newsThe Newsletter of
Schneider Electric New Zealand
Compact NS100 to 630A
The Compact NS range is celebrating
12 years since its launch in 1993, it
immediately acquired its reputation
for excellence in covering all the
protection needs of LV electrical
installations. Recently imitated
but never equalled, it still
keeps its leading position
by providing a large
number of technical
its ratings from
15 to 630 A.
For more information
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welcome to our latest edition of
Welcome to the fi rst edition of Schneider
News for 2005.
Whilst for some it has been a soft start to
the year, with many taking additional time off
to take advantage of what seems to be an
endless summer, we are yet to see the slow
down that was predicted late last year by
many analysts. The residential, commercial
and industrial sectors continue to exhibit good
growth, with the beginning of the second
quarter looking stronger than ever.
Congratulations to the winners of the
Telemecanique clickers from our December
issue. We are sure you will fi nd these a great
asset and valuable tool. Remember, you can
purchase the clickers for just $125 + GST
each by contacting customer services.
In this months issue we showcase some
exciting new offers which both compliment
existing product ranges and offer additional
fl exibility for a whole range of applications.
The diecast metal Federal/Rowco range
with options up to 125A and up to 7 pole
enhances the industry standard 56 range
covering all those installations where a heavy
duty industrial solution is required. The Merlin
Gerin Compact NS range has been further
enhanced with increased breaking capacities
and the introduction of the new SX type.
Check out the new FactoryCast Gateway that
allows remote access to your Modbus devices
through the web.
Watch for the next issue of Schneider News
where we will announce some exciting new
product launches – one in particular will be
our largest and most exiting product launch
for more than 10 years.
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Thank you to all for your entries to this draw.
If you wish to purchase a ‘clicker’ please contact
Customer Services on 0800 472 463 to arrange this purchase.
The clickers cost is $125 + GST each.
FEDERAL & ROWCO New Product Release Kit 2005
New Fupact Fusegear Range
PDL Pocket Book & Schneider Catalogue – Available mid May
We appreciate your continued support and
custom, and wish you all a great year.
Schneider Electric (NZ) Ltd
Contact Customer Services on 0800 472 463 for your copy.
Compact NS100 to 630A
continued from page 1
(15 to 100 A)
(15 to 160 A)
(80 to 250 A)
(160 to 400 A)
(252 to 630 A)
1. Compact NS100 to 630A enhanced perfomances
In order to rationalise the performances of the Compact range,
the technical characteristics of certain devices have been
upgraded and a new offer has emerged:
■ The breaking capacities of the NS 100N and NS 400/630/N
devices have been raised to 36 and 50 kA respectively
■ The NS 100 to 250 devices of the new SX type, with a
breaking capacity of 50 KA, now complete the range.
2. The new Measurement Module Communication via Modbus
The latest new feature in the Compact NS system, the
new Measurement Module is the upgrade that gives a
new dimension to the Compact NS100 to 630A.Installed
downstream with a 3 or 4 pole circuit-breaker, the
Measurement Module is a fully integrated solution containing:
■ Instrument CTs class 1 (100 and 150 A) or class 0.5
(400 and 600 A).
■ Voltage taps with their protection
Associated with a display of the PM500, PM700 type or from
the PM800 series, they form a comprehensive assembly with
a large number of display, information and remote control
possibilities for enhanced control of the electrical installation
via a Modbus type network.
This assembly opens up the path for communication to
Compact NS100 to 630A.
This function can now be performed with feeders of small
ratings (15 A)
NS100 to 630
Communication, remote display and control
3. OSN, the new release with overrated neutral
In current tertiary type installations, the specifi c feature of the
multiplication of applications generating 3 rd order harmonic
currents (offi ce IT systems, lighting with electronic ballast,
telephone centres, etc.) is the addition of these currents in the
This overcurrent in the conductor results in temperature rises
and even nuisance tripping.
This problem often means that the neutral protection has to be
shifted with respect to phases and its conductor overrated.
Thanks to the new OSN releases, protection is co-ordinated.
For more information please contact
Bruce Morrison on 0275 322 404 or contact
Customer Services on 0800 472 463 to order
your copy of the Compact NS100 to 630A
Opening new horizons
with smart services
* Simply Smart: smarter and more intelligent, yet even easier to use.
The new Internet technologies and
services used in industry are
opening up extraordinary new
horizons in terms of remote
control and remote
maintenance. Based on
TCP/IP and Web standards,
Ready products offer
solutions, from the
level right through to the
control system equipment.
