Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has launched its new Power Xpert CX, an International Electro-technical Commission (IEC) low voltage switchgear with a range up to 4,000 amperes (A). The system provides reliable motor control and power distribution functionality for industrial and commercial installations.

Low voltage motor control

Withdrawable low voltage motor
control and power distribution centre.

The new system incorporates features such as a mechanical test position for secondary circuit testing of the withdrawable unit. This patented mechanical test position mechanism is designed to allow for the control circuits to be tested with both incoming and outgoing power terminals disconnected. A coloured indicator shows the position of the withdrawable unit from a distance, and the ingress protection integrity IP3X is not compromised when the unit is in the test position.

The CX is a reliable solution for applications where the supply of energy is important for a business process and the withdrawable units can be exchanged without having to disconnect power and/or control cabling. The CX is verified by testing according to IEC 61439-2 and EN 61439-2.

To provide a fully integrated and tested solution Eaton has used its switching and distribution products within the CX platform. Eaton’s reputation in the industry is built on the legacy of Cutler-Hammer, Westinghouse, Holec, MEM, Moeller and other global electrical product series. CX is currently manufactured in the Netherlands and will be produced in Eaton facilities all across the world.

In combination with Eaton’s medium voltage switchgear, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), busbar trunking, panel boards, distribution boards and project management and service capabilities, CX is part of any complete turnkey solution for all power distribution and control applications.


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