The UK independent reseller, Critical Power Supplies (CPS), has warned that manufacturers are not investing research in Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS).
Jason Koffler (pictured), managing director of CPS, says, “businesses rely on their production facility – any power failure in any single step can result in lost sales, and increasing costs. Just-in-time supply chains are even more at risk – just a tiny hiccup can affect production dramatically.
It’s not just those with 24/7 operations that benefit from uninterruptible power supplies. The large machinery used in most industrial processes is also more susceptible to power problems, causing transients, harmonics, brownouts, and electrical distortions.”
Although the battery runtime of some uninterruptible power sources are varied and can be relatively short— up to several hours, this normally gives organisations sufficient time to start a standby power source or properly shut down equipment.
“Given that the average unplanned downtime can cost from well over £15,000 ($20k) to several millions depending on the size of your organisation, UPS solutions are a necessary addition to your business. They will recover the upfront cost and provide essential peace of mind that is hard to put a value on”, Koffler added.