DWQA QuestionsCategory: ATS SwitchWhat Is the ATS Switch Mechanism?
Pi Team Staff asked 2 months ago
The automatic transfer switch (ATS) mechanism involves detecting the loss of the primary power supply and immediately switching to the emergency power supply that’s connected to the ATS. The automatic transfer switch wiring has a built-in power detector that can sense power interruption, voltage drops, or any fluctuations in the primary power source. Once an abnormality is detected, the ATS will draw power from the emergency power generator or battery that is connected to the grid.  Here are the benefits that can be gained from using an ATS:  

Automatic Transition Between Power Sources

Unlike manual transfer switches, automatic transfer switches immediately switch to the emergency power source. Depending on the quality of the ATS, this translates into seamless, near-instant, or short-delay transfer between primary power and auxiliary power.  While the speed of how fast automatic switches operate can vary, they are all faster than manual transfer switches.  High-quality automatic switches will seamlessly switch to the emergency power. Such switches are often used in critical institutes like hospitals, where power flickers can be damaging to the medical equipment.   

Preserving Machine Circuitry

Power cuts aren’t the only threat to operating machines. Power grids that don’t provide a stable supply often result in flickers and voltage changes. This can damage and potentially fry the circulatory system of various machines in the long run.  In other words, automatic transfer switches work not only during a power cut but also during power instability.  

Cost Savings

Automatic transfer switches save the machines from potential damage, which in turn helps save repair and maintenance costs in the long run. Further, these switches remove the need for dedicated personnel who may be responsible for manually diverting machinery to auxiliary power. Additionally, automatic transfer switches can be used as manual transfer switches, so there’s no need to install the latter if you have the former installed.  

Final Words

Being a pioneer supplier of diesel power generators in Dubai, Precision Industries understands the importance of maintenance and aftersale services. That’s why we provide ATS and generator paralleling services to ensure the maximum efficacy and safety of your installed generators.  We also provide over 130 Cummins-powered industrial generators, suitable for hospitals, factories, desolate locations, and construction sites, so make sure to check our product list to see what we have to offer.