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  • Schneider Electric South Africa introduces ultra-compact motor starter

Johannesburg South Africa, 18 April 2018

A global specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric South Africa’s new TeSys H, a 22.5 mm-wide multifunctional starter for asynchronous motors, promises to save a significant amount of space in control cabinets through the use of intelligent design and innovative technology.

This new, multifunctional starter for motors up to 3 kW/400 V can be used in a variety of industries, including food and beverage, logistics, and durable goods. It’s suitable for machines like conveyors, logistics systems and feeding systems of production machines.

The TeSys H helps to significantly reduce space in control cabinets by providing up to four functions within its 22.5 mm-wide body: Forward running, Reverse running, Protection against motor overload and phase unbalance, and Safe shutdown up to SIL3/PLe in the Safe Torque Off variant.

The benefits of TeSys H

“Ultra-compact, the embedded functions in the TeSys H provides numerous benefits, allowing users to not only save space but also improves efficiency during installation and diagnostics. Additionally, the TeSys H is compatible with other Schneider Electric products, making it an affordable and easy-to-integrate product,” says Victor Strobel, Marketing Manager Motor Starting Solutions.

The TeSys H offers up to 75% space reduction, making it suitable for all control cabinets where saving space is a priority and installation time is reduced by 60%, thanks to the efficiency of having embedded functions in one compact body.

The Safe Torque Off variant offers SIL3/PLe safe shutdown, which simplifies the design of safety architecture and a long electrical life, with up to 30 million AC53a electrical cycles, guaranteeing reliable performance in demanding applications.

Two TeSys H models

Both the standard TeSys H motor starter and the Safe Torque Off motor starter, for use as a part of safety chains, are designed for high demanding applications.

The green-labelled standard type is equipped with fault auxiliary contact; three reset options (manual, remote, and automatic), as well as wide setting range (0.18 to 2.4A and 1.5 to 9A), control voltage (24 VDC or 110-230 VAC), and four LEDs for easy diagnostics. Installation and maintenance are simple thanks to a direct mounting on a 35 mm DIN rail. This model is CE and UL certified.

The red-labelled Safe Torque Off model for safety-chain applications provides all the three standard functions, plus an additional “safe shutdown function”. This model meets the requirements of functional safety and is rated SIL3 according to IEC 61508-1 or PLe according to ISO 13849-1. Moreover, it is ATEX-certified, in addition to possessing standard CE and UL certificates.

“Schneider Electric South Africa offers the best in new technology, software and services to improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. To retain our position as the global specialist in energy management and automation, it’s imperative we understand the needs and industry demands of the customers we serve. This understanding puts us in good stead to create technologies that reshape these industries, enriching lives and ensuring that ‘Life Is On’ everywhere, for everyone and at every moment,” says Strobel.

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Schneider Electric is leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation in homes, buildings, data centres, infrastructure and industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest partner, integrator and developer community on our open platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to innovation, diversity and sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

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