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Manufacturing

The dawn of Industry 4.0, automation and robotics has made manufacturing sites more dependent than ever on a high quality, consistent, and reliable power supply.

There are many kinds of power disruption beyond the most drastic case of a blackout, but they are all potentially damaging to equipment, reduce productivity, and often have significant financial implications.

Even a momentary loss of power, a voltage dip or spike can cause a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), robot controller, or production process to fail and reset. The loss of production time, scrap and rework can be far greater than the scale of the power disruption. Different types of manufacturing facility have specific critical paths which make power resilience important to them.

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FOOD manufacturing

Complex production environments require site-wide resilience to keep production going.

HIGH SPEED manufacturing

Short power disruptions cause reset of production, losing valuable productivity.

ELECTRONICS manufacturing

High speed and critical production processes combine to make resilience essential.

CRITICAL PROCESS manufacturing

Interruption of a critical process can result in significant and costly scrap or rework.

How to achieve power resilience for your
manufacturing site

An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) uses a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to ensure that there are no disruptions to the power supply from the grid. By switching to the battery power supply in less than 0.01 seconds, on-site electrical equipment experiences no disruption in the event of a blackout, brownout, or other power failure. Production is able to continue without interruption.

When combined with voltage regulation, it is also possible to improve the quality of the incoming power supply, which protects electrical equipment from damage caused by overvoltage, increasing its life.

Powerstar’s applications

Achieving Net Zero carbon emissions at a manufacturing site

The manufacturing sector has an urgent expectation from its customers, Governments, and employees to achieve net zero carbon emissions. For many processes this presents huge challenges. A battery energy storage system is a crucial part of the equation in achieving net zero emissions. It can enable better efficiency and full use of renewable generation and electric vehicle charging points, while reducing energy consumption from the grid and minimising costs.

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“Industry 4.0 plus Net Zero”

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Related case studies

Stoba Prazisionstechnik UK Ltd

Stoba is a mass manufacturer and supplier of metallic parts and high quality components to the automotive industry that operates internationally.

Aerospace Manufacturer

A global leader in the manufacture of landing gear, suspension and tram coupling bearings was suffering significant scrappage caused by power disruptions.

Quorn Foods

A combination of voltage regulation and low-loss transformers saved this leading food manufacturer over £71,000 on their annual energy bills.

AESSEAL (UK)

AESSEAL needed help protecting their operations from power disruptions while driving forward net zero strategies.


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Power Resilience

The ability to continue your core activities without impact from disruption to your power supply. Powerstar technology provides power resilience to a whole site through any combination of its three core technologies.

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