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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.

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

• 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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easyE4 control relay – Moeller® series

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Whatever your application, the easyE4 control relay allows for control systems that are efficient, flexible and easy to implement. The new easyE4 range is significantly more compact than the previous easy500, easy700 and easy800 series.

Thanks to the flexible expansion with up to 11 modules to a maximum of 188 inputs/outputs, as well as the large voltage range, the easyE4 is ideally suited for industrial and building applications. For additional flexibility, the intuitive easySoft programming software comes with four programming languages as standard, including function block diagram (FBD) and structured text (ST). New helpful function blocks, such as the automatic e-mail notification, as well as the possibility of creating own function blocks facilitate the programming for each user.

Thanks to the integrated web server, both mobile devices or an HMI can be used for visualization purposes. If used in combination with other products from the Eaton portfolio, the easyE4 can also be integrated into IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) system architectures via the integrated Ethernet interface. In combination with the interrupt function, the powerful processor enables faster processing and response times during operation.

• Maximum flexibility, with up to 11 local expansion modules per base unit
• The 188 available inputs/outputs within a single easyE4 system provide coverage for a broad range of applications
• A compact product with a large voltage range (DC, AC and UC)
• Base units with different voltage types can be combined as required by means of the available expansion modules, which makes handling the easyE4 devices extremely easy
• The integrated Ethernet interface allows for a broad range of communication options
• A user-friendly programming environment with 4 programming languages (ST, FBD, LD, EDP) to choose from
• Various display and visualization options, eg. on mobile devices are possible thanks to the integrated display, web server and Ethernet options
• The integrated micro SD card facilitates data logging and customized starter programs
• Display with 3 background colors (red, green, white) for visualization of different device statuses
• DCF77 radio signal analysis as well as Ethernet services ensure highly precise date and time indication
• The interrupt function enables fast event recognition and rapid response times


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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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The New Eaton Moeller DE1 Variable Speed Starter


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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.


• 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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New Protective Relays from Eaton Contribute to Safe and Reliable Medium Voltage Applications

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has launched a comprehensive range of power protection relays that are ideally suited for use in the company’s Medium Voltage (MV) switchgear. Thanks to the microprocessor-based design the devices make it possible to eliminate unnecessary trippings, isolate faults, and protect motors and cables, thus offering sophisticated protection for many power applications. The relays also provide detailed information that enables users to better manage their systems, subsequently contributing to a safe and reliable energy supply for applications in utility distribution networks and industrial environments or other power systems.

Eaton’s family of relays consists of devices for a broad range of protection and control tasks including directional and non-directional feeder protection, overcurrent and earth fault protection (OC&EF), voltage and frequency protection, motor and generator protection, generator and transformer differential protection, and power differential protection. These functions partly also include voltage measurement.

All relays have been designed according to the IEC 61850 standard and are internationally certified (KEMA, UL, Gost-R, CSA). An integrated user-friendly status display offers clear data visualisation and intuitive operation while plausibility checks prevent the user from accidently entering unacceptable inputs. The display allows for immediate evaluation of individual measurements on site. At the same time, direct connection with the SCADA system is easily possible via its control interface. As the relays feature analysis and graphical representation of the fault details, fault recording becomes extremely transparent. The integrated non-volatile disturbance recorder registers up to 120 s with 32 samples per cycle. Import and export of fault records can be done in the ASCII and Comtrade formats.

All current and ground current inputs are designed for 1 and 5 A. The relay terminals can easily be integrated into, and removed from, the switchgear enclosure. To ensure safe operation the current connections are equipped with automatic short circuit connectors. A wide range power supply unit covers all standard auxiliary voltages, both for AC and DC. Eaton also offers appropriate software that allows the user to adjust the nominal voltage of the voltage inputs and the switching thresholds of the digital inputs. Besides parameter setting and validity checks, the software supports offline configuration of all relay types, reading and evaluating statistical data and measuring values, commissioning functions as well as error analysis.

The Eaton relays have specifically been customised for the following Eaton MV switchgear systems: Xiria, Xiria E (extendable version), SVS, Power Xpert® FMX and UX.


