Pune, India (PressExposure) January 24, 2012 -- Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation is introducing the SmartWire-DT panel wiring solution into the Indian market. Already available in Europe and North America, the system is designed to reduce panel wiring complexity, improve system reliability, save installation time and reduce panel space. Transforming the way original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) build control panels, the solution replaces the myriad wires found in the control circuit with a single cable, connecting motor control components to customers' programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
"Eaton is committed to providing innovative solutions to address the critical power management needs of customers by improving system reliability and efficiency," said Anoop Nanda, managing director - South Asia, Southeast Asia & Japan, Electrical Sector, Eaton. "Fundamentally, the SmartWire-DT system addresses a critical concern for panel builders by dramatically reducing the wiring effort required to build panels, as it eliminates the time needed to cut, strip, mark, bundle, and check numerous individual wires."
The SmartWire-DT system is engineered to reduce panel wiring complexity and assembly labor time, speed the start-up commissioning processes and provide extensive run-time diagnostics. It links standard motor control components within the panel, separate distribution panels or remote control stations and creates communications enabled devices. Additionally, the SmartWire-DT flat cable connections safeguard the control panel from unauthorized wiring changes, helping to protect the craftsmanship and integrity of the control panel.
The SmartWire-DT panel wiring solution uses an eight-conductor, flat cable located in the control cabinet to connect motor starters, pushbutton actuators and indicator lights. The start of the system is a SmartWire-DT gateway, which establishes the connection to standard programmable logic controller (PLC) fieldbuses, including PROFIBUS-DP and CANopen.
The SmartWire-DT network directly integrates the input/output (I/O) level in the switching devices. As a result, no conventional PLC I/O modules are needed; instead, communication enabled modules are attached to standard Eaton motor control components. Thus, the PLC in the control cabinet simply consists of a central processing unit (CPU).
Typical faults - like loose connections and mis-wired terminations - are reduced with the SmartWire-DT solution, by using the flat cable and the specialized connectors. Each SmartWire-DT enabled device also has individual status indicators, which help to reduce commissioning time and troubleshooting in the field.
Devices on the SmartWire-DT network are automatically addressed with the push of a button on the gateway, assigning addresses in the order that the devices are connected. The system continuously monitors all devices on the network and detects changes in the panel.
The SmartWire-DT system can function on a network length up to 2,000 feet, and can connect up to 99 devices per gateway.
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 2010 sales of $13.7 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 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit [http://www.eaton.com].