Siemens unit Russelectric builds power controls training center

Russelectric, A Siemens Business, a leading manufacturer of power control systems and automatic transfer switches, announces the opening of a full-scale hands-on training center for customers and field service technicians. 

Russelectric experts at the network-integrated Broken Arrow, Oklahoma facility now offer instruction on how to use a wide range of Russelectric equipment, including automatic transfer switches, power control circuit breakers, switchgear, and emergency power systems.

The center serves as an interactive campus for the rigorous training and retraining of Russelectric’s capable field service corps. Experienced field service and engineering professionals simultaneously instruct theory in a digitally-integrated classroom setting, as well as practice on equipment, as part of an intensive curricula. 

All Russelectric equipment operates as though installed in the field, and simulates function and malfunction scenarios, providing valuable and applicable hands-on training. However, no equipment bears actual power loads, eliminating arc flash danger for risk-free study. 

The facility is networked with SCADA and PROFINET, so trainees develop skills using the latest industrial communication technologies.

Founded in 1955, Russelectric, A Siemens Business, provides high-integrity power control solutions for mission critical applications in the healthcare, information technology, telecommunication, water treatment, and renewable energy markets. 

The company maintains vertically-integrated manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts and Oklahoma, where it designs and builds a full line of automatic transfer switches, switchgear, and controls.  Russelectric products carry the longest and most comprehensive warranty in the industry, and are backed by a team of expert factory-direct field service engineers.

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