Energy Control Product
Milbank, an industry leader in meter mounting equipment and enclosures, wind turbines and diesel generator sets for the U.S. market and Sentec, the smart grid experts, have a new energy control product, the integrated automatic transfer switch (I-ATS). The I-ATS is an integrated metrology, control, communications and protection solution that can manage electrical sources (e.g. wind turbines, solar PV, generator sets), storage solutions (e.g. battery storage, EVs) and loads (e.g. air conditioners, water heaters) at up to 200A per channel so that they work together. The system behaviour is controlled and reported through a custom user interface that is platform independent. The I-ATS provides a solution to the increasing number of problems seen when multiple devices that do not work together are put into a single installation. It is also capable of interfacing with the most common smart meter communications link (Zigbee SEP1.1).
Milbank and Sentec
Power Distribution Substation
The Magnalight MGS-DC-30KVA-480-220-110 heavy duty power distribution substation converts single phase or three phase 480 VAC electrical current to single phase 120V AC and 240V AC and provides GFCI and integral breaker protection on both input and line outs. This power substation provides an effective and safe current supply for operating equipment and lighting in areas where connection to native power is unavailable or not desired. This unit can be used to tap into 480 VAC from a variety of sources including generators and direct grid power, which it then steps down to usable voltages, and includes a dedicated 480 volt feed through for connecting a welding station.
Automatic Voltage Regulators
Staco Energy Products introduces its latest addition to their line of automatic voltage regulators (AVR) for the power conditioning in demanding applications. Based on a series regulation transformer controlled by variable transformers (VTs), these robust units offer tight output regulation and are easily customizable. The basic AVR will handle more than 90 percent of typical power problems—handling all but the most extreme voltage swings. Options such as suppression of high voltage transients, high harmonic content or site load balance can be added, providing site-specific power correction in a one-box solution. All Staco AVR units feature extremely high overload/inrush ratings. Gold plated contacts on all coils and nickel plated copper bus bars are standard. They are robust and durable enough to withstand the constant vibration of mobile applications. Individual coil protection means these proven units avoid catastrophic cascade failures which are common with other topologies.
Staco Energy Products
Touch Screen Thermostat
Venstar, a leading thermostat and energy management systems supplier, announced the launch of ColorTouch Commercial, a multi-functional, simple-to-use, touch screen thermostat designed for commercial installations. With ColorTouch Commercial, users can display their business logos, advertisements or promotions on their thermostat screens as a slideshow screensaver or background wallpaper. ColorTouch Commercial also includes a 365-day holiday programmer, automatically updatable firmware, and added security for public display. ColorTouch Commercial is priced at approximately half the cost of competitive touch screen thermostats.
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