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Eaton Moeller xStart Range – Upgraded with Push-In Technology

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Eaton’s Moeller series xStart range is being upgraded with Push-in technology. This new tool-free connection technology makes wiring even faster, safer and more efficient. The PKZ and DIL solution with Push-in technology offers maximum reliability, can be used anywhere in the world and integrates seamlessly into existing control panel designs.

The PKZ and DIL Range with Push-In Technology – For Faster and More Cost-Effective Wiring:
Technicians and purchasers alike love the new Push-in range Wiring has never been more efficient than with Eaton’s motor-protective circuit breaker and contactor range. Push-in technology eliminates the need for tools and is trusted by millions of customers around the world. This simple, tool-free wiring method ensures secure connections and maintenance-free contact points, for optimum efficiency during installation and servicing. The xStart solution with Push-in technology, consisting of our DIL contactors and PKZ motor-protective circuit breakers, makes your job easier while offering global compatibility and maximum reliability.

The Trick With The Click – Who Needs Screws?
Push-in technology makes wiring switchgear cabinets faster and more secure than ever – all you need to do is click the components into place. What’s more, with a modular system and wide range of accessories, you’ll always find the right solution for your needs. The components are small and compact, so you can use them in existing switchgear cabinets and as well as to wire new ones. We even offer a combination Push-in/screw-in solution for use with three-phase busbar links. In other words, Push-in technology makes wiring significantly easier and operations even faster.

Who Ensures Global Operational Reliability? You Do!
With the xStart range and the new Push-in technology, you can ensure operational reliability for customers around the world, thereby reducing downtime to a minimum. You can also help your customers to become future-proof, since Push-in technology is by its very nature ideal for automated assembly processes. The bottom line: Push-in technology is a future-proof and within-budget solution.

Optimise Machine and System Performance:
The Push-in technology offers machine builders and system integrators a number of advantages, the most important of which is simplified manual assembly: The ferrule-terminated cable simply has to be plugged into the terminal, which can be done with one hand and without any tools. Compared to conventional screw terminals, the connection time can thus be reduced by up to 50 per cent.

Future-Proof Your Switchgear Cabinet the Simple Way – With Eaton’s Push-In Range:
Trusted by millions of technicians and purchasers around the world, the xStart range from Eaton’s Moeller series is at the cutting edge of innovation. Why? Because it makes life easier for technicians and managers, thanks to the simple, efficient and cost-effective Push-in technology. You too can benefit from this win-win effect when you future-proof your switchgear cabinet the simple way.

 

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Eaton MS-16A Enclosed DOL 3phase AC Motor Starter

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Eaton’s wide range of Motor Control Gear and Heating and Lighting Control equipment is an integral part of our single source commitment.    Since the late 1920’s we have built countless motor starters, fitted and trusted by generations of contractors, while the increasing requirements of our markets have led us to constantly update and expand our MS-16A range to allow for an increased choice of current ratings and ingress protection.

This wealth of experience and expertise in the design and manufacture of Motor Control Gear is mirrored by our Heating and Lighting range which offers a
versatile and comprehensive choice.

The MS-16A DOL starter with a power range up to 7.5KW, enclosed in a moulded enclosure – this can be used as a replacement for the discontinued ADS8 range.

Standards:
• IEC 60947-4-1
• VDE 0660
• BS EN 60947-4-1

Features:
• Built in 7.5 kW contactor
• High-quality materials, tough glass-fibre reinforced polycarbonate in grey
• Provides high IP protection to IP65
• Robust and high resistance to chemicals
• Start and stop pushbuttons from the RMQTitan series
• Internal earth terminals
• Sealing features protect against unauthorized opening and tampering
• Cable entries – wiring without cable glands or 20 mm knockouts for M20 threaded gland
• Total insulation

 

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Eaton 1500/2500 Series Switch Range

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Eaton offers a full field-proven line of rockers designed for excellence in many applications. They enable you to maximize efficiency and increase machine uptime even in the most extreme environments.

1500/2500 Series rocker switches are available as Midsize Non-Illuminated and Illuminated, and Hi-Lite Rocker with High Inrush. The 1500H/2500H High Inrush option is designed to handle high inrush currents up to 100A peak inrush for 10 milliseconds. The two-color Hi-Lite Rocker with High Inrush version brightly indicates the ON position. This version spares the expense of more costly illuminated switches and is available with the high inrush option.

Options
• High Inrush
• Hi-Lite Rocker with High Inrush

 

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Eaton 1600/2600 Series Switch Range

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Eaton offers a full field-proven line of rockers designed for excellence in many applications. They enable you to maximize efficiency and increase machine uptime even in the most extreme environments.

The 1600/2600 series snap-in rocker and paddle switches boast worldwide approvals at up to 16A, 250 Vac. One switch can be used for both domestic and foreign markets. Ideal applications include appliances, electronic instrumentation, communications, medical equipment, office equipment and more.

1600/2600 Series rockers offer a wide circuit in standard or custom colors for illuminated and non-illuminated versions. Custom legends are available on the switch lever and bezel. The 1600H/2600H High Inrush option is designed to handle high inrush currents up to 100A peak inrush for 10 milliseconds. The Splashguard option features a unique moisture and water resistant seal, making it ideally suited for marine, RV and food processing applications.

