Electrical distribution

Power system security risks to be more transparent

08 June, 2021

AEMC is changing assessment methods for risks that could lead to cascading outages or major supply disruptions.

Bushfire risk on overhead lines — get it covered

07 June, 2021 | Supplied by: amokabel Australia

With climate change making hot, dry and windy conditions more likely, utilities need to protect themselves and the public from the risk of bushfire.

igus Chainflex IO-Link cables

27 May, 2021 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

IO-Link technology enables users to communicate quickly and easily with their sensors and actuators.

A spotlight on the safety elements of the AS/NZS 61439 standard

25 May, 2021 by Nick Rabba, Engineering Manager, LVA, CPC | Supplied by: Eaton Electrical (Australia) Pty Ltd

The long-awaited AS/NZS 61439 standard was mandated on 24 May 2021, meaning all switchboard builders and electrical contractors across ANZ must now comply.

Three incidents spark concern about working under powerlines

11 May, 2021

Three serious incidents in less than a month call for more care working near overhead powerlines.

Phoenix Contact VALVETRAB MS surge protection devices

01 May, 2021 | Supplied by: MacLean Electrical (Australia) Pty Ltd

Switching operations are by far the most common cause of overvoltages.

Weidmueller VARITECTOR PU AC surge protection

29 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Weidmuller Pty Ltd

The protection of sensitive electronic equipment against the harmful effects of lightning and surges is becoming more important as system complexities increase.

MEA urges caution after spike in electrical incidents

26 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Master Electricians Australia

MEA is urging homeowners to check their electrical safety, after a summer in which Australia has suffered multiple electrical fires and fatalities.

Schneider Electric 3-Phase Easy UPS 3L

20 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric has extended its Easy UPS 3L from 250 to 600 kVA (400 V).

LAPP Australia Ölflex Servo FD 796CP servo cable

16 April, 2021 | Supplied by: LAPP Australia Pty Ltd

ÖLFLEX SERVO FD 796CP is an EMC-compliant high-end servo cable that delivers faster speed and accelerations, which increases machine efficiency.

APS Industrial appointed sole distributor of KATKO

08 April, 2021 | Supplied by: APS Industrial

APS Industrial is now the sole distributor of KATO switching solutions in Australia thanks to a new agreement.

Phoenix Contact THERMOMARK GO.K handheld thermal printer

01 April, 2021 | Supplied by: MacLean Electrical (Australia) Pty Ltd

The THERMOMARK GO.K handheld thermal transfer printer from Phoenix Contact is a a robust, easy-to-use solution for fast marking onsite.

Treotham igus e-spool flex 2.0 cable reel

01 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

The igus e-spool flex 2.0 from Treotham is a cable reel that allows cables to be guided from start to end without slip rings or other connecting elements.

Surviving electric shock: a personal story

22 March, 2021

A new film, Jason Daniels' story – surviving an electric shock from overhead powerlines, highlights the importance of a safe work system.

RCD innovation promises electrical safety improvements

17 March, 2021 | Supplied by: World Wide Electrical Safety Technology

A new residual current device (RCD) technology promises to reduce fire and arc flash risk and eliminate active to earth short circuits.

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