S&C Electric Buys Trench VAR Compensator Line

September 11, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

S&C Electric Co. (Chicago, IL) announced the purchase of the Adaptive VAR Compensator product line from Trench Ltd. of Canada (Canada), which will be marketed as the PureWave AVC™ Adaptive VAR Compensator for power quality solutions. Typical applications include voltage-support, voltage-flicker and power-factor correction for dynamically varying industrial loads, such as welding operations and large motor drives.

The PureWave AVC is a distribution-class, static VAR compensator that utilizes power-electronic switching to provide variable amounts of reactive compensation on a cycle-by-cycle basis. The PureWave AVC continuously monitors load conditions and matches its output to the requirement of the load, providing real-time VAR compensation.