Power Supply Manufacturer To The Rescue

Mick Jones knew his limitations. He was an inventor and materials scientist, not a designer of electrical systems for industrial premises. The obvious problem was how to manage power supplies in the new assembly area. It was a pretty heartbreaking situation. Mick was having visions of his new baby, his assembly plant, going over budget in a dangerous way. He needed a power supply manufacturer.

Mick’s problem was actually pretty basic, at least in theory. His new materials needed to be assembled in multiple stages, preferably in an area where each stage could be simply transferred to the next assembly point. They had no problems with managing the actual transfer of assembly stages. They did, however, have problems with the fact that assembly required power usage at all stages.

The problem was that there were 15 assembly points, and the resulting power system wiring alone was looking hideously expensive and incredibly complicated on the plans. With backup systems, and alternate sources of power supply the electrical schematic looked like something out of the original Mad Magazine.

A consultant was called in. Robert, the consultant, had been mercifully quick to understand the issues involved in assembly. He’d taken one look at the plans for the electrical system and winced sympathetically.

The first thing he did was check out the actual equipment used for assembly. There were high power bench saws, precision cutting lasers, and finishing equipment like polishers among other things. Each of these things needed a separate connection of its own, and he counted a total of 98 separate power outlets.

While it made sense to keep the assembly processes close together, Robert wasn’t sure that the electrical layout was right. He decided to contact a Power Supply Manufacturer.

The power supply manufacturer was intrigued when Robert mentioned that this was a new generation material assembly process. They offered to assist. So it was that Robert and Marie, an electrical engineer for the power supply manufacturer, arrived at Mick’s office.

When the building was inspected, the power supply manufacturer had a good look at the plans for the assembly area machinery. She noticed immediately that Mick was looking like a worried inventor, and set out to calm his nerves.

“The good news, said the power supply manufacturer, is that this problem is easily fixable. All you need to do is run internal connections around the building. That’s actually pretty easy to do; I’ve drawn up a schematic for you….” She produced what looked like a game of noughts and crosses, superimposed on the building plan using CAD editing. These turned out to be a basic series of all-purpose electrical connections, arranged in a grid pattern.

“The bad news is that you will need an external housing for your backup power systems. That means adding an extension to your building, basically a shed, but that’s about it. We can arrange for a 50,000W power system to be installed whenever you want, using this schematic.”

Mick blinked.

“How much is this going to cost?” He didn’t trust himself to ask any more.

“Oh, it’ll be about half the cost of your existing plan.”

The sound of a happy manufacturer was heard in the land.