Ring Bus Load Management

PS&C recently shipped an UPS system with innovative load management. This innovation was part of the control logic installed in a ring bus UPS system shipped by PS&C. Previously, a ring bus was configured with “X” modules with “X-N” modules required to support the total load. When the number of modules removed (for any reason) from the ring bus exceeds “N”, the ring bus logic was required to split the ring bus. Splitting the ring bus puts part of the load on utility, while the remainder remains on the UPS. This happened because the PLC logic must make a blind decision to split the ring bus whenever the number of modules supporting the load is less than “X-N”.

This condition has been improved by the addition of PS&C’s optional “Intelligent Load Management System” for ring bus applications. By measuring the power required by each load node on the ring bus and measuring the output power of each module, the PLC has a complete picture of available power and total load. With a complete picture the PLC can determine the actual number of UPS modules required to support the actual load. It is not possible in a ring bus system to keep clean UPS power to the User’s load under more scenarios due to PS&C’s “Intelligent Load Management System”.

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.

SGS THOMSON Chooses PS&C Series XC

                                                       

Power Systems & Controls is pleased to add SGS THOMSON Microelectronics to our growing list of customers in the industrial and process industries. The need for clean uninterruptible power in manufacturing environments is becoming more common place. These customers selected Power Systems & Controls’ Series XC Rotary UPS systems for the high reliability, isolation, and ability to service the diverse electrical requirements of manufacturing systems.

The SGS THOMSON story is typical of major international companies that are working hard to maintain their competitive edge. SGS THOMSON is an international semiconductor company and the leader in the rapidly growing small power circuit sector of the semiconductor market. They have gained its leadership position through its technological background, worldwide production resources and a broad product range.

Power Systems & Controls became involved earlier this year when SGS THOMSON started renovation of an existing Phoenix facility built several years ago. This facility is being updated to manufacture semiconductors with state-of-the-art manufacturing systems. As part of the modernization, a means of guaranteeing electrical power quality was needed. The semiconductor fabrication equipment could never be subjected to the potential problems of an unprotected utility network.

SGS THOMSON general contractor, Jacobs Sirrine, led by Mr. Donn Kong, was tasked with finding the right protection answer. Mr. Kong has previous experience with Power Systems & Controls and this experience made him feel that a Series XC rotary system was a strong contender for his customer. Mr. Bob Hay, PS&C’s Western Regional Manager, was asked to present PS&C to SGS THOMSON. During the presentation, Mr. Matt Kohi, Site Manager, was very impressed with the history and development of the Series XC. He commented, “An important consideration in our decision was PS&C’s successful operation of Rotary UPS systems all over the world, operating under much worse electrical conditions than we have here in the United States.” In the past, SGS THOMSON has only used static UPS systems with varying levels of success. We are very pleased with SGS THOMSON selection of PS&C and look forward to a long relationship.

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 Signs Lee Technologies

                                               

Lee Technologies, Inc. is a Virginia based corporation established in 1983 by John C. Lee IV. The corporation’s primary interest is the sale and installation of computer support systems in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the United States. The company has established its corporate headquarters in Fairfax, VA. Branch offices are located in Richmond, VA and Atlanta, GA.

Lee Technologies’ showroom in Fairfax provides end-users, engineers, and contractors with the opportunity for first hand inspection of computer support hardware, as well as, the opportunity to observe stat-of-the-art computerized technical presentations on product features, operation characteristics, installation requirements, and start-up procedures. Lee Technologies goal is to satisfy their customers beyond their expectations and build long lasting relationships. The signing of Lee Technologies has already paid off for PS&C with the sale and shipment of an over a dozen Series XC UPS systems for the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Maryland.

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 Idaho & Utah Rep

                                                         

Mr. Ray Ward V.P. of Gruber Industries is our PS&C sales rep for Idaho & Utah. Gruber Industries has been associated with the UPS industry for the past ten years. Along with PS&C Series XC and power conditioning systems they have also handled custom cabling and very small static UPS systems ranging from 200VA to 1kVA. Due to his degree in Engineering, Mr. Ward is highly qualified to handle the numerous technical seminars and presentations in which he is asked to participate. One such presentation was made to Alcatel, in Claremont, NC who had a need for a 500kVA UPS system with a 15 minute battery.

