PK Electronics Aims at 5% Global UPS Market

By Julian Matthews

Local uninterruptible power supply (UPS) manufacturer PK Electronics Sdn Bhd has stepped up its bid to become a global player in the backup power supply market.

In the past year, the company has expanded into the US, set up sales offices worldwide and introduced new, innovative products.

With its new products, PK Electronics will become one of only four companies in the world offering the full range of UPS products from 500VA to 500kVA applications.

The company hopes to capture 3-5% of the global market, which is estimated to be valued at between US$4-5 billion in 1998.

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Local Firm Touts Modular UPS System

By Julian Matthews

Local Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) manufacturer P K Electronics Industries Bhd has invented an online UPS unit which it claims is the first truly modular system of its kind in the world.

The US9000 comes in single-size 1kVA power modules weighing about 18kg each that can be stacked in cabinets. The cabinets come in many different sizes and can be expanded to a few hundred slots. Each module has a built-in battery with standard backup time. In situations where backup time needs to be extended, additional similar-sized battery modules can be plugged into the cabinet slots.

Loh said ease of installation and maintenance made the product superior to existing products on the markets. Current UPS systems in large computer and industrial applications are heavy, bulky and take up a lot of space. They are also difficult to install and move around. The US9000 modules are easily transportable and assembled.

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