Schneider Electric introduces Masterpact MTZ power circuit breaker

September 16, 2019 | 12:48
The next generation Masterpact MTZ low-voltage power circuit breaker developed by Schneider Electric will deal with the critical changes in the electrical industry, requiring more stringent regulations, tighter sustainability goals, increased safety requirements, and the need for more reliability and flexibility.
schneider electric introduces masterpact mtz power circuit breaker
Schneider Electric makes a statement for the future with its Masterpact MTZ circuit breaker

The Masterpact MTZ circuit breaker takes the lead in power system uptime and energy efficiency with its onboard Ethernet communications and Class 1 (≤1 per cent error) active power metering accuracy built into every circuit breaker. It also allows wireless remote control of the circuit breaker via Bluetooth LE keeping maintenance staff outside of the arc flash zone during operation. These innovative advancements in technology are an industry first.

As part of Schneider Electric’s comprehensive EcoStruxure Power Platform the Masterpact MTZ is an industry-leading, world-class circuit breaker with all new IoT-enhanced digital capabilities. It includes wireless communication, customisable/downloadable applications, integrated analytics, and advanced metering and sensing technologies that address evolving industry challenges. With the introduction of digital modules, the breaker is tailor-made for the application and modified at any time in the future without de-energising.

From installation, operation, maintenance, and digital upgrades, Masterpact MTZ brings a whole new level of power circuit protection and control to large and critical power distribution applications.

Masterpact MTZ circuit breakers will transform how facility and building operations managers achieve efficiency, safety, reliability, and equipment protection goals. Masterpact MTZ is available for new installations and can be retrofit into the space of an existing power circuit breaker.

The Masterpact family of low voltage power circuit breakers has been the industry benchmark in electrical distribution for three decades – first with the Masterpact M, followed by the Masterpact NT/NW, each known globally for legendary performance and reliability.

“The company is redefining Power Distribution in this new world of energy people’s live in and our future-ready Masterpact MTZ is a great proof point of this,” said Su Ngoc Danh, vice president, Power Products, Schneider Electric Vietnam. “Customers expect Power Distribution to be safer, more reliable, efficient, sustainable, and securely connected. The new Masterpact’s connectivity, digital capabilities, and ability to be seamlessly integrated into our EcoStruxure architecture will deliver significant benefits for end-users, specifiers, panel-builders, and contractors requiring high-power breakers as part of low-voltage solutions for industrial sites, critical applications, and buildings.”

The new-generation Masterpact MTZ is built with the new Micrologic X control unit that puts it ahead of its class. One of the advancements in the Masterpact MTZ line is its future-driven upgrade capabilities. As new code requirements and regulations are implemented along with evolving customer needs, the breaker can be upgraded by service and maintenance personnel or facility staff. Upgrades can be implemented by simply downloading a Digital Module from Schneider Electric’s secure GoDigital online marketplace and installing it into the control units using the complimentary Ecoreach configuration software, adding new functionality within minutes.

Additional benefits of the Masterpact MTZ circuit breaker include:

  • Downloadable digital modules can be installed without downtime for maximised flexibility and operational efficiency;
  • Along with Bluetooth, Near Field Communication (NFC) is included allowing smartphone monitoring of the circuit breaker’s condition even in a power outage;
  • Event notifications and overload prevention are optimised with real-time monitoring and alarm capabilities both for Ethernet-monitored systems and on mobile devices;
  • Seamless integration of Masterpact MTZ into Square D branded power equipment such as switchgear, switchboards, and motor control centres using the newly designed embedded Ethernet connection.

By Ha Vy

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