111 Main North Rd.
Napier, New Zealand
Phone: 0064 6 843 1400
About the Company

ABB’s power protection portfolio is a unique line up of UPS, power conditioning and power switching products, designed to solve power quality issues for commercial and industrial applications.

Leading the industry in innovation and technology, ABB provides power protection to many of the world’s foremost organizations, ensuring the continuous operation of production manufacturing, including food and beverage applications on a global scale. From a few kW to applications of many MW and a wide range of supply voltages, ABB has the UPS or voltage conditioning technology for every need.

Recent global applications for food and beverage include;

1. Processing

- Agricultural: PowerBuilt UPS providing back up its distributed control system.

- Sugar refining: PCS100 Reactive Power Conditioner correcting dynamic power factor and harmonics on the DC drives used for sugar centrifuges at an iconic sugar factory.

2. Packaging

- Dairy

A. The PCS100 Active Voltage Conditioner is eliminating voltage sags at Fonterra, cutting out over four power quality events annually. After four months of installation, the system protected the facility against five power quality events, saving $250,000. Although payback for the investment was projected at 18 months, the company saw their return in less than four.

Fonterra is also using a PCS100 Reactive Power Conditioner at another facility in order to correct the power factor and any harmonic imbalances.

B. PCS100 Industrial UPS installed at Morningstar Foods in Washington DC, USA, is protecting a high speed milk packaging machine.

- Beverage

PCS100 Active Voltage Conditioner was installed at Bacardi's main supply point at the facility in Florida, in order to protect the plant from crippling voltage sags. Within the first three months of operation, the system had protected the facility from 27 significant events.