Motor control centre for process plant

Low Voltage Switchboards recently manufactured and supplied a fully withdrawable Cubic Multi Drawer motor control centre to Lanxess CISA. This plant, situated in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, produces sodium dichromate, which is used in the manufacture of chrome tanning salts, pigment and a number of other products. The chemical process’ criticality demands the absolute minimum of downtime. The Multi Drawer […]

Award for antimicrobial insulation cables

A special range of cables designed to repel dirt and prevent the accumulation of material on its surface improves hygiene in “clean room” environments such as hospitals, restaurants and food manufacturing facilities. The range, Helukabel’s Nanoflex products,  was recently awarded the international Wire and Cables Technology Award for excellence in the cabling and connectors category. […]

Lighting for safety, better visibility

  Idaho State University’s main campus needed a sustainable lighting solution to replace its existing 1 kW high-pressure sodium fixtures and 1 kW probe start metal halide fixtures to increase campus safety and to decrease energy consumption and maintenance cost. A combination of multiple Venture Lighting technologies was used. The company’s Natural White lighting system […]

Protecting motors from phase rotation errors

  It is frequently necessary to ensure that motors in pumps, compressors and fans do not turn in the wrong direction. In some cases doing so can result in serious damage to equipment and high cost of repair. Phase rotation protection is available with the NewELec MA, the entire “K” range and the latest NewCode […]

Lifting equipment for the steel industry

Konecranes provides a wide range of reliable and versatile crane systems and other material handling solutions specially designed to operate under extreme conditions. Their solutions offer high levels of flexibility, performance and safety as they are designed to meet the needs of the steel industry – from the raw material handling to the steelmaking, rolling and refining […]

New LED platform for recessed lights

Philips’ new generation LED recessed fixtures delivers substantial energy saving in a simple way, by adopting a brand-new LED platform and optical technology. It has an optimal colour CRI and power factor to improve the comfort of lighting, satisfying the requirements of various applications. It is the ideal replacement solution for conventional fluorescent lighting TL-D […]

Single or two-stage filters for noise attenuation

  TDK Corporation has introduced of the TDK-Lambda R series of EMC line filters with convenient connection options. The range of low profile, single-phase (RS series) and three-phase (RT series) filters enable designers to combat potentially noisy disturbances in end-system applications such as those found in medical, industrial, test and measurement, and communications equipment. The […]

Lighting retrofit at car dealership

  Northstar Chevy in the USA wanted to replace their current 1 kW probe start lighting system with a more energy-efficient solution which would also offer a utility rebate. Venture Lighting was assigned the task. With 74 lamps and ballast to be replaced in a mix of shoebox and flood fixtures, the dealer needed a […]

Trendy and energy-efficient spotlights

  The new Eurolux collection of trendy and energy-efficient spotlights from Eglo Leuchten of Austria boasts chic designs while offering tailored functionality such as the Tamara range – specifically designed for use in damp environments. With six new ranges included in this collection, there are single and track spotlights suitable for any space. The spotlights […]

Modular LV power distribution system

  RS Components has added the Schneider Electric Acti 9 power distribution system to its inventory. This series is a high-performance, modular system comprising low-voltage devices including circuit breakers, contactors, industrial switches and energy meters, and is designed to provide core protection during maintenance and operation in even the most demanding networks and environments in building management and […]