POY Finalist: Panel wiring system
Finalist in Power Transmission in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The SmartWire-DT panel wiring solution system is designed to reduce panel wiring complexity, improve system reliability, save installation time, and reduce panel space. It links standard motor control components within the panel, separates distribution panels or remote control stations, and creates communications enabled devices.
The SmartWire-DT panel wiring solution uses an eight-conductor, flat cable located in the control cabinet to connect motor starters, pushbutton actuators, and indicator lights. The start of the system is a SmartWire-DT gateway, which establishes the connection to standard programmable logic controller (PLC) fieldbuses, including PROFIBUS-DP and CANopen.