Eaton’s Electrical Sector, one of the leading manufacturers of components, systems and solutions for electrical engineering and automation, has launched new universal modules for its SmartWire-DT communication system.
When functions have to be retrofitted on a plant, modifications to the hardware configuration and program expansions usually involve considerable costs. Eaton's SmartWire-DT universal modules now offer a very simple solution, enabling users to save valuable installation time and costs when altering their systems
SmartWire-DT is an intelligent communication system for simple pilot devices, contactors and motor-protective circuit-breakers, designed to reduce panel wiring complexity and improve system reliability. It replaces conventional control wiring in panels and as such, the associated PLC inputs/outputs become unnecessary.
SmartWire-DT universal modules can be used in place of configured devices (such as pilot devices, motor-protective circuit-breakers, I/O modules) during plant modification. This enables machine builders to design and program the full configuration of the PLC and the user program themselves.
By using SmartWire-DT universal modules, the hardware required for expansions does not have to be physically present. As a result, installation sections can be increased at a later time by simply replacing the universal module with the configured device, without having to change the program or hardware configuration.
For more information about Eaton’s SmartWire-DT universal modules visit www.eaton.com/uk .
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and automation, power monitoring, and energy management products and services. Eaton is positioned, through its Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, and Santak® global electrical product series, to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components, systems and services 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 72,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
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