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User-friendliness was a top priority in the development of Eaton’s new PowerXL variable frequency drive. Eaton’s new PowerXL variable frequency drive series consists of two models: The DC1 Compact and the DA1 Advanced Machinery Drive for ratings range up to 15 HP for mptor voltages of 115 V, 230 V (single or 3 phase), 460 V(3 phase) and 575 V (3-phase, DA-1 only).  The DC1 was built for applications where robust design, availability and universal functionality are the main requirements, Eaton said, while “the DA1 series is suitable for the most demanding solutions requiring high performance.”

User-friendliness was a top priority in the development of Eaton’s new PowerXL variable frequency drive.

Eaton’s new PowerXL variable frequency drive series consists of two models: The DC1 Compact and the DA1 Advanced Machinery Drive for ratings range up to 15 HP for mptor voltages of 115 V, 230 V (single or 3 phase), 460 V(3 phase) and 575 V (3-phase, DA-1 only). 

The DC1 was built for applications where robust design, availability and universal functionality are the main requirements, Eaton said, while “the DA1 series is suitable for the most demanding solutions requiring high performance.” 

The PowerXL variable frequency drives give different open and closed-loop control methods. The DC1 controls the motor with U/f characteristics and offers increased torque, allowing the frequency inverters to operate the motors at 150% of the rated power for 60 s and at 175% for 2 s. The DA1 models 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 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, Eaton said. “Self-explanatory type codes, autotune functionality and convenient parameterization (with only 14 standard parameters) simplify configuration and commissioning.” Users can program via the keys on the device or on a PC, as well as copy parameter settings from one device to another using Bluetooth PC stick with an RJ45 interface.

The 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.

The PowerXL frequency inverters supply full power up to ambient temperatures of 50°C (IP20) and feature an energy optimizer that can automatically reduce the motor voltage with light loads.  All devices come with international approvals (CE, cUL, UL, C-Tick, Gost-R, RoHS, DNV) and) are ideally suited for global use.

For more information, visit Eaton Canada here.



 

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Canadian Electrical Contractor Discussion Group: Can You Count the Deficiencies?

EIN CECD 400Have you ever been called to fix the work of a 'handyman'?

"Was supposedly done by a"certified ' electrician....told the homeowner that he got a $266 permit....no record at TSBC. Can you count the deficiencies?"

"There is a second panel change in the triplex also.......even more deficiencies. Think the guy was a glorified handyman. Ones not obvious: 240 BB heat hooked up 120....drier on 2p20....range on 2p50....water heater fed with 2c14 Bx on 2p15."

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Ideal's Stay Wired to WinIt's April, which means it's time for you to ignite your competitive spark with the a new challenge from IDEAL Nationals Canada. This month, IDEAL is asking you to show off your electrical knowledge with the most correct answers.

Five professionals and five apprentice winners will each take home a $100 VISA gift card and forged wire stripper from IDEAL.

 

 

 

 

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William (Bill) BurrBy William (Bill) Burr

Section 32 – Fire Alarm Systems, Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms, and Fire Pumps, as outlined in Rule 32-000 Scope, is a supplementary or amendatory section of the code and provides additional and specific requirements for the location, installation, wiring, and protection, of

• local fire alarm systems

• permanently connected smoke and carbon monoxide alarms...

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LumenpulseBy Matthew Payette

A lighting programming and control narrative is a document that is essential to coordinate the design/construction process with a fully realized final architectural product. It defines how lighting will integrate into the space and ultimately how humans will interact with that same space.

Sometimes there is a gap between the initial visions of the designers and the final product. Other times, the final product and operation of the lighting systems is achieved but after much project management distress...

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11 Piece Insulated TorqueVario-S and SlimLine Blade Set• Individually tested to 10,000 volts AC and rated to 1,000 volts AC for safety and peace of mind.

• Meets VDE testing standards for protection against arc flash explosion.

• Torque accuracy of +/- 6% for confidence in precise tolerances.

• 33% narrower blade shafts for reaching deep set terminal block fasteners.

• Direct-molded insulation for protection against electrical shock and arc flash explosion.

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Jo Istanbul Four Seasons ABy Owen Hurst

Recently, Electrical Industry Canada has developed a relationship with Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE), a non-for-profit group developing resources and networking potential for women and all working or planning to work within the renewable energy sector. Aside from being the WiRE President & CEO, Joanna Osawe is the Global Business Development Manager of Major Projects for DMC Power Inc.

EIN sat down with Osawe to learn more about WiRE and the substantial benefits it provides. Joanna is very personable and open regarding her career and her ambition, as well as the opportunities she is developing for women nationally and globally. 

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