Mitsubishi Electric uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems provide daily power conditioning as well as backup power in the event of an outage to reduce damage to manufacturing equipment and maintain uptime for your production line.
In manufacturing, quality and availability of power are essential to maintaining uptime and meeting production schedules. An unplanned outage stops production, diverts labor and creates waste – particularly if you have to discard unfinished or damaged products as a result of the outage. Maintaining uptime is even more essential with so many manufacturing companies running production lines 24/7.
Uninterruptible power supply systems can reduce downtime (and its cost) in manufacturing by providing reliable backup power in an emergency. A UPS allows your systems to shut down slowly, in alignment with standard procedures, as opposed to the rapid shutoff of an outage, which could damage the equipment. This controlled turn off also helps reduce product waste as the current line can be completed. A UPS can also support your daily operations with power conditioning that keeps your equipment safe and functioning at peak efficiency.
On its own, the backup power from a UPS can provide the additional time you need to shut down production in a controlled manner and maintain product integrity. These reduce the waste and equipment damage that can come from an outage in a manufacturing setting.
A UPS system also provides backup power to essential operational systems at your facility, including lighting and IT (protecting your data center and IoT) in an emergency.
But if an outage is extended, and you’re running a 24/7 production line, you may need to pair a generator to your uninterruptible power supply. A diesel or natural gas generator can provide extended uptime until your primary power source is back on, and the UPS can ensure the flow and quality of power from the generator align to production line requirements.
Reducing downtime in manufacturing isn’t the only benefit of a UPS – it can also serve as a power conditioner. UPS power conditioners control and smooth voltage fluctuations, surges, transients and sags, providing enhanced power quality and stability to all your equipment.
A UPS is able to match the higher power requirements of a manufacturing facility to ensure you have constant protection even during peak usage points in your cycle. It can handle the elevated power required for motors, robotics, drives – everything you need to keep your production line running while protecting critical equipment from surges.
A UPS can support power quality and backup requirements across a number of manufacturing industries, eliminating damaging spikes and dips, providing increased uptime, and allowing for a controlled shut off in the event of power loss.