eaton corp plc (ETN) Key Developments
Eaton Bolsters ePDU G3 Portfolio with New Metered Outlet Models for Enhanced Data Center Power Monitoring and Measurement
May 15 15
Eaton announced new metered outlet power measurement capabilities for data centers with its best-in-class ePDU® third-generation (G3) platform in the Americas. Providing capabilities to monitor and measure critical factors such as voltage, current and power consumption, Eaton's latest rack power distribution units (PDUs) help information technology (IT) and data center managers conserve energy with 1% billing grade accuracy at the outlet level. Eaton's newest offering is especially beneficial for colocation data centers and other mission-critical facilities that require the benefits of outlet level monitoring without an outlet switching component. Eaton's metered outlet, metered input and managed models also feature a new daisy-chain function that allows up to eight ePDUs to share the same network connection and IP address, providing up to an 87.5% reduction in network infrastructure costs. This feature is also available for existing installations through a free firmware update. Network connected ePDU G3 models are optimized to work with Eaton's Intelligent Power Manager software, offering end-users an integrated power management platform to monitor multiple units through virtualization systems like VMware® vCenter Server(TM). Eaton's ePDU G3 Metered Outlet and Managed models are designed to allow data center and IT managers to precisely measure power consumption at individual outlets for full-power utilization. With the capability to hone in on energy usage, data centers can make decisions that will help reduce power consumption, such as moving low utilized servers to another virtual machine.
Eaton to Showcase Advanced Lighting-Emitting Diode Technologies and Lighting Controls Solutions
May 14 15
Eaton will showcase advanced lighting-emitting diode (LED) technologies and lighting controls solutions at the 2015 AIA National Convention and Design Expo, held May 14 through 16 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Visitors to the company’s booth #3617 can also meet with Eaton’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) lighting expert to answer questions on the modeling process that helps create and manage building and infrastructure projects faster, more economically and with less environmental impact. The company will also showcase its LED technology and scalable control systems at the show, including its WaveStream LED technology and AccuLED Optics system, as well as its Fifth Light Addressable Lighting Control System. The Fifth Light system allows for easy management of an entire lighting system to maximize a building’s operational efficiency, while providing a personalized lighting experience to the building’s occupants.
Eaton Launch of Intelligent Power Manager Software Version 1.5
May 11 15
Eaton announced the global launch of Intelligent Power Manager(TM) software version 1.5, building on its integration with VMware® vCenter(TM) Site Recovery Manager with new load-shedding capabilities designed to enhance business value while increasing efficiency, reliability and continuity to save end-users from data loss that can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Pre-configured to operate with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager, Intelligent Power Manager software is designed to synchronize virtual machines (VMs) and automatically initiate the execution of a recovery plan to avoid data loss and reduce downtime during a power event. Eaton's latest Intelligent Power Manager software version 1.5 builds on the robust platform, allowing data center and IT managers to organize and prioritize groups of VMs within VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager.
Eaton Corporation plc Announces AN19 Competitive Retrofit Kit
May 5 15
Eaton Corporation plc announced the launch of AN19 Competitive Retrofit Kit. Designed for open- and closed-panel applications, wall-mounted starter applications, custom original equipment manufacturer (OEM) control panels and aftermarkets, AN19 Competitive Retrofit Kits include all necessary components to replace competitor starters sized 1-5 with an Eaton Freedom AN19 starter with C440 overload. The existing competitor mounting hole pattern can be used, and no drilling is required for panel mounting. Eaton's Freedom Series contactors and starters feature a compact, space-saving design using technology and the latest in high-strength, impact and temperature-resistant insulating materials. In addition to communication capability, the starter's C440 solid-state overload permits selectable trip class, phase imbalance, and ground fault. All AN19 retrofit kits will feature starters with advanced overload protections. AN19 retrofit kits are intended for use in commercial construction, industrial, manufacturing, machine building, oil and gas industry, pulp and paper and water/wastewater industries. Each kit includes an AN19 starter with C440 overload, competitive mounting plate, electronic remote reset, reset pushbutton, reset nameplate, and wire.
Eaton to Display its Innovative Electrical, Hydraulic and Filtration Solutions Designed to Optimize Performance, Increase Operational Predictability and Enhance Safety
May 5 15
Eaton will display its innovative electrical, hydraulic and filtration solutions designed to optimize performance, increase operational predictability and enhance safety in booth # 3517 at the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) from May 4 to 7 at NRG Park in Houston. Through in-booth presentations, visitors will learn about Eaton's solutions designed to help maximize refining processes worldwide by supporting heavy power capabilities and safety systems for uninterrupted operations. Eaton's solutions for oil and gas applications are designed to support a reliable and efficient supply of electrical and hydraulic power to keep mission-critical systems operational and reduce downtime. For example, Eaton's B-Line® series structural solutions save weight and improve performance, including its High Performance Cable Ladder (HPL) and new 4DimensionTM strut system. Synflex® hose products from Eaton, including the new 33CH-08 High Collapse Resistant Thermoplastic Hose, are engineered to withstand extreme pressures and temperatures of subsea environments, helping increase uptime. For global applications, Eaton's new Power Xpert® CXHTM high-performance International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard motor control and distribution center incorporates advanced motor control and protection technologies that optimize performance and reduce maintenance costs. Additionally, Eaton's Integrated Power Assemblies (IPA) provide an efficient onsite alternative for power distribution and control needs, enhancing power reliability and reducing engineering costs compared to onsite construction. With solutions such as Eaton's PowerXL® enclosed drive, customers can also power their operations more efficiently and effectively and quickly through Eaton's rapid response program, which reduces lead time.