Distribution Inc.'s Powerwave Bus System is a flexible overhead power
distribution system that minimizes the costs and coordination for computer
server adds and changes in a data center or commercial environment. All systems
are available with PDI's patented Branch Circuit Monitoring System (BCMS) that
gathers and reports loads at the branch circuit level for all tap off boxes to
the building management system via Modbus RTU.
Powerwave Bus System was designed specifically for data center applications.
PDI has subjected this product to the rigors of the UL / ETL testing. The
Powerwave system also offers communications through the BCMS intelligent
monitoring systems which allows for instantaneous reporting and management of a
myriad of power quality parameters,
including amperage, voltage, power factor, and kWH.
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.