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Moeller PKE Electronic Motor Protection Circuit Breaker

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• Approvals: UL/CSA, CCC, ATEX
• Trip Classes: Greater Than – Equal to CLASS 10
• Push-In Technology: Save Up To 50 % Installation Time

Thanks to their special features, the Eaton Moeller series motor-protective circuit breakers with electronic overload protection complement the PKZ range and offer a good alternative to MCBs with bimetallic strips. Due to the compact and modular design featuring plug-in trip blocks, they offer maximum flexibility in the current range up to 65 A. By adding the PKE-XTUCP trip blocks, you can quickly turn a PKE motor-protective circuit breaker into a PKE circuit breaker for system and cable protection.

Core Features:
• Hand-operated motor-protective circuit breaker in accordance with IEC/EN 60947-4-1, VDE 0660 Part 102
• Rotary handle with ON & OFF switch-position indicator
• Push-in trip block up to 65 A with visible isolating distance
• If used in conjunction with the appropriate accessories, the circuit breaker can be turned into main switch or emergency-stop switch in accordance with EN 60204 and/or VDE 0113
• Isolating characteristics in accordance with IEC/EN 60947-3
• UL/CSA (including Types E and F) approvals for the North American market
• SmartWire-DT integration
• Short-circuit proof up to 100 kA (400 V) up to 32 A, 50 kA (400 V) up to 65 A
• Circuit breaker width: 45 mm up to 36 A / 55 mm up to 65 A

Push-In Technology – Connections With Just One Clever “Click”:
The Push-in terminals enable control-panel wiring with just one simple click. This tool-free connection technology makes wiring even faster, safer and more efficient. The PKE motor-protective circuit breakers with electronic wide-range overload protection and plug-in trip blocks offer a viable alternative to bi-metallic solutions in the current range up to 65A.

The PKE as Part of the xStart System:
Many applications require an auxiliary contact with different contact configurations for interlocking and signaling. By using a motor starter, however, it becomes possible to implement a more direct, safe and efficient control design.

Open, Flexible and Easy Communication:
Due to the established and widespread serial Fieldbus Modbus RTU the communication module is an open and standardized Communication interface. This enables a complete recoding of the machine conditions and a consistent and clear condition monitoring.

All The Information At Your Fingertips Thanks to SmartWire-DT:
Via SmartWire-DT, the PKE motor starter combinations can be easily integrated into any automation environment. By enhancing data transparency, SmartWire-DT increases the efficiency and reliability of the drives in the vicinity of the motor-protective circuit breaker.

With Eaton, your systems are automatically compliant with the ErP directive in a simple, fast and economical way, while significantly reducing your energy costs.

 

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Eaton Moeller Digital NZM Moulded Case Circuit Breaker

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• 100% Compatible with Former Range
• Energy Metering Class 1: According IEC 61557-12
• Life Span Indicator: Enables Predictive Maintenance

The new globally available digital NZM Series fits perfectly into modern energy distribution systems. The circuit breakers are suitable for universal use – from small distribution boards to machine controls and motor-starter combinations all the way to large power distribution systems. Due to its connectivity and enhanced features it’s ready for Industry 4.0 applications.

Core Features:
• 100% compatible to existing systems – same footprint, performance is equal or better
• IoT ready with integrated communication capability and Class 1 energy metering
• Integrated Life-Cycle Management provides predictive maintenance information
• Safety above standard using ARMS Maintenance Mode and ZSI Zone-Selective-Interlocking
• Enhanced performance with improved selectivity and 70 kA switching capacity
• Improved handling using push-in terminals and more

Designed for use in Machinery Applications
Create a safe working environment with the NZM circuit-breaker. The extensive range of accessories allows flexible adaptation to customer requirements, e.g. mounting location and terminal connection. Thanks to IEC and UL/CSA approvals, there is no restriction to worldwide application. With the new integrated energy measurement it is possible to implement energy management according to ISO 50001.

Compact Solution for Energy Measurement in Energy Distribution
Space-saving installation thanks to the integrated energy measurement and communication interface makes external measurement and communication solutions obsolete. Thanks to the intelligent design, the design verification according to IEC 61439 is still valid. The Zone Selective Interlocking feature (ZSI) ensures selectivity in the time-delayed range of the tripping characteristic to 100 %.

