Derating-free moulded case circuit breakers

  ABB has identified specific characteristics in moulded-case circuit breakers for the most common installations. A protection trip unit which has fixed thermal and magnetic threshold values and easy assembly combined with the most popular accessories and a streamlined range catering for only the most popular current rating ensure that the Formula range of moulded […]

New test, measurement tools launched

  Flir Systems has launched a new line of test and measurement equipment. The new product line-up includes an advanced digital multi-meter, two clamp meters, an NCV detector, a moisture meter and a video scope. These tools were engineered to include advanced diagnostics, productivity and increased connectivity to address customers’ real-world needs. Among the new […]

Vector appointed official magazine of IESSA

EE Publishers is pleased to announce that at the recent council meeting of the Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa (IESSA), it was decided and agreed that Vector magazine would henceforth be the association’s official publication. This decision came in the light of the longstanding, excellent working relationship between IESSA and Vector over many years. […]

LV Switchgear for manganese sinter plant

  JB Switchgear Solutions recently completed a multi-million rand contract for the supply of low voltage switchgear destined for the Kgalagadi Manganese sinter plant in the Northern Cape. The contract was awarded through well-known project house MDM Engineering in Johannesburg, and included eight large motor control centres and approx 40 variable speed drives between 5,5 […]

New showroom with specialist training facility

  Legrand’s new showroom at the company’s Johannesburg head office includes a specialist training facility designed for interactive tuition modules which cover the company’s extensive range of electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its training courses include cable management, structured cabling and power protection, transformers, busbars and the XL3 power distribution system. Training sessions also cover […]

Electronic motor starter simplifies wiring

  Eaton is now offering its multi-functional EMS electronic motor starter for motors with ratings from 0,06 to 3 kW with integrated control via the innovative SmartWire-DT communication and connection technology. This makes the connection of the motor starter to the automation environment easier, faster, less prone to errors and therefore more cost-effective. The starter […]

New lightning, surge protection range

  Surgetek has launched the Saltek range of lightning and surge protection devices. Based in the Czech Republic, Saltek designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of LV surge protection devices and lightning current arresters for power supplies, signal, measurement, data and telecom lines, as well as surge protection for photovoltaic applications. Founded in 1995, Saltek’s […]

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 […]