Electrical Power & Protection


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Evolving power management for intelligent buildings
December 2018, Schneider Electric South Africa
Without doubt, managing energy costs while driving sustainability and efficiency is one of the biggest power management challenges that facility professionals face today. While advances in technology ...

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Siemens launches Distributed Energy System for Africa
December 2018, Siemens Digital Industries
Africa’s energy transition is happening now. Population and economic growth are major factors that play a role in increased energy consumption and the evolving energy landscape. The era of the Internet ...

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Railway current and voltage transducers
November 2018, Denver Technical Products
Swiss manufacturer LEM has released its new traction catalogue describing railway current and voltage transducers. The new catalogue outlines the various technologies used by an isolated transducer design, ...

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Yokogawa releases high-voltage ­analog input module
November 2018, Yokogawa South Africa
Yokogawa has announced the availability of the GX90XA-10-V1 high-voltage analog input module. This new product has been released as part of the OpreX Data Acquisition family of data collection and control ...

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Medium-voltage switchgear that doesn’t require SF6
November 2018, Siemens Digital Industries
At this year’s Hannover Messe, Siemens presented another medium-voltage switchgear that doesn’t require SF6 as the insulating gas, the 8DAB 12. The system uses clean air consisting only of the natural ...

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Prevent unplanned outages
November 2018, Siemens Digital Industries
Siemens offers comprehensive onsite assessment solutions to keep its customers’ switchgear systems up and running.

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Effective UPS monitoring
October 2018, Schneider Electric South Africa
For more than three decades, the cornerstone of network reliability and availability – the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) – has ensured the protection of hardware, software and data for small, medium ...

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Extensive electric motor range from Zest
October 2018, Zest WEG Group
Electric motor applications require a reliable, robust fit-for-purpose product that gives the end user the requisite low total cost of ownership. Fanie Steyn, manager for rotating machines at Zest WEG ...

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Power pack with industrial Ethernet and diagnostics
October 2018, Instrotech
The motorised size changeover of machine spindles or machine axes is now being implemented in various ways. The solutions to this are often relatively rudimentary with no hand-wheel or crank being rotated, ...

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Quint Power DIN-mount power supplies from RS Components
October 2018, RS Components SA
RS Components now stocks the latest Phoenix Contact Quint Power DIN-rail power supplies, giving easy access to the innovative features and flexibility of these space-saving PSUs. The fourth generation ...

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Socomec’s Digiware system deployed in Sandton
October 2018, ElectroMechanica
ElectroMechanica (EM) has supplied the Socomec Digiware system to a large South African corporation’s head office in Sandton, where it is being used for electrical metering in compliance of a Green Star ...

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Protecting data centres from lightning and surges
October 2018, Dehn Protection South Africa
Data centres rely on the optimal performance of equipment, so unwanted surges on the power supply lines can cripple operations. In fact, these energy spikes can cost significant amounts of money in recovery ...

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Run five essential lighting tests in 30 seconds
October 2018, Comtest
Building maintenance technicians for commercial, retail or institutional facilities with fluorescent lighting have hundreds, if not thousands of fluorescent tubes that have to be routinely checked and ...

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Heavy-duty AC and DC contactors
October 2018, Denver Technical Products
Gigavac’s MX Series extended performance impervious ceramic (EPIC) sealed AC and DC contactors are designed to meet MIL-R-6106 and are especially suited for military vehicles and heavy duty applications. ...

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Pyrogen system ideal for fire protection in cabinet systems
September 2018, Alien Systems & Technologies
Method of operation Pyrogen is the ideal choice for in-cabinet systems. It is essentially a non-pressurised canister that contains a potent fire extinguishing compound that consists primarily of potassium. ...

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High voltage DC contactors
September 2018, Denver Technical Products
Gigavac’s HX Series Epic (extended performance impervious ceramic) hermetically-sealed, high-voltage DC contactors are among the smallest UL508, approved contactors for 1000 V hot switching. Since first ...

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One-touch advanced power quality analysis
August 2018, Comtest
Comtest has announced the availability of Fluke’s range of three-phase power quality loggers – 1742, 1746 and 1748 – giving users fast, easy access to the data they need to make critical power quality ...

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Specify fit for purpose engines for gensets
August 2018, Zest WEG Group
Local genset manufacturer, Zest WEG Group, believes that those involved in the purchasing decision as well as the end-users of standby power generation systems need to apply more attention to engine selection ...

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Smart solutions to tackle energy losses for utilities
July 2018, Schneider Electric South Africa
The pressure to improve energy efficiency is constant and intense, particularly for electric utilities, since changes to power production and distribution can have a cascading effect that influences the ...

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Trafo dry-type transformers for DRC mine
July 2018
Alphamin Resources’ remote Bisie tin mine is being supplied with fit-for-purpose dry-type transformers by Johannesburg-based Trafo Power Solutions, in a fast-track project that will see the complete solution ...

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