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LayerZero Expands Manufacturing Capacity with Philipp Parkway Acquisition

LayerZero in Streetsboro Ohio

The LayerZero Assembly Plant in Streetsboro, Ohio.

LayerZero Power Systems, a leader in power distribution solutions, acquired a new facility in Streetsboro, Ohio to increase production capacity and meet the growing demand for LayerZero® products.

This expansion will allow LayerZero® to manufacture more static transfer switches, power distribution units, and mission-critical power panels, accommodate a larger workforce, and improve operational efficiency.

The Streetsboro facility complements our ongoing headquarters expansion and demonstrates LayerZero's commitment to innovation and industry leadership. LayerZero® aims to solidify our leadership in mission-critical power distribution by providing exceptional service and reliability to our customers.

Celebrating the Total Eclipse

The Total Eclipse at LayerZero HQ

The Total Eclipse at LayerZero HQ.

The LayerZero team couldn't have asked for better weather! With clear skies overhead, they were fortunate enough to witness the total eclipse in all its glory. This celestial event undoubtedly brought the team together to celebrate this awe-inspiring natural phenomenon. The company supplied solar eclipse glasses for all of the employees and their families for this once-in-a-lifetime event.

First Look into the LayerZero® Expansion

A first look into the expansion at LayerZero® Danner Drive.

Step into the future with LayerZero®! Get an exclusive first look at the Aurora expansion project, a blank canvas brimming with potential. This expansive new facility stands ready to be transformed into a powerhouse of innovation. Imagine the echoes in these vast, open spaces soon to be filled with the hum of innovative LayerZero Power Systems technology. This is where state-of-the-art power distribution and management solutions will come to life, setting new industry standards right from this foundation. While it may look just bare and quiet for now, each corner of this space holds the promise of future breakthroughs, ready to evolve into a hub of innovation power distribution solutions. Witness the beginning of where next-generation mission-critical power systems will be born.

The LayerZero Power Systems Expansion Project - A Glimpse into the Future

The LayerZero Expansion Under Construction

The LayerZero Expansion Under Construction.

We are excited to share an update on our expansion project in Aurora, Ohio.

The expansion project is on track and schedule, and significant progress has been made since the announcement was made earlier this year. The new manufacturing facility is now under construction.

The expansion will nearly double the manufacturing capacity of LayerZero's existing facility, and it will create over 30-40 new jobs in the Aurora community. The new space will be used to increase production capacity to fulfill the demand for quality-built power distribution solutions.

LayerZero Power Systems is committed to providing its customers with the most innovative and reliable power distribution solutions on the market. The expansion project will allow LayerZero to continue to meet the growing demands of its customers and maintain its position as a leader in the industry.

Here are some of the key milestones that have been achieved since the expansion was announced:

  • Secured all major permits
  • Groundbreaking ceremony held
  • New manufacturing facility under construction
  • On track and schedule for completion in Q2 2024

LayerZero is grateful for the support of the Aurora community and its customers throughout the expansion process. The company looks forward to continuing to grow and thrive for many years to come.

Updates on the LayerZero expansion project can be found at


LayerZero Awarded "Equipment Partner of the Year" Award by QTS Data Centers

LayerZero Celebrates Donation to Cleveland Food Bank

LayerZero Power Systems displays its donation to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

LayerZero Power Systems, a leading innovator in power distribution technology, was recently awarded the Equipment Partner of the Year Award by QTS Data Centers. This prestigious award recognizes LayerZero’s commitment to providing reliable and innovative power distribution solutions for mission-critical facilities.

LayerZero offers a wide range of power distribution products and technologies, including Static Transfer Switches (STSs), Power Distribution Units (PDUs), and Remote Power Panels (RPPs). These products are designed to meet the specific needs of data centers and other mission-critical environments, where power reliability is essential.

QTS Data Centers recognized LayerZero’s products and technologies for their ability to deliver superior performance, reliability, and safety. LayerZero’s solutions have helped QTS Data Centers to improve the safety, operational efficiency, and uptime of their data centers.

LayerZero Power Systems is proud to be recognized as the Equipment Partner of the Year by QTS Data Centers. This award is a testament to the company’s commitment to providing innovative and reliable power distribution solutions for mission-critical facilities.

Introduction to LayerZero's VDAT Plotting Technology

LayerZero VDAT Plotting Screen Capture

A Screen Capture from LayerZero's VDAT Plotting Technology.

