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Eaton Moeller Series - SPPVR Surge Protection

March 22, 2024

The SPPVR family of surge protection devices (SPDs) is our answer to the growing need for safe and reliable photovoltaic (PV) installations in residential and commercial buildings.

Powerful protection is the first step to ensuring a long lifetime for your equipment and inverters: these SPDs ensure that your system will not be damaged by any overvoltage event on the direct current (DC) side of your PV application.

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Schurter FMAB NEO High Performance Block Filter

January 22, 2024

Single Phase Block Filter

  • Very high asymmetrical attenuation
  • Very high symmetrical attenuation
  • Compact dimensions
  • Fully closed steel housing

Schurter extends the successful FMAB NEO single phase filter family with new highperformance versions for demanding applications. The new filter series is available in standard and medical versions for a rated current range from 1 A to 30 A with quick connect terminals.

Compact device designs combined with high energy efficiency in electronic devices lead to higher electromagnetic interferences. Components are placed closer together and powerful semiconductors switch at a high clock rate. The new FMAB NEO HP filter series is ideally suited for such demanding applications. Thanks to high quality core materials, they achieve very high attenuation in a compact design.

High-Performance Versions:
The new versions provide very high symmetrical attenuation (design N). In the low and mid frequency range, asymmetric attenuation has been increased as well by employing new high-quality core materials. Overall, this results in a very high filter performance, which is otherwise only achieved by larger filters.
Due to the same size, the standard FMAB NEO Design N filter can be easily replaced with the new high-performance filter when the EMC measurement results require it.

The new filter variants are ideally suited for demanding applications such as laboratory and medical
equipment. They also work well in many industrial, telecom and energy applications.

The new variants of the FMAB NEO single-stage filter family are available with rated currents from 1 A to
30 A at a maximum of 250 VAC. They are suitable for applications in the temperature range -40 °C to 100
°C and have ENEC and cURus approvals

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Schaffner Industry Applications for Energy Management

September 26, 2023

Energy management includes planning and operation of energy production and consumption units as well as distribution and storage. Goals include resource conservation, climate protection and cost savings while ensuring users have permanent access to the energy they need. Electrical power supply is becoming also more complex due to further integration of renewable energy generation and storage into the energy mix. Another challenge for energy management is the fast growing demand for EV-charging stations.

Schaffner’s EMC products protect electronical systems from grid distortions, prevent disturbances, and maintain the reliable supply of electrical energy. The best know-how to power your electrical system. We put our expertise in your hands.


Schaffner’s Solution for Efficient Use of Electrical Energy

Renewable Energy:
Renewable energies are an essential pillar that contribute to making power supply greener. As a result, greenhouse gas emissions - for example - are continuously decreasing in proportion to the increasing share of renewable energies in electricity consumption, and global climate change is being slowed down.

Smart Infastructure:
The smart and secure use of electrical infrastructures make sense from an ecologic and economic perspective. Even if individual systems and facilities differ among applications, the efficient and demand-based use of energy has become an absolute must. Today, the integration in upcoming Smart Grids as well as the preservation of resources and the environment are as imperative as the technical reliability of appliances, equipment, or systems. Smart meters play a growing role in this environment.

Oil & Gas:
Oil and natural gas are major industries in the energy market and play an influential role in the global economy as the world's primary fuel sources. The processes and systems involved in producing and distributing oil and gas are highly complex, capital-intensive, and require state-of-the-art technology. Amongst others they need heavy electrical equipment which suffers from harmonic distortion.

Energy Storage:
At any moment in time, the consumption of electricity must be perfectly matched with the generation of electricity. This balance is necessary in all electricity grids to maintain a stable and safe supply. Energy storage can stabilize fluctuations in demand and supply by allowing excess electricity to be saved in large quantities over different time periods, from fast storage in seconds to longer storage over days.

Power Supply:
A power supply provides electric power to an electrical load. The main purpose of a power supply is to convert electric current from a source to the correct voltage, current, and frequency to power the load. The source power may come from the electric power grid, such as an electrical outlet, energy storage devices such as batteries or fuel cells, generators or alternators, solar power inverters, or other power supply.

EV Charging:
Electric vehicle charging stations plug an electric vehicle (EV) to a source of electricity to recharge the EV batteries. Some charging stations have advanced features such as smart metering, cellular capability, and network connectivity. Charging stations are provided, for example, in municipal parking locations by electric utility companies or at retail shopping centers by private companies. Also, the domestic demand for charging possibilities is growing.

