Eaton’s Expanded Motor Protection Capabilities Helps Customers Improve Reliability, Uptime and Energy Savings

Date: January 13, 2010

Single Device with Flexible Communications Provides Solid-State Motor Protection, Control and Advanced Monitoring

PITTSBURGH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced it is expanding its Motor Insight® overload and monitoring relay system offering, which provides customers advanced monitoring capabilities, diagnostics, and motor and pump protection in one device. Part of Eaton’s Intelligent Power® Control Solutions family, the Motor Insight system is now available with PROFIBUS™ communications, in addition to the previously available Modbus® and DeviceNetTM industrial protocols. This added flexibility allows the Motor Insight system to easily integrate with the customers’ preferred industrial network.

“The flexibility of the Motor Insight system’s communications, remote monitoring capabilities, and advanced protection features enable customers to better understand the dynamics of their system,” said Adam Krug, product manager, Eaton. “The Motor Insight system is designed to provide the information needed to keep motors running at peak performance, while maintaining the integrity of the application. Armed with real-time information about what is happening with their motor and motor-driven load, customers are able to reduce downtime and protect their business. Greater process uptime and throughput, reduced costs per repair, reduced energy consumption, and extended equipment life help reduce overall operating costs.” 

The new PROFIBUS offerings include two separate modules, one with 24 volt (V) DC input/output (I/O) and 120V AC I/O. For more information, visit .

Eaton’s Electrical Sector is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and automation, and monitoring products. When combined with Eaton’s full-scale engineering services, these products provide customer-driven PowerChain Management® solutions to serve the power system needs of the data center, industrial, institutional, public sector, utility, commercial, residential, IT, mission critical, alternative energy and OEM markets worldwide. PowerChain Management solutions help enterprises achieve sustainable and competitive advantages through proactive management of the power system as a strategic, integrated asset throughout its life cycle, resulting in enhanced safety, greater reliability and energy efficiency. For more information, visit .

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2008 sales of $15.4 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit .

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