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System Q PLC Sports Innovative Features


Mitsubishi Electric, distributed by CBI, presents the latest addition to the MELSEC PLC series

January 2003. The recently launched System Q delivers innovative multiproces-sor technology for today’s industrial automation systems. Unlike Mitsubishi’s current modular PLC series, this product can accommodate up to four plug-in CPUs in a single unit. And that’s not all: Other features of this exciting new product include motion controller integration, advanced IT technology, full On-line Change support and even smaller controller dimensions.

SABS Standards Awards


Viv Cohen, the Technical Services Manager of Circuit Breaker Industries Limited, received the 2002 SABS Standards Development Award for exceptional contribution to standardization through participation in technical committee work.  

The Award was presented at the National Standards Conference as South Africa’s contribution towards the worldwide celebrations of World Standards Day on 14 October 2002.

Performance with a refined new design


With compact modular extensions and an energy-saving design, Mitsubishi Electric's Low Voltage Control Gear is designed with ease of use in mind.           

The MS-N Series of contactors, starters and relays can be installed easily as the terminals of the coils are arranged on the contactor for simple installation and wiring. Some of the safety features include the terminal cover for finger protection and the new extinguishing structure eliminates blow-off to the front under on-load opening conditions.

CBI receives SMT Certification from CEBEC


August 2002 saw the visit of Mr Ronan Marquestiau, MD of CEBEC Belgium to CBI, to hand over the Supervised Manufacturer Testing (SMT) certificate.

CEBEC is responsible for most of CBI’s IEC product certification. Up until the end of 2001, the testing was done in CBI’s Laboratory and witnessed by a CEBEC representative. With the introduction of the SMT process earlier this year, this has changed. Within the next 12 months CBI will be in the position to carry out certification tests without direct supervision from CEBEC.

Editorial: European Arrogance Must Stop!


When reading the April 2002 Vector Editorial headline, my first thought was that the Europeans had at last seen the light (albeit through the wrong end of a telescope) ...


European Arrogance MUST STOP

Helmuth H. Fischer, Managing Director of Circuit Breaker Industries Ltd. and chairman of the Electrical Manufacturers Association of South Africa (EMASA)

New Switch Advantage Product Range


We have announced the launch of our electrical wiring accessories product range, the ‘CBI switch advantage’. This range of plugs, sockets, switches, cover plates and other wiring products