LayerZero Power Systems, a global leader in power reliability solutions, has recently unveiled its latest innovation: VDAT Plotting Technology. This revolutionary new tool simplifies power systems data analysis, making it accessible and easy to interpret for industry professionals.

VDAT, short for Voltage Disruption Analysis Tool, harnesses cutting-edge algorithms and processing techniques to transform complex power data into clear, actionable insights. This is a major breakthrough, as traditional waveform captures are often intricate and challenging to decipher. VDAT simplifies the process with intuitively designed plots based on Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC) standards, empowering professionals to make quick, informed decisions about power quality.

VDAT Plotting Technology offers a number of key benefits, including:

  • Real-time data visualization: VDAT provides instant visualization of complex power data, enabling the rapid detection of voltage anomalies.
  • User-friendly interface: Designed to cater to professionals of varying expertise levels, VDAT features an intuitive interface that ensures easy navigation and interpretation of generated plots.
  • Advanced root cause analysis: Beyond visualization, VDAT conducts comprehensive analysis of voltage disruptions, uncovering potential causes.
  • ITIC plotting: VDAT's standout feature is its ability to generate ITIC plots, specialized graphs illustrating the severity of voltage disruptions. Unlike traditional waveform captures requiring expert analysis, VDAT plots offer clear, easy-to-understand insights, answering whether sensitive equipment will be affected by voltage disruptions or not.
  • Downloadable images: Generated waveforms and ITIC plots can be downloaded and used in reports, presentations, and other documentation, extending the utility of VDAT beyond real-time monitoring.

LayerZero VDAT Plotting Technology is a groundbreaking tool that is poised to revolutionize the power systems industry. By making power quality data more accessible and actionable, VDAT is enabling engineers to improve power reliability, enhance operational efficiency, and safeguard critical equipment.

Ensuring Resilience: The Role of Seismic-Rated Electric Equipment

A LayerZero Power Systems Static Transfer Switch being Seismic Tested on a Shake Table

Shake Table Testing on an eSTS Static Transfer Switch.

In an increasingly interconnected world, reliable and resilient power distribution is crucial. Natural disasters, such as earthquakes, can wreak havoc on critical infrastructure, causing power outages and disrupting daily life. To mitigate these risks, it is essential to invest in seismic-rated electric equipment.

The Threat of Earthquakes

Earthquakes are one of the most destructive natural disasters, capable of causing massive damage to buildings and infrastructure. When an earthquake strikes, buildings and their contents are subjected to powerful ground motions, shaking, and vibrations. This seismic activity can lead to structural damage and electrical system failures.

The Need for Seismic-Rated Electric Equipment

To address the unique challenges posed by seismic zones, specialized seismic-rated electric equipment is essential. In areas prone to earthquakes, standard power distribution systems may not withstand the seismic forces, leading to power outages and prolonged downtime. This is where seismic-rated equipment, such as static transfer switches, PDUs, and power panels, designed by LayerZero, come into play.

  • Static transfer switches (STS): STS units are critical components of a mission-critical power supply system. They enable seamless switching between power sources in the event of a fault or power outage. In seismic zones, it's crucial to have STS units that can withstand the seismic forces without compromising their functionality. LayerZero's seismic-rated STS units are engineered to meet the highest seismic standards, ensuring uninterrupted power supply when it's needed most.
  • Power distribution units (PDUs): PDUs play a central role in distributing power within data centers, industrial facilities, and critical infrastructure. In seismic-prone areas, traditional PDUs may fail, resulting in costly downtime and damage. LayerZero's seismic-rated PDUs are designed to endure seismic events while maintaining reliable power distribution. These robust units are essential to keeping critical operations running even in the face of adversity.
  • Mission-Critical Power Panels: Power panels serve as the heart of electrical distribution systems. LayerZero's seismic-rated power panels are engineered to withstand the forces generated during earthquakes, ensuring that electrical systems remain operational. These panels are equipped with advanced technologies and materials that provide both safety and reliability, making them an indispensable asset in seismic zones.