Features
• Uniquely designed seal provides resistance to moisture and water.
• One switch can be used for both domestic and foreign markets, saving on costs and inventory.
• Oversized nylon lever with smooth, matte finish features a convenient thumb depression to ensure effortless touch control.

Options
• Custom Legends
• High Inrush
• Panel Cutout Fillers
• Splashguard

 

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Eaton NGR Series Switch Range

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Eaton offers a full field-proven line of rockers designed for excellence in any vehicle applications. They enable you to maximize efficiency and increase machine uptime even in the most extreme environments.

NGR
The NGR line of full-sized rocker switches, initially developed for the heavy truck industry, is now found in a variety of vehicle related applications. The standard actuator is a clean, European-styled, two-face rocker made of high-quality thermoplastic material.

The field-proven NGR offers both European styling and ergonomic design while providing the solid durability that you have come to expect from Eaton switches. Illuminated and non-illuminated versions with either incandescent bulbs or LEDs are available in a variety of popular switching circuits. The NGR also offers a variety of rocker buttons and indicators with laser-etched or pad-printed icons, insertable lenses and adhesive-backed labels.

Features
• Standard switch provides splash and dust resistance to IP42, while the sealed version is sealed to IP67 when supplied with panel seal.
• Backlighting technique allows for the legend to appear daylight white or dead-front when non-illuminated, but will change color when illuminated depending on the back-lit color chosen.
• Two legend areas on the ends of each rocker of sufficient size easily accommodate two lines of four Helvetica Narrow 12-point characters.
• Rocker snaps on and off the switch, making it easily replaceable.

Options
• Colored rockers, mounting bezels and lenses
• Common lamp ground jumper
• Custom back-lit legends
• Dry circuit capabilities
• Gang mounting system
• Locking rocker
• Maintained and Momentary Action Circuits
• Multiple LEDs
• Pad-printed legends
• Polarized lock-on connectors
• Reversing jumpers
• Special lamps and lamp voltages
• Special ratings

 

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Eaton DIL DC Contactors – High DC Switching Made Simple. Maintenance-Free, Reliable, Cost-Effective

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Save Time and Costs with Eaton DC-Contactors

Clever Use of a Proven Technology
Thanks to the use of proven hybrid technology, the contacts in Eaton DC contactors have a long lifespan and low contact wear. Hybrid contactors feature two mechanical contacts – a extinguishing contact and a break contact – that are connected in series.

DIL DCMoreover, they have an IGBT power semiconductor switch connected in parallel with the extinguishing contact. When one of these contactors is switched off, the first thing that happens is that the IGBT is switched on. After this, the extinguishing contact opens mechanically, commutating the current to the IGBT so that it can be interrupted by the power electronics. Finally, the break contact is opened in a de-energized state, achieving the required potential isolation.

 

Together with this configuration, a wide-range coil for DC and AC voltages makes our DC contactors a maintenance-free and reliable part of any machine or system.

Efficient and Compact
• With up to 150,000 operations, these units have a lifespan that is six times longer than that of comparable devices
• No maintenance costs, resulting in lower operating costs
• Lower switching contact wear as a result of extremely short arcing times
• Convenient to switch on and off: either conventionally or directly with a programmable logic controller (PLC)
• Compact frame size designed to save space
• Very short opening and closing times of main contacts

Reliable and Flexible
• Wide control voltage range of 110 V – 250 V AC, 110 V – 350 V DC
• Globally certified: UL, CSA, CCC, GL, DNV
• Bi-directional operation (polarity insensitivity) ensures ease of use
• Wide temperature range of -40 °C to +70 °C

Ideal for a Large Variety of Applications
• Solar power
• Rail traffic
• Marine & Offshore
• Energy storage
• Automotive charging infrastructure
• DC grids

Designed for Industrial Use
• Universal concept
• Fast and easy to install thanks to tried-and-true terminal types
• Based on Eaton’s well-known contactor technology

 

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Eaton Dumeco DC Switch-Disconnectors for Handling Demanding PV Applications

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Power management company Eaton offers Dumeco DC switch-disconnectors to help solar PV equipment manufacturers and installers gain a competitive edge within the increasingly significant solar power market. These innovative products stand alone as cost-effective, reliable and safe solutions; they also integrate efficiently and easily with matched Eaton components into a continuous channel that transports energy safely from the solar module to the power grid.

Dumeco-DCThe DC switch-connectors are being made available in four frame sizes; the largest has 800 A, 1000 A and 1250 A options, while the smallest offers 63 A, 80 A and 100 A versions. Accordingly, the devices are suitable for applications ranging from residential and light commercial rooftop sites to large commercial and utility scale installations, as well as solar combiner box and inverter equipment.

This switchgear is available in 2-pole configurations that reduce the need for bridging links between the poles; this cuts installation time and copper costs. Bi-directional pole connection gives installation flexibility. The units’ minimal footprint of up to 52 per cent smaller than any competing product allows installation space savings. An independent manual operating mechanism controls special self-cleaning roller contacts which provide long term safety and reliability.

