A manufacturer of insulated switchgear has announced that a product which was previously 100% internationally manufactured, will now have a 68% local finishing process, reducing the customer waiting period from 12 weeks to four weeks and boosting local manufacturing and empowerment.
The company states that the partnership will improve its service to customers and reduce delivery times, while ensuring that the local assembly meets stringent global requirements and standards.
“This is only the second local manufacturing licence on this particular offer that Schneider Electric global has signed and represents a major step for Schneider Electric South Africa and our Gauteng-based RWW Engineering partner,” says Schneider Electric VP of Power Systems, Anglophone Cluster Taru Madangombe.
The PIX Easy Air Insulated Switchgear from Schneider Electric adapts to 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 high voltage (HV)/medium voltage (MV) or MV/MV substations, buildings and industries.
The insulated switchgear offers:
- An engineered solution tailored to specific requirements
- A solution that aims to lower cost of ownership, reduce maintenance and increase levels of service continuity
- Enhanced safety for staff and operators
- Advanced control and monitoring options
Its applications in buildings include healthcare, hotels, airports, banking and finance. It is also used in the food and beverage, automotive, water and wastewater, small industries and life sciences sectors.