About Solidstate Controls

Industrial Power Control
AMETEK Solidstate Controls (Solidstate) was established in 1962 with the purpose of providing continuity of power to businesses. This was accomplished with UPS (uninterruptible power supplies), industrial batteries, power conditioners, and much more. While our products have advanced with the movement of times, our focus has not. We now serve more than 50,000 systems around the world.

Notable Clients
Solidstate has the pleasure of working with clients all over the world, in all areas of energy production. These clients have seen the value in our products and our dedication to advancements. These clients include:
  • AEP
  • BP
  • Bohai Steel
  • China Nuclear Corp.
  • Chevron Texaco
  • Columbia Gas
  • Honeywell
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Conoco Phillips
  • Dow Chemical
  • YPF
Reliable Energy Products
Industrial process and power generating businesses are subject to severe consequences when power problems occur. Human safety, the environment and lost revenue are at stake. Our 20+ years MTBF (mean time between failure) – based on actual field experience with routine maintenance – is the highest available rating in the industry. This technology allows you to reliably keep operations running at a very low cost for the 40 year expected life of the equipment.

Modern, Efficient Facilities Columbus, Ohio Solidstate operates from its main office and primary manufacturing facility in Columbus, Ohio. The facility is situated on 13 acres with a 56,000 ft2 (6,000 m2) building. Operations required to design, manufacture, and service the power systems are performed by more than 200 people located in this facility.

Rosario, Argentina
Solidstate also has a 10,000 ft2 manufacturing facility with 17 employees in Rosario, Argentina that designs and manufactures uninterruptible power systems, battery chargers, inverters, cathodic protection systems and electroplating rectifiers for industrial applications.

Included in the capabilities are computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting (2D and 3D); a leading edge in-house metal shop, transformer manufacturing, including computer controlled winding machinery and a vacuum impregnation system; electronic assembly; printed circuit board (PCB) assembly; painting and testing.

Client Ownership Experience
Ownership support is critical for keeping your business in business. Start-up, preventive maintenance, battery management programs, parts management programs, and staff training all are customized based on your unique situation. Solidstate utilizes exclusively in-house (on our payroll), qualified, factory-trained personnel for these services, with service offices worldwide readily available to meet your specific needs.

Doing Business Your Way
Solidstate employs a structure to integrate all the support disciplines into a single team to serve you, our client. Sales Partners, Sales Managers, Applications Engineers, Project Administrators, Project Engineers, Design Engineers, and Service Engineers are all part of each geographic team. These teams are authorized to collaborate with you to meet your unique product needs and methods of doing business.

Consulting
Solidstate creates solutions to power problems through an interdependent network of Sales Partners and Solidstate employees throughout the world. These personnel provide consulting services, application expertise, technical information, and ownership support. They are interconnected by advanced voice and data communication to serve you regardless of where your operations, procurement, finance and engineering are located.

Design and Build – With Short Lead Times
Each system is designed and built to order. Using Mass Customization leading edge technologies, together we create and ship custom systems. Coupled with the most modern manufacturing capabilities in the world, totally custom systems can be designed and manufactured in as little as 48 hours.

WINUPS®, a configurator software program, was developed by Solidstate to significantly improve your custom design and procurement process. It enables you to configure a UPS system in minutes, and obtain complete and accurate information immediately. Using the Solidstate’s UPSCAD® system, the schematic and outline drawings can also be created in minutes and transmitted to you for review/approval, even before you place an order. Our UPSMAN software gives us the capability to automatically create a custom Operation/Instruction manual for the specific equipment you have purchased using the output data from the WINUPS program.

Safety and Quality Assurance
Solidstate’s quality assurance systems meet or exceed all provisions of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Standards 10CFR50, Appendix B and ANSI Standard N45.2. For Nuclear, Class 1E rated projects, we maintain component traceability to comply with NRC Standard 10CFR21. Our Columbus, Ohio headquarters is certified to ISO9001 by Intertek Services (ITS) in accordance with ANSI-RAB and RVA requirements.

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Other safety and quality standards met by Solidstate include UL (and CUL) Listed Products, IEC, NEMA, IEEE, ANSI, and NEC. Client audits of the Quality Systems include the Nuclear Utility Procurement Issues Committee (NUPIC).

Corporate Ownership
AMETEK Solidstate Controls is part of AMETEK, Inc.’s Electronic Instruments Group (EIG). AMETEK is a recognized leader in advanced monitoring, testing, calibrating and display instruments. AMETEK sells its instruments to the process, aerospace, power, and industrial markets worldwide and had 2014 sales of approximately $4.0 billion.

AMETEK, Inc.  (NYSE: AME) is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electric motors. AMETEK’s Corporate Growth Plan is based on four key strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Acquisitions and Alliances, Global & Market Expansion, and New Products.