Intelligent panelboards, switchboards enable low-voltage predictive monitoring

Aug. 24, 2020
Seamlessly integrating Eaton’s Power Defense molded-case circuit breaker technology, the company says its Pow-R-Line Xpert intelligent panelboards and switchboards deliver accurate, actionable data.

Power management specialist Eaton has this month introduced intelligent panelboards and switchboards featuring real-time circuit breaker health monitoring capabilities, with the launch of the company's Pow-R-Line Xpert product family.

Seamlessly integrating Eaton’s Power Defense molded-case circuit breaker technology, the company says its Pow-R-Line Xpert intelligent panelboards and switchboards deliver accurate, actionable data to help professionals across applications including healthcare, commercial buildings, data centers and industrial facilities make smarter decisions about their power distribution infrastructure. 

“We continue to pioneer the application of intelligent capabilities in foundational power distribution equipment to give our customers deeper visibility into their power system performance and health,” comments Manny Alexander, product manager, Eaton.  

As noted by Eaton: 

Commercial and industrial facilities across industries rely on panelboards and switchboards to provide essential power distribution while protecting infrastructure from overloads and short circuits. The integration of intelligent circuit breaker technology helps drive continuous uptime at these facilities by enabling maintenance personnel to monitor system health in real time and address anomalies, overloads and end-of-life conditions before they occur. Integral metering capabilities paired with embedded communications deliver real-time voltage, current and frequency data to personnel to enable faster, more informed decision-making without the need to install additional meters or equipment. 

Eaton's Alexander continues, “With the Pow-R-Line Xpert family, we identified an opportunity to build intelligent circuit protection directly into panelboards and switchboards, which are found within nearly every electrical distribution system. Now, for the first time, customers can use predictive insights to diagnose breaker health issues in panelboards and switchboards and address these issues before they result in costly downtime.” 

The Pow-R-Line Xpert family also incorporates Eaton’s Arcflash Reduction Maintenance System, which helps protect personnel by reducing arc flash energy release during maintenance. Further, a re-engineered deadfront cover offers full visibility into the circuit breaker faceplate information, as well as accessibility to trip units without the need to remove it. 

The Eaton Pow-R-Line Xpert panelboard and switchboard family is currently available in North America. For more information, visit http://eaton.com/PRLXpert.

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