The initial presentation about the PS&C Series XC UPS was made to Alcatel by. Mr. Ward where he learned that Alcatel had a very critical fiber optics cable manufacturing process where even small millisecond interruptions of power cost them thousands of dollars in lost production. Mr. Ward presented our Hybrid Rotary UPS solution for its ability to supply continuous uninterrupted power and for its complete isolation traits to handle the high instances of lightning caused transients at the plant. It was also pointed out that the rugged design of the PS&C Series XC would fit into the harsh plant environment. This order was awarded to PS&C because we were able to explain the technical advantages of PS&C’s Series XC Hybrid Rotary UPS early in the customer’s review process.

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 -Audible Noise

         

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 McDonnell Douglas

                                                    

McDonnell Douglas is a large American defense contractor specializing in aerospace manufacturing. It was established in 1976 with the merger of McDonnell Aircraft and Douglas Aircraft Company. 

Power Systems & Controls was selected by McDonnell Douglas to provide Series XC rotary uninterruptible power supply systems to protect one their critical space facilities. The facility will be at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. 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.

Pure Power Products Solves Problems

Pure Power Products, Inc. of Livonia, Michigan was established in 1986 as a distributor of surge suppressors. From that beginning Pure Power has evolved into the Midwest’s largest supplier of services and hardware specializing in environmental solutions for sensitive electronics. Some of their major capabilities, include:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Chillers
  • UPS Systems
  • Diesel Generators
  • Monitoring Systems

Mr. Joe Arnold, owner & president, has been associated with the electronics industry for many years. He describes his company as being “in the insurance business”. Pure Power Products provides electronic protection solutions to their customers by supplying the information and equipment necessary to do the job no matter what that job might be. All of the various solution options are explained in detail, with strong consideration given to application and budget, so that the customer reaches a level of comfort and trust with their decision.

Recently Pure Power Products and Power Systems & Controls hosted a series of breakfast seminars aimed at educating electrical engineers and consultants about the many advantages of Hybrid Rotary UPS systems. The seminars were a great success and several new sales opportunities were discovered. Pure Power Products and Power Systems & Controls are presently working together to provide electrical power solutions to several large companies in the area.

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.

Intel Turns To PS&C for UPS Protection

                                                              

Intel Corporation is an American technology company located in California. They are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of semiconductor chips, which are required for computer systems to operate. Intel was founded in 1968 by Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore.

Power Systems & Controls will be supplying (3) 1MVA rotary uninterruptible power supply systems run in a redundant parallel configuration to provide protected and conditioned power to the critical loads. 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 – Service, Support and Training

           

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 GEICO

                                                   

The Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO) headquartered in Bethesda, MD sells insurance policies exclusively through the use of 800# telephones and a network of computer work stations connected to a powerful mainframe computer. When computer power is interrupted, the business of insurance is interrupted. In early 1992, when GEICO planned a new “state of the art” computer center in Fredericksburg, VA, critical power protection was a vital component to these plans. Sam Torrence, Facility Manager at GEICO, recognized that “a reliable UPS system is like a power insurance policy”. Sam, with his ten years’ experience in working with UPS systems, concluded the best solution was a PS&C Hybrid Rotary UPS because it offered the highest level of reliability.

GEICO purchased (12) PS&C Series XC UPS systems, each with 15 minute battery backup. The project will be under the supervising eye of GHT Engineers of Arlington, VA. PS&C will interface its Hybrid Rotary UPS with other equipment that not only will form a fully compatible critical power system, but will also be networked with sophisticated central monitoring and control. Sam is looking forward to operating PS&C’s machines at his new facility. The entire staff of PS&C looks forward to the challenge presented by GEICO to supply it with “power insurance” Power Systems & Controls mission is always to help, support, and satisfy our customers & clients.

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.