APC Symmetra PX 250/500kW supports parallel configurations up to 2000kW

The Symmetra PX250/500kW offers a modular, hot-scalable system consisting of dedicated and redundant modules.

01/27/2011


APC by Schneider Electric, a producer of integrated critical power and cooling services, new parallel capabilities of the Symmetra PX 250/500kW three-phase modular and hot scalable uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Schneider Electric APC Symmetra PX This new firmware ships standard on all Symmetra PX250/500kW units which can now be paralleled to deliver up to 2 MW of power protection, or 1.5MW in a system level redundancy (N+1) configuration. The Symmetra PX250/500kW reportedly provides unprecedented scalability and availability up to 2000 kW, giving customers the unrivalled flexibility to scale their data centers as business needs require.

The Symmetra PX250/500kW offers a modular, hot-scalable system consisting of dedicated and redundant modules - power, intelligence, battery and communications - all engineered into a design that allegedly makes installation, future expansion and serviceability faster and easier. Each system is scalable in 25kW increments up to 500kW with the ability to run up to four systems in parallel to provide 2MW of redundant power protection. The architecture gives IT managers the ability to right-size power and runtime as demand grows or as higher levels of availability dictate.

In addition to all the current features and reported capabilities of the Symmetra PX250/500kW - independently verified efficiency of greater than 96% down to 35% loading, high density space saving design, modular, hot scalable with a system-wide mean time to repair of less than 10 minutes, and near silent operation - the release of this new firmware adds:

  • Parallel up to 4 units - for 2000kW or 1.5MW in an N+1 system configuration of power protection capacity.
  • Energy monitoring – Has the ability to calculate and display the energy (kWh) delivered on the output of each unit.
  • Multi-language support – can be localized in seven languages to provide better understanding of alarms/events and display information.
  • Shortened recharge time – 20% charge capacity at loads less than 100%, can be used to recharge units for faster recovery and to maximize system availability.

The Symmetra PX250/500kW can be managed through APC’s InfraStruxure Management Software Portfolio and can be integrated into data centers for a complete solution through built-in management software including InfraStruxure Designer, Central, Capacity Manager, and server access support.

www.apc.com

APC by Schneider Electric

www.schneider-electric.us Schneider Electric



No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
World-class manufacturing: A recipe for success: Finding the right mix for a salad dressing line; 2015 Salary Survey: Manufacturing slump dims enthusiasm
2015 Top Plant: Phoenix Contact, Middletown, Pa.; 2015 Best Practices: Automation, Electrical Safety, Electrical Systems, Pneumatics, Material Handling, Mechanical Systems
A cool solution: Collaboration, chemistry leads to foundry coat product development; See the 2015 Product of the Year Finalists
Digital oilfields: Integrated HMI/SCADA systems enable smarter data acquisition; Real-world impact of simulation; Electric actuator technology prospers in production fields
Special report: U.S. natural gas; LNG transport technologies evolve to meet market demand; Understanding new methane regulations; Predictive maintenance for gas pipeline compressors
Cyber security cost-efficient for industrial control systems; Extracting full value from operational data; Managing cyber security risks
Getting ready for industrial IoT; Visualizing the (applied) automation continuum; Preventing VFD faults and failures; Using wireless for closed-loop applications
Migrating industrial networks; Tracking HMI advances; Making the right automation changes
Understanding transfer switch operation; Coordinating protective devices; Analyzing NEC 2014 changes; Cooling data centers

Annual Salary Survey

After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.

The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.

Read more: 2014 Salary Survey: Confidence rises amid the challenges

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
This article collection contains several articles on the vital role that compressed air plays in manufacturing plants.