Molded case circuit breakers
The PVGard MCCB by Eaton meets is designed for commercial and utility scale photovoltaic (PV) systems.
Eaton Corp. has introduced its line of molded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) designed for commercial and utility scale photovoltaic (PV) systems. Used in solar combiner and inverter applications, Eaton PVGard circuit breakers are rated up to 600 amp at 1000 Vdc. Eaton’s PVGard MCCB meets UL 489B, which requires rigorous testing to verify circuit protection that meets the specific requirements of PV systems. Eaton engineered the PVGard circuit breakers for the protection, switching, and isolation of PV systems up to 1000 Vdc. PVGard circuit breakers are reusable after clearing an electrical fault. Once the condition that created the fault is identified and repaired, the circuit breaker can simply be reset. They enable reductions in breaker, conductor, and enclosure sizes and can help promote potential cost savings.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey