PS&C – Service, Support & Training

     

     

New Manila Distributor

 

Power Systems & Controls is pleased to announce that Remax International, under Power Division, (Manila, Philippines) has been appointed full servicing distributor status for the Asian Pacific region. The expanded Remax/PS&C 10 year relationship will bring the same level of Field Service and support to our customers abroad as those in the United States.

During a recent visit to the Philippines by John Comstock, Vice President, and Wayne Chalkley, Director of Special Projects, all the needed work was completed to qualify the Remax organization as a servicing distributor. Remax will maintain full parts warehousing and a technical support center with factory trained technical personnel to support all PS&C Products in the Asian Pacific. John Comstock said “The professionalism and attention to detail needed to deliver the quality of service is evident in the people and facilities I have seen here.  I was extremely pleased with the warm reception I received and the obvious trust our customers have in the Remax organization”.

PS&C has found that electrical power quality in the Asian Pacific is just as large of an issue as it is in the United States. Remax, like PS&C, comes from a background in computers and computer support.  Our companies understand the need for reliable, high quality electrical power. We feel that rotary Power Conditioning systems can meet the everyday challenges we found during our visit to the Philippines. The solutions range from complete UPS systems to Synchronous Condensers for Power Factor Correction.

The major challenge we see is to help our customers understand that the systems they use today have different electrical needs than the systems used in the past.  Today we see the same problems in high rise buildings and in the semi-conductor plant. These problems are not unique to the Philippines. We see these same issues in the U.S. and countries all over the world. Our work with electric companies in the U.S. has given PS&C the knowledge to solve issues that were once thought to be the power company’s problem. We feel that Remax and PS&C can help companies in the Philippines solve their problems in timely and cost effective ways.

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.

Keeping In Touch Around the World

 

As PS&C’s products are being installed worldwide, there is a need to provide a high level of quality Service to all sites. PS&C offers a service which allows it to monitor the status of its UPS products wherever they are installed. This service is referred to as our SCADA system (System Control And Data Acquisition). The SCADA system consists of an on-site desktop computer that uses PS&C custom software to acquire all voltages, currents, power, and status information from the Uninterruptible Power Supply PLC.

This data is present in all PS&C Products. It is used to make the decisions necessary to insure that protected power is provided to the user’s critical load. The SCADA software acquires this system data via a serial link from the PLC. Both RS-232 and RS-422/485 serial links are available to allow the desktop computer to be separated from the PLC by a few feet or several thousand feet, allowing the maximum flexibility for locating the desktop computer. The data gathered by the SCADA computer is monitored by computers at PS&C via a direct dial-in modem. The data monitoring process is non-intrusive, and the acquisition of this data and status information is totally transparent to the operation of the UPS. The gathering of this data allows PS&C to establish trends which will allow for proper scheduling of preventative maintenance. In the event a UPS should experience fault, the SCADA becomes a powerful troubleshooting tool.

When a fault occurs, the SCADA software takes multiple “snapshots” of all system data before, during, and after fault event. The fault history allows the technician to diagnose the problem remotely. If a visit to the site is necessary, the Field Service technician is much better equipped to quickly solve the problem as a result of having reviewed the fault history stored in the SCADA computer. PS&C’s SCADA software is a powerful tool to improve the quality of its service to all its UPS users.

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 Rotary Frequency Converter

 

Due to the increased demand for 60Hz to 50Hz and 50Hz to 60Hz Frequency Conversion, PS&C is in the process of standardizing our Series RFC product line which will offer two different technologies. The first Rotary Frequency Converter model utilizes an induction motor and synchronous generator combination. They are belt connected and will convert frequency to a tolerance of +/- 2 Hz. The second offering will use both a synchronous motor and a synchronous generator. Frequency Conversion is accomplished by 10 and 12 pole combinations @ 600 RPM and the frequency tolerance here is +/- 0 Hz (Exact Output).

The synchronous motor machine and its exact Frequency Conversion is intended for applications where very precise tolerances must be maintained in both voltage and frequency. The induction motor Series RFC is suitable for applications where minor variations in frequency are permitted. These include industrial systems containing motors or variable speed drives as part of their load. Please contact PS&C and let us help decide which Rotary Frequency Converter is best for your application!

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 – The Most Powerful Companies In The World

     

PS&C At Mitsubishi Motor

                                                           

Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing of America, Inc. represents one of the most technologically advanced auto manufacturing facilities in the world. It is designed to accommodate several car models intermixed on one assembly line. In 1985, when original construction began on the 2 million square foot facility, power protection was already part of the package. Because of the enormous power requirements of the facility, two independent utility sources were utilized. These were connected to an automatic transfer switch, which sensed when one utility service was bad and switched to the other service.

In November of 1987, (2) dozen PS&C Industrial Motor Generator  units were installed to bridge the gap during operation of the transfer switch and to provide total electrical isolation from voltage variations and electrical disturbances (such as sags, brownouts, surges, etc.) on the normal utility source. The main function of the M-G sets was to provide clean, constant power to the computers controlling over 600 automated robots used at the facility to perform monotonous, cumbersome, and less desirable tasks.

