ElectroMechanica (EM) showcased the latest technology from Socomec of France at African Utility Week 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 16 to 18 May.
EM, a specialised direct importer and wholesale distributor of high-end industrial electrical products, motor control switchgear and electronic automation products, is the exclusive distributor for Socomec in South Africa.
The company exhibited as part of the French Pavilion at African Utility Week 2017, Socomec Technical Sales Engineer Yoann Guinamant highlights. Socomec is of particular interest to the utility sector due to products such as the DIRIS Digiware system, described as an innovation hub to facilitate connection and configuration.
“EM takes pride in supplying only the best technology possible for the diverse industries it targets. Our DIRIS Digiware is the most effective solution for metering consumption and monitoring the quality of electrical energy,” Guinamant stresses.
In terms of power management and optimisation, the system allows for optimal control of an electrical network. It manages consumption, and monitors power and electrical events, with its high level of accuracy guaranteed by its compliance with IEC 61557-2, across a wide range of sensors (Class 0.5), from 2% to 120% of rated current for the global measurement chain.
In addition, the electrical energy quality monitoring functions offered by DIRIS Digiware allow for preventative maintenance in terms of any electrical malfunctions. A door display allows operators to read critical information quickly, while the Webview software allows managers to monitor installations remotely.
The small size of the system’s modules, combined with the various current formats and multiple connection accessories, means that DIRIS Digiware is ideal for even the most space-constrained installations. It can also be integrated seamlessly into existing installations.
Other Socomec products on display at African Utility Week 2017 included a range of switches, changeovers, and metering systems aimed specifically at utilities. “Our aim was to achieve more visibility for the Socomec brand, and to cement our longstanding relationship with EM,” Guinamant concludes.
ElectroMechanica was established in 1984 by David van den Berg as a specialised direct importer and wholesale distributor of high-end industrial electrical products, motor control switchgear and electronic automation products. A wholly-owned South African company, ElectroMechanica offers its clients state-of-the-art products, sourced from leading local and international brands, all complying with recognised international safety standards and performance specifications.