Liebert's conference, tradeshow hosts +900 customers

Columbus, OH—Liebert's Incredible Universe conference and tradeshow on Dec. 5-6 attracted more than 900 customers from across the nation.


Columbus, OH— Liebert 's Incredible Universe conference and tradeshow on Dec. 5-6 attracted more than 900 customers from across the nation. Unlike manufacturers focused on a specific industry, customers of Emerson Network Power's Liebery division include banking, medical, manufacturing, data processing and other high-availability systems.

Liebert was founded in 1965 to produce precision environmental controls for the emerging computer industry. In 1970, Liebert expanded its product offering to address the inconsistent power problems facing newly formed data processing centers. Today, Liebert offers products designed to support the requirements of high-availability equipment used for manufacturing, data processing, telecommunications, medical and other applications.

Among the newer products introduced by Liebert's distributed products group (DPG) is the Nfinity online uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Nfinity's unique frame design houses modular system components including power, battery and system control modules. Each module is hot swappable, allowing online scalability to fit changing UPS requirements. Commencing at 4 kVA, Nfinity modules can be added to provide a fault-tolerant network of power protection up to 20 kVA.

Nfinity's on-board intelligence not only monitors the health of each module, but also predicts performance. For example, the amount of usable power stored in a battery is directly influenced by battery temperature. Nfinity monitors each battery module's voltage, current and temperature; communicates present and predicted battery performance; and automatically adjusts the battery charger to improve battery temperature and deliver maximum performance.

Mini-computer rooms
Today's electronic equipment is increasingly being moved from protected environments and placed in all sorts of less-than-suitable locations, including coat closets. At the same time, much electronic equipment operates faster, consumes more power, and generates more heat.

To support customers' requirements to distribute electronic equipment, and still provide a controlled environment designed to mitigate equipment risk, Liebert has come up with the mini-computer room. Each mini-computer room is actually an insulated cabinet with a highly efficient air-conditioner that gets rid of its own condensate; a UPS; a backup cooling module; and an intel-ligent monitoring module with Ethernet communications.

Community involvement
Enron, WorldCom, and other corporate debacles tend to make us cynical, so it's refreshing when companies take care of their employees and communities. Originally founded in 1976 by Ralph Liebert to promote communication and social activities, Liebert's Forman Club has evolved into an organization aimed at helping employees and the communities where they live.

Having raised more than $250,000 since its beginning, the Forman Club recently held a garage sale that included materials and tools Liebert's production operations no longer required. The funds raised are being used to assist families in need to have a happier holiday season.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Dave Harrold, senior editor

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