Power Protection To Ensure Uninterrupted Production

Every manufacturer knows that time without power equals a loss of revenue. If the assembly lines aren’t running, products aren’t being made and shipment deadlines are missed. The cost? Meta Group Research estimates factories lose an average of $1.6 million per hour without power. So for factories, electrical interruption is simply not an option. When the power goes out, facilities have to discard wasted or contaminated batches, retool facilities and clean out affected equipment before work can resume. Canceled shipments and idle workers also negatively impact the bottom line, and the financial impact can be far greater if computers that control automated machinery are damaged by a power outage.

When the power goes out, facilities have to discard wasted or contaminated batches, retool facilities and clean out affected equipment before work can resume. Canceled shipments and idle workers also negatively impact the bottom line, and the financial impact can be far greater if computers that control automated machinery are damaged by a power outage.

While on-site diesel generators can keep a factory operational for several hours during a utility outage, they are not the only piece of the backup power protection puzzle. Generators can take up to 10 seconds to start up and bring equipment back online, but studies from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) show that 96 percent of all power interruptions don’t last that long. That’s why an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is an essential investment for every manufacturer.

About Active Power

Active Power(NASDAQ: ACPW) designs and manufactures flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, modular infrastructure solutions (MIS), and energy storage products for mission critical applications worldwide from its headquarters and manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas. The company was founded in 1996 and became public in 2001.

Customers are served via Austin and three regional operations centers located in the United Kingdom, Germany and China, that support the deployment of systems in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.activepower.com.

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