New Products

Solar PV Inverter from Eastman

Eastman Auto & Power Ltd has launched a range of inverters for grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) plants. The inverters offer peak efficiency of up to 98 per cent, and can handle a wide voltage range. The inverters are easy and quick to install, and also come with a user-friendly LCD display. The products are weather-resistant and offer ingress protection conforming to IP65. The inverters are available in four models—ESG1K, ESG3K,ESG5K and ESG10K. These variants offer maximum DC power output of 1300Wp, 3900Wp, 6500Wp and 13000Wp, respectively. The communication interface in each of the four models is RS232 and RS485.

Premium home elevators from ThyssenKrupp

Thyssenkrupp Access in association with their official Indian business partner Elite Elevators launched the new H300.

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Microchip FD controller enables CAN Flexible Data Rate

The industry’s first external CAN Flexible Data Rate (CAN FD) controller is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. The MCP2517FD allows designers a simplified path to upgrade from CAN 2.0 to CAN FD and benefit from CAN FD protocol enhancements.

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New DC transmission system for medium voltage from Siemens

With MVDC PLUS (Medium Voltage Direct Current Power Link Universal System), Siemens is introducing a new direct current (DC) transmission system to the market that will serve as an efficient transmission route in medium-voltage AC grids from 30 to 150 kilovolts (kV).

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Schneider Electric launches latest version of EcoStruxure Plant

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has expanded the range of its EcoStruxureTM product, under its industry portfolio, with the launch of  Process Expert System ( PES the new age DCS) along with high-end Modicon M580 Ethernet programmable automation controller (ePAC). The new devices when combined with EcoStruxture IoT solutions helps in driving measurable operational profitability by turning industrial automation into a profit engine across industries such as infrastructure, building, and oil & gas. The flagship product of the Modicon range of controllers features hot standby functionality (HSBY), native Ethernet, Safety(Sil3) and cybersecurity embedded in its core, a release from Schneider Electric said.

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New Grundfos pumps with IE5 motor

Grundfos India, a manufacturer of energy-efficient pumps, has announced the launch of its new range of Hydro MPC pumps with the IE5 motor. The Grundfos Hydro MPC booster systems are of very high standards and combining this with the IE5 motor, which is integrated with a frequency converter, connects the accumulated pump experience of Grundfos into the dedicated control software. This combination of pump and customizable software optimizes your system’s performance for any load point, delivering an unsurpassed reduction of energy consumption. The IE5 motor helps in energy conservation of up to 7 per cent and a reduction in the payback time of these controlled pumps. Grundfos Hydro MPC booster systems can be used wherever additional pressure is required.  The Hydro MPC pumps with IE5 Motors will be available with systems that are pre-configured from the factory with variety of pump sizes to increase water boosting, a release from Grundfos India said.


Sterling and Wilson launches IAQURE, expands its HVAC offerings

Sterling and Wilson, has announced the launch of a revolutionary solution – IAQURE, aimed at changing the face of indoor air quality (IAQ) in India. This pioneering solution has been designed to not only ensure a germ free environment, but also have a positive impact on employee welfare.

IAQURE comprises of innovative modules that have been designed for dual decontamination, of both air and surface, to ensure not only higher kill rates (germicidal), but also a superior performance. In addition to new projects, the modules also address the constraints usually seen during retrofit applications, and allows it to be an ideal solution for existing projects or buildings. Furthermore, the PCO technology which forms a part of the solution neutralises the VOCs (Volatile organic compound) that are extremely carcinogenic and can be found in indoor air, a company release said.

IAQURE has been recently GreenPro certified by IGBC (Indian Green Building Council) under the innovative category. The objective for the certification is to encourage product manufacturers and facilitate a green product market transformation. The product or solution that bears the GreenPro label is environment friendly throughout its life cycle, and empowers a customer to steer towards sustainable products and solutions.

The solution has been extensively tested at Sterling and Wilson’s lab in Pune, incorporating best in class, time tested technology. Compact, modular and state of the art, IAQURE provides a quick and easy installation, which is plug and play, without requiring any field wiring – ideal for projects, both new and old, across sectors.

Available as 3 or 5 years’ solution contracts, IAQURE matches the Global Standard IAQ. It comes with Sterling and Wilson’s world class project management and execution capabilities, along with a pan India presence and service network for aftermarket support, the release added.

Siemens launches new PLC for high-voltage substations

The new Siemens PLC can replace a number of conventional PLCs

Siemens has launched PowerLink IP, a new power line carrier (PLC) system for digital high-voltage substations. This brand new PLC system uses the high-voltage lines between the substations as a channel by overlaying a modulated carrier frequency on the frequency of the transmission voltage in the overhead lines. State-of-the-art, digital substations generate ever-increasing volumes of data that are used to ensure reliable network operation. With PowerLink IP, power grid operators can enjoy the benefits of digitalization for Ethernet/IP communication via overhead lines. Siemens provides proven PLC technology for this purpose – technology which meets the demand for more bandwidth and ensures that the constantly growing volumes of data in high-voltage substations can be used for efficient grid operation.

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Luminous forays into modular switches

Luminous recently announced its entry into the modular switch industry. The launch further strengthens Luminous’s ambition to serve the ever evolving electrical & power needs of home consumers in India. With a series of exciting new launches and product upgrades in the pipeline, Luminous aspires to be the most attractive switches brand in the country, a company release said.

Luminous Zolio range

Luminous modular switches have a world class pedigree and offer the consumers highest levels of quality and functionality. The designs and colour present some unique style options to consumers.

Luminous has also launched a unique initiative in the category to provide expert advice at the doorstep of consumers building and renovating homes. The key features of the initiative are: (1) Doorstep Service – A Luminous Customer representative will be available at your doorstep to showcase the premium range of Luminous modular switches; (2) Access to Luminous verified top interior designer in the consumer’s city.

New dewatering pumping solutions from Grundfos India

Grundfos India, a provider intelligent and efficient pumping technologies, has launched reliable dewatering pumps, DPK and DWK, aimed at easing the way of life while restricting the economic losses. These compact submersible pumps can dewater effectively. DPK & DWK can be used not only in homes, offices, gated-communities but also at construction sites, excavations, tunnels, underground parking, industrial drainage pits, and more, hence making it a perfect solution for all the water logging and drainage related issues during the monsoons, a release from Grundfos India said.

The DPK and DWK range of dewatering pumps are conceptualized and engineered after going through many levels of stringent tests. They come with intelligent features such as          built-in bi-metal sensor that protects against overheating of the motor. The pump’s working is unhindered by sand or other abrasives. The pumps also work in situations of limited power supply, the release added. (Photo shows Grundfos DPK pump model)