Designed for next generation medium voltage control, the OneGear line of products can be used with full voltage and solid-state, reduced voltage applications and it supports operating voltages up to 15 kV. OneGear uses vacuum-contactor and circuit-breaker switching technology for flexible solutions. Each product is available with arc-resistant cabinets, and they provide remote monitoring, diagnostic capability and detailed motor protection, so the maximum motor utilization can be achieved without damage or downtime.
"OneGear is a complete line of medium voltage control products that have been designed to meet global standards," says Ralph Paling, manager, integrated marketing communications at Rockwell Automation.
The inaugural products are only a start for the OneGear line. "Over the next three years, OneGear will expand and feature a complete line of motor control products which will include reversing, multi-speed and synchronous controllers, as well as main and tie breaker units," Paling says. "OneGear will offer a complete line of non-variable speed medium voltage control."
When asked how the product line may help to expand Rockwell Automation's customer base, Paling points out that, "OneGear allows Rockwell Automation to market these products globally, instead of just NEMA, which is restricted to North America alone."