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Eaton Corporation, New Plug-In Unit for the NZM3 Circuit-Breaker

Eaton Corporation is offering a new plug-in unit for the NZM3 circuit-breaker. The NZM3 plug-in unit allows customers to exchange the circuit-breaker in a panel simply and quickly, and it also offers benefits during service work because the system section concerned can be disconnected simply and safely.

The housing design of the base has been adapted to that of the NZM3, so that all connection options provided by the main device can also be implemented in the base. For Eaton, safety has the highest priority, and the live parts in the base are therefore automatically protected from direct contact when the circuit-breaker compartment is pulled out. The circuit-breaker also disconnects automatically as soon as the mounting screws are loosened when the circuit-breaker is in the On position or when the circuit-breaker is pushed in. In the latter case, the circuit-breaker can then only be switched on if the mounting screws between the circuit-breaker and the plug-in unit base have been tightened.

Even with the wide range of features and capabilities provided by its products, simple operation and flexibility are top priorities for Eaton: Just fit the modified NZM3 with its rear terminal bolts into the guide, tighten the bolts, and the system is already operational. An auxiliary conductor plug-in device is also available as an option. This enables the connected shunt or undervoltage releases, auxiliary contactors and also the remote operator to be tested without having to fit the circuit-breaker into the panel.  In this way, correct operation can be tested prior to commissioning. Users also do not have to change the wiring when exchanging a circuit-breaker: The auxiliary conductor plug can simply be removed from its base, fitted onto the new terminal cables and operation is restored.

Technical specifications have been set to meet the wide range of requirements in the industrial sector and are impressive in every respect: The new plug-in unit on the NZM3 from 250 – 500A can be used without any derating up to an ambient temperature of 40°C, and this includes the extensive range of accessories. For more demanding applications, the full switching capacity of the NZM3 – up to 150kA at 415VAC – can be used. The circuit-breaker can also be fitted in many positions, either vertically or turned anticlockwise/clockwise by 90°.


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The New PowerXL Variable Frequency Drives from Eaton are User-Friendly, Efficient and Robust.

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation will be presenting the new PowerXL variable frequency drives for a rating range of up to 250 kW at this year’s SPS/IPC/Drives fair in Nuremberg. The company is thus logically expanding its strategy of applying the Lean methodology to the engineering in machine and panel building. Pluggable modules enable the PowerXL variable frequency drives to be incorporated quickly and simply into Eaton’s SmartWire-DT connection and communication technology which completely eliminates the need for conventional control circuit wiring. The new PowerXL variable frequency drives thus give users from the machine building sector as well as from the materials handling and building services sectors an easy-to-install, operator-friendly and energy efficient solution for driving devices such as pumps, fans, conveyor belts, cranes, winding machines, compressors or lifts.

The new PowerXL variable frequency drive series currently consists of two models: The DC1 Compact and the DA1 Advanced Machinery Drive. The DC1 is the basic model covering ratings from 0.37 to 11 kW, and was developed for applications where robust design, availability and universal functionality are the main requirements. The DA1 series is designed for ratings from 0.75 kW to 250 kW, and is suitable for the most demanding solutions requiring high performance. The PowerXL variable frequency drives also offer different open and closed-loop control methods. The DC1 controls the motor with U/f characteristics and also enables an increased torque. The PowerXL frequency inverters are thus able to operate the motors at 150% of the rated power for 60 s and at 175% for 2 s. The DA1 models also offer the user the possibility of sensorless vector control (SLV) as well closed-loop control with a rotary encoder (CLV). In sensorless vector mode the DA1 can even move from rest with a 200% torque and without the use of an encoder. The DA1 series is provided with PLC functionality and offers, in addition to a standard integrated PID controller, the possibility of powerful solutions for different applications such as cranes, lifts, winding machines and compressors.

User-friendliness was a prime objective in the development. Self-explanatory type codes, autotune functionality and convenient parameterization (with only 14 standard parameters) simplify configuration and commissioning. As well as programming via the keys on the device or alternatively via a PC, the user can copy the parameter settings from one device to another quickly and simply using a Bluetooth PC stick with an RJ45 interface.

