Latest electrical product news
Illuminex has announced its new Xscape range of mini-downlighters. Designed to replace a standard downlighter ceiling fitting, the units use a high output solid state light source to give an intense, pure white bright light with very low current consumption.
The control electronics are contained in a separate lightweight module that can be inserted through the mounting hole in a suspended ceiling. To enable the units to blend into a wide selection of popular decors, seven different bezels... [more]
The West London NHS Mental Health Trust has chosen Illuminex's Xscape intelligent emergency lighting products as part of the refurbishment of the Secure Unit at St Bernard's Hospital, Southall. The patients who are looked after in the Secure Unit suffer from a variety of illnesses, some of which mean that their behaviour can lead to self-harm or damage to other people or property, so safety and security considerations were paramount when deciding on the equipment to be used in the facility upgr... [more]
Illuminex' new advanced emergency lighting Xscape family has been created to take full advantage of the latest in solid state light source and battery technologies. The Xscape family automatically self-tests to meet the monthly and annual testing of every single luminaire in the system required by BS EN 5266 part 1, Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises.
The results of the BS 5266 tests are stored in local memory for recovery at a convenient time, either by using the "Wal... [more]
Telemecanique, a brand of Schneider Electric, has released the XPS-MF40, a compact yet powerful safety PLC designed for applications requiring multiple simultaneous safety functions. It is designed to meet the most critical SIL3 requirements of the functional safety standard EN61508 (EN62061 for machines or EN61511 for process) and category 4 requirements of EN954-1 and EN13849-1.
The hardware features 24 totally configurable digital inputs/outputs for user flexibility, 8 pulsed control chann... [more]
Schneider Electric is expanding its Magelis range of HMI terminals with 4 key new additions, offering superior performance and functionality at reduced cost. Existing customers can benefit from the new additions, which take advantage of recent advances in technologies such as analogue touch screens, true colour displays and Gigabyte Ethernet communications.
The new models cover almost every level of HMI functionality from full function PC-based touch-screen systems to compact semi-graphic di... [more]
56% of the world’s gas reserves are in just three countries Russia, Iran and Qatar. In two years time 33% of the UK’s gas will need to be imported, by 2020 this will be 80%.
Moves are now underway to ensure the projected carbon savings from low carbon electricity are connected to the Building Regulations Part L and the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) used for generating carbon calculations.
The bright future for micro-generation and low carbon electric heating can be seen in their incr... [more]