According to Mr. Tom Hutson of Mitsubishi Plant Engineering, “partial interruptions are costly; therefore, the Series IMG must stay up and provide a clean energy source.” When asked if he would purchase another Series IMG Mr. Hutson said, “Yes, the quality of the output is the best, and I like the complete isolation of the outside energy source”. The PS&C M-G is particularly well suited for this demanding application because of the nature of the other loads on the same service, i.e. welders, painters, conveyers, etc. which work together to create a hostile environment for sensitive computer equipment. The Series IMG takes the dirty power source and makes it clean – a perfect solution for any industrial operation that requires clean, dependable power for their critical operations”.

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 Installed Worldwide

                                                                

Since its establishment in 1965, Power Systems & Controls has prided itself on the ruggedness and adaptability of our rotary UPS and Power Conditioning systems. Units bearing the PS&C name can be found all over the world operating in many different climates and under very diverse conditions. PS&C units are presently operating in the Philippines at Metro Bank, at Pilipino Telephone, and over a dozen Series XC RUPS will soon be shipped to Meralco. Firms such as Medtronics, Smith Kline, and Dupont Merck in Puerto Rico also trust PS&C to keep their facilities running smoothly.

When Motorola in Hong Kong needed reliable, dependable backup for its fabrication plant, they chose PS&C. Other customers who depend on PS&C’s proven reliability are China Steel, Shell Canada, CFB Borden, and Bradesco Bank in Brazil. Guardian Industries, one of the world’s largest producers of glass for the automotive and construction industries, has had PS&C Series XC systems in their plant in Venezuela since 1980.

Power Systems & Controls recently starting supplying UPS systems to AURA – The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy. The undertaking, known as the Gemini Project, is an international partnership to build two 8-meter telescopes. One will be located on Mount Mauna Kea, Hawaii and one on Mount Cerro Pachon, Chile. The telescopes and auxiliary instrumentation will be international facilities open to the scientific communities of England, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, and the United States.

The Series MC systems provided by PS&C will be backing up the observatory for rotating the building, as well as, serving as backup for the orderly shutdown of the facilities’ computers, should a power outage occur. Both sites offer high degree of clear weather and excellent atmospheric stability. The Gemini telescopes are designed to use the best image quality allowed by the Earth’s atmosphere. They will undertake a broad range of astronomical research programs within the partner countries.

The northern Gemini Telescope site located on the summit of Mauna Kea is completely developed with phone, electric, and water systems in place. The Cerro Pachon site located in the foothills of the Chilean Andes and is at present a mostly undeveloped site located on land owned by AURA. As evidenced, PS&C machines have proven their ability commercially worldwide. Wherever or whatever the problem you have with your electrical system, you can count on Power Systems & Controls to provide the best solution for your power quality needs.

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.

New PS&C Cleveland Rep

                                                                           

B.A.R.K. Technologies, Inc. (BTI) is a Cleveland based manufacturer’s rep company founded in 1992. Its management team has over 30 years of sales, marketing, and distribution experience, and participates in every aspect of OEM sales from product development through production. BTI has a strong customer base in wide variety of markets, including process control, utilities, medical, government, and automotive. They also represent a number of synergistic lines, handling the following products:

BTI has two offices in Ohio and one in Michigan that combined cover Ohio, Michigan, Western Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and West Virginia. BTI is an industry leader because of its key industry relationships, technical experience, and competent support and service team handling both the OEM and distribution sales channels. They pride themselves on the longevity of their principals, customers, ad personnel. CTI is continually updating and expanding its services and knowledge to keep up with the rapidly growing electronics industry.

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.

Synchronous Condenser Excels

A key reason for purchasing a Series SC Synchronous Condenser is to reduce the cost of power by reducing the user’s power factor. Unlike other methods and products available for power factor control, the Series SC is both automatic and seamless in its operation. The control logic automatically adjusts its VAR output to maintain the user’s power factor at the preset level. These changes occur without causing glitches or transients to the user’s power. Since its operation is totally without transients, it cannot upset any of the user’s critical operations.

Beyond the technology needed to accomplish its intended task, the Series SC has many user friendly enhancements. One feature available is the automatic restart after power loss. When a power outage occurs, the Series SC waits one minute beyond the return of utility voltage with acceptable tolerances. This waiting period delays the starting current beyond the start-up of other critical equipment. Ten seconds before the actual restart, the Series SC turns on its alarm to warn of an impending restart. If the utility voltage should fall out of acceptable limits during the restart, it waits another minute before attempting to restart a second time. If the unit is unable to start then, it turns on its alarm and ceases trying. At this point the utility fault is significant and repeated restart attempts are futile. After power is restored, the Series SC can then be started manually.

The PS&C Synchronous Condenser has a touch screen display and interface which are the latest in display and control technology. The controls are friendly and easily understood so that the user can control the unit from this panel. The touch screen will display voltage, current, power factor, and power information. Internally, it has several serial busses. These can be used to deliver data to the user’s monitoring system. Status and fault data, values of the voltages, currents, power factor, etc. are available.

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 Signs Florida Rep

                                        

PowerLogics, centrally located in Apollo Beach, was formed in 1991 by Wayne and Jennifer Aldrich to offer logical solutions to electrical power problems in the Florida area. In addition to PS&C’s Hybrid Rotary UPS and Power Conditioning systems, PowerLLogics also represents a diverse group of other companies enabling them to offer a wide range of solutions for electrical problems. With their recent move to a larger facility, PowerLogics is ready to handle the challenges of the ever changing power market.

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.