Power Systems & Controls Company History
Power Systems & Controls, Inc. (PS&C) was incorporated in June of 1965 with a sole purpose to design, manufacture, and supply power conditioning systems for “mission critical” power users. PS&C’s first customer, the US intelligence community, still remains as our most complex customer. This relationship tasked PS&C to develop a specialized expertise in the design and application of isolated power conditioning machines.
These machines developed into product ranges that include:
- Frequency Converters
- Uninterruptable Power Supplies
- DC Power Supplies
- Power Line Filters
- Motor Generator Sets (HEMP & TEMPEST)
- Power Factor Correction
- Power Conditioning
- Monitoring & Control Systems
- Enclosures & Shelters
PS&C has also developed a fully integrated metal enclosure capability and is committed to providing world class field service.
Power Systems & Controls Progression
PS&C has come a long way since our inception; however, we have maintained our focus on the development of Power Quality Products and Solutions. The objective has been, and always will be, to provide the most effective solution to the posed issue. If a solution does not exist, PS&C will design and build a product or create a solution by blending commercially available products to suit the need of the customer.
With this Primary Mission, PS&C has been able to develop a large array of products for the Intelligence Community, which have found receptive homes in other business segments. The following paragraphs highlight the progression of PS&C’s solutions over the past 5 decades.
PS&C’s first commercial product, developed in 1967 for Philip Morris, NY was a 10kVA Static UPS. Due to the limitations of the technology at the time, PS&C turned our development to Rotary Uninterruptible Power Supply (RUPS) and continues to hold the original U.S. patents.
The Series XC, the current generation of large Rotary Uninterruptible Power Supply (Hybrid Rotary UPS or RUPS machines) combines the isolation of a motor-generator (M-G) set and the extended power protection of a UPS, thus creating the RUPS. During the late 1970’s, PS&C developed technology in power semiconductor applications that improved the performance and reliability of the isolation motor-generator (M-G) set and Rotary UPS (RUPS). The combination of highly reliable Power Stages and the performance of the MG gives the Series XC uncompromising superior isolation characteristics.
During the early 1990’s PS&C began to expand its product offering with the Series MC, a small footprint, low power 3 phase RUPS, which stands up to it’s nickname “bulletproof”. The mid 90’s, through PS&C’s innovation, added the Series SC synchronous condenser for power factor correction, the Series MG motor-generator for 100% isolation and harmonic control and the Series FC Frequency Conversion systems for 50hz, 60hz, and 400hz applications. In response to a 1999 Department of Defense request, realized the creation of the Series IMG and Series IMG-RT (Ride-Thru) industrial motor-generator sets for enhanced power conditioning and the Series NB, No-Break battery-less UPS.
From 2000 to 2005, PS&C’s internal Federal group dedicated efforts to the USG as PS&C created the Series GSR Extended Range Voltage Regulator, the Series LPP (Power Cube), the Series SMG (HEMP Defense), the IC version of the Series GRF, and the Series PPD (Portable Power Deployable), which brought PS&C’s offering to 17 Product Lines. In 2005, PS&C completed a 2 plus year R&D effort to offer the best IGBT/IGBT transformer-less Static UPS, (SUPS) in the industry. This machine, the Series Continuum, re-invents the way all Static (SUPS) modules of the future will be constructed with open architecture, which allows anyone to service the equipment.
During the same period, PS&C’s metal fabrication group within manufacturing took on an additional role to design and develop rapid deployment and tactical enclosures to be deployed in support of the overseas tactical operations. The byproduct of this effort was the creation of a fully staffed enclosure group. Proven products from this group include State Department approved 60 minute FEBR (Forced Entry Ballistic Reinforced) Enclosures to be used in special applications, Modular offices complexes, Portable Data Centers, Portable Power Generation, Expandable Equipment Shelters, and SCIF’s.
Between 2008 & 2010, PS&C continued to develop products in support of the USG, with CONUS & OCONUS projects ranging from large scale UPS systems for DHS to the most advanced Intelligent Micro Grid for the Power Surety Task Force reporting to the Secretary of the Army.
As of December 2012, PS&C has equipment installed in over 200 Embassies and Consulates as well as 80% of the fortune 250.