Electrical Power & Protection


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Compact uninterruptible DC power supply
May 2022
Traco Power’s new 240 W UPS module is suited to demanding industrial applications needing a stable source of power.

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Rethinking energy usage in South Africa
May 2022
While sustainability is increasingly on the agenda of most organisations, the transition to a sustainable energy mix is not easy.

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Compact and powerful energy monitoring unit
May 2022, Opto Africa Holdings, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking
The RIO EMU’s slim form factor is ideal for ‘just one more thing’ retrofit jobs thanks to DIN-rail and panel-mount options.

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Vacuum circuit breaker with thermal monitoring
May 2022, Schneider Electric South Africa
The EasyPacT EXE offers IoT sensors and digital connectivity for a simpler, more sustainable and safer experience for panel builders, facility managers and OEMs.

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Valmet automation system chosen for waste-to-energy plant
April 2022, Valmet Automation, News
The new plant in Warsaw, Poland, will process 305 000 tons of municipal solid waste per year to produce electricity and district heating

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Smart manufacturing will power the battery gigafactory of the future
April 2022, Rockwell Automation
Electric vehicles’ role in the decarbonisation of mobility requires gigafactories that can produce batteries in high volumes, at high speeds and with consistently high quality.

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Upskilling will be critical to alternative energy production projects
April 2022
One of the challenges for this sector is that jobs are typically project-based, which means they involve fixed-term contracts.

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Propelling green hydrogen toward large-scale African commercialisation
April 2022, RTS Africa Technologies
RTS Africa Engineering, a founding member of the African Hydrogen Partnership, believes the industry is on the cusp of pricing diesel and petrol out of the market.

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Data logger for energy surveys, load studies
April 2022, Comtest
In conjunction with Fluke’s infrared cameras, the energy logger can enhance energy surveys by quickly identifying opportunities for energy savings, both electrically and thermally.

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DIN-rail mounted DC/AC inverter
March 2022, Phoenix Contact
Three devices can be connected in parallel to create a three-phase grid; they communicate with each other in real time, thereby synchronising the 120° phase shift.

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Pyranometer for monitoring small-scale PV installation efficiency
April 2022, GHM Messtechnik SA, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration
The device’s classification level under the ISO 9060:2018 standard guarantees accuracy, reliability, precision and compliance with reference standards.

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IP67 power supplies with IO-Link for field installation
April 2022, Turck Banner
Turck Banner's compact PSU67 power supply units ensure energy-efficient, decentralised power supply in modular systems.

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Low-maintenance option for SA’s ageing mini substations
April 2022
When the country’s ageing fleet of mini substations approach their end-of-life, why not replace them with a safer option that costs less to maintain?

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Configurator for circuit breaker system
March 2022, Phoenix Contact
Once configuration is completed, all relevant data is provided as a download package containing system data sheets, technical data and figures.

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Rising electricity price drives demand for higher-efficiency motors
February 2022, Bearings International, News
The payback period is generally under two years, with the average motor lifespan of ten to fifteen years or more translating into an eightfold saving on the initial capital outlay.

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Locally manufactured clean energy solutions
March 2022, News
Creslow’s clean energy storage systems operate either as a battery backup system in conjunction with an inverter, or as an off-grid system using an inverter and solar panels.

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Digitally managing energy costs and decarbonisation
March 2022, Yokogawa South Africa, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring
Real-time data combined with a single, asset-wide digital twin and proprietary analytics capabilities enable automatic opportunity identification and performance gap breakdown.

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Zest delivers biggest mobile substation
March 2022, Zest WEG, News
The innovative 50 MVA substation, with a dual voltage of 110-60/30-20 kV, will perform a range of duties for Guinea’s power utility company, including providing emergency and standby power.

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Distributed energy monitoring unit
February 2022, Opto Africa Holdings
Opto 22 has expanded its groov RIO edge I/O series with a new energy monitoring unit (EMU) designed to help plant managers, machine operators and financial analysts understand electrical costs and track ...

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Power analyser with RS-232 C interface
January 2022, Vepac Electronics
Power analysers are used for the precise evaluation of circuits, energy consumers and network loads. The PeakTech P 4145 3-phase power analyser offers all important functions for performance analysis ...

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