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Local finishing for switchgear

First Quarter 2020 News & events

Schneider Electric South Africa has announced that its PIX Easy Air Insulated Switchgear, previously 100% manufactured internationally, will now have a 68% local finishing process, reducing the customer waiting period from 12 to 4 weeks and boosting local manufacturing and empowerment.

“This represents a major step for Schneider Electric South Africa and our Gauteng-based RWW Engineering partner,” says vice president of power systems, Taru Madangombe. “Through this partnership, we are able to service our customers quickly, with the knowledge that the local assembly meets the stringent global requirements and standards of Schneider Electric.

Director of RWW Engineering”, Jeremy Woods adds: “This has been a long and involved design process. Safety is a prime concern with switchgear and PIX Easy is locally made to meet international safety requirements. I believe that this kind of high quality equipment will be well received in the market. Whether one generates, distributes or uses electric power, in today’s economic climate one needs an optimised and effective solution that is reliable safe and easy to use.

The PIX Easy Air Insulated Switchgear adapts to all electrical power distribution requirements up to 17,5 kV. It is an indoor metal enclosed switchgear, intended for medium voltage applications such as those found in HV/MV or MV/MV substations, buildings and industries.

“PIX Easy is essential for electrical utilities and smart cities. Its applications in buildings include healthcare, hotels, airports, banking and finance. It is utilised in the food and beverage, automotive, water and wastewater, small industries and life sciences,” concludes Madangombe.

For more information contact Prisca Mashanda, Schneider Electric, +27 11 254 6400, prisca.mashanda@schneider-electric.com, www.se.com/za


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