time, the motor may no longer be synchronized with the utility. The result (with a M-G lacking proper input coordination) can be damage to the set or opening of the system input breakers.

PS&C has taken an additional protective step to prevent the Series IMG or Series SMG from experiencing an out of synchronicity return of utility power. Two protective circuits that monitor the generator’s output frequency have been designed. These circuits predict when an out of synchronicity event is eminent. The PLC logic will open the input breaker before the event can occur. By looking ahead, and acting before the problem occurs, stresses are eliminated from the machines and the user’s electrical system.

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.