Geared motors with integrated inverter

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division is pursuing the integration of drive components and now presents the Sinamics G110M, a distributed inverter designed as a motor-integrated inverter for Simogear geared motors. The result is an integrated drive system (IDS) characterised by its space-saving design and by ease of installation. The optimal interplay of the geared motors […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Complete power distribution solution

  With the new combination of BreakerVisu software and display, Eaton is offering machine and system builders a cost-efficient and ready-to-use complete solution for modern power distribution. The software system can visualise the data of up to 48 circuit-breakers and measuring devices on a colour display and stores it in log files. The package solution offers […]

Smart trip-block converts circuit breakers

  Eaton has added the PKE-XTU CP trip block to its PKE electronic motor protective circuit-breakers. The user can now instantly convert an existing PKE basic unit into an IEC 60947-2 circuit-breaker for protecting cables and lines. When used in conjunction with the SmartWire-DT module, the device also enables switch or end-user data to be […]

SABS-approved direct online starters

  The Zest WEG Group manufactures a full range of SABS-approved direct online starters in fully insulated IP65 enclosures, in both 3-phase and single phase and with various coil voltages. These extremely cost effective and compact starters are pre-wired to save time during installation. Supplied in metallic or plastic enclosures, these direct online starters are […]