PS&C – Hybrid UPS And Ring Bus A Perfect Match

     

     

PS&C – Service, Support and Training

      

     

Seminars Get The Word Out

Power Systems & Controls has been holding product seminars throughout the country. The focus is on how rotary UPS operates and the differences when compared to static UPS, the primary competitor. These seminars are a joint effort between PS&C and the field sales representative. The attendees are invited by the field sales representative. The audience are end users, data center personnel, consulting engineers, electrical and/or maintenance engineers plus anyone who has responsibility for protecting critical and/or sensitive electrical equipment.

The seminars are informative, technical and cover such topics as harmonics, rotary operating characteristics, and life cycle cost. Questions are always welcomed and encouraged. If you are interested in attending a seminar in your area, please contact PS&C’s main factory or your local PS&C representative. 

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.

 

PS&C Signs Texas Rep

                                                     

Mitchell Technical Sales, Inc. (MTS) is a Texas based corporation headquartered in Dallas. The company’s primary interest is the sales and service of products designed for data center environments, telecommunications facilities, and commercial/industrial needs. With 13 Sales Engineers and 7 Service Representatives, MTS represents over 200 years of experience in providing quality and reliability.

MTS Products & Services, include:

MTS is currently celebrating 20 years in business and they pride themselves in their ability to maintain the trust and confidence of their customers. A valued customer relationship is the goal at MTS. They provide the best possible equipment and service available, fulfill all customer requirements, and does it all at the least possible cost.

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.

New Motor-Generator Technology

 

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.

PS&C Powers Russian Nuclear Reactor

                                                                   

In the summer of 1991, Power Systems & Controls was presented with a unique challenge by the United States Air Force. How do you provide backup power for a series of electrical tests to be conducted on a Russian nuclear space reactor? The answer was for PS&C to team up with Rust Power (New Mexico Caterpillar Dealer) and supply a 315kVA PS&C Hybrid Rotary UPS that converts 60Hz power to 50Hz power, while simultaneously protecting the critical load. For added redundancy, Rust Power connected the output of the UPS to an ATS which activates a 50Hz engine generator.

The purpose of the Topaz II Nuclear Test Program is to see if the Russian technology can be beneficial to the United States as it designs U.S. thermionic nuclear power systems for space applications. The United States has not tested a space nuclear reactor in 25 years, and the Russian technology is much more advanced than U.S. models. The Topaz II project allows an excellent opportunity to gain from Russian experience and expertise. You can learn more about the Topaz Nuclear Test Program by clicking on this link (Topaz).

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.

Series XC – New Digital Display

 

The Series XC is a product undergoing a radical evolution. Exciting things are happening which will improve the operating efficiency, improve THD, digitally display UPS parameters and status, and communicate with the user’s SCADA system, or even to PS&C’s HQ computers in Richmond. Some improvements such as a new rectifier control board, new inverter control logic, and a universal detector board will be invisible to the user. They will improve reliability and enhance performance. Other changes such as the strategy to eliminate single point failures will improve the Series XC overall MTBF and MTTR.

The most exciting of the upgrades to the Series XC is the new digital display. The display does the expected by displaying the normal UPS voltages, currents, PF, frequencies, power, and efficiency. Unlike the competition, the Series XC display is a bright easily read vacuum florescent four-line alpha-numeric display, with 11 mm high characters. This display will allow the user or a service technician to access the UPS status and history data. The display logic is the source for much of the data, which the PLC will store for access by the user’s computer monitoring system or PS&C’s computer monitors. This will give PS&C a powerful new maintenance and diagnostic tool to help support our customer’s 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. 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.

PS&C – How We Built A Better Breed of Power Protection

     

     

     

     

SECU Safe With PS&C

                                                   

Not many companies can back their products for their entire lifetime. Especially when that product’s lifetime can be in excess of 25 years. The high record of reliability (demonstrated at 20 years’ worth of critical power sites) allows PS&C to offer a level of service unavailable anywhere else in the Power Conditioning business. PS&C offers its customers Full Service Maintenance contracts for as long as they own their PS&C system. A great example is State Employee’s Credit Union (SECU) in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Since their 500kVA Hybrid Rotary UPS systems were put on line July 23, 1981, they have been under a full service maintenance contract with PS&C’s Service Department. This includes all parts, labor, and expenses incurred by PS&C service personnel. This has allowed Mr. Jim Peterso (Vice President of Computer Operations) to know exactly what his power protection costs him every year. Mr. Peterson kindly states, “I sleep great at night knowing that my UPS is protected with its maintenance contract. I know that if anything were to happen…even if it were in the middle of the night…all I have to do is pick up the phone and someone is on the way.”

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.

Staying Power Leads to Growing Business

Power Systems & Controls has come a long way since we first invented the Rotary UPS in the late 60’s; we still have the original patents to prove it. PS&C has taken great pride in our repeat customers especially those who have procured dozens of our systems over the years, such prestigious organizations as Motorola, IRS, CSX, and American Express – just to name a few. We feel this is tangible evidence that our UPS products, power quality services, and our commitment to fulfill our customers vital mission critical needs is beginning to take hold.

“While many of our competitors are going through traumatic change, PS&C is continuing our evolution as the premium supplier. The introduction of our Series XC UPS product line and the increased emphasis on customer satisfaction are just part of the process. We are also seeing healthy changes in our people due to the different programs we have implemented companywide to help support and focus on the customer. It’s really encouraging to have customers like Intel select PS&C as it reinforces our entire process and the company’s desire to excel. After all, our goal is to become recognized as the premier supplier of large scale UPS systems world-wide”. ~ Armistead Wellford, PS&C President

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.