An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) takes its power from two or more sources simultaneously. It is usually powered directly from the AC main supply, while simultaneously charging a storage battery. Should there be a dropout or failure of the main supply, the battery instantly takes over so that the load never experiences an interruption. Other UPS schemes may use an internal combustion engine or turbine to supply power during a utility power outage and the amount of battery time is then dependent upon how long it takes the generator to come online. Such arrangements are found, for example, in hospitals, datacenters, call centers, cell sites and telephone central offices.

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Schaffner Industry Applications for Building Technology

September 8, 2023

It is predicted that more than two-thirds of the global population will live in cities by 2050. Buildings will therefore play an essential role in how people will experience this growing urbanization. This comes along with an energy consumption of buildings which is already more than 30% of total energy utilization and continues to rise. Hence, amongst other attributes sustainability and comfort are highly important to the future of building technology. Schaffner delivers a wide range of products and solutions to contribute to more sustainable and energy-efficient buildings and infrastructure.

Schaffner Delivers Solutions for Energy Efficiency in Building Technology:

The quality of power supply in a building is a key factor for its efficient operation. Harmonic disturbances are a common issue in buildings, which can be mitigated, not only to fulfill standards, but also to unburden the interconnected equipment, thereby increasing their lifecycle and improving energy efficiency.

Schaffner's expertise and broad product portfolio in applications such as HVAC, lighting and elevators enables truly sustainable and energy-efficient buildings.

Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning are responsible for a high proportion of energy consumption in modern buildings. Variable frequency drives are widely used in HVAC applications, where energy efficiency can be substantially improved by mitigating harmonic current present in the energy flow.

Elevator & Escalator:
Elevators and escalators help to make urban spaces more efficient. Especially in large commercial buildings, elevators and escalators bring people from A to B much faster, easier, and more safely. By applying modern drive technology, elevator motors run as generators during braking and feed energy back into the network or accumulator for later use.

Elevators and escalators help to make urban spaces more efficient. Especially in large commercial buildings, elevators and escalators bring people from A to B much faster, easier, and more safely. By applying modern drive technology, elevator motors run as generators during braking and feed energy back into the network or accumulator for later use.

Energy saving lighting systems, such as LEDs together with dimmers and timers, are widely promoted and fitted in modern buildings. They do not only provide a wide range of design and application opportunities. By allowing a dedicated smart light management they also contribute to reduced energy consumption.

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Schaffner Industry Applications for Data & Communication

August 11, 2023
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The Schaffner product portfolio offers a wide range of filter solutions for data & communication equipment as well as for complete datacenter installations. Covering power entry EMI filtering, system interference mitigation, and power quality requirements from the electrical network, Schaffner is a one-stop partner for the most demanding data & communication applications.

Schaffner's Expertise within the Data & Communication Industry:
Schaffner helps data and communication equipment manufacturers build dependable products and datacenter operations that run smoothly and reliably over years while maintaining high service continuity and low energy consumption.

Working in the shadow of our ever-growing online service consumption, datacenters come with high availability and reliability requirements. IT equipment must be cooled down to work reliably and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) are protecting servers from any power cut that risks damaging equipment, resulting in service downtime and data loss.

The communication backbone of business and individuals is the connectivity enabled by networks. Information and communications technology equipment used in networks is highly sensitive hardware prone to electrical hazards from the grid.

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Schaffner Industry Applications for Automotive

July 10, 2023
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Schaffner has extensive know-how in dealing with electromagnetics. Our solutions can be found in power electronics, onboard chargers, batteries and keyless authentication systems.

Schaffner’s Expertise in the Automotive Industry:
Schaffner helps customers meet the most demanding EMC requirements in power electronics for e-mobility. We also supply very compact and energy-efficient magnetic components for onboard chargers. With our low frequency antennas, Schaffner has long been well positioned for keyless authentication systems. Our highly qualified engineers are committed to providing exceptional expertise, a pragmatic approach as well as fast customer service.

EMI filters and magnetic components for power electronics, batteries, and onboard chargers.

Authentication Systems:
Low-Frequency antennas for keyless access and keyless start.

Application for On-Board Charger (OBC):
Charging your Electric Vehicle (EV) at home requires converting the Alternating Current (AC) of the grid into a Direct Current (DC) that is compatible with your EV battery. Every electric vehicle needs an on-board-charger (OBC) that matches your home electrical infrastructure to your charging needs in terms of battery voltage and charging speed.

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Schurter Components Overview

June 23, 2023
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The Schurter Group is the world's leading Swiss technology company ensuring clean and safe supply of power, ease of use and sophisticated overall solutions.