Motor Control Center (MCC) and Circuit-Breaker NZM are a Perfect Match
As part of a motor starter combination, the digital NZM not only enables a safe and reliable start of the connected motor, but also provides a wide range of application data. In addition to status and energy data, it also provides information for preventive maintenance of the circuit breaker. The ARMS maintenance mode offers additional protection for systems and personnel in the event of maintenance work.

Ideally Suited for Photovoltaic Systems
With the switch-disconnectors up to 1,600 A, implementing applications such as main switches, emergency power-off switches and coupler switches is quick and simple. This makes the new NZM circuit breakers suitable in various environments such as renewable energy, e.g. photovoltaics, with up to 1,500 VDC.

Predictive Maintenance for Critical Infrastructure
Avoid a blackout of the system due to an unexpected end of life of a circuit breaker. With the predictive maintenance feature, the digital NZM can tell you about maintenance and replacement needs to schedule system maintenance accordingly and increase system uptime.

Suitable for High Energy Density Industries
Eaton took a close look at what customers really want and designed the product accordingly. The new digital NZM circuit breakers were designed for power-intensive applications with high switching capaticies at 690 VAC such as wind power and marine industry as well as data centers.

Monitor Energy Usage in Commercial Buildings
The digital NZM with PXR has a fully integrated class 1 energy meter according to IEC 61557-12, which cconstantly measures current and voltage. The digital NZM with PXR replaces the need for additional meters and has an integrated display for readings & safety settings.

 

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Eaton Moeller SmartWire-DT Intelligent Wiring Solution

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• Rapid Wiring: up to 85% Faster
• A Future-Proof System: IoT Ready
• Compact: Space Savings of up to 40% Inside the Control Panel

SmartWire-DT replaces the PLC inputs and outputs that were previously necessary, which saves space inside the control panel. At the same time, it serves as the basis for industry 4.0 solutions.

SmartWire-DT can be used to connect various components inside and outside the control panel in a time-saving and simple manner. This leads to significant time and costs savings in machine and system design. The SmartWire-DT solution also replaces error-prone point-to-point wiring and enables uniform communication with all system components.

In addition, SmartWire-DT serves as an intelligent wiring system and provides information from across the entire network. As a result, users receive detailed application data in real time that can be used for early diagnostics. SmartWire-DT users thus benefit from increased productivity, preventive maintenance and optimised system availability.

Core Features:
• A reduction in project planning costs of up to 70 %
• The system can easily be expanded inside and outside the control panel
• Can also be used in extensive systems over a distance of up to 600 meters
• An intelligent connection system that provides detailed data from across the entire network
• Flexible maintenance from any location and at any time thanks to remote data access
• Can be used at temperatures ranging from 0 °C to +55 °C (IP20) and -20 °C to +70 °C (IP65)

Integrated System
The SmartWire-DT system includes a wide range of components, which can be quickly and easily connected, either directly via the integrated interface or via function modules. The available components include pilot devices, contactors, motor starters, variable frequency drives and hydraulic modules. SmartWire-DT can be easily integrated into existing applications via the SWD gateway, and the system can either be connected to a PLC via industrial communication protocols, or to an Eaton HMI/PLC touch display with integrated SmartWire-DT interface.

A Simple Plug-And-Work Solution
Depending on the selected bus system of the higher-level controller, up to 99 modules can be connected using a single SmartWire-DT cable, with a total length of up to 600 m. The SmartWire-DT connection cable forms the heart of the system. A ribbon cable is used to connect switchgear inside the control panel, while a round cable connects sensors and actuators to IP67 SWD devices outside of it. The strengths of this intelligent system are particularly evident when it comes to the design and construction of standard machines. The SWD connectors can easily be pre-configured on the ribbon cable, which saves time during project planning and wiring. The connectors also prevent wiring errors, which reduces the time required for wire testing and commissioning by up to 70%.

 

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Eaton Moeller EasyE4 Programmable Relays

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The easyE4 control relay from Eaton’s Moeller range is ideally suited for the efficient, flexible and simple control and regulation of various applications. The series offers a wide range of communication options via the integrated Ethernet interface, including all the functions of a mini PLC for machine and system control. Components of different levels can be integrated using the Modbus TCP client and server functionality of the easyE4.

