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Eaton: Expanding our products. Expanding our thinking.

Today, Eaton's expanding market capabilities give us greater perspective — and more ways than ever to solve our customers' most critical power management challenges. Drawing on over 100 years of electrical power management expertise, innovative product design and advanced manufacturing processes, we're expanding our products and our thinking to energize your business. See how.

CUBEFuse: Giving engineers 70% more room to think.

The world might not be getting any smaller, but the systems and devices it runs on are becoming ever smarter, ever more complex — and taking up less space than ever before. As engineers race to miniaturize just about everything, they're squeezing more sensors, monitors and controls into incredibly tight places.

And yet, a simple fact remains: You can't design an advanced electrical system without figuring out how to protect it from overloads or short circuits. Which led Eaton to re-think one of electrical engineering's most fundamental components — the fuse.

 
 

Smaller packaging leads to bigger thinking

When it comes to designing control panels, space is at a premium. Eaton engineers realized that a step-change in fuse design wasn't enough. They needed to dramatically shrink its footprint.

After months of prototyping and testing, the Bussmann series CUBEFuse emerged and, incredibly, it was up to 70% smaller than any other Class J fuses on the market. By challenging the traditional fuse shape, CUBEFuse makes it possible to dramatically shrink panel size. But what's most exciting is the total CUBEFuse package. Not only is it easy to install, it's finger-safe to protect against accidental contact during installation or service, and it helps reduce arc flash hazards.

Because it's so small in size, the design impact of the CUBEFuse is huge. Traditionally, engineers had to make design concessions based on the physical size of their fuses. By reducing the CUBEFuse footprint, now the panel design can be reduced as well. This means more wall space for new enclosures and monitors — and more physical space for intelligent controls within machines.

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Shrink on, and on

Though the implications are obvious for any UL 508A panel shop, Eaton customers across industries see CUBEFuse as a critical way to improve system designs. Whether it's in HVAC or alternative energy, CUBEFuse allows manufacturers to find significant space and cost savings. Eaton helped one leading wind energy OEM maximize space by custom engineering a higher-voltage CUBEFuse (690V-rated) to fit into the incredibly complex controllers of next-generation wind turbines. The innovative CUBEFuse design also helped solar installers and manufacturers meet new standards and design internal disconnect capabilities into solar inverters without having to increase the overall form factor. It's a true collaboration point, where one innovation drives the next.

 
 
 

Energizing your business

This kind of positive ripple effect is at the very heart of the Eaton innovation. From data centers to motor controls, Eaton sales teams are finding new ways to leverage CUBEFuse in the company's own product lines and customer solutions to save space, while never compromising product safety. Innovations like CUBEFuse show that when you question even the smallest assumption — "a fuse is a fuse," for instance — the possibilities become truly exciting.

Learn more about the Bussmann series CUBEFuse, Eaton fusible circuit protection and see how Eaton innovation is helping customers across industries, and around the world, at The Power of Eaton.

 
 

Eaton fusible circuit protection

Eaton is a world leader in critical circuit protection, power management and electrical safety. Through its Bussmann series, Eaton is committed to the development, manufacturing and marketing of innovative circuit and power electronics protection, overvoltage protection, as well as power management solutions for industrial, electronics, alternative energy and high reliability markets. Eaton manufactures and markets a wide variety of North American and European-styled fuses for the electrical and electronics industries, plus inductors for electronic applications.