Eaton South Africa is set to deliver more holistic power solutions, specially designed and tailored to key sectors in the South African economy through its newly launched Energy Hub unit.
The unit, located at the firm’s manufacturing facility in Wadeville, Germiston will allow mining operators, data centres and commercial building developers to access turnkey full-service solutions that fully address their power management needs in a seamless, integrated framework.
“What makes the Energy Hub so compelling is that we are able to manufacture most of the components within our local manufacturing premises, in the same location as where the Energy Hub is located,” says Eaton South Africa’s plant manager and managing director, Godfrey Marema.
“This means we can walk the entire journey with our clients to help them build safer, more efficient electrical architecture that gives them complete control of their operations, rather than having to engage with multiple suppliers that may not be fully aligned.
“The continuity of these sectors is especially critical during the current power challenges in Africa and abroad. The robustness and uniformity of their systems will ensure that their assets are protected through increasingly frequent outages, while the national grid receives a much-needed rehabilitation and installation of new capacity,” he says.
The following technology has been prioritised as central in the holistic solutions to be deployed through the Energy Hub:
- XIRIA: Xiria medium voltage switchgear panel
- UX: Power Xpert UX medium voltage primary switchgear
- XGIS: Gas insulated switchgear
- XENERGY main: xEnergy Main system
- 9395P: Power Xpert 9395P UPS
- 93PMG2: Eaton 93PM UPS 30-500 kVA
- 93PS: Eaton 91PS & 93PS UPS
- XSTORAGE compact: xStorage buildings
- NZM circuit breakers: Digital NZM moulded case circuit breaker
This selection of switchgear, circuit breakers, storage (industrial battery units) and uninterrupted power supply has been developed with the unique requirements of modern entities operating in the current environment.
Working closely with Eaton’s manufacturing plant, the team of local skilled engineers at the Energy Hub is able to manufacture each component according to customers’ unique requirements and conditions, including power quality, aesthetics, texture and indicated current and expected future load.
“With the unique ability to house our design, sales and manufacturing within the same facility, we have the added advantage of developing each product-set to customers’ exact specifications and with much faster turnaround times,” Marema continues. “We are not limited to offering individual items that may not integrate well with existing systems. Rather, we can assist customers with rapid overall adjustments in a flexible consultative process that allows for in-depth engagement within a single environment, from start to finish.”
Eaton describes itself as an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. It is guided by a commitment to conduct business properly, to operate sustainably and to help its customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. The company says that by capitalising on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalisation, it is accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and doing what’s best for its stakeholders and society as a whole.
Founded in 1911, Eaton is marking its 100th anniversary of being listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The company reported revenues of $20,8 billion in 2022 and serves customers in more than 170 countries.