IPS Custom Equipment power distribution

IPS Custom Equipment (CE) has 50+ years of experience in power distribution and control equipment. We design, assemble, and test all units in-house, shipping large units in sections for safe delivery.

Our power distribution centers offer a range of options, including:

  • Pre-wired low- or medium-voltage switchgear
  • Pre-wired low voltage switchgear
  • Pre-wired MCCs or VFDs
  • Fire suppression
  • Security
  • 100% factory acceptance testing
  • Insulated and HVAC-controlled
  • NEC-approved low-voltage electrical systems
  • Wind load and/or seismic load-rated
  • Low-voltage lighting and electrical options
  • Portable or skid-mounted
  • Stainless steel or aluminum construction

For more information, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

Custom switchgear solutions

CE engineers and manufactures switchgear solutions to specification — low- and medium-voltage, metal-clad, and metal-enclosed switchgear. We design for maximum functionality of circuit breakers, ease of maintenance, and reliable circuit protection.

IPS Custom Equipment-manufactured switchgear meets all applicable ANSI, IEEE, and NEMA standards. Our traditional and arc-resistant switchgear technology offers easy access and maintenance in a space-saving package.

Portable or skid-mounted switchgear is available with:

  • Stainless steel or aluminum construction
  • Wind load-rated to 180 MPH
  •  Low-voltage switchgear
    • UL 1558
    • 480 volt
  • Medium-voltage switchgear
    • 4.76 kV through 38 kV
  • Metal clad switchgear
    • 5 kV through 38 kV
  • Metal enclosed switchgear
    • 5 kV to 38 kV in 40kA and 61kA ratings

Low-voltage switchgear

Our low-voltage, metal-enclosed, draw-out, and fixed breaker switchgear provides superior electrical distribution, protection, and power quality management for entire facilities. We work with the smallest footprint available for low-voltage switchgear.

Prime components include:

  • ANSI-rated circuit breakers from major OEMs
  • Standard and arc flash limiting breakers available in several ampere ratings
  • Family of field-installable and upgradeable trip units
    • Available optional communications features
  • Standard bolted copper bus
  • Large rear cable compartment area offers maximum room for power cables
  • Enclosures and buses designed for future equipment expansion
  • Modular design for easy addition of control accessories
  • Equipment available in indoor and outdoor NEMA/ANSI configurations
    • Up to 600 VAC, 5000 amp main bus, 4000 amp vertical bus, and rated up to 100 kAIC
  • Switchgear has UL 1558 label and conforms to C37.20.1

For more information or to request a proposal, talk with your local IPS representative or contact us here.

Medium-voltage switchgear

CE provides a medium-voltage ANSI switchgear product line, including breakers and structures from Eaton, Hitachi, Schneider, and Siemens.

Prime components include:

  • Standard or custom structures meet all requirements
  • Equipment ratings available
    • 5 kV to 38 kV, with up to 200kA interrupt rating
    • Complete line of arc-resistant equipment
  • Compartment concept used with grounded metal barriers to segregate primary functions with no live parts exposed
  • Standard safety interlocks, closed-door racking and storage, breaker position indicator, and positively actuated safety shutters
  • All functional units (incoming line, mains, feeders, bus-tie, and auxiliary units) available for flexible system planning
  • Versatile one- or two-high stacking creates maximum value for application


For more information or to request a proposal, talk with your local IPS representative or contact us here.

Metal clad switchgear

  • Available in maximum voltage ratings from 4.76 kV through 38 kV, and interrupting ratings up to 200kA
  • Total design concept of cell, breaker, and auxiliary equipment
    • Assembled in combinations for application requirements
  • Two-high breaker arrangements standard up to 15 kV
    • Available one-high breaker arrangement 
  • Rated from 5-38 kV
  • Designed for indoor and outdoor use
  • Motorized remote racking devices provided
    • Remote insertion or removal of draw-out circuit breakers used in switchgear to help reduce arc flash exposure