LayerZero's seismic-rated electric equipment offers a number of benefits, including:

  • Safety and reliability: LayerZero's seismic-rated equipment is designed to meet stringent seismic standards, ensuring the safety of personnel and the continuous operation of critical systems during and after an earthquake.
  • Minimized downtime: By investing in seismic-rated equipment, organizations can minimize downtime and protect against financial losses resulting from power outages and equipment damage.
  • Compliance: Many regions with high seismic activity require businesses to adhere to specific seismic codes and regulations. LayerZero's seismic-rated equipment ensures compliance with these regulations.
  • Long-term cost savings: Seismic-rated equipment offers long-term cost savings by preventing damage, reducing downtime, and extending the lifespan of electrical systems.

LayerZero Power Systems provides seismic-rated electric equipment for critical infrastructure applications. With a proven track record of innovation and reliability, LayerZero is committed to helping organizations achieve their seismic resilience goals.


The Importance of Testing Every Circuit Breaker in Mission-Critical Equipment

Two circuit breakers after being quality control tested by LayerZero

Two circuit breakers after being quality control tested by LayerZero.

Data centers are the backbone of today's digital world, powering everything from critical business operations to the apps and services we rely on daily. To ensure uninterrupted service and protect valuable data, data center operators must prioritize power reliability. One unique practice that sets LayerZero Power Systems apart is our commitment to testing every single circuit breaker. In this blog post, we'll delve into the importance of this practice and how it maximizes power reliability in data centers.

The Significance of Circuit Breakers in Data Centers

Circuit breakers are the guardians of electrical systems in data centers. They are designed to interrupt the flow of electricity when a fault or overload occurs, preventing damage to equipment, fires, and electrical hazards. However, like all components, circuit breakers can degrade over time due to wear and tear, environmental conditions, and other factors.

Maximizing Power Reliability Through Circuit Breaker Testing

Testing every circuit breaker in a data center is not just a best practice; it's a game-changer for power reliability. Here's why it matters:

  • Preventing Unplanned Outages: Circuit breaker failures can cause unplanned outages in data centers. Testing ensures that each breaker is in optimal working condition, reducing the risk of unexpected disruptions.
  • Enhancing Safety: Faulty or unreliable circuit breakers can pose safety hazards. Testing ensures that breakers perform as expected, protecting both equipment and personnel from potential harm.

LayerZero's Commitment to Excellence

What distinguishes LayerZero from the rest is our unwavering commitment to conducting an exhaustive battery of tests on each and every circuit breaker within their systems. This meticulous approach encompasses a variety of specialized tests, including:

  • Thorough Inspections: LayerZero's highly trained technicians conduct comprehensive visual inspections on each brand new circuit breaker, meticulously scrutinizing them for any indications of manufacturing defects, wear, physical damage, or unusual behavior. This attention to detail ensures that only the highest-quality components are used in their equipment.
  • Functional Testing: Before deploying any circuit breaker, LayerZero subjects it to rigorous functional testing. This testing is designed to validate that the brand new circuit breakers perform precisely as intended, ensuring that they trip at the precise current thresholds required to safeguard the electrical system against faults and overloads.
  • Comprehensive Documentation: To maintain transparency and accountability, LayerZero meticulously maintains comprehensive records for each brand new circuit breaker that undergoes testing, and stores these records in eBOSS (Web-Enabled Back Office System Software). These records serve as a valuable resource for historical analysis, quality control, and informed decision-making, further enhancing our commitment to excellence.

By subjecting brand new circuit breakers to this comprehensive battery of tests, LayerZero ensures that only the highest-quality components find their way into their equipment. This unwavering dedication to stringent testing underscores our commitment to delivering superior power reliability for our clients' critical infrastructure needs.


Embracing Diversity and Inclusion: LayerZero Power Systems' Commitment to a Welcoming Workplace

In today's interconnected world, fostering a workplace culture that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion is not just a goal; it's a responsibility. At LayerZero Power Systems, we take this responsibility to heart. In this blog post, we're excited to share our unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion, our initiatives, and our dedication to creating a workplace where everyone feels welcome and valued.

Diversity and Inclusion: Our Cornerstone Values

At LayerZero Power Systems, we understand that our greatest strength lies in our diversity. Our employees come from various backgrounds, cultures, and experiences, and we recognize that these differences enrich our company in countless ways. We firmly believe that embracing diversity and fostering an inclusive environment is not only the right thing to do but also a strategic advantage.

Creating a Welcoming Workplace

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is not just about policies and initiatives; it's about creating a workplace where every employee feels welcome, valued, and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. We believe that diversity fosters innovation, drives creativity, and fuels our collective success.

