Schneider Electric’s Masterpact MTZ Circuit Breaker: A Power Distribution Innovation

Schneider

 June 29, 2018

A new “future ready” circuit breaker from Schneider Electric is described by the company as the next generation of power distribution for the Internet of Things (IoT) era. Masterpact MTZ increases efficiency and can adapt to ever-evolving needs for safety, reliability and sustainability. The world is becoming more connected, electric, digitized, decarbonized, and decentralized, says Schneider Electric. Power distribution is facing new regulations, becoming more seamless and connected.

Masterpact MTZ is the latest in a series of circuit breaker innovations, following Masterpact M, and then Masterpact NT/NW. Each Masterpact innovation has incorporated more advanced features and established a reputation for power uptime and protection against overloads, short circuits, and insulation faults.

As power distribution changes, customers’ expectations grow, increasing the demand for solutions that enhance safety, offer greater cybersecurity, and are more reliable, efficient, and sustainable. The Masterpact MTZ circuit breakers look ahead with smart connectivity, remote monitoring and easy customization via digital modules.

Masterpact MTZ circuit breakers bring Schneider’s “Future Ready” EcoStruxure Power capabilities required to build smart, dependable and sustainable power distribution systems:

• seamless integration with building and energy management systems via EcoStruxure Power architecture
• smartphone connectivity for wireless alerts and maintenance
• precision Class 1 power meter built in for energy-saving capabilities
• easy customization via digital modules
• intuitive Micrologic X control unit
• robust performance, even in harsh environments

“We are very excited about the launch of the Masterpact MTZ, the next generation of Power Distribution as part of our EcoStruxure Power portfolio,” says Adrian Thomas, Vice President Buildings Division, Schneider Electric Canada. “It offers so many advances for both customers and partners to ensure they are connected and taking advantage of the IoT, both today and in the future. The MTZ not only enhances energy efficiency but provides an easy integration in existing and new control schemes. EcoStruxure Power is a scalable and Future Ready portfolio of products and solutions with its IP capabilities and smart, intuitive, diagnostics and control.”

EcoStruxure Power is part of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Architecture. EcoStruxure is the company’s IoT-enabled, plug and play, open, interoperable, architecture and platform, and has been deployed in 480,000 installations, with the support of 20,000 system integrators, connecting over 1.5 million assets. EcoStruxure leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics and cybersecurity to deliver Innovation at every level, from connected products and edge control to apps, analytics and services.

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