Welcome From Ralph Siegel

Founder of Powercon Corporation

Since its inception in 1959, service and dedication to our customers’ needs has shaped the level of excellence provided by Powercon. The total commitment of all our employees is involved in achieving the quality and distinction for which our products and services are recognized. Powercon and its vendors focus on service and quality as the principle vehicle for achieving higher levels of performance. Our manufacturing cost structure leaves no room for solving problems that flow from poor quality. Quality is synonymous with excellence, it cannot be achieved by slogans or exhortation only. It can only be achieved by diligent planning and setting in place a continuous quality improvement process.

Quality demands top management leadership and continuous involvement in the process activities. The successful quality operation is characterized by an organization of quality trained and motivated employees working in a free environment where all management encourages individual creativity, initiative, and trust and where employee contributions are actively sought to upgrade, not only the product, but its quality. It should be satisfying to our customers to know that when the registrar for our ISO-9001 registration asked one of our employees what quality meant to him, his reply was, “Quality means to me bread on the plates of my family.” Our ultimate goal is to have a satisfied customer using our product with safety, performance, conformance, a minimum of maintenance, and a maximum of reliability.

Compliance with all the American standards, which are more rugged than most other world standards, has made American switchgear products the best in the world. Our philosophy to adhere to these standards, maintain a quality program, listen to and implement the innovations introduced by our customers, vendors, and Powercon employees has resulted in the “proof of the pudding” – repeat orders – no layoffs – new developments – and improved production facilities.

We hope that the information contained in our Web Site will be both informative and beneficial. We respectfully request your inquiries and hope that you will be able to learn more about the services and products available from Powercon.

Thank you for your interest and visit to the Powercon Web Site.

Ralph Siegel
President, Powercon Corporation

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Our Products

Metal Clad Switchgear

Powercon’s advanced Metal Clad Switchgear line is completely factory-built and wired. Each cubicle may contain the circuit breaker, bus bars, primary and secondary disconnecting devices, instrument transformers, instruments and relays, secondary wiring and more. The switchgear is designed so that additional circuit breakers or auxiliary cubicles may be added in the future.

Metal-Enclosed Interrupter Switchgear (MEIS)

Powercon’s MEIS Switchgear exceeds ANSI/IEEE Standard C37.20.3, with no exceptions taken to any requirement of the ANSI/IEEE. These switches are available with either electrical or mechanical operators.

Metal-Enclosed Bus Systems

Powercon offers our customers complete system integration and responsibility. We also manufacture 5kV-38kV Bus Duct which can connect various line-ups of switchgear together or can be used as a connection between Powercon Switchgear and power transformers as shown. Our Bus Duct has been designed tested to verify compliance to A.N.S.I. Standards.

Powercontrol Complex

An Integrated Power Distribution System

Power System Grounding Equipment

Powercon’s high resistance grounded neutral system with traceable signal to fault, is one in which a high-value resistor has been inserted in the neutral connection to ground to limit the resistor current under ground-fault conditions to a value not less than the total system charging current, resulting in a total ground fault current of approximately the square root of 2 times the charging current.

Key Interlock Systems

The Powercon Key Interlock System is a simple, easy method of applying individual key interlock units and assemblies to electrical switchgear assemblies requiring operation in predetermined sequence.

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