Operation is through either a direct handle or an extension shaft of up to 600 mm and handle for thru-the-door interlocking. IP65-rated grey or red/yellow K Line handles are available, with both padlock and cylinder lock versions. Door interlocking configurations include a ‘defeatable’ option in the ON position for fault finding. An auxiliary switch set is also available; this offers 1NO+1NC contacts.

The Dumeco DC switch-connectors are rated to 1000 V DC, are compliant with standard EN-IEC 60947-3 and have CE, CCC, RoHS and EAC certifications. They offer high short circuit ratings and operate to utilization category DC-21B. The units are suitable for base plate mounting.

This new range of DC switch-connectors is built to handle the most demanding of PV applications, while providing reliable isolation to ensure safe operation within an installation. Perfectly aligned with the robust Dumeco AC switch-disconnectors, it enables an excellent all-round AC/DC package. The products offer an attractive solution to distributors, installers and manufacturers due to their competitive pricing, cost-saving features, proven reliability and compact, flexible design. They form part of Eaton’s comprehensive global portfolio that serves the renewable energy segment.

 

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Eaton RS Family of Switches for use in Machine Guarding Applications

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RS FamilyEaton’s RS safety interlock switches have been specifically designed to monitor protective guards, such as doors, flaps and hoods. All switches in this
family are safety-rated and use magnetically coded actuators to minimize defeat by simple magnets. With correct installation, the RS family complies with EN ISO 13849-1 and IEC 62061 guidelines.

Operation:
The RS safety interlock family includes three series: RS2, RS2R and RS4. The assembly comprises a sensor component and a separate magnet actuator component. The sensor is typically mounted to a stationary portion of a structure and the magnet to a movable portion. When the sensor and the actuator are within operating range, the NC contacts with be closed and the NO contacts will be open.

Features:
• Non-contact actuation
• Reversible mounting
• High misalignment tolerance
• SIL 3 and PLe ratings
• –10 °C to +55 °C temperature range
• IP67, IP69K

Benefits:
• Reduce SKUs
• Reduce installation time
• Tested to latest IEC and ISO standards
• Long life with non-contact actuation
• Wide variety of output contact configuration
• Industry standard mounting

Standards and Certifications:
• UL®, CE, cUL®, RoHS, TUV

 

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Eaton E57 Three-Wire DC Inductive Proximity Sensors

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E57 SensorFeaturing rugged stainless steel bodies, 360° LED indicator, permanently laser-etched label and –40 °C operation – Eaton has relaunched its E57 three-wire DC inductive proximity sensors, raising the bar for value in the sensor marketplace.  Among the relaunched series, the E57P and E57PS offer customers a wider operating voltage, temperature range, higher output current and more robust environmental rating than the E57G series.

However, the E57G series is the more cost-effective offering and is suitable for most customer applications, providing shorter lead time than Eaton’s previous three-wire models.

Features:
• Stainless steel tube
• Short-circuit protection
• Unmatched noise immunity
• Manufactured to withstand harsh physical and environmental conditions
• Available in most popular connection types
• Shielded and unshielded versions available
• Permanently marked with laser etching

Benefits:
Eaton quality, industry standard mounting, high performance, increased reliability, costeffective, increased longevity, short lead times, and a variety
ofconfigurations to meet customer needs.

Operation:
The E57P, E57PS and E57G use the reliable eddy current inductive method of sensing to detect metallic objects that come within range. The proven design makes the product adaptable and easy to set up with most PLCs.

Standards and Certifications:
CE, cUL®, RoHS

 

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The New Eaton Moeller DE1 Variable Speed Starter

 

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NUMBER 1 IN EFFICIENCY

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The New PowerXL™ series DE1 Variable Speed Starter bridges the gap between variable speed drives and conventional motor starters <7.5kW.

It’s as easy to use as a contactor yet saves energy by adjusting the motor speed, with trip free operation. It’s so simple, it runs out of the box!

It’s also perfect for meeting the requirements of the ErP directive for motor efficiency.

Applications:

• Where regular variable speed drives are just too complex
• Where direct on line starting is too harsh but full torque is needed
• Instead of a motor starter to meet the new EU directives
• Where you simply need a different motor speed
• Where you want to save money

Energy Efficiency and Cost Efficiency to the machine / application:

• Fast and error-free installation
• Commissioning Out-Of-The-Box (time savings up to 70%)
• Easy change from a motor starter
• No special drive skills or knowledge required
• Reduced efforts on technical support
• Integrated motor protection and short-circuit protection
• Compact side-by-side and horizontal mounting
• PDS category C1 with integrated EMC filter

Out-Of-The-Box Commissioning:

• Trip-free design for maximum machine availability:
– Auto-reset, – DC regulation, – DC braking, – PWM control
– Comprehensive motor protection
– 60°C ambient temperature (with partial derating at temperatures higher than 50°C)
– The optional DX-EXT-SET module can be used to easily change parameters with a screwdriver
• Modbus RTU on board, with optional SmartwireDT
• International standards (CE, UL, cUL, cTick, EAC, RohHS)

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