At the very heart of this
offer, the FactoryCast Web
Gateway offers yet smarter
functions and proposes a
cost effective and all-in-one
solution. Open - it allows remote
access to your Modbus devices.
Flexible - it combines multiple functions.
Gateway or Web portal The choice is yours…
Simply Smart !*
Modbus Protocol Adopted
as Chinese Standard
North Grafton, MA (January 11, 2005) — In a
striking affi rmation of the ubiquitous Modbus
protocol, the Standardization Administration
of China (SAC) has formally launched the
following three standards for industrial
automation in the People’s Republic of China:
■ GB/Z 19582.1-2004 Modbus Industrial
Automation Network Specifi cation Part 1
Modbus Application Protocol
■ GB/Z 19582.2-2004 Modbus Industrial
Automation Network Specifi cation Part 2
Modbus Protocol Implementation Guide
over Serial Link
■ GB/Z 19582.3-2004 Modbus Industrial
Automation Network Specifi cation Part 3
Modbus Protocol Implementation Guide
Mr. Ouyang Jinsong, Director of
Standardization, Department of Instrumentation
Technology & Economy Institute, People’s
Republic of China and General Secretary of the
National Standardization Technical Committee
on Industrial Process Measurement and
Control confi rmed the standards were effective
October 26, 2004.
The news was welcomed by Modbus-IDA,
the international organization for suppliers,
implementers and users of Modbus and
its companion protocols. The Chinese
standardization authorities have been working
closely with Schneider Electric as they develop
and propagate the use of standards in their
industrial infrastructure. In conjunction with
launching the Modbus standard, a conformance
test laboratory is anticipated to open in China
within the next few months.
Ken Crater, president of Modbus-IDA, noted,
“It makes sense that the Chinese industrial
market adopt Modbus as its fieldbus standard.
Simplicity and ease of integration make it a
natural choice. The fact that it is already widely
used in China was also an important factor in
the standardization decision.”
Modbus-IDA is headquartered at 37 Wheeler
Rd., North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA.
Additional information may be found on the
organization’s website at www.modbus-ida.org.
New Metal Heavy
Schneider Electric New Zealand has continued to expand
their offer in industrial solutions by introducing the PDL
range of FEDERAL and ROWCO Heavy Duty Switchgear.
These brands and products have been sold successfully
in Australia for many years. In 2003 PDL in Australia gave
the ageing range a full overhaul and redesign bringing
it into the 21 st Century. Following the re-launch of the
product into this market, the opportunity has arisen to
take this further and they have now been made available
for customers in New Zealand.
An information launch pack has been sent to select parts
of the NZ sales team, with brochures, training guides, and
back-up material. It has been well realised that the market
size for these is minimal, but combining production
resources in Christchurch with what is being produced
for Australia enables us to make them available.
Manufactured from high quality diecast aluminium
exteriors for heavy-duty applications to IP66. The offer
includes: Switch Disconnectors, Reversing Switches,
Changeover Switches, One-piece Switched Socket
Outlets, and Junction/Utility Boxes. A modular design
with 3 frames sizes. A family of products with an extensive
range of high performance switches, combined with
lightweight, corrosion resistant exteriors equals safety
and performance – a true heavy-duty industrial solution.
They compliment the existing PDL 56 Series in look and
feel, so are well suited for use alongside or instead of
this proven industrial range. There are several specialist
switches available to accurately match specific
heavy industrial applications. The range
has options up to 125A, up to 7 pole,
and even a 110V DC
All of this combined equals
a PDL range that caters
for extreme areas and
provided for. External
designed in quality
give these products
a superior nature
with a familiar feel
for today’s users.
Telemecanique launches a new range of
“Osisonic” ultrasonic sensors
For demanding applications, the
Telemecanique Osisonic ultrasonic
sensors are an essential addition to
other detection technologies.
An extremely wide range of formats
from the most compact on the market,
to the 30 mm cylindrical with an 8 metre
Detection using ultrasonic technology
is achieved irrespective of the shape or
nature of the material (metal, plastic,
liquid, paste, glass, wood, powder,
pastry, black, white, any colour,
2 detection modes: diffuse mode with
background suppression (echo from
object to be detected) or refl ex mode
(object breaks the echo), which enables
detection of materials that are more
absorbent (foam rubber, sponges, etc.).
Extra large, the new Osisonic range
enables you to fi nd the right product to
meet your needs:
■ Compactness of the mini fl at
(7 x 20 x 30 mm) and Ø 12 mm
sensors, condensed technology in
the smallest formats on the market,
for better integration in the machine.
