It’s unprecedented to see a single uninterruptible power system (UPS) model approaching four decades of exceptional performance on the market. But that’s precisely the case for the Eaton FERRUPS, introduced 38 years ago and still going strong. While end users have embraced the unit for years – most notably in industries such as oil and gas, military deployments, 911 centers, machinery automation, industrial automation, manufacturing facilities and other harsh electrical environments – issues with obsolete parts forced Eaton to rethink its design.
Redesign & rebrand
Rather than retire such a rugged, reliable and popular unit, Eaton instead opted to completely revamp the industrial UPS into the Ferrups FX. Available this month, the shiny new model combines the legendary reliability of the original FERRUPS with industry-leading communication capabilities and IIoT-ready protection ideal for industrial power infrastructure.
The impressively updated UPS builds upon decades of proven performance of the original FERRUPS UPS. Maintaining the aspects that customers value in the legacy platform – including its ferroresonante transformer and bulky design to withstand high temperatures – the revitalized Ferrups FX includes new sought-after features such as remote monitoring and network connectivity card options providing cybersecurity protection. This enhanced level of communication and cybersecurity is especially advantageous in light of industrial customers’ increasing desire to bring IT onto the factory floor and perform IoT and edge computing capabilities.
Improved display, updates at a glance
In addition, the Ferrups FX includes a top-notch user interface designed to withstand dust-intensive environments – a significant improvement over the unit’s previous ‘80s-era display. The remote-control display with LED status bar enables quick and easy status updates to ensure systems are protected and running without interruption.
The new Ferrups FX represents an excellent opportunity for partners whose customers have been buying the legacy FERRUPS product for decades, enabling them to upgrade their existing installed base with the new UPS. And just like its predecessor, the Ferrups FX is eligible for attractive discounts through the PowerAdvantage deal registration program.
Next redesign? Maybe 2060!
By combining its existing rugged design with exceptional communication and cybersecurity capabilities, the new Ferrups FX model is an ideal product for the industrial Iot and nascent edge computing markets. Even more, it promises to continue meeting the needs of harsh power environments where traditional UPS models are susceptible to power surge events for decades to come. Here’s to another 40 years!
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