Eaton has expanded its range of low voltage switchgear and control gear systems with the addition of the Capitole 40 MTP. It is equipped with a mechanical test position (MTP) that allows users to add and change units while the system is running.
All potentially hazardous components are behind protective doors, so the user can change the units such as feeders, bus couplers, motor starters and distribution units safely.
The Capitole 40 series switchgear and controlgear is suitable for up to 6300 A / 690 V.
The equipment was developed in response to demand for equipment requiring minimal maintenance and complete reliability. The switchgear is intended for applications ranging from chemical and process industries, oil and gas exploration, power stations to data centres.
The changeable units are attached to levers that are operated from the front panel to be in either connected, disconnected or test mode. Inserting a unit is only possible when disconnected, making it safe to perform maintenance on a system.
When the compartment’s door is closed, the lever can be moved to test position to test the control loop between the control system and functional unit.