Panduit Corp., a developer of Unified Physical Infrastructure (UPI)-based solutions, announces the launch of the Industrial Network Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). The Industrial Network UPS lowers the risk of downtime due to battery failures by 39% to keep key equipment in facilities operating at full capacity. It is designed specifically to back up industrial managed Ethernet switches.
“The Panduit Industrial Network UPS uses ultracapacitor technology instead of batteries, eliminating the number one cause of conventional UPS failures, which lowers the risk of downtime,” says Panduit Senior Product Manager Paul Schildhouse. “The no-battery design is maintenance-free, providing two-times greater ROI and 50 to 70% lower cost of ownership than an ordinary UPS. Remotely managed using standard web browsers as well as the Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View Faceplates, the Industrial Network UPS saves time and money on proprietary integrations.”
With many manufacturers and processors dealing with the issue of a shortage of skilled labor, maintaining batteries in UPS systems can often fall through the cracks. “Maintenance often goes unnoticed until the UPS is needed, and by then it is too late,” according to Craig Resnick, VP, ARC Advisory Group. “UPS systems that utilize ultracapacitor technology, such as the Panduit UPS, eliminate this issue for the most frequent types of power loss, which are momentary or short term, preventing the havoc on the factory or plant floor caused by temporarily losing power to HMIs, network switches, etc.”
Engineered to support efficient and reliable electrical power, the UPS is UL508 Listed, EtherNet/IP conformance tested, and is listed in the Rockwell Automation Encompass Partner program. Panduit is a Strategic Alliance partner and member of the Encompass program with Rockwell Automation.
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