At LayerZero Power Systems, we celebrate the richness of our diverse workforce. We're committed to fostering an environment where every voice is heard, every perspective is respected, and every opportunity is open to all. Our journey toward diversity and inclusion is ongoing, and we're excited to continue making strides towards a more equitable and inclusive future for our employees and our industry.

Together, we stand united in our commitment to diversity and inclusion, knowing that by embracing our differences, we can achieve greatness and empower positive change within our company and beyond.

LayerZero Power Systems: Quality in Manufacturing

LayerZero's manufacturing facility at 350 Harris Drive, Aurora Ohio

LayerZero's assembly plant at 350 Harris Drive, Aurora Ohio.

LayerZero Power Systems' Manufacturing is a leading provider of electrical infrastructure and power distribution solutions. With a commitment to quality that knows no bounds, LayerZero has set a new standard in the industry.

LayerZero has two manufacturing facilities in Aurora, Ohio. One factory fulfills the fabrication of parts, and another is responsible for the assembly and testing of LayerZero's products. With full production capacity, state-of-the-art equipment, and a team of highly skilled professionals, LayerZero is committed to providing its customers with the highest quality products and services possible.

Quality: The Bedrock of LayerZero's Success

LayerZero's reputation as an industry leader hinges on its unwavering emphasis on quality. Every product that leaves LayerZero Power Systems embodies this commitment, and here's how:

  • Stringent Testing Protocols: LayerZero employs a wide-range of rigorous testing protocols and procedures that put each product through its paces. From testing individual circuit breakers to powering-on and testing Static Transfer Switches, quality is verified at every step.
  • Quality Control Teams: Dedicated quality control teams work diligently to ensure that each component meets and exceeds industry standards. This meticulous attention to detail ensures that LayerZero's products are second to none.

LayerZero's manufacturing capabilities are a symbol of the company's unwavering commitment to delivering top-tier quality and reliability. With full production capacity, cutting-edge technology, and a team of dedicated professionals, LayerZero continues to set the bar high in the realm of mission-critical infrastructure solutions.

INSIGHT IR: The Future of Electrical Maintenance and Safety

INSIGHT IR Thermal Cameras by LayerZero

INSIGHT IR Thermal Cameras by LayerZero.

Electrical diagnostics is ready for a leap forward with the anticipated release of INSIGHT IR® by LayerZero®, a contactless thermal scanning system that promises to change the way we approach electrical maintenance and safety.

By constantly monitoring the temperature of bolted connections, INSIGHT IR enables proactive maintenance and prevents potential issues before they escalate. This is a significant improvement over traditional preventive maintenance practices, which are typically conducted once a year.

INSIGHT IR offers a number of key benefits, including:

  • Enhanced safety: INSIGHT IR allows facilities to conduct thermal scans without physical contact, reducing the risk of accidents and electrical hazards.
  • Time and cost savings: INSIGHT IR streamlines the inspection process, saving time and money.
  • Predictive maintenance: INSIGHT IR provides real-time data and thermal images, empowering technicians to predict when bolted connections may need attention and schedule maintenance accordingly. This helps to prevent unexpected downtime and costly repairs.
  • User-friendly interface: INSIGHT IR is designed with user-friendliness in mind, making it accessible to both seasoned professionals and those new to thermal imaging technology.
  • Peace of mind: INSIGHT IR provides the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your electrical system is being constantly monitored.

INSIGHT IR is an exciting innovation that is set to revolutionize the field of electrical diagnostics in mission-critical power distribution systems. With its continuous monitoring capabilities, INSIGHT IR empowers facilities to adopt a proactive approach to maintenance and prevent potential problems before they cause costly downtime or disruptions.

Behind the Doors: Dive Deep into LayerZero Products Online

LayerZero: Behind the Doors

An Outer door open on a LayerZero Power Systems STS.

LayerZero Power Systems is a company that values transparency, both in its operations and its products. This is evident in their innovative website feature, which allows visitors to virtually open the doors of their products and peek inside. This feature is more than just a visual treat; it's a testament to LayerZero's commitment to knowledge sharing and customer empowerment.

Ever wondered how the intricate components of a static transfer switch work together? Or how a power distribution unit is structured internally for maximum operator safety? LayerZero's website offers answers in an engaging and interactive manner. Visitors can virtually "open" LayerZero products and view their interiors using interactive 3D models. Visit any product on the LayerZero website and click on the doors to see this interactivity in action.

