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Eaton Electric
Grimshaw Lane
M24 1GQ
[t] +44 (0) 8700 545 333
[f] +44 (0) 8700 540 333

Eaton has electrical expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; and wiring devices.


How to control hydraulic flow rates more efficiently
06 November, 2016
Eaton has published a new white paper that provides background and approaches for reducing energy consumption in applications where flow rates need to be controlled. Using hydraulic power units as an example, the power management company’s new white paper, entitled Planning and operating hydraulic power units to provide greater energy efficiency, explains how and why the choice of drive concept for hydraulic pumps can have a significant impact on energy and life cycle costs.
Variable speed starters bridge gap between motor starters and variable speed drives
23 August, 2015
There’s no getting around the ErP directive for machine and system builders since the second stage of the EU motor efficiency regulations took effect at the start of this year. Until now the industry has mainly focused on electric motors, but that is not enough. To optimise the efficiency of machines and systems, the switchgear also has to be taken into account, argues Stuart Greenwood, Product Marketing Manager Industrial Control & Automation, Eaton UK.
Variable speed starters for motor control
29 November, 2014
Eaton has developed an innovative new option for motor control – the Variable Speed Starter (VSS). The new VSS combines the simplicity of a conventional fixed-speed starter with ability to vary the speed of the motor.
App enables electrical power management from smart device
29 May, 2014
Power management company Eaton has launched a new App enabling its electrical power management tools to be reviewed, selected and customised directly from a smart device.
Integrated cylinder lock for circuit breaker
18 January, 2014
Eaton is now offering its NZM circuit breakers with a safe key cylinder lock which is integrated directly into the attached rotary drive mechanism. The new safety lock enables the mechanical interlocking of two NZM breakers, whereby only the circuit breaker with the inserted key can be switched on. With the addition of the safe key users can now lock NZM circuit breakers and switch disconnectors in the "OFF’ position quickly and easily, ensuring that switches are protected against accidentally being switched on.
Switch manufacturer makes major investment in UK manufacturing
10 November, 2013
Eaton is to invest over £3.8 million at its Worksop UK site where rotary cam switches and switch disconnectors are produced. The investment has significantly increased the capacity of the plant.
Compact soft starters feature advanced intelligence
29 October, 2013
Eaton is now offering the new S811+ compact soft starter for operating currents from 11-1000A. One of the smallest intelligent devices in the industry, the S811+ comes with integrated overload protection and by-pass contactor.
Display app offers convenient operation of the control relay
11 September, 2013
Eaton is making use of the Easy800 control relay even easier and more convenient, by launching the new EasyRemote display app. Available on the Android operating system (for versions 2.2-4), the app enables users to display all the text and functions of the Easy800 control relay via a standard smartphone and operate it remotely.
Power management video spotlights UPS battery life
10 April, 2013
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has launched the latest addition to its Power 101 with the Professor Wattson series of power management videos aimed at IT professionals, resellers and distributors. Entitled simply ′Batteries’, the video features Eaton’s increasingly popular animated star Professor Wattson who reveals how IT managers can prevent downtime, save money and extend the battery life of their Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).
Extendable, economic single panel version of medium voltage (MV) switchgear
13 February, 2013
Eaton has launched an extendable single panel version of its Xiria switchgear range for Medium Voltage (MV) distribution networks called Xiria E. The Xiria E has been specifically developed for distribution substations for utilities and larger commercial and industrial applications, and enables easy and economical MV switchgear configuration to meet the user’s exact requirements.
Free-to-access machinery safety manual
19 January, 2013
Eaton has launched a safety manual entitled Safety of Machines and Systems. The simple-to-use manual is written for machine builders, panel builders, trainers and trainees as well as all those who are interested in the issue of machinery safety.
Compact PLC offers cost-efficient integration in modular machine building
13 December, 2012
Eaton Corporation has launched a new compact PLC which supports intelligent and modular automation concepts with local PLCs and various communication interfaces such as SmartWire-DT, CANopen, RS232, RS485 or Profibus and Ethernet. The new XC152 provides a cost effective solution for all high performance PLC applications with a need for interface flexibility.
Bluetooth adapter enables remote communication with control relay
04 December, 2012
Eaton Corporation has launched a Bluetooth adapter for its Easy800 control relay, enabling machinery and plant to be commissioned and maintained remotely using Bluetooth communication. As a result, users can communicate with the controller, without needing to enter noisy or dangerous areas, from a distance of up to 10m away (based on normal industrial environments).
A warning against complacency over weather-related power problems
19 November, 2012
In launching its new 9PX UPS for Virtual Environments, Eaton’s Power Quality Division says that many businesses believe that at this time of year when the summer thunderstorm season has passed, there is no longer any need for concern about the risk of power blackouts. But nothing could be further from the truth - research that shows blackouts are at least as likely to occur in the winter months as in the summer months.
Plug-in connected soft starters need no conventional control wiring
07 November, 2012
Savings in wiring time and cost are offered by new versions of the DS7 soft starter, which now features built-in interfaces for the SmartWire-DT panel wiring system. The soft starters now need no conventional control wiring, instead using plug-in connections.
Medium voltage switchgear achieves Energy Networks Association (ENA) Assessment
05 November, 2012
Eaton’s Power Xpert FMX Medium-Voltage 24 kV switchgear has successfully passed an assessment by the Energy Networks Association (ENA), the industry body for the UK and Ireland energy transmission and distribution licence holders and operators.
Safe monitoring of furnaces now TUV Certified
01 November, 2012
The Eaton EasySafety control relay for use in the safe monitoring of furnaces now has TÜV approval.
Efficient automation motor concepts at SPS
20 October, 2012
Eaton Corporation is presenting its latest products at the 2012 SPS IPC Drives exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany on stand 371 in Hall 9 from 27 to 29 November.
Custom-built electricity substations for three major new solar energy parks
18 October, 2012
Eaton’s Electrical Sector has extended its presence is the solar energy sector by supplying and installing complete BoS (balance of system) solutions for three major new solar energy parks (developed and owned by Lightsource Renewable Energy).
Don't be complacent over weather-related power problems
13 October, 2012
According to Eaton’s Power Quality business, many businesses believe that at this time of year when the summer thunderstorm season has passed, there is no longer any need for concern about the risk of power blackouts. Nothing could be further from the truth, says the company, which has carried out research that shows blackouts are at least as likely to occur in the winter months as in the summer months.
Rolling steel mill gets switchgear upgrade
14 September, 2012
Eaton has installed its Power Xpert UX Medium Voltage (MV) switchgear system at Tata Steel, Europe’s second largest steel producer. The system has been installed as part of an upgrade to Tata Steel’s hot rolling steel mill in IJmuiden, the Netherlands, and will offer reliable, efficient operation and low cost of ownership over a long service life.
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