PS&C Signs Arizona Rep

                                                          

Power Systems & Controls (PS&C) is proud to announce that it has finalized an agreement with Empire Power Systems of Phoenix, Arizona to become its first dealership for power quality and Power Conditioning systems, as well as, associated power services. Empire is the Caterpillar engine dealer for all of Arizona, southeast California, and portions of northern Mexico. For over thirty years, PS&C has manufactured power supply equipment for critical users in Data Processing, Telecommunications, and Industrial markets, as well as, the U.S. Government. It specializes in medium to large Static Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Hybrid Rotary UPS,  Synchronous Condensers, and Power Filters above 30kVA.

By adding the products of Power Systems & Controls to its offering, Empire Power Systems has demonstrated its continuing commitment to providing the highest quality equipment and services available. According to Gale Plummer, Empire’s Engine Sales Manager, “It is our goal to become the Southwest’s leader in power quality solutions. The addition of PS&C’s product line to our existing sale and rental equipment provides our customers with a single source for help with any type of electrical power problem.” With a significant PS&C customer base in Phoenix and the surrounding area, the addition of Empire’s service capability enhances Power Systems & Controls’ ability to quickly respond to customer needs with factory trained, qualified Field Service technicians.

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 Protects Medtronic

                                                     

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. Medtronic specializes in medical therapies, which treats cardiac and vascular diseases, diabetes, and neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. Medtronic has a global reach that extends to more than 100 countries.

Power Systems & Controls will be providing rotary uninterruptible power supplies in support of the critical manufacturing operations in Puerto Rico. Due to the sensitive nature of their operations, we are unable to provide any additional information at this time.

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 at Southwest Electrical Expo

Houston – Power Systems & Controls exhibited the Series SC Synchronous Condenser at the 1996 Southwest Electrical Exposition held at the J.R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. PS&C, along with our local representatives, Power Reps Inc. (PRI), dominated isle 600 with six separate booths highlighting power quality offerings such as harmonic metering, substation design, transformers, and PS&C’s Power Conditioning products for the industrial power user.

The Series SC was extremely well received as an alternative to capacitors for Power Factor Correction. Utilities in the Houston area are among the first to acknowledge their additional transmission cost to lower power factor customers. Local industrial electrical rates account for this with kVA demand charges. The Series SC has the ability to correct power factor regardless of harmonics, without switching transients, and at a reasonable price, generated a lot of interest at the show.

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.

Glass Manufacturer Chooses PS&C

                                                   

Prompted by customer demand, Power Systems & Controls has introduced a new line of its successful Hybrid Rotary UPS products. The new line has been labeled the Series MC. The name “MC” is an extension of the Series XC line, which means a product for the twenty-first century. The Series MC is configured in two different packages. The 30, 50, 75kVA units are housed in a single package with the motor-generator (M-G) in a vertical arrangement. The larger kVA sizes of 100, 150, and 200 are also in a single package but its M-G is in a horizontal arrangement. It was one of these first horizontal Series MC units that captured the interest of a glass manufacturer in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Guardian Industries is one of the world’s leading producers of glass for the automotive and construction industries. It has sixteen plants throughout the world and uses a “floating glass” method, in which molten glass “floats” on a pool of liquid tin and is drawn out as a continuous ribbon. It is during this phase of the process where it is critical to maintain electrical power by means of a UPS. Power interruptions cause the glass to cool prematurely causing a sticky mess, which is expensive to clean. More importantly, glass production is halted for as much as a full day – production that can never be recovered.

Guardian Industries had already been sold on using the dependable rotary type UPS for electric power backup. They installed their first PS&C Series XC UPS in their South America plant in the late 1980’s. They became intrigued; however, when they were introduced to the single package Series MC Hybrid Rotary UPS, and decided it would be the ideal solution for their plant in DeWitt, Iowa. Multiple 150kVA Series MC units are currently being installed and are expected to be online in late March. This specific unit will have an added advantage of being linked via diagnostic computer and modem to PS&C’s Field Service Department in Richmond, VA.

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 – Blanket Power Protection From PS&C

          

     

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.

