Flexible, Reliable and Customizable Power Distribution and Monitoring Systems

Established nearly 90 years ago, Universal Electric Corporation (UEC), the manufacturer of Starline, has grown to become a global leader in power distribution equipment. Originally founded in Pittsburgh, PA USA as an electrical contracting firm, the company began manufacturing in the mid 1950’s.

The Starline brand was first introduced by the idea of creating a smartly-designed, stationary yet flexible overhead power supply system. This idea eventually morphed into Starline Track Busway; today’s industry-leading overhead electrical power distribution system.

By continuing to promote the concepts of innovation and smart yet simple design strategy, the Starline brand has evolved to include four main product lines: Track Busway, Plug-In Raceway, Critical Power Monitor (CPM), and DC Solutions. For decades now the Starline suite of products has provided industrial, retail, laboratory and mission critical and data center facilities with the most flexible, reliable and customizable power distribution systems on the market today.

STARLINE Track Busway

Starline Track Busway is a revolutionary, overhead power distribution system that is available in various sizes from 40 to 1200 amps. The systems most unique feature includes a continuous access slot, meaning power can be tapped at any location. This flexibility makes it the ideal solution for environments that are looking to expand or have the ability to change layouts; or those who would simply like to have these options available for the future.

Other main benefits of the Starline Track Busway product include reduced facility construction costs, faster installation and the ability to customize solutions to fit your needs. Starline Plug-in Units can also be disconnected and connected without de-energizing the busway and the product requires no routine maintenance.

STARLINE Plug-In Raceway

Starline Plug-In Raceway incorporates the concept of flexibility in a wall-mounted power distribution system. Instead of having fixed outlets along a wall that come with traditional wiring methods, Plug-In Raceway offers receptacles that can be snapped in anywhere along the installed backplane- supplying a connection to power wherever it’s needed.

STARLINE Critical Power Monitor (CPM)

Starline Critical Power Monitor (CPM) combines revenue-grade metering accuracy with the flexibility to choose how information is communicated. In addition to the optional display, a variety of Ethernet and serial communications interfaces facilitate seamless integration with BMS and DCIM packages. Starline CPM may be configured for Track Busway applications, as well as standalone sub-metering.


Starline DC Solutions was created to offer a powerful, direct current (DC) alternative for data centers. As large power consumers, data centers require power support systems with flexible modularity, higher efficiency, more cost effective reliability, and a smaller footprint while enjoying the security of global safety listings. Starline DC Solutions has developed the unique power support system technology that makes DC power for data centers a reality.

From the recent addition of DC Solutions to the launch of the new Critical Power Monitor (CPM), there is a clear commitment to sustaining Starline’s position within this industry. The company’s focus on innovation continues to pave the way for safer and more reliable power distribution systems.