Our mission is to provide the most robust and safest overhead open channel busway system for the IT Operator. Our passion is to constantly review and improve all busway manufactures systems by providing unique solutions to the Tap Off Box TOB /Plug in modules. This includes the ability to operate these modules in the ever-rising ambient temperatures of today’s data centers. Busway Solutions, LLC was formed by two individuals who share this passion to constantly improve the busway experience.
Eric Shatzer is responsible for the operations of the company. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the Installation of critical power systems, from small data centers to supporting numerous FAA radar installations. Eric’s experience working with electrical systems has been critical to the success of the TOB/Plugin boxes, as he brings knowledge of proper wire sizing, circuit layout and code compliance. He has witnessed the migration of power distribution from wall mounted panels, to Power Distribution Units (PDUs) with underfloor cabling, to overhead open channel busway.
“You cannot beat a well-designed overhead busway system for delivering critical power to the server. We wanted to improve the key component to this system — the device that the user plugs his critical load into.”
The second managing member is Mark H. Baldwin, who is responsible for sales and ongoing patent management. Mark has been in the business of supporting critical loads for more than 30 years, and he holds numerous patents for overhead busway. Patents include the use of 380VDC in overhead busway, a safety circuit that informs the IT operator that power has been removed from the output of the TOB/Plugin box, and an Inhibitor device that reduces the risk of improper de-installation of a rotational style busway Plugin module.
Mr. Baldwin has been credited with placing the first overhead busway for supporting critical loads in 1999 with AOL. “Open Channel Busway is UL 857, finger safe and good for up to 600VAC or 600VDC,” Mark says. “This provides for the most efficient and flexible power distribution system.“ Furthermore, UL 857 busway can accommodate 208/120VAC, 400/415VAC and for truly High-Density loads, 380VDC. Busway can be easily changed in the field to support these three popular voltages. This cannot be done with existing panelboards.
Busway Solutions is committed to bringing products to market that will make the TOB/Plugin boxes safer for the IT operator. Our products provide the ability to support higher density loads, have safety features that make it safe to de-install a TOB/Plugin Box, and give relevant information for the IT operator to increase the reliability of his Power Distribution System.