Düsseldorf Airport installs next-gen Piller technology

Runway lighting UPS replaced after 27 years

Piller Power Systems has updated the runway lighting power protection system at Düsseldorf Airport with its latest high efficiency UPS technology.

Piller installed the original runway lighting UPS in 1997, ensuring the safety of hundreds of thousands of aircraft takeoffs and landings, transporting millions of people departing and returning on their travels for almost three decades.

But although the equipment would have gone on providing reliable service for many more years to come, the original system is being retired and replaced with a new generation of Piller technology that provides higher efficiency and much reduced power consumption.

The original system is being replaced with a new generation of Piller sustainable UNIBLOCK UBT+ UPS with POWERBRIDGE kinetic energy storage.

More about Düsseldorf Airport here. 

About Piller

Piller power conditioning and backup technology  can be found in major mission-critical power applications globally. For many of the world’s banks and financial institutions, governmental agencies, data centre operators, telecoms networks and airports, as well as hospitals, semiconductor and pharmaceutical manufacturers, Piller equipment is the go-to technology, earning the mantra Nothing protects quite like Piller.

Piller was founded by Anton Piller in Hamburg in 1909. Today the company is headquartered in Osterode, near Hanover in Germany, with subsidiaries across Europe, in the USA, India, Singapore and Australia. The company employs around 1,000 people worldwide, the majority in Germany.

In 2016 Piller acquired the Austin TX kinetic energy storage producer, Active Power Inc.

Piller Group GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of the UK engineering and industrial group, Langley Holdings plc and is part of the Power Solutions Division. 

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