The easy communication module for SmartWire-DT turns the easyE4 into an intelligent relay, enabling you to monitor your machine or system. Thanks to the flexible expansion with up to 11 I/O modules and the wide voltage range (AC, DC and UC), the easyE4 is ideally suited for industry and building applications. In addition to the simple handling, programming the easyE4 devices is also very easy.

The intuitive easySoft software offers users the option of four programming languages. The easyE4 also features a wide range of visualisation options – whether on industrial displays or on mobile devices thanks to the integrated web server. Numerous other functions turn the easyE4 into a powerful microcontroller that can also be integrated into IoT system architectures.

Core Features:
• EasyE4 and expansion modules available in DC, AC and UC versions
• 12/24 V DC, 24 V AC and 100-240 V AC/DC versions
• Up to 11 local I/O expansion modules per easyE4
• Various communication options via the Ethernet interface: easyNET, Modbus TCP (client or server) and SmartWire-DT master
• Integrated web server for remote control and visualisation
• Automatic email notifications in case of any deviations within your application
• Push-in clamp and screw-terminal versions
• Four programming languages in easySoft: easy device programming (EDP), ladder diagram (LD), function block diagram (FBD), structured text (ST)

 

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Eaton Rapid Link 5 Distributed Electronic Drive System

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Rapid Link is a distributed, electronic drive system that is used for both simple and complex tasks in material handling systems. It offers all the features needed to switch, control, protect and network the electric motors of conveyor belts. The system consists of the RAMO5 electronic motor starter and the RASP5 variable frequency drive, both of which are available with IP65 protection.

Typical Rapid Link applications include baggage handling systems, industrial production sites and logistics centres. The devices are mounted in the vicinity of the drives, and can be quickly and reliably connected by means of standardised plug-in terminals. Users can switch between manual and automatic operation by means of a key switch. In automatic mode, the devices communicate via AS-Interface, the fieldbus of choice in material handling systems.  In addition, Rapid Link 5 can now also communicate via the Ethernet/IP and Profinet fieldbus systems.

CORE FEATURES
RAMO5 Electronic Motor Starter:
• One standardised size for power ratings from 0.09 kW to 3 kW
• DOL and reserving starter versions available
• On-site operation on board
• Long life span of more than 10 million operations
• Approvals: CE, cUL, CCC

RASP5 Variable Frequency Drive:
• One standardised size for power ratings from 0.75 kW to 4 kW
• On-site operation on board
• Precise and reliable vector control for PM motors
• Built-in STO (safe torque off) safety function
• Integrated breaking resistor for dynamic or lifting applications
• Integrated EMC filter
• Approvals: CE, cUL

A Practical Housing Design:
The unique and flexible Rapid Link 5 housing design makes it much easier to install new systems or expand existing ones. As a result, the power and motor cables can be supplied either from below or from the left or right, as required. This makes it possible to install each device in line with individual requirements while keeping the footprint to a minimum.

And thanks to the uniform mounting dimensions, which are identical across all types and power ratings, a single mounting frame covers the entire range. Should it become necessary to replace a motor starter with a variable frequency drive during commissioning, for example, this can likewise be done without any additional preparation time and costs.

IoT Ready:
Rapid Link 5 forms an integrated system and covers the AS-Interface, Profinet and Ethernet/IP fieldbus systems. Integration into IoT solutions is therefore possible without any problems. In large material handling systems, this also enables a high degree of data transparency down to the device level, which allows for the implementation of remote maintenance and comprehensive power management. In addition, all the Rapid Link devices meet the highest security requirements and thereby offer effective protection against cyber attacks.

 

Easy Configuration and Diagnostics:
With the serial RJ45 interface, several configuration options are available: Eaton’s comprehensive and convenient external keypads, the communication stick, the drivesConnect Windows software, or the drivesConnect mobile app for smartphones or tablets. This makes it possible to configure, copy and save the parameters as well as to display setpoint and actual values, or to read out the diagnostic and fault memory on site.

The simultaneous graphical representation of up to four real-time values allows users to gain a quick overview and to rapidly identify if any parameter settings have changed. In the case of parameter sets that have already been saved, offline processing without the variably frequency drive is also possible. The parameter sets can be easily copied to any number of devices, which also saves time during commissioning.

 

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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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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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