Powercon's creative achievements have earned it international recognition
as an engineering-oriented manufacturer of top quality custom-designed
switchgear and specialized electrical power distribution equipment
Founded in 1954 and headed by a licensed professional electrical
engineer, Powercon is staffed by a highly skilled engineering/manufacturing
team. Powercon is well-known for it's quality products and ability
to produce standard switchgear, customized switchgear, and specialized
control systems to meet specific requirements. Our products are
currently serving utilities, government installations, industrial,
and commercial complexes worldwide.
Powercon's products for the electrical power distribution equipment
market are the following, all of which are designed and produced
to NEMA, IEEE, and ANSI standards:
- Metal-Enclosed Interrupter Switchgear using load break air interrupter
switches* 5kV through 38kV;
- Metal-Clad Switchgear using air or vacuum circuit breakers including
5kV through 38kV;
- Metal Enclosed, Non-Segregated Phase Bus Duct 5kV through 38kV;
- Low-voltage switchgear using power circuit breakers;
- High-voltage switchgear;
- Outdoor self-contained climatized enclosures for switchgear
*The 5 and 15kV Metal-Enclosed Interrupter Switchgear, Switches,
Bus System, and Motor Drive are also UL listed.
With its closely coordinated engineering/manufacturing team coupled
with comparatively low overhead, Powercon is consistently and significantly
more competitive in its pricing than all other leading U.S. manufacturers
of similar type equipment. Effective production control techniques
insure that Powercon is able to offer significantly faster delivery
than its competitors. Additionally, where necessary, we are often
in a position to advance or adjust delivery schedules to accommodate
Powercon's modern switchgear facilities include production machinery,
most of which is computer controlled.
We produce all of our own steel structures and weldments. Equipment
assembly is done entirely at our facility with many pieces of the
equipment tied together through a direct numerical control network.
Subcontracting is primarily limited to the purchasing of components,
with circuit breakers and protective relays making up the higher
Metal-Clad and Metal-Enclosed equipment application requirements
have ranged from a single cubicle cell to lineups containing many
load break air interrupter switches and/or vacuum breakers. Since
Powercon is a custom equipment supplier, there is no limit of equipment
configurations that can or have been supplied.
Our custom designed equipment is manufactured in accordance with
ANSI C37.20; that in itself is an advantage. As we are sensitive
to our customer's particular configuration of features, we do not
force product line "Company Standards" onto the customer.
The breadth of our switchgear product lines have design features
including all copper bus, 11 gauge sheet steel throughout and porcelain
insulators in all bus paths to ground for voltages above 5kV. Our
main strength is heavy duty, high quality equipment built to customer
Powercon's constant and strict adherence to fully documented, plant-wide
quality control procedures has contributed significantly to its
growing list of repeat customers. Additionally, our quality products
are supported, on a world-wide basis, by a staff of field service
engineers who are available to provide:
- Supervision, Equipment Installation, and Start-up
- Instruction on Preventive and Routine Maintenance Procedures
- In-Warranty Service
- Emergency Service
- Research and Development at Powercon is focused primarily on
Applied Engineering projects. Several examples included ground
and test devices for vacuum breaker cells, load break interrupter
switches, draw out 38kV vacuum circuit breakers, Metal-Clad switchgear
and group operated high current disconnect switches.
All of Powercon's equipment whether it be standard or custom is
produced to the customer's specifications and delivery schedule.
Shipping splits are adjusted to accommodate field installation with
many special maintenance features added to comply with the service
requirements for the particular customer's switchgear.
Upon request, we will supply a listing
of references who can attest to the quality of Powercon equipment.
We welcome inquiries and cordially you and members of your firm
to visit us at our facility, to meet key members of our engineering
and manufacturing groups, to inspect our facilities, and to observe
equipment in all phases of design and manufacture. Also, we can
provide consultation support services to assist in determining overall
electrical system requirements.
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