Metal enclosed switchgear

  • Engineered for applications that require low-duty cycle
    • Cost-effective alternative to traditional load interrupter switchgear (load break switch or LBS), designed to industry standards for quality and low-price option
  • Switches available in 5 kV to 38 kV in 40kA and 61kA ratings
  • Provides overcurrent protection
    • Increased system protection and coordination for applications that don’t require metal-clad switchgear, and when a switch or switch and fuse combination are unsuitable
  • All protective devices and metering conveniently mounted on switchgear structure door
  • Indoor and outdoor non-walk-in enclosures
  • For single or multiple circuits, transformer primaries, and mains for medium-voltage switchgear applications
  • Draw-out vacuum breakers are ideal for high duty cycles and applications requiring a rapid return to service after a load fault

Note:  Vacuum switchgear meets or exceeds the following industry standards: ANSI/IEEE C37.20.3, C37.20.4, C37.22, C37.57, C37.58. Custom or matching line metal-clad switchgear designed and tested to IEEE C37.20.2 for medium voltage and IEEE C37.20.1 for low voltage.

To discuss your switchgear requirements, talk with your local IPS representative or contact us here.

CE Motor control centers

Custom Equipment has extensive experience with designing custom motor control centers. We engineer and manufacture this equipment for amusement parks, line production, aggregates, and mining.

We customize to meet your requirements. These may include:

  • Assembly for grouped control equipment
  • Motor control and power distribution
  • Designed for three-phase, 230-volt, and 480-volt applications
  • Horizontal bus capable of 3200 amps
  • Vertical bus fully rated up to 1200 amps
  • Vertical bus barrier options include isolated or insulated bus
  • Insulated bus includes automatically closing shutter mechanism over open vertical bus connections for increased safety
  • Bus bracing
  • 65kAIC standard and optional up to 100kAIC
  • Front-accessible parts and wiring for ease of installation and maintenance
  • Vertical wire ways separate from motor control center units for safe, convenient access to wiring and conduits without de-energizing equipment
  • Available depths of 16 inches and 22 inches with front-to-back designs of 22 inches deep
  • Integral VFDs available in motor control center structure

Military power distribution

IPS Custom Equipment provides military-grade solutions for U.S. armed forces. Our premium power and power distribution control packaging includes 120/240, 120/208, 277/480, and 5 kV (with corresponding 50 Hz voltages).

These systems can include:

  • Step-down voltage transformation
    • 5kV/208-Y with incoming load-brake elbows
  • Power distribution panels (PDPs)
    • 15kW, 25kW, 30kW, 60kW, and 100kW models
  • PDPs equipped with Class-L MIL-STD connectors
  • Cable sets
    • 60A, 100A, and 200A with Class-L MIL-STD connectors
  • Generator set package
    • 15kW through multi-megawatt reciprocating diesel-driven units
  • Tailored controls
    • Connects multiple paralleled generators to common output bus
    • Sound attenuation and mobile configurations
  • Mobile command and control shelters
    • Standard ISO platform configuration and custom sizes for mission requirements
  • Typical paint finishes
    • All FED-STD 595 (Tan and Green Lusterless)
    • Chemical agent resistant coatings available upon request
  • Maintenance kits and support

For more information, contact us here.

Custom switchboards and panelboards

CE builds highly engineered, easy to install switchboards. Our design simplifies wiring and reduces material requirements, for more efficient maintenance.

Our engineers use space-saving design with modular construction and increased systems ratings, for economical, reliable power distribution and protection. We offer metering options for power measurement and power quality.

Electronic trip units ensure improved accuracy and reliable protection. Other features and benefits include:

  • Convertible main breaker and main lug kits to switch from central lug to main breaker, and vice versa, with no change in enclosure size or additional cabling
  • Install field-added breakers without utilizing feeder breaker positions or increasing box height
  • Plug-in construction and removable lugs for faster, easier wiring
  • Bus-connected surge protective devices and integrated power monitoring require no unique mountings for top and bottom feeds

IPS Custom Equipment switchboard and panelboard configurations are available with:

  • 6000A maximum main bus rating
  • 600 VAC and below
  • Front or rear accessible with indoor or outdoor enclosures
  • Microprocessor-based metering
  • Monitoring and communication devices
  • Utility metering provisions
  • Surge protective devices
  • Ground fault protection
  • Busway and transformer connections
  • Up to 100 KAIC standard bus bracing

For more on Custom Equipment power distribution solutions, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

IPS has close working relationships with OEMs