■ Simplicity and intelligence using
ultra precise teaching (teach button)
of the detection zone, making settingup
both quick and easy. Simple and
fast cabling, all Osisonic sensors
incorporate an M12 or M8 connector.
■ The closest possible to your
applications, compactness, long
sensing distances, plastic or stainless
steel cases; the Osisonic ultrasonic
sensors are suitable for use in diffi cult
environments: Verifi ed IP67 degree of
protection, almost insensitive to dust,
temperature compensated and highly
resistant to chemical agents.
■ Output to suit your needs, digital
NPN or PNP outputs, NO or NC
function, or voltage/current analogue
outputs for regulation or measurement.
Principal sectors: machine tools,
packaging, automobile, paper industry,
pumping, food and beverage processing.
Simply Smart !
For more information send
for our free catalogue
“Ultrasonic sensors Osisonic”
ref # DIA4ED2040901EN
or visit our website
Do you want your electrical installation to provide…
Power that costs you less
and that gives you more
Then Merlin Gerin power factor correction equipment is for you!
You improve economic performance of your installation by avoiding paying
unproductive reactive energy and or penalties.
You benefi t from better power availability when your installation is under
full load conditions.
You can postpone investments by using the full capacity of your current installation.
We are pleased to introduce a new power factor correction
modular system… the L600 range.
L600 power factor correction modules form a prewired automatic compensation
subassembly designed for mounting in “Universal plates 600 and 800” and is for fast
installation in the new Prisma Plus system.
This new range is available in standard and overrated type 400/415 V 50 Hz.
All modules are fi tted with protection against direct
contact and make for simple fast and easy installation.
For more information on our
full range of power factor
equipment please ask for
our new selection guide…..
Schneider Electric Launches Company Program to
Achieve Excellence in Providing Innovation Solutions
“Give the best of the New Electric World
to everyone, everywhere, at any time.”
In January this year our worldwide company program - new 2 was launched. The new 2 program’s action plans allow us
to give priority to Customer satisfaction, foster Employee development, take on additional Community responsibilities
and become our Shareholders preferred investment. The new 2 program has 3 main areas of focus…Growth, Effi ciency
Shorten & re-balance
Increase health & safety
To achieve the goals set out in the new 2 program and align these with our company mission we have implemented a
Balanced Scorecard System.The balanced scorecard views our organization from four perspectives to create future
value through investment in customers, suppliers, employees, processes, technology, and innovation, (see diagram
Balanced Scorecard System
Our ambition is to become the essential reference in our industry and the leading provider of fully integrated solutions
and services, based on our unique combination of close partnerships with our customers and integrators, the most
comprehensive range of products and an in-depth expertise in our customer’s application.
Our values are: commitment to customers, respect for people, team spirit and risk taking – and care for the environment
are shared by our teams all over the world.
The new 2 program will run for the next 4 years. During this time we will continue to keep you up-to-date with our
progress and success stories. We, at Schneider Electric are all very excited about the changes new 2 will bring to our
organisation and look forward to passing these benefi ts onto our customers.
Sales Representative – AKL
Sales Engineer – Waikato
Market Sector Manager
Building & Infrastructure
Sales Engineer – Wanaka
Northern Regional Manager
Product Sales Manager
Medium Voltage Switchgear
Low End Control
Ross de Bueger
Turning motion into light!
When discretion is required utilise PDL's latest innovative sensors.
The 100CF360 incoporates
c A full tilt adjustment providing easy access to adjustment settings
maximising the products functionality.
c Blanking strips are provided with the 100CF360 allowing the products
detection fi eld to be reduced eliminating any unnecessary activations.
c Fully adjustable timer, sensitivity and lux provide greater fl exibility
to suit almost any applications.
c The 100CF360 is designed to fi t into a 63mm cut out, a similar size
to most common halogen down lights. The sensor is retained via
two metal springs.
c Sensor (100CF360) has relay outputs, meaning no minimum
c Tested to AS/NZS 3100 and CISPR15 (EMC).
AVAILABLE LATE MAY
Schneider Electric products are available through electrical wholesalers New Zealand wide.
For Customer Services
Freecall 0800-652 999, freefax 0800-101 152
Email orders to email@example.com
Online product detail - download from www.schneider-electric.co.nz
Merlin Gerin, PDL, Square D and Telemecanique are brands of Schneider Electric
Owing to changes in standards and equipment, the characteristics given in the text and images in this document are not binding until they have been confi rmed with us.