Eaton Expands Motor Protection Solutions With Single Device Providing Solid-State Motor Protection, Control And Advanced Monitoring

PITTSBURGH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today that it is expanding its motor and load protection solutions with Motor InsightTM, the first offering from its Intelligent Power Control Solutions family. Motor Insight offers solid-state motor protection, control and advanced monitoring capabilities in a single device.

Featuring highly configurable line, load, and motor protection, Motor Insight provides an enhanced level of system protection, allowing users to configure the type and level of protection required for varied applications.  It is designed to meet the demanding conditions of the petrochemical, mining, water and wastewater industries.

"The solid-state overload relay underscores Eaton's continuing innovation in motor protection and control," says Zari Talebi, marketing manager, Eaton Corporation. "Motor Insight combines improved reliability, uptime, energy savings and safety features with advanced monitoring capabilities and motor protection in one user-friendly device."

An overload and monitoring relay, Motor Insight features solid-state line, load, and motor protection with ground fault detection, power voltage and current monitoring and flexible communications. It allows adjustments to be made to overload settings without disconnecting power. In addition it  provides an enhanced capacity to withstand surges. Motor Insight has an IP20 rated terminal block – minimizing shock hazards – a user interface with a bright Light Emitting Diode (LED) display and easy to understand settings. With add-ons, including a remote display and multiple communications adapters, customers are able to choose among a spectrum of protocols, including DeviceNet, Modbus, Profibus, and EtherNet/IP, as well as input/output options.

Motor Insight has a robust design suited for applications with high line conditions and poor power quality, and meets the rigorous conditions in the petrochemical, water, wastewater and mining industries, among others. The overload and monitoring relay can be used in applications including: coal-bed methane well pumps, low-speed mixers, can motor pumps, mag-drive pumps, centrifugal pumps, submersible pumps and belt-driven loads.

Motor Insight is available in three operating voltage options (including 240, 480, and 600 volts), with a selectable trip class (5-30) and a broad full load amperes (FLA) range of 1-540 amperes. It has two output relays: one form C single pole double throw (SPDT) (fault relay) and one form A single pole single throw (SPST) (ground fault relay). The overload relay includes one external remote reset terminal as well as a trip status indicator. The unit is Underwriters Laboratories® (UL) listed, Canadian Standards Association® (CSA) certified and meets the National Electrical Manufacturer Association (NEMA) and Conformité Européenne (CE) standards. In addition, the device is Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant.

Eaton's electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and industrial automation products and services. Eaton's global electrical product lines, including Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, Santak®, and MGE Office Protection SystemsTM provide customer-driven PowerChain Management® solutions to serve the power system needs of the data center, industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential, and OEM markets worldwide.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2008 sales of $15.4 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 75,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit