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 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. Today the company 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.

PS&C Remote Battery Monitoring System

 

Power Systems & Controls’ Series Sentry is a Remote Battery Monitoring System, developed by PS&C’s Electronics Division. It will soon be approved by PS&C Management for immediate sale to corporate, government, and international entities. Notices have been sent out to our current customers and clients both nationally and internationally. We are excited about this latest development as it will be the first step of many in PS&C’s expansion of its growing Small Products Division. Ed Dehaven of Engineering when describing the Series Sentry said, “This system has been a focus of our organization for the last few months as we push it through final development and test. We look forward to offering this new system to our customers, and incorporating it into our UPS arsenal.”

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 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. Today the company 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.

Sales & Service for Mission Critical Power Systems

         

         

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 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. Today the company 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.

Peace Vector VI, Egypt

                                                                      

The US Government and Egypt announced an agreement to sell 24 new build F-16s for the Egyptian Air Force. Financing for the sale is in place through the US FMS program. The United States agreed to sell Egypt $3.2 billion worth of new American weapons, including 24 F-16 Block 40 aircraft, 200 M-1A1 tanks and 32 Patriot missiles. Egypt would pay for the arms from the $1.2 billion a year it gets in US military aid.

Power Systems & Controls worked with Contrak International to win the project to provide Frequency Converters to power the twenty-four (24) F-16 fighter jets. The converters chosen were the Series RFC Rotary Frequency Converters. They will be installed in Cairo, Egypt. The Series RFC provides reliable power to the load while converting the input frequency. Output voltage and frequency are maintained within specifications by internal control logic. Under normal operation, the Series RFC acts as a rotating filter protecting the load from utility transients and brownouts. We are excited to work with Contrak International in supporting the Egyptian military’s power quality needs now and into the future.

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 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. Today the company 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.

Flywheel Technology Arrives

 

Power Systems & Controls has been working with some of the leading flywheel manufacturers in the country for some time in incorporating this technology into our advanced UPS systems. Due to these efforts, PS&C is proud to announce the release of two new product lines. The Series EPM Extended Power Module is a standalone power module designed to replace or supplement batteries in a UPS system. It is an energy storage system that creates power by means of kinetic energy conversion rather than the chemical reaction process utilized in battery strings. PS&C’s Flywheel technology is an extremely reliable source of emergency power developed to support the D.C. voltage long enough for the standby diesel generator to start and be transferred on line.

The rotating mass is driven by an induction motor through a variable frequency drive. The D.C. output is derived from a three phase synchronous output converted via a rectifier. As the standard construction is a two bearing, single shaft machine there is few serviceable components in the system; making maintenance requirements minimum. PS&C Series EPM combines the latest engineering methods with “Brute Force” technology. The extended power module offers the durability and rigidness of a battery without the maintenance required or the potential problems associated with them.

The second flywheel technological breakthrough was the Series NBNo Break Battery less Rotary UPS. The Series NB combines two proven power protection systems into one complete package. Standard systems are available up to 2,500kVA at voltages ranging from 208 to 13,800. The heart of the “No Break” system is the extended power module. The motor-generator, utilizing state-of-the-art mechanical energy storage, accepts raw electrical power from the normal power company and conditions it to computer grade electrical power. Should normal power fail, the Series NB will start the back-up engine generator and seamlessly provide continuous electrical power to the load.

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 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. Today the company 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 Portable Data Centers

 

In early 2000, when Power Systems & Controls first launched our complete Enclosure-Container-Shelter offering a focus was always on the development of a Portable Data Center that would fit in a 20′ and/or 40′ footprint. We felt that both our government and corporate customers would appreciate the flexibility offered by such a system, especially as the importance of data centers increases around the world.

PS&C is proud to announce that only after a few years we have realized such a system with our new line of portable data centers, including: Portable Reinforced Data Center (FEBR), Portable Secure Data Center, and our standard Portable Tactical Data Center. They come in a 20′ container, 40′ container, or stick built to specific specifications. According to Philip Heimrich in Engineering, “Portable data centers were a natural progression for Power Systems & Control as we have a complete line of UPS systems to support them and have been working with the data center industry for decades. We look forward to this exciting new chapter in PS&C history”

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 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. Today the company 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.

MEDTRONIC + PS&C IN PUERTO RICO

                                                     

Medtronic is the world’s largest medical technology company, offering an unprecedented breadth and depth of innovative therapies to fulfill their goals of stopping pain, restoring health, and extending life. Last year, millions of people relied on Medtronic medical therapies, which treated cardiac and vascular diseases, diabetes, and neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. Medtronic has a global reach that extends to more than 100 countries with almost 50,000 employees.

Medtronic contacted PS&C because they had a need for the best and most dependable Uninterruptible Power Supply system available on the market to backup one of their advanced manufacturing facilities. This important plant was located in Puerto Rico, and they decided to go with PS&C Series MC UPS systems with battery backup to support their critical operations. However, Medtronic was so satisfied that they ordered additional units a few months later. This second round of UPS systems were Hybrid Rotary Uninterruptible Power Supply systems with Flywheel. This was one the first opportunities that PS&C has had manufacturing a Series MC with the flywheel technology as the backup power source. However, Engineering and Manufacturing were able to successfully collaborate to complete these two projects and earn another satisfied customer.

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 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. Today the company 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 Synchronous Motor Generator

 

The Series SMG, Synchronous Motor Generator provides total electrical isolation from spikes, brownouts, voltage fluctuations, and electrical disturbances on the commercial utility network. This is accomplished via a coupling between the motor and generator. The Series SMG is the smaller brother of our Series IMG – Industrial Motor Generator. It also utilizes a synchronous motor where the Series IMG utilizes a less expensive induction motor.

Series SMG Benefits:

  • Single Feeder or Dual Feeder Applications
  • Little Disruption to Existing Service
  • Blocks All Line Disturbances
  • Motor Sized for Real Power
  • Low Installation Cost
  • Blocks Customer Electrical Problems from affecting utility
  • Isolated harmonics from supply side loads

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 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. Today the company 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.

Series RMC – Remote Monitor & Control

 

The Series RMC – Remote Monitor & Control – is designed to monitor and control diesel engines and automatic transfer switches (ATS) from a remote location, such as a PCC space. There is currently only one version of RMC available; however, we are already continuing development of the system to offer two new versions in the coming years.

The current version of the Series RMC is an analog version, which has analog voltage and analog current meters with selector switches, and two (2) keyed switches for the engine and transfer switch control. Illuminated lights with audible alarm are packaged in a NEMA 3R wall mount unit with a polished aluminum mimic panel. We feel this new system will have great success with our already established customers because of its simplistic yet effective design.

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 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. Today the company 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.