AMI Selects PS&C In Idaho

                                                            

American Microsystems, Inc. (AMI) is a custom microchip fabricator located in Pocatello, Idaho that produces many of its chips for the control systems of aircraft, like the new Boeing 777. Like other chip manufacturers, AMI was keenly aware of the importance of protecting its sensitive fabrication processes since downtime results in loss of production, and loss of revenue. Larry Fisher, P.E., AMI’s Plant Engineer responsible for overall power quality, was convinced that a Hybrid Rotary UPS was the way to go because of its historically proven technology and ruggedness. All that was left was choosing the UPS that best suited AMI’s needs and budget.

PS&C has been building the most reliable Rotary UPS systems for over 30 years. Furthermore, we have experience in the fabrication market with UPS systems already online at Intel, Texas Instruments, American Micro Devices, Hitachi, and Motorola Worldwide. Since we’d visited with Mr. Fisher on several occasions, he was already familiar with our UPS technology, Field Service, and life cycle cost scenario. He was also aware of our continuing efforts to identify and eliminate single point failure components. After making a full product line presentation to Mr. Fisher and his staff, PS&C offered AMI a new Series XC 1000kVA UPS.

The equipment was shipped to AMI for a July 1995 installation and start-up. Barely two months later, during the weekend of September 9-10, the Pocatello, Idaho area experienced a power outage. AMI, with its PS&C UPS, rode through the outage without so much as a hiccup! The system remained online throughout the outage and protected the sensitive fab manufacturing 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.

PS&C – Don’t Skimp On Static UPS Maintenance

          

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 SC – Sychnronous Condenser

 

Power Systems & Controls has just added the Series SC Synchronous Condenser to our standard product line. The Series SC is a synchronous motor used to correct Power Factor, and will be offered in both low and medium voltages, in ratings from 100 kVAR to 8,000 kVAR.

The introduction of low cost variable frequency drives in manufacturing processes has greatly complicated the application of capacitors. Variable frequency drives draw current at the harmonics of the line frequency. These higher frequency currents can cause major problems with capacitor installations. Capacitors react differently as frequency changes. To compensate for these new problems, drive users are forced to add harmonic filters, series reactors, and other isolation devices to protect their process and power factor correction systems. Synchronous Condensers avoid frequency related problems associated with harmonic currents. An added benefit is the continuous regulation of power factor without bank switching as seen in capacitor banks. The synchronous condenser also acts to stabilize voltage and to improve voltage quality on installed electrical systems.

The Series SC is now available to our commercial customers with special conditions that warrant the use of rotary technology in finding a long term solution to their Power Factor Correction problems. The use of synchronous machines to correct power factor was very common until the late 1940’s. It was then that capacitors assumed the majority of power factor correction applications. Today the need for high quality electrical power is again making synchronous machines attractive and needed.  Reliability, simplicity, and lack of interaction with other components and circuits within the user’s facility are the features that make synchronous condensers today’s smart choice.

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 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 Supports Piedmont Natural Gas

                                                        

Piedmont Natural Gas is an energy and service company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. Their primary business is the transportation and sale of natural gas and propane to users in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Piedmont Natural Gas has been a PS&C customer since 1980 when it bought its first PS&C UPS systems. In 1980, the selected our Hybrid Rotary UPS to handle their continuing growth.

Piedmont Natural Gas has more than 500,000 commercial and residential customers. The majority of their customers rely on gas for heating, cooking, and manufacturing processes. It is therefore essential that all systems operate around-the-clock. The PS&C Rotary UPS system, which ensures the critical computer systems at Piedmont Natural Gas remains on-line despite the frequent occurrence of electrical transients, violent thunderstorms, and lightning strikes.

According to Mr. Dave Bannish the Building Services Coordinator, “The PS&C RUPS is the best investment that Piedmont Natural Gas has made in some time. The RUPS has saved the company from costly downtime over 60 times since it was put in service.” Piedmont Natural Gas is so happy with the proven power protection and Field Service provided by PS&C that they have recently bought their 3rd generation PS&C UPS system. A 30kVA Series MC will be installed in their new business office building, which is currently under construction.

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 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.

Louisiana State University Selects PS&C

                                                

Louisiana State University is the flagship university for the state of Louisiana. It is a public university that is widely known for the strength in athletics. The university was founded in 1853 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Louisiana State University has awarded a contract to Power Systems & Controls to supply rotary uninterruptible power supply systems to protect their critical research laboratories. They selected the PS&C rotary UPS because they required electrical isolation and appreciated our ability to support the equipment with our field service division.

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.