Why This Matters

Educated Decisions: Understanding the inner workings of a product can help potential buyers make informed purchasing decisions. Knowing what's "under the hood" can provide a clearer picture of the product's value and capabilities.

Transparency & Trust: By allowing customers to see inside, we demonstrate confidence in the quality and design of our products.

Enhanced User Experience: The interactive design offers an enriched browsing experience. It's not just about buying a product; it's about understanding it.

An Invitation to Explore

LayerZero's approach is reminiscent of a car showroom where you can pop open the bonnet and see the engine, except it's all online and at your fingertips. This virtual "showroom" invites professionals to explore, learn, and appreciate the engineering marvels that are LayerZero Power Systems products. Next time you're looking at products on the LayerZero website, take a moment to "open the doors." You'll walk away with a deeper appreciation of the technology that powers our digital world.


LayerZero Power Systems Participates in Datacenter Dynamics Event in NYC

LayerZero at Datacenter Dynamics

LayerZero at Datacenter Dynamics New York City, New York.

The bustling city of New York recently witnessed a gathering of some of the brightest minds in the data center industry at Datacenter Dynamics NYC. Among the distinguished participants was LayerZero Power Systems, a leader in cutting-edge power distribution solutions. In this blog post, we'll take you behind the scenes of LayerZero's booth at this prestigious event, where innovation, networking, and knowledge-sharing were at the forefront.

LayerZero Power Systems' presence at Datacenter Dynamics NYC was more than just a booth; it was a testament to our commitment to excellence in power distribution. Our booth stood as a beacon of innovation, offering visitors a firsthand look at the future of electrical infrastructure.

Key Highlights from the Event:

  • Showcase of Latest Technology: At our booth, attendees had the opportunity to explore our latest advancements in power distribution technology. From power panels to INSIGHT IR, LayerZero's products were on full display, showcasing our dedication to design excellence.

  • Engaging Conversations: Datacenter Dynamics NYC provided a unique platform for industry professionals to connect, share insights, and engage in meaningful conversations. Our team was thrilled to participate in discussions about the evolving landscape of data centers and the critical role that power reliability plays in their success.

  • Innovative Solutions: We highlighted our innovative solutions that address the evolving needs of data centers and critical infrastructure. Visitors had the chance to learn about our commitment to quality, safety, and reliability in power distribution.

  • Networking Opportunities: Datacenter Dynamics NYC was not just about technology; it was also about building connections. Our team had the privilege of networking with industry experts, customers, and partners, forging new relationships and strengthening existing ones.

  • Thought Leadership: LayerZero Power Systems also had the opportunity to contribute to the event's thought leadership discussions. Our experts shared insights on the importance of power reliability and the role of innovative power distribution solutions in the data center industry's future.

Datacenter Dynamics NYC was a reminder that the success of the data center industry relies on collaboration and innovation. LayerZero Power Systems is proud to be a part of this dynamic community, working alongside industry leaders to shape the future of power distribution.

LayerZero Power Systems: Celebrating Two Decades of Success

LayerZero: Celebrating 20 Years

Celebrating 20 Years of LayerZero Power Systems.

LayerZero Power Systems is a leader in mission-critical power distribution. The company was founded in 2001 with a mission to revolutionize power distribution by ensuring maximum uptime and reliability.

Over the past two decades, LayerZero has introduced a wide range of innovative products, including static transfer switches, power distribution units, power panels, and power monitoring software. Each product has been designed with meticulous attention to detail, addressing the complex challenges businesses face in maintaining reliable power delivery.

LayerZero is well-positioned to venture into the future with the same vigor and passion that marked its early days. The company is committed to innovation and sustainability, and its products are used by businesses across the globe to power mission-critical systems in data centers, telecommunication facilities, financial institutions, and other industries where maximum uptime is absolutely essential.

As LayerZero Power Systems celebrates its 20th anniversary, we look back with pride and forward with anticipation. The company has had a profound impact on the power distribution industry, and its innovative solutions have helped businesses across the globe operate more reliably and safer.

Here's to another 20 years (and more) of success, innovation, and powering the world's mission-critical systems.

To learn more about the history of LayerZero, please visit "The History of LayerZero".