The PowerXL variable frequency drives come as standard with the Modbus RTU and CANopen fieldbus system. The user can connect other fieldbus systems such as Profibus, Profinet, DeviceNet, EthernetIP, EtherCat, Modbus TCP and BACnet easily via fieldbus modules. As an alternative to the fieldbus connection, the PowerXL variable frequency drives can also be incorporated in the SmartWire-DT communication system. This makes it possible to not only parameterize the PowerXL frequency inverters centrally via the SmartWire-DT interface, but also to send them control commands and read diagnostic data from them. The device can also be controlled via a PROFIdrive profile which makes the full function spectrum of the PowerXL frequency inverters available.

With the focus on energy efficiency, the DA1 series supports both the standard three-phase motors that normally comply with the current IE2 and IE3 standard, as well as the highly efficient permanent magnet motors that are designed for the future IE4 standard. The devices also feature an energy optimizer that can automatically reduce the motor voltage with light loads.

The PowerXL frequency inverters supply full power up to ambient temperatures of 50°C (IP20). Eaton also offers the DA1 models up to 160 kW with protection to IP55. All devices come with international approvals (CE, cUL, UL, C-Tick, Gost-R, RoHS, DNV) and with single-phase and three-phase voltage inputs of 115 V, 230 V and 400/480 V are ideally suited for global use.


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For Sensing, Eaton Moeller Series Has All the Answers

For almost every industrial sensing requirement, Eaton’s Electrical Sector is now offering dependable, easy-to-use and cost-effective solutions. The company’s latest range of sensing products is exceptionally comprehensive and includes not only inductive sensors with cylindrical and square housings, but also capacitive sensors, an extensive family of optical sensors, and mechanical limit switches with plastic and metal bodies.

Eaton has also published a new brochure detailing its sensor products, entitled ‘Versatility in the Range -Flexible, Robust, Innovative’, which is available free on request or can be downloaded instantly from the Eaton website at (  The publication reference is W1300-7618en.

Eaton offers its inductive sensors in five different series. The E52 and E56 series cube and pancake sensors are shock resistant and have an IP66 or better ingress protection rating, making them ideal for use in tough environments. Global series cylindrical sensors for standard applications are available in M8, M12, M18 and M30 versions and are offered in both ac and dc versions, while for applications demanding extra performance, Eaton supplies iProx and E57Premium+ inductive sensors.

Available with stainless steel housings from 4 mm to 30 mm in diameter, iProx and E57Premium+ sensors feature enhanced noise immunity, and a 360º LED visible from any angle for output status indication. In addition, users of the innovative iProx types can access extra functions with a simple programming tool. This includes adjusting both the sensing band and noise immunity, converting from Normally Open to Normally Closed, and even applying time delays and simple logic functions. The iProx software contains an extensive database of competitor models and enables those looking for replacement sensors to clone iProx to the nearest match.

Eaton optical sensors are also available in cylindrical and cube formats and can be supplied in versions for through-beam, polarised reflex and diffuse reflective applications. Over 30 models in the range include Perfect Prox technology, which provides effective background rejection that’s easy to set up. In addition, cube format models in the SM series feature the microprocessor-controlled TargetLock system that ensures fast set up and optimum performance whatever the application.

Capacitive sensors from Eaton are primarily intended for the detection of non-metallic targets, including liquids and granulated or powdered materials. They are offered in plastic-bodied cylindrical versions, and can be supplied for use with either ac or dc supplies.

For applications where conventional mechanical limit switch sensing is preferred, Eaton offers two versatile product ranges. LS-Titan limit switches are available with either metal or plastic bodies and feature interchangeable heads for maximum versatility, while the rugged Global E50 products feature a rugged design that makes them ideal for heavy-duty use.

Sealed effectively against the ingress of dust and liquids, including cleaning agents, lubricants, cutting oils and coolants, Global E50 limit switches can be supplied with pressure or rotary-function heads, and are complemented by a large variety of optional operating rods and levers.


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