Noblesville, Indiana

Project Details:

Helmer had outgrown their existing Noblesville facility and had decided to relocate just a few miles away. It was during the move process and reviewing the costs of the electrical installation that made them ask, “Is there a better way?” On a site visit to one of their suppliers, SMC Corporation, Helmer asked what in the ceiling was powering the massive facilities infrastructure. SMC gladly informed them that they were using Starline busway to power the multitude of devices and manufacturing items in their production area. After a few meetings as well as a “value engineered” offering from the bidding electrical contractors, Helmer knew that having Starline in their production and manufacturing areas would long term save them money on the moves, adds, and changes that were happening weekly as they rearranged their manufacturing cells to keep up with product demands. Having Starline allowed them to adjust their facility layout on the fly, without having to call and electrician in to move rigid conduit and permanent facility wiring to meet the new demands. Only Starline with its ability to remove and insert bus plugs while the busway is energized, allows Helmer to constantly adjust to the ever changing demands of a high volume production atmosphere, without disrupting the remaining active manufacturing cells. For innovation in cold storage, look to Helmer; for innovation in electrical power distribution look nowhere but to Starline.

Helmer Scientific manufacturers some of the best medical refrigerators, freezers, and blood bank / laboratory devices in the world and it has not gotten to the top by making short sighted impulse decisions. Every decision Helmer makes is carefully thought out and based on the best long term option, they act. It was precisely this decision making style that lead them to utilize Starline overhead modular busway manufactured by Universal Electrical Corporation for all of their manufacturing facilities power distribution needs.

Solution Provided:

Approximately 800ft total of 225A Starline Overhead Track Busway with 230 modular bus plug power drops, each bus plug drop has capability to provide single or three phase power to the equipment on the manufacturing floor.

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