Electronic Components:
Components encompasses the equipment protection, equipment connections, switches and EMC products business units including the measurement service as well as the Solutions unit. Solutions offers business partners a total solution package to fulfill the most demanding customer wishes in their entirety through the coordination and networking of all Schurter core competences.

Quality & Approvals:
Schurter guarantees consistent high quality and absolute reliability in each and every one of its products. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, as well as our up-to-date technical know-how assures that we can fulfil our motto: “Safe Power – Ease of Use.” Our products carry all major country-specific approvals such as VDE, ENEC, UL, CSA, CCC, METI or KTL.

The quality, environment, occupational health and safety management is certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and IATF 16949. The SIX Sigma Lean Methodology, as well as the EFQM Model are used to further develop the integrated management system at Schurter.

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Schaffner Industry Applications for Machinery & Robotics

June 13, 2023
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Machinery and robotic systems – as part of factory automation – consist of different modules in a fully integrated process flow. The range of products from Schaffner for these applications covers an entire spectrum of dedicated filter families which are deployed in almost every manufacturing and production process.

Schaffner's Expertise within the Machinery & Robotics Industry
• To support reliable and stable production processes
• To facilitate energy and cost-efficient workflows
• To comply with local and international standards

We deliver components that ensure an efficient flow of energy and the reliable operation of applications by minimizing electromagnetic and harmonic interferences.

Motor Drives:
Motor drive systems enable a reliable and precise control by handling torque, speed, and position. For accurate and real-time motor control, these systems are also coupled with advanced processing of signals. The motor drive system has innovative power, motor control and drives solutions that reduce energy consumption. They deliver greater efficiency with many advanced approaches to switch supplies - all ultimately reducing the carbon footprint. The motor drive system also boosts a manufacturer’s competitive edge and time-to-profit.

The machinery market covers several industrial applications such as food and beverage manufacturing machinery, semiconductor manufacturing machinery, sawmill and woodworking machinery, machinery for making paper and paper products, printing and binding machinery and equipment, textile making machinery, and many others. Rapid advances in technology are expected to drive innovation in this market. As examples, technologies such as 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics are being used in manufacturing yielding higher productivity, lower operating costs, and higher margins. IoT applications are also being integrated into these devices to enable services such as remote monitoring, central feedback systems, and other services.

Factory Automation:
Factory automation implies technologies and automatic control devices to enhance the productivity and quality of products and simultaneously decrease production costs. Also known as industrial automation, it minimizes human intervention in industry and ensures a superior performance compared to humans. Factory automation includes the use of computers, robots, control systems, and information technologies to manage industrial processes.

Robots refer to multifunctional, automatic, and re-programmable industrial machines, which can be embedded in a variety of high-tech devices. They are designed to perform several tasks automatically with speed, intelligence, and accuracy. The essential components of a robot are body or frame, control system, manipulators, and drivetrain. Robots perform tasks across various industries, including healthcare, aerospace, defense, and automotive. The emergence of this technology has facilitated convenience, increased output levels, reduced human errors, enhanced quality, and process automation.

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Schaffner Industry Applications for Medical

May 23, 2023
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Electrification is a global trend. In hospitals, the number of electronic medical devices is rising constantly. In the field of medical equipment, electromagnetic interference (EMI) between several medical devices may be life threatening. For example, in MRIs, Schaffner filters are used to mitigate EMC noise.

Schaffner's Expertise within the Medical Industry:
Schaffner offers a broad range of components for the medical industry and has consistently extended its proven IEC Inlet family with single- and dual-stage solutions adapted to market needs. Especially when it comes to protecting human life, Schaffner is dedicated to continuously improving state-of-the-art of interference suppression for devices in medical applications.

Medical Equipment:
Durable medical equipment provides freedom, independence, and quality of life not possible without these products. One key trend in the industry is the growth of the aging population requiring access to vital and necessary medical equipment for treatment using X-rays, CTs, and MRIs. Another key trend is the growing interest in wearable and in-home devices. Portable and movable components are becoming popular not only in the field of preventative healthcare and fitness but also in the medical equipment sector as well.

Laboratory & Analyzer Equipment:
The medical laboratory plays an important role in the healthcare system, providing clinical, diagnostic, and research services that contribute to the quality of health care. Medical laboratory equipment is an essential tool in these services, providing accurate and precise results that can improve diagnosis and treatment plans, as well as contributing to advances in health care research and development of new treatments. Laboratory equipment includes medical as well as other equipment such as chemical and biological.

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