To secure its long-term success in customized switchgear solutions, SAI engineers needed a reliable, go-to controller that did not need specialized programming when it wasn’t required. They also needed to avoid creating a steep learning curve every time a controller was installed. That’s where DEIF came in.
“SAI pursues mostly critical power that must be on all the time, with no interruptions,” says Brad Bell, president and CEO of SAI. “We needed something reliable and available to meet all of our application needs using one device. DEIF is what made the big difference in the AGC-4 controller.”
Bell explains that one of the benefits of having a DEIF controller versus a proprietary design is “that it is hardened, meaning it’s been designed and it’s been tested, so we don’t have to worry about problems in the field that we didn’t predict,” he says. Bell explains that by choosing DEIF, it allowed for “tremendous cost savings and avoids the lengthy start-up process” that typically comes from designing a controller. Bell says proudly that SAI and DEIF have worked together for nearly a decade, but the choice of DEIF came